Until now, at least there are 3 badminton players enforce to withdraw from Dubai Super Series Final 2016. Definitely, this is not the good news for badminton lovers because the atmosphere of competition will be decreased without them.
Chen Long only participated in China Thaihot Open 2016 after he got gold medal in Olympics 2016. However, Chen Long reached final China Open before lost to Jan O Jorgensen in the final match. After his lost from Jorgensen, suddenly Chen Long withdrawn from Hong Kong Ope SS and Dubai Super Series Final 2016. Li Yong Bo wants him to focus to increase his performance after long break due to Olympic.
Hu Yun will replaces Chen Long position in Dubai SSF 2016. Hu Yun stayed in the 9th destination Dubai rank, and Chen Long stayed in 15th rank destination Dubai. But, Chen Long got the privilege due to gold Olympic. After withdrawal letter sent to BWF, Hu Yun officially invited to participate in Dubai SSF 2016.
Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari
The sad news came from Indonesia badminton. Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda, the only Indonesia representative in women double Dubai SSF 2016, enforce to withdraw from Dubai. Nitya Krishinda Maheswari might probably absence until March 2017 due to knee surgery. She should take rest at least 3 month for recovery after knee surgery. Nitya Krishinda surgery scheduled on Friday, tomorrow.
Malaysian women double player, Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei might replace Greysia/Nitya position in Dubai Super Series Final 2016. Vivian/Woon might get this lucky ticket because they only stayed in 9th rank destination Dubai.
Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan
It is not officially yet announced that Fu Haifeng/Zhang nan will withdraw from Dubai SSF 2016. But, Fu Haifeng wants to recover the injury so that he withdraws from all tournaments after French Open Super Series 2016. Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan position will be replaced by the other Chinese player, Li Junhui/Liu Yuchen, who actually qualified to Dubai, because they stay in top 8 destination Dubai. But, each country only has 2 ticket in each discipline. So, Li/Liu should give it to Fu/Zhang who got the privilege.
Now, Fu Haifeng played in China Badminton Super League 2016-2017 He plays for Guangdong team. Fu Haifeng even became the coach for Chen Qingchen/Yu Xiaohan when play against Bao Yixin/Jia Yifan.