2013 KOREA OPEN Pre—tournament Forecast


 2013 VICTOR KOREA OPEN Super Series Premier
Pre—tournament Forecast

This year’s 2013 VICTOR KOREA OPEN Super Series Premier to be held in Seoul has total prize money of US$1 million and has attracted top players from various countries.


If the top South Korean men’s doubles pair in the world rankings, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang, get through the first round without a hitch they will play the tournament’s top seeds, Denmark’s Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen.


Sung Ji Hyun in 2012 London Olympic

Sung Ji Hyun


The men’s doubles pair all eyes are on, Ko Sung Hyun/Lee Yong Dae, will play a pair who came through the qualifying competition;as long as Ko/Lee play to their normal standard they should proceed without too much trouble. If they progress to the semi-final stage they will probably face Malaysia’s top men’s doubles pair Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong.


Chinese Taipei’s up and coming pair Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin will have their work cut out when they go up against London Olympic gold medalists Cai Yen/Fu Hai Feng in the first round. This is a match the fans can’t wait to see.


In other disciplines, South Korea’s women’s singles player Sung Ji Hyun will probably meet China’s Jiang Xiao Yan in the quarter finals. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying will play her great rival, Inthanon Ratchanok of Thailand, in the first round.


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