Top China players snub Malaysia Open; Chong Wei eyes 9th title
No Lin Dan. No Chen Jin.
Only Korea Open losing finalist Du Pengyu is the top most shuttler to feature for China in the Malaysia Open which starts today.
World No 1 Lee Chong Wei should have minimal problems netting his ninth title this time around.
Liew Daren, meanwhile, has been given a second chance to redeem himself after the BA of Malaysia (BAM) agreed to field him for this year's competition.
A whole lot of Malaysian players will see action in the qualifiers today but it remains to be seen if any of them will make the cut in the main draw.
And would this year's Malaysia Open be like any other - a predictable script with expected results?
Let's hope for some twist in the story line as the tournament progresses.
HD says: All the best to the Malaysian contingent.