The Indian badminton fans had some great news as Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth were the only two Indians to make the cut for the prestigious BWF Super Series finals to be played in Dubai from the 9th to 13th December.

This tournament sees top eight players from all five categories of the world to compete- in men’s and women’s single, men’s and women’s double, and mixed doubles. Both Saina and K Srikanth qualified for BWF Super Series finals last year too.

Saina the number 2 ranked player sealed a place comfortably by finishing fifth in the Super series women’s singles ranking. In 2015, Saina had clinched the Indian Open Super Series title in March and also reached the finals of All England Badminton Championships. She had reached the finals of the China Open Super Series.

Tien Howuei who finished seventh missed out because two of Chinese player Lin Dan and Chen Long had finished 1st and 5th respectively. Srikanth was lucky despite being ninth in the list. Srikanth must grab this chance with both hands. K Srikanth had a disappointing year winning the Indian Open Super Series.

 

In women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa was unlucky to miss the chance as they finished 10th in the list. There were no Indians seen in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles category.

Men’s singles qualifiers

  1. Chen Long(China) 79,040 points
  2. Kento Momota (Japan) 67,090
  3. Jan O Jorgesen (Denmark) 60,760
  4. Victor Axselsen (Denmark) 60,160
  5. Lin Dan(China)- 59,340
  6. Chou Tien Chen(Chinese Taipei)58,490
  7. Tien Howuei (China)54390 will not qualify as only 2 players from member association are allowed
  8. Hu Yun(Hong Kong)- 46,390
  9. K Srikanth(India)-44,940

Women’s singles qualifier

  1. Carliona Marin(Spain)- 77,470
  2. Wang Sxhigan(China)-70,060
  3. Wang Yihan(China)- 67,870
  4. Li Xuerui (China)62,370- will not qualify as only 2 players from member assocaiton are allowed
  5. Nozomi Okuhara(Japan)- 61,120
  6. Saina Nehwal(India)- 59,650
  7. Tai Tzu Ying(Chinese Taipei)- 57,990
  8. Ratchnok Intanon(Thailand)- 57,750
  9. Sung Ji Hyun(South Korea)- 55,480

Men’s Doubles qualifiers

  1.        Lee Yong Dae/ Yoo Yeon Seong(Korea)- 84,410
  2.        Mathias Boe / Carsten Morgesen(Denmark)- 67,780
  3.        Hiroyuki Endo/ Haywaka(Japan)- 67,040
  4.        Chai Biao/ Hong Wei(China)- 63,840
  5.        Mohammad Ahsan/ Hendra Setiwan(Indonesia)- 63,220
  6.        Zhang Nan/Fu Haifeng(China)- 61,160
  7.        Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang(Korea)- 56,740
  8.        Madas Codras Petersen/ Kolding(Denmark)- 53,490

Women’s doubles qualifiers

  1.        Luo Ying/ Luo Yu(China)- 65,860
  2.        Christina Pedersen/ Juhl(Denmark)- 61,180
  3.        Matasumo/ Takashi(Japan)- 58,970
  4.        Maheswari/ Polii(Indonesia)- 58,890
  5.        Muskens/ Piek(Netherlands)- 46, 280
  6.        Yoo Jung/ So Yeong(South Korea)- 45,860
  7.        Kakiiwa/ Maeda(Japan)- 44,830
  8.        Tian Qing/ Zhao Yunlei(China)- wild cards as champions

Mixed Doubles qualifiers

1Zhang Nan/Zhang Yunlei(China)- 82,070

2Liu Cheng /Bao Yixin (China)- 73,390

3Ko Sung Hyun/ Kim Ha Na(South Korea)- 72,010

4 XU Chen/ Ma Jin- will not qualify because 2 players from member nations are allowed

 4   Ahmad/ Natsir(Indonesia)- 64, 660