Japan Confirm Withdrawals from Denmark Open

Nippon Badminton Association have confirmed the withdrawal of several Japanese players, including world champion Kento Momota, who were originally scheduled to play at the DANISA Denmark Open 2020 next week.

However, fans can still look forward to seeing some of the top Japanese players in action. Nozomi Okuhara, 2017 women’s singles world champion; women’s doubles world champions Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara; All England champions Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota; Gwangju Korea Masters champions Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida, and men’s singles world No.16 Kenta Nishimoto have confirmed their participation.

Apart from Momota, the other Japanese players/pairs who have withdrawn are:

Men’s Singles: Koki Watanabe, Kanta Tsuneyama

Women’s Singles: Akane Yamaguchi, Aya Ohori, Sayaka Takahashi

Men’s Doubles: Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda, Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe, Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, Akira Koga/Taichi Saito

Mixed Doubles: Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino, Akira Koga/Nami Matsuyama, Takuro Hoki/Wakana Nagahara

Former Denmark Open women’s singles champion, India’s Saina Nehwal, and husband Parupalli Kashyap have also withdrawn.

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