Lee Zii Jia and Lakshya Sen have been drawn to face each other in the Super 1000 Indonesia Open 2023 first round.
The men’s singles stars last contested a match in the Thomas Cup quarterfinal in Bangkok in 2022. Lee won 23-21 21-9 but India advanced with a 3-2 victory. Sen and India went on to become champions for the first time in competition history.
Although Lee is seeded eighth, in the head-to-head, Sen leads his Malaysian rival 2-1.
Other interesting opening round matchups include three-time winners Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo taking on world No.5s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and twice world champions Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara playing eighth seeds Kim So Yeong/Kong Hee Yong.
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The 41-edition-old Indonesia Open starts 13 June in Jakarta.