Chinese lefthander Weng Hong Yang, runner-up at the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2023, will feature in an interesting opening round against Kidambi Srikanth at the TOYOTA GAZOO RACING Thailand Open 2023.
Weng fell in three hard-fought games to Kidambi’s compatriot HS Prannoy on Sunday and will expect a difficult opener against Kidambi, who found form in Malaysia with a quarterfinal performance.
Another interesting opening round pits marathon man Lin Chun-Yi, who won a two-hour bout last week, against senior compatriot Chou Tien Chen.
In men’s doubles, second seeds Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi face a stiff test in their opener, as they face Korea’s Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae, who have a 2-0 record against them.
Meanwhile, among the high-profile withdrawals from the Thailand Open were Anders Antonsen, Kento Momota and Chen Yu Fei.
Main Draw: Anders Antonsen (Denmark), Kento Momota (Japan), Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia), Zhao Jun Peng (China)
Qualifying: Christian Adinata (Indonesia), Julien Carraggi (Belgium), Parupalli Kashyap (India), Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul (Thailand), Garret Tan (USA)
Main Draw: Lalinrat Chaiwan (Thailand), Chen Yu Fei (China)
Qualifying: Aakarshi Kashyap (India), Lauren Lam (USA), Jenjira Stadelman (Switzerland)
Main Draw: Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala (India); Lucas Corvee/Ronan Labar (France); Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia)
Main Draw: Supissara Paewsampran/Puttita Supajirakul (Thailand)
Qualifying: Paula Lynn Cao Hok/Lauren Lam (USA)
Qualifying: Ratchapol Makkasasithorn/Chasinee Korepap (Thailand); Venkat Prasad/Juhi Dewangan (India)
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