After a week’s break, Calgary provides the stage for the resumption of the HSBC BWF World Tour at
YONEX Canada Open 2023. The 66-year-old tournament, previously a Super 100, now makes its debut as a Super 500 event.
Enjoy reading while waiting for the action to start.
England were the
(2004). Japan are the only nation to have seeded players in every discipline this time. last to win all five categories in a year
– None of the starting top seeds Akane Yamaguchi, Takuro Hoki/ Yugo Kobayashi, Chiharu Shida/ Nami Matsuyama or Yuta Watanabe/ Arisa Higashino – . have aced their event If
Ayato Endo/ Yuta Takei defend their title, they will become the since Canadians first back-to-back men’s doubles champions William Milroy/ Mike Beres (2006-2007).
have won the women’s doubles at the five most recent editions. Only Australian and Japanese pairs Japan’s
. They have not come first since longest interval is in mixed doubles Ryota Taohata/ Ayaka Takahashi in 2012. Except
Michelle Li, from the beginning of last decade (2010). no player or pair have won consecutive editions Li is also the
this century (2014-2016). sole shuttler to win three on the spin Repeat glory for the reigning champion will make her
. She is currently tied on five titles with compatriot Marjorie Shedd. Canada Open’s most successful women’s singles star A
Pusarla V. Sindhu victory will see her become the in tournament history. first Indian women’s singles winner While
, they can count on two seeds – Hong Kong China never topped the men’s singles podium Lee Cheuk Yiu (6) and Ng Ka Long Angus (8). Ng finished runner-up twice (2014, 2015).
Mohammad Ahsan/ Hendra Setiawan, the , will end their country’s 13-year wait if they emerge triumphant. only Indonesians competing Taufik Hidayat was Indonesia’s last titlist (2010). Their
– it was in 1994 that drought in men’s doubles is longer Ade Sutrisna/ Candra Wijaya took top prize.
have two seeded women’s pairs – Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai/ Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Benyapa Aimsaard/ Nuntakarn Aimsaard – but . have never won the category They have also
, in which not secured men’s singles Kunlavut Vitidsarn is the highest remaining seed (No.2), . for almost half a decade Bandid Jaiyen was champion in 1976.
The two most recent instalments have seen Standout Stat: nine different flags on the top step of the podium.
Ayako Sakuramoto/Rena Miyaura are one of two Japanese winners in the last two years.