【#Hong Kong Badminton Open 2019】Men’s Singles Highlights: Defending Champion Son Wan-ho take on Danish Viktor Axelsen
After winning the Hong Kong Open last year, 31-year-old Son Wan-ho was doing well with good results until he got Achilles tendon injury in March. During his 6 months rest after the surgery, he missed many events and his world ranking has dropped from 6th to 16th. Sun returned to the court in October and was not listed as a seed player in the Hong Kong Open. He is going to have a hard battle in his first game playing against No. 1 seed Danish Viktor Axelsen. The two has met 11 times and Axelsen took a lead with 6 wins and 5 losses.
Another focus of Men’s Singles first round is the Japanese player Kento Momota who has already taken 9 titles this year. The World No.1 stopped at top 4 in last year’s Hong Kong Open is listed as No.1 seed. He will play against World No.10 Srikanth Kidambi of India. Momota has a lead with 12 wins and 3 losses in their previous encounters. However, he had a tough battle with Srikanth in April and needed to play until the final deciding game. Fans are expecting the same tough game between the two.
Tickets of “YONEX-SUNRISE Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2019” is now for sale at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). Ticket prices are same as last year from $40 to $680. Concession tickets are available for students and senior citizens in some of the sessions. Get your tickets as soon as possible!
Entry tickets to qualifying rounds and round of 32 of Mixed Doubles on 12th November (Tuesday) is free for distribution. Interested parties can send self-address envelope with stamp $2 to HKBA office, four tickets are distributed for each person while tickets are available.
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