Nguyễn Thùy Linh Faces Tough Draw at All England 2024 After German Open and French Open

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Sun Mar 17 2024

Nguyễn Thùy Linh
All England 2024
Super 1000
Chen Yu Fei
Tournament Draw

Following her participation in the German Open and French Open, Vietnamese badminton player Nguyễn Thùy Linh continues her European tour with the prestigious All England tournament. Scheduled for this week, the All England is the next stop for the top-ranked female player from Vietnam before heading to compete in the Swiss Open and the Spanish Open.

The All England tournament, taking place from March 12-17, 2024, is a Super 1000 event and marks the second time that the badminton sensation from Đồng Nai province is participating in such a high-caliber competition, after her remarkable performance at the China Open 2023. In that previous tournament, Nguyễn Thùy Linh made headlines by defeating Indonesian star Gregoria Mariska Tunjung, who was ranked in the top 10 globally, before bowing out to home favorite Han Yue, another top 10 player.

With a total prize money of 1.3 million USD, the All England offers a significant amount of ranking points, with players earning 3,000 points starting from the round of 32 and 4,800 points in the round of 16, compared to just 4,000 points for winning the Vietnam International Challenge. Despite the lucrative opportunities, Nguyễn Thùy Linh's path in her seventh World Tour event of the year appears challenging from the outset.

In the opening round, she is set to face current Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China, who previously bested Nguyễn Thùy Linh at the French Open 2023. The draw for Nguyễn Thùy Linh is further complicated by the prospect of meeting either the world number 2 player or the winners of the match between Busanan Ongbamrungphan (ranked 21st) of Thailand and Fang Jie Gao (ranked 32nd) of China, both of whom have had victories over Nguyễn Thùy Linh in the past.

Navigating through a tough draw at the All England 2024 tournament will test Nguyễn Thùy Linh's skills and determination as she faces formidable opponents right from the start. With the likes of Chen Yu Fei and other top players in her path, Nguyễn Thùy Linh's performances will be closely watched by badminton enthusiasts eager to see how she fares against the best in the world.