Nguyen Thuy Linh Prepares for India Open 2024 with High Hopes


Sat Jan 27 2024

Nguyen Thuy Linh
India Open 2024
Super 750
Olympic Paris 2024
An Se Young
Chen Yufei
Kodai Naraoka
Li Shifeng
Shi Yuqi
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Jonatan Christie
Prannoy H S.
Kunlavut Vitidsarn

The India Open 2024, a prestigious badminton tournament of Super 750 status, marks the first event for Vietnamese player Nguyen Thuy Linh this year. With ambitions to secure a seed for the Paris 2024 Olympics and regain her spot in the top 20 rankings, Linh has traveled to India despite the chilly weather. Up against formidable opponents in the tournament's opening round, including Thai player Pornpawee Chochuwong, ranked 14th in the world, Linh faces a tough challenge.

Taking place in New Delhi from January 16th to 21st, 2024, the India Open offers a total prize money of $850,000, making it the second World Tour event of the year. The women's singles category boasts a strong lineup, missing only the world number 5, Carolina Marín from Spain. The reigning champion of the Malaysia Open and the world number 1, An Se Young from South Korea, is eagerly anticipated to showcase her strength against the world number 2, Chen Yufei of China, as well as the world number 3, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, world number 4, Tai Tzu Ying, world number 6, He Bingjiao, world number 7, Gregoria Mariska Tunjung from Indonesia, and world number 8, Han Yue from China.

On the men's side, the absence of Denmark's world number 1, Viktor Axelsen, and former world number 1 from Japan, Kento Momota, leaves a void in the competition. As a result, Kodai Naraoka from Japan becomes the highest seed, opening up the race for the championship title to players like China's Li Shifeng and Shi Yuqi, Indonesian duo Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Jonatan Christie, as well as India's Prannoy H. S. and Thailand's reigning world champion, Kunlavut Vitidsarn, all eager to display their best performances.

Nguyen Thuy Linh, Vietnam's top-ranked female badminton player, sets her sights on achieving qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics and reclaiming a position in the global top 20 with her participation in the India Open 2024. Facing tough competition in the early rounds, Linh's journey promises excitement for badminton enthusiasts globally. Eyes will also be on An Se Young, the dominant force in the women's singles category, as she navigates the challenge posed by the world's top-ranked players. With a thrilling lineup of talent, the India Open 2024 showcases the intense battles that lie ahead on the Badminton World Tour.