International Dominance and Records at Malaysia Masters: A Historical Overview

Leon To

Wed May 29 2024

Malaysia Masters
South Korea
International Dominance
Viktor Axelsen

The Malaysia Masters badminton tournament has witnessed remarkable performances and dominance by players from various countries over the years. From China's 13 titles to Indonesia's stronghold in men's doubles, the event has seen a rich tapestry of champions. Let's delve into the top 12 statistical highlights in the history of the Malaysia Masters.

1. China boasts 13 titles at Malaysia Masters, tied with Indonesia, but is yet to clinch the men's singles and doubles crowns.

2. China has the most titles in the women's singles category (4) and holds the top three seeds in the current edition – Han Yue, Wang Zhi Yi, and Zhang Yi Man.

3. South Korea stands as the only nation with champions in all four of the previous Malaysia Masters tournaments.

4. Indonesia's dominance in men's doubles is unparalleled at Malaysia Masters, winning 5 out of the last 7 editions.

5. Indonesia also leads in men's doubles with 6 titles, outperforming all other nations.

6. Malaysia last won the men's doubles in 2013 and the women's doubles a year before, sparking hopes for local seeds Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik and Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan.

7. Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing are the most recent Malaysian mixed doubles winners (2017).

8. Ratchanok Intanon or Pusarla V. Sindhu could become the second singles player after the legend Lee Chong Wei to clinch Malaysia Masters three times.

9. World No.1 in men's singles Viktor Axelsen is the sole previous champion in the current edition.

10. Other former champions in the Malaysia Masters 2024 draw include Ng Ka Long Angus, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Goh V Shem, Kim Gi Jung, and Chan Peng Soon.

11. Goh, Kim, or Chan could challenge Zheng Si Wei in the doubles, who triumphed in 2016 and 2020 with different partners.

12. The recent seven men's singles titles have been shared among players from 7 different countries.

The Malaysia Masters has been a stage for international badminton excellence, with nations like China, Indonesia, and Malaysia showcasing their prowess over the years. As the tournament progresses, fans can expect fierce competition and potential new records to be set in the world of badminton.