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Category: Badminton News Published: 10 December 2010
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 1055

PETALING JAYA: It may be a little too late for China’s Lin Dan to make the cast for the Super Series Masters Finals in Taipei next month even if he wins the Hong Kong Open title this weekend.

The Guangzhou Asian Games champion is hanging dangerously in 12th position in the latest ranking.

Lin Dan had a chance to improve on his position in the China Open last week but he conceded a walkover to Chen Long in the quarter-finals.

Lin Dan entered for the China and Hong Kong Opens to make up the minimum quota of participation in six events of the 12-leg Super Series this year.

Only the top eight in each event get to play in the Masters Finals scheduled for Jan 5-9.

There are four Chinese shuttlers ranked above Lin Dan – Chen Long (fourth), Du Pengyu (fifth), Chen Jin (10th) and Bao Chunlai (11th). But a country can only field two representatives.

Lin Dan qualified for the last two editions but China decided to withdraw all their qualifiers. China should participate this time because the World Badminton Federation (BWF) are awarding world ranking points to all the qualifiers.

Malaysia, meanwhile, will only be represented in the men’s singles (Lee Chong Wei) and doubles (Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong).

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