BWF World Tour Finals 2020 Entry List: The Best Players to Fight for Titles in Bangkok

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Can the 2019 men's doubles champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan defend their BWF World Tour Finals title in Bangkok? (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Can the 2019 men's doubles champions Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan defend their BWF World Tour Finals title in Bangkok? (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Bangkok: The 2020 BWF World Tour Finals are set to be held from Jan 27 to Jan 31 as part of the 3 back-to-back Asia leg tournaments that taking place in a “bubble” environment in Bangkok, Thailand.

The BWF World Tour Finals is the final tournament of the BWF World Tour season that features the top eight singles or pairs who have qualified in the finished calendar year of Race to Guangzhou Ranking across the men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles disciplines.

The tournament is played at the end of the season and it offered total prize money of USD 1.5 million.

In men’s singles, the previous edition was won by Kento Momota of Japan who defeated Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 17-21, 21-17, 21-14 in 2019 final. Momota will miss this year’s finals as he didn’t qualify due to only playing one tournament (Malaysia Masters) in 2020 and was forced to take a long break to recover from injuries that he sustained from a fatal car crashed hours after he won the Malaysia Masters. He had to pull out of the two Thailand Opens that were held in Bangkok in the last two weeks after he was tested COVID-19 positive at Tokyo’s Narita Airport minutes before departing for Bangkok.

One singles and five doubles pairs from Malaysian have qualified for the World Tour Finals, including Lee Zii Jia (men’s singles), Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik and Teo Ee Yi/Ong Yew Sin (men’s doubles), Lee Meng Yean/Chow Mei Kuan and Vivian Hoo/Yap Cheng Wen (women’s doubles), Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (mixed doubles).

BWF World Tour Finals 2020 Entry List:

Men’s Singles:

Rank Countries Players
1  Denmark Viktor Axelsen
2  Denmark Anders Antonsen
3  Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen
5  Chinese Taipei Wang Tzu-wei
6  Hong Kong Ng Ka Long
7  India Srikanth Kidambi
8  Malaysia Lee Zii Jia
9  Indonesia Anthony Sinisuka Ginting

 

Women’s Singles:

Rank Countries Players
1  Spain Carolina Marin
2  Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu Ying
3  Thailand Ratchanok Intanon
4  South Korea An Se-young
5  Thailand Pornpawee Chochuwong
6  Canada Michelle Li
9  Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya
10  India P. V. Sindhu

 

Men’s Doubles:

Rank Countries Players
1  Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Wang Chi-lin
2  Malaysia Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
3  Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Hendra Setiawan
4  Malaysia Ong Yew Sin
Teo Ee Yi
5  Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Ivan Sozonov
6  England Marcus Ellis
Chris Langridge
7  England Ben Lane
Sean Vendy
8  South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
Seo Seung-jae

 

Women’s Doubles:

Rank Countries Players
1  Indonesia Greysia Polii
Apriyani Rahayu
2  South Korea Kim So-yeong
Kong Hee-yong
3  South Korea Lee So-hee
Shin Seung-chan
5  England Chloe Birch
Lauren Smith
6  Thailand Jongkolphan Kititharakul
Rawinda Prajongjai
8  Germany Linda Efler
Isabel Herttrich
9  Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan
Lee Meng Yean
10  Malaysia Vivian Hoo Kah Mun
Yap Cheng Wen

 

Mixed Doubles:

Rank Countries Players
1  England Marcus Ellis
Lauren Smith
2  Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Isabel Herttrich
3  Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
Sapsiree Taerattanachai
4  France Thom Gicquel
Delphine Delrue
5  Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Melati Daeva Oktavianti
6  South Korea Seo Seung-jae
Chae Yoo-jung
7  Indonesia Hafiz Faizal
Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
8  Malaysia Goh Soon Huat
Shevon Jemie Lai

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