China Open: Team VICTOR Fan Favorites Ko/Kim Catching Fire


Team VICTOR fan favorites Ko Sung Hyun and Kim Ha Na are having the best season together. The 2013 Asian Champs have been catching fire and won three titles since July, including victories in the last two BWF Superseries events, Denmark Open and French Open, in back-to-back weeks, and see themselves standing atop the ranking list for Destination Dubai, the year-end World Superseries Finals, which runs December 9-13 at the Hamdan Sports Complex and is played by only the eight best players/teams in each discipline.
This week, Fuzhou, China will be the backdrop for the final Superseries Premier tournament of 2015, the China Open, and Ko/Kim will seek for a third consecutive Superseries title as the no.7 seeds.
Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, VICTOR Badminton
Ko Sung Hyun (L) and Kim Ha Na#TheRealDeal at the French Open. © Badmintonphoto
Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, VICTOR Badminton
Ko (L) and Kim at VICTOR Korea Open
However, experienced Indonesian teams Kido/Bernadeth and Jordan/Susanto could be their first hurdles before the seeds clash in the quarterfinals when they will potentially have to face the toughest opponents they can get, world no.1 Zhang/Zhao.
Ko Sung Hyun, Kim Ha Na, VICTOR Badminton
Ko Sung Hyun (R) and Kim Ha Na are having their best season in 2015, gunning to becoming #TheRealDeal in 2016.
In the men’s doubles, Lee Yong Dae and Yoo Yeon Seong, both proudly equipped with VICTOR grears, are looking to extend their Superseries streak to five in a row. The defending champions can possibly meet their teammates and last year’s semifinalists Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Choel in the quarters.
VICTOR Badminton, Denmark Open
Yoo Yeon Seong (L) and Lee Yong Dae#TheRealDeal at the VICTOR Korea Open.
VICTOR Badminton, Denmark Open
Lee Yong Dae (L) and Yoo Yeon Seong, the men's doubles no.1 team. have won the last four Superseries tournaments. © Badmintonphoto
Taiwan’s Lee Sheng Mu and his partner Tsai also made the final four last year and would desperately need a breakthrough week to secure their berth into the Finals. Lee/Tsai are currently no.8 on Dubai’s qualifying leader board.
Lee Sheng Mu, VICTOR Badminton, 李勝木
2014 semifinalist Lee Sheng Mu hoping for a good week with Tsai to secure their spot in Dubai.
A match to look out for when the opening round matches kick start on Wednesday will be Ng Angus Ka Long of Hong Kong facing former no.1 Lee Chong Wei. The young Hong Kong shuttler was just crowned the biggest title in his career last week at the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold.
Ng Ka Long, Angus Ng
Ng Ka Long, Bitburger Open
21-year-old Angus Ng Ka Long captures biggest title of career at Bitburger Open, Germany. © Badmintonphoto

The Real Deal

VICTOR is inviting you to join us in tracking and examining the best results from Team VICTOR players and cheering for them along the way to the Summer Olympics.
Starting from Sudirman Cup in May, 2015, in a 52-week process, players will be giving all out to fight for their Olympic dream and to collect the ranking points on the BWF World Tour for the final qualification. In our #TheReaDeal on-line campaign, we’ll be taking a look at the names which are going to make a “Rio” threat as we count down to the badminton event of the world sport gala.
The Real Deal, Olympic Games Badminton

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