Yonex Open Japan 2015 Schedule, Predictions And News
Yonex Open Japan 2015 will going to be held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo. The Nippon Badminton Association (NBA) is the main organizer of the event. Yonex is the main sponsor and Metlife is the Super Series Global Sponsor.
The Yonex Open Japan 2015 tournament will begin from 8th September 2015 and will continue till 13th September 2015. The schedule of the tournament will be as follows:-
- 8 (Tue) – Qualifying Rounds
- 9 (Wed) – First Rounds
- 10 (Thu) – Second Rounds
- 11 (Fri) – Quarter-Finals
- 12 (Sat) – Semi- Finals
- 13 (Sun) – Finals
The events of the tournament include Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The prize money of the tournament is US$ 275,000. Also, it will be the first year of Yonex Open Japan with court specific lighting. The spectator seats will be blacked out with all attention drawn towards the heated matches unfolding on the court. This style of lighting was started at Super series Premier level tournaments and the BWF World Super Series Finals and has now become popular across many badminton tournaments. This new court-specific lighting will go into effect for the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals.
The two excellent badminton players of India Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu, might have to face each other in the second round of women’s singles competition if they are able to win their first game. This might be their second clash at the International Stage as they have met earlier in the India Grand Prix Gold final in the year 2014 in which Saina had the last laugh.
Saina has to compete against her Thai opponent Busanan Ongbumrungpan and Sindhu has to face Japan’s Minatsu Mitani in their first round. Moreover, Kidambari Srikanth is the only Indian to be seeded in the men’s singles and has to face Scott Evans of Ireland in his opening match.
Also, Parupalli Kashyap will take on Takuma Ueda and Ajay Jayaram will compete against Victor Axelsen and HS Pronoy will square up against Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong. In addition to this in the women’s doubles, Jwalla Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa has to take on Chinese Zhao Yunlei and Zhong Qianxin and furthermore, Pradnya Gadre and N Sikki Reddy have to fight against Japanese Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in the opening round. So, lets hope all the Indian players perform well in the tournament.