With qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics in mind, PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen are looking to regain their form at the 2023 Canadian Open.
Canadian Open 2023: After a week off, the BWF Tour is ready to resume. The Canadian Open is set to kick off on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Kunlavut Vitidsarn is the top seed in men’s singles after Viktor Axelsen withdrew from the tournament. Meanwhile, Akane Yamaguchi is the number one seed in women’s singles. PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen will headline India’s action at the tournament.
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Defending Champions – 2022 Edition
men’s singles – Alex Lanier (France)
female singles – Michelle Li (Canada)
men’s doubles – Ayato Endo/Yuta Takei (Japan)
women’s doubles – Rena Miyaura/Yuta Takei (Japan)
mixed doubles – Ye Hong-wei/Lee Chia-hsin (Chinese Taipei)
Canadian Open 2023 Schedule
1st round– July 4 and 5
2nd round– July 6th
Quarter finals– July 07
Semifinal– July 8
Final – July 9th
- Viktor Axelsen – Denmark (Withdrew)
- Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand)
- Kodai Naraoka (Japan)
- Kenta Nishimota – Japan
- Li Shi Feng – Japan
- Lee Cheuk Yiu – Hong Kong
- Kanta Tsuneyama – Japan
- Ng Ka Long–Hong Kong
- Akane Yamaguchi – Japan
- Ratchanok Intanon – Thailand
- Busanan Ongbamrungphan – Thailand
- PV Sindhu – India
- Michelli Li – Canada
- Beiwen Zhang – United States
- Hsu Wen Chi – Chinese Taipei
- Nozomi Okuhara – Japan
- Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi – Japan
- Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan – Indonesia
- Kim Astrup/Anders Rasmussen – Denmark
- Lu Ching-yao/Yang Po-han – Chinese Taipei
- Lee Yang/Wang Chi-lin – Chinese Taipei
- Lee Jhe-huei/Yang Po-hsuan – Chinese Taipei
- Akira Hoga/Taichi Saito – Japan
- Ayato Endo/Yuta Takei – Japan
- Nami Matsuyama/Chiharu Shida – Japan
- Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai – Thailand
- Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota – Japan
- Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara – Japan
- Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard – Thailand
- Rena Miyaura/Ayako Sakuramoto – Japan
- Maiken Fruergaard/ Sara Thygesen – Denmark
- Rui Hirokami/ Yuna Kato – Japan
- Yuta Watanabe/ Arisa Higashino – Japan
- Kyohei Yamashita/ Naru Shinoya – Japan
- Yuki Kaneko/ Misaki Matsumoto – Japan
- Ye Hong-wei/ Lee Chia-hsin – Chinese Taipei
- Hiroki Midorikawa/ Natsu Saito – Japan
- Chang Ko-chi/ Lee Chih-chen – Chinese Taipei
- Mathias Thyrri/ Amalie Magelund – Denmark
- Gregory Mairs/ Jenny Moore – England
2023 Canadian Open prize money
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indians in action
Lakshya Sen is the only Indian in men’s singles. Sen, ranked 19th in the rankings, has suffered first-round exits in four events and his best performance was the Indonesian Masters in January, where he reached the quarterfinals.
You will face a tough challenge in the first round. He will face second seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the first round of men’s singles. Lakshya Sen is also present in a quarter that features seventh seed Kanta Tsuneyama.
Indian star midfielder PV Sindhu is seeded fourth in the women’s singles. Not the previous world. 2 dropped to 12th place in the women’s individual ranking and will have to make up for lost time in the qualifying cycle for the Paris Olympics (May 1-April 28, 2024).
Sindhu’s best performance this year has been a splinter at the Masters Super 300 event in Madrid in April and he has since dropped out of the first round in two tournaments, while losing in the second round in another.
Sindhu will face Canadian Talia Ng in the first round. She is present in a quarter that has eighth seed Nozomi Okuhara as the only other seed.
Tasnim Mir and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde are the only other Indians in women’s singles. Tasnim Mir will face Nguyen Thuy Kin in the first round. She is in the first quarter that has top seed Akane Yamaguchi.
Meanwhile, Ruthvika Shivani Gadde will take on Supanida Katethong in the first round. Gadde is in the final quarter that has second seed Ratchanok Intanon and seventh seed Hsu Wen-chi.
Krishnaprasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala are the only Indians in the men’s doubles. The Indian duo will face Frenchmen Julien Maio and William Villeger in the first round. They are in the last quarter of the draw.
The Indian duo are likely to face second-seeded Indonesians Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the second round. The fourth also features fifth-seeded Chinese Taipei duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin.
Rituparna Panda and Swetaparna Panda are in the first quarter of the draws. The Panda sisters will face Canadians Jacqueline Cheng and Jeslyn Chow in the first round. If they enter the second round, they will face top seeds from Japan, Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida.
Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto are the only other Indians. They will face Australia’s Kaitlyn EA and Gronya Somerville in the first round. If they advance to the second round, they will likely face second seed Jongkolphon Kititharakul and Gronya Somerville.
Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will pair up in the mixed doubles. The unseeded Indians will face third seeded Japanese duo Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsumoto in the first round.
Bokka Navaneeth and Priya Konjengbam are the only other Indians in mixed doubles. They will face Ruttanapak Oupthong and Jhenicha Sudjaipraparat in the first round.
Where to watch the LIVE broadcast of the Canadian Open 2023?
The matches can be watched LIVE on the BWF’s official YouTube channel, BWF TV.
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