Lee Zii Jia has a chance to get his badminton season back on track as soon as next week when he heads to New Delhi, India for Open India 2023.
After being knocked out in the first round at his home tournament, the Malaysia Open, the 26-year-old needs to improve his ongoing streak of inconsistent form if he is to solidify his second place in the men’s singles world ranking as he says he wants to. Down.
After parting ways with trainer Indra Wijaya in November, Lee will again assist sparring partner Liew Daren in India.
The Malaysian re-enters the tournament as the second seed and will face the Indonesian Shesar Hiren Rustavito in the opening round. The world number 24 from Indonesia actually has the upper hand in head-to-head matchups between the two, having won five out of nine, including the last two clashes at the 2022 French Open and the Malaysia Open.
If Lee makes it through this tough opening draw, meeting his national teammate Ng Tze Yong or Chinese Li Shifeng waits in the second round. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting he is the second seed in Lee’s quarter who can check in the third round.
Olympic and world champion Wiktor Axelsen from Denmark is the best seeded opponent against Zii Jia.
India Open 2023: How to watch on TV and live stream online
The India Open will be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel via Olympics.com in certain territories. It will also be shown worldwide, with broadcast partners in each region.
Fans in Malaysia can watch Lee Zii Jia live on Astro’s subscription channels. New Delhi is two and a half hours behind Malaysian time.
If you can’t find a screen to watch the matches, look for Olympics.com reports on the results and highlights from the event.