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The 2023 China Masters is back for the first time in four years, and it’s shaping up to be a cracking tournament in Shenzhen this week. With more than $1,000,000 on the line and a very competitive field, can China continue its domination of their landmark event? Or will a visitor be able to nab the title once again? Read on for all our 2023 badminton China Masters predictions.
News in the last 24 hours is that the world No.1 Viktor Axelsen has withdrawn from the China Masters 2023, blowing the men’s draw wide open. World No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi is out of the women’s event as well, meaning two hotly contested lineups in China this week. We break down all the latest China Masters 2023 odds and give our expert picks ahead of the first cock smash this week.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||Li-Ning China Masters 2023, HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750|
|🏟️ Venue:||Shenzhen Bay Gymnasium, Shenzhen, China|
|🗓️ Dates:||Tuesday 21 November to Sunday 26 November|
Before we get into our badminton China Masters 2023 betting tips, let’s take a look at who’s most likely to win this tournament. Unfortunately, bookmakers in China are not offering outright betting odds this week; however, in the absence of 2023 China Masters badminton odds, here’s a look at the top five seeds in each event:
With Viktor Axelsen withdrawing, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting becomes the man to beat in Shenzhen. Hot on his tail is Japan’s Kodai Naraoka, followed by Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand. The top home hope is Li Shifeng, who comes in as the fifth seed this year.
Again, the draw is shaken up in the women’s event by a late withdrawal. An Se-young of South Korea remains the top seed, but Akane Yamaguchi’s withdrawal means that China’s Chen Yufei becomes Se-young’s biggest rival. Tai Tzu-ying and Carolina Marin round out the top seeds.
The China Masters has been running since 2005, becoming part of the BWF in 2007. Formerly known as the Fuzhou China Open, it is a Super 750 tournament with total prize money of $1,150,000, making it one of the most lucrative events on tour. Five events will be held – women’s and men’s singles and doubles, as well as a mixed doubles event. This will be the first time the China Masters has been held since 2019, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic.
With China dominating both the men’s and women’s events historically, can they again hold off the competition this year? Read on for our badminton China Masters 2023 betting tips.
We’ve broken down the available badminton odds and come up with the top three predictions to make this week. Here are the badminton China Masters 2023 betting tips to make ahead of this tournament:
This is arguably the most competitive match in the opening round of the China Masters 2023, making it a great clash to bet on. Ginting comes into this encounter as the higher-ranked player, effectively the top seed at this tournament. However, Kean Yew Loh has been on the rise, making the semi-finals at the French Open and quarter-finals in Denmark before that and narrowly losing an epic to Kento Momota last week.
Expect this one to be a fascinating match-up, with the more experienced Ginting prevailing in three sets for a handy 1.83 (5/6) return.
Upsets have abounded on the BWF Tour this season, and we say the China Masters will be no different. Expect No.4 seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn to be the victim this week as India’s Srikanth Kidambi stuns the badminton world with an upset of epic proportions. The world No.23 hasn’t exactly been in the best of form, losing in the first round at his past four tournaments. However, up against a big name with no expectation of winning, this is fertile ground for a boil-over and as a result, is our top high-odds betting tip for China Masters 2023 men.
Over in the women’s draw, we say another upset will occur with Shuo Yun Sung knocking out Ga Eun Kim in the first round. Handy odds of 3.40 (12/5) exist for this matchup, and again, it feels like the kind of clash where a surprise result is brewing. Kim has been quiet since winning the Korea Masters in early November, with this effort obviously taking a lot out of her. Despite the ranking discrepancy, Sung is still a quality player and could well pounce on a drained Kim this week.
Badminton action heads to China this week as the China Masters takes place in Shenzhen for the first time in four years. Once again, the draws have been rocked by late withdrawals, making this an event ripe for some great badminton predictions. We say Anthony Sinisuka Ginting will win a tight opening clash against Kean Yew Loh, while Shuo Yun Sung is the best women’s 2023 China Masters badminton prediction for an early upset.