The China Open Super Series will be the penultimate stop of Super Series bandwagon before it travels to Hong Kong. The ranking points from all these Super Series tournaments will be used for qualification to the Super Series Finals in Dubai. Of all the tournaments with billing, indeed, the toughest for non-Chinese players. Home to the most dominant force in badminton circles. The Fuzhou crowd will certainly back their players to the hilt and put the visitors under immense pressure from the very first point. Considering this, the 2014 edition was a surprise- three out of five winners were non-Chinese.
This year though, the results might not repeat themselves. The defending champions have not exactly been on top of their game and the Chinese again, might assert their dominance at the US$700,000 tournament. Let us take a look at the defending champions of the China Open and their chances in this year’s edition.