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Thailand Open 2022 Schedule Features Dates Top Seeds Defending Champions and More

After the Thomas & Uber Cup, the focus currently moves to the Thailand Open 2022 badminton tournament. The BWF 500 competition is scheduled to happen in Bangkok from 17 – 22 May. The tournament made a return after a one-year break because of the Covid 19 pandemic. India’s biggest superstars PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, and Saina Nehwal will be in action in the competition.

The 2022 Thailand Open is a badminton tournament that will happen at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, from 17-22 May 2022. The competition had a total prize pool of $360,000.

A total of 88 singles players and 108 doubles teams from across the globe, including the defending men’s singles champion Viktor Axelsen and the reigning doubles winners, will compete in the Thailand Open 2022. Nonetheless, the women’s singles champion Carolina Marin won’t be part of the event.

Furthermore, upwards of 14 singles players including PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and HS Prannoy, and 17 doubles teams highlighting Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pair will represent India at the Thailand Open 2022.

This will be the ninth competition of the 2022 BWF World Tour. This year marks the 34th edition of the competition.

Defending champions (Winners of 2019 edition)

Men’s singles – Viktor Axelsen -Denmark
Women’s singles – Carolina Marin – Spain
Men’s doubles – Lee Yang/Wang Chi-lin – Chinese Taipei
Women’s doubles – Kim So-Yeong / Kong Hee-Yong – South Korea
Mixed doubles – Dechapol Puvaranukroh / Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Thailand Open 2022 Schedule

Thailand Open 2022 Dates and Timings

Qualification and First Round: Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Second Round: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Quarterfinals: Friday, May 20, 2022
Semifinals: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Finals: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Thailand Open 2022 Top Seeds

Men’s Singles:

  1. Denmark – Viktor Axelsen
  2. Japan – Kento Momota
  3. Denmark – Anders Antonsen
  4. Chinese Taipei – Chou Tien-Chen
  5. Indonesia – Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
  6. Malaysia – Lee Zii Jia
  7. Indonesia – Jonathan Christie
  8. India – Srikanth Kidambi

Women’s Singles

  1. Chinese Taipei – Tai Tzu-Ying
  2. Japan – Akane Yamugachi
  3. China – Chen Yufei
  4. South Korea – An Se-young
  5. Japan – Nozomi Okuhara
  6. India – PV Sindhu
  7. Thailand – Ratchanok Intanon
  8. China – He Bingjiao

Men’s Doubles

  1. Indonesia – Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan
  2. Chinese Taipei – Lee Yang / Wang Chi – Lin
  3. Japan – Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi
  4. India – Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty
  5. Indonesia – Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto
  6. Malaysia – Aaron Chia / Soh Wooi Yik
  7. Denmark – Kim Astrup / Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  8. Malaysia – Ong Yew Sin / Teo Ee Yi

Women’s Doubles

  1. China – Chen Qingchen / Jia Yifan
  2. South Korea – Lee So-hee/Shin Seung-chan
  3. South Korea – Kim So-Yeong / Kong Hee-Yong
  4. Japan – Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota
  5. Japan – Mayu Matsumoto / Wakana Nagahara
  6. Japan – Nami Matsuyama / Chiharu Shinda
  7. Malaysia – Pearly Tan / Thinaah Muralitharan
  8. Denmark – Maiken Fruergaard / Sara Thygesen

Thailand Open 2022 Prize Money:

The total prize money for the competition is US$140,000. Singles winners will get $10,500, while Doubles champions will get a total of $11,060.

The total prize money for the tournament is US$360,000. Singles winners will get $27,000 while Doubles champions will get a total of $28,440.

EventWinnerFinalistSemi-finalsQuarter-finalsLast 16
Singles$27,000$13,680$5,220$2,160$1,260
Doubles$28,440$13,680$5,040$2,610$1,350

Indians in action :

The tournament will see India’s top badminton stars like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, and Chirag Shetty in action.

Men’s draw

Men’s Singles

World Championship bronze medallist Srikanth Kidambi has been seeded 8th in the competition. Srikanth will face compatriot Parupalli Kashyap in the first round. The quarter additionally has one more Indian in Sameer Verma. The quarter additionally has World No.1, Viktor Axelsen.

In the interim, India likewise has Sourabh Verma, who is placed in the second quarter. He will confront Toma Junior Popa in the first round. HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth find themselves in another quarter. Prannoy starts his campaign at Liew Daren, while Sai Praneeth will confront Kantaphon Wangchaoren in the first round.

Thailand Open 2022 Indian Shuttlers Men’s Singles Matches and Results

Qualification

● Subhankar Dey vs Arnaud Merkle
● Kiran George vs Victor Svendsen

First Round

● Sai Praneeth vs Kantaphon Wangcharoen
● HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren
● Sourabh Verma vs Toma Junior Popov
● Sameer Verma vs Rasmus Gemke
● Parupalli Kashyap vs Kidambi Srikanth

Men’s Doubles

In men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have been seeded 4th and they are placed in an equivalent quarter that has Fajar Alfin and Muhammad Ardianto. The Indian pair will confront Wahyu Nayaka and Ade Santoso in the first round. Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy are the other Indian pair in a similar quarter.

Krishnaprasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Panjala are placed in another quarter and they face a qualifier in the first round. In the fourth quarter, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila will confront Chinese Taipei’s Lee-Je-Huei and Yang Po-Hsuan.

Thailand Open 2022 Indian Shuttlers Men’s Doubles Matches and Results

Qualification

● Shyam Prasad & S Sunjith vs PS Ravikrishna & Sankar Prasad Udaykumar
● Vasantha Kumar Hanumaiah Ranganatha & Ashith Surya vs Liang Weikeng & Wang Chang
● Ishaan Bhatnagar & Sai Pratheek vs Torjus Flaatten & Vegard Rikheim

First Round

● Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty vs Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pankaryanira & Ade Yusuf Santoso
● Krishna Prasad Garaga & Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala vs Qualifier
● Dhruv Kapila & MR Arjun vs Lee Jhe-huei & Yang Po-hsuan ● Manu Attri & B Sumeeth Reddy vs Fajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto

Women’s draw

Women’s Singles

After leading India to the quarterfinals in Uber Cup, PV Sindhu enters the Thailand Open as the 6th seed. She will confront a qualifier in the first round. Saina Nehwal also finds herself in a similar quarter as PV Sindhu. Nehwal will start her campaign against Korea’s Kim Ga-Eun. The other seeded player in this quarter is second seed Kane Yamugachi.

Thailand Open 2022 Indian Shuttlers Women’s Singles Matches and Results

Qualification

● Malvika Bansod vs Anupama Upadhyaya
● Ashmita Chaliha vs Ksenia Polikarpova

First Round

● Aakarshi Kashyap vs Michelle Li
● PV Sindhu vs Qualifier
● Saina Nehwal vs Kim Ga-eun

Doubles draw

In women’s doubles, Treesa Jolly is probably going to get back in the saddle after missing the Uber Cup. She will cooperate with Treesa Jolly and they will confront fifth seed Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara in the first round. India additionally has Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam in a similar quarter. In the other quarter, Haritha Harinarayanan and Ashna Roy will confront eighth seed Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen in the first round.

Thailand Open 2022 Indian Shuttlers Women’s Doubles Matches and Results

Qualification

● Palak Arora & Unnati Hooda vs Hu Ling-fang & Lin Xiao-Min

First Round

● Ashwini Bhat K & Shikha Gautam vs Qualifier
● Treesa Jolly & Gayatri Gopichand Pullela vs Mayu Matsumoto & Wakana Nagahara
● Haritha Manazhiyil Harinarayanan & Ashna Roy vs Maiken Fruergaard & Sara Thygesen

Mixed Doubles

India’s mixed doubles pair Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will launch their campaign against Japan’s eighth seed Yuki Kaneko and Misaki Matsutomo. In a similar quarter, India likewise has Mohamed Raju and Anees Jamaludeen. Ishan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto and Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan are the other Indians in conflict.

Thailand Open 2022 Indian Shuttlers Mixed Doubles Matches and Results

Qualification

● S Sunjith & Gowri Krishna TR vs Danylo Basniuk & Yelyzaveta Zharka

First Round

● B Sumeeth Reddy & Ashwini Ponnappa vs Yuki Kaneko & Misaki Matsumoto
● Venkat Gaurav Prasad & Juhi Dewangan vs Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti & Hediana Julimarbela
● Ishaan Bhatnagar & Tanisha Crasto vs Mathew Fogarty & Isabel Zhong
● Mohamed Rehan Raju & Anees Kowsar Jamaludeen vs Kyohei Yamashita & Naru Shinoya

Where to watch Thailand 2022 LIVE Streaming?

Fans in India can watch the Thailand Open 2022 LIVE on Voot Select and at BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV. The way things are, there is no broadcast data for the event in India.

Thailand Open previous winners from India

Saina Nehwal – 2012
Kidambi Srikanth – 2013
Sai Praneeth – 2017
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty – 2019

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