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All England Open 2018, Full schedule, Updates and Fixtures

All England Open 2018, Full schedule, Updates and Fixtures
Written by Abhishek Lohia

All England Open Badminton Championship will be started from tomorrow 14th March 2018, in England. It is the world’s oldest Badminton Tournament, which is organised in every year by Badminton Association of England. Lee Chong Wei was the winner of the previous edition of this tournament. From the Indian side, only Prakash Padukone (1980) and Pullela Gopichand (2001) has won this prestigious tournament. Indian top-seeds Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are competing in this event, which means for other top-nation players, competition is going to be very tough. The 24-year-old, Kidambi Srikanth has an opportunity to become the world No. 1 only when he wins the All England Championships. After withdrawing world No. 1 Viktor Axelsen from All England tournament makes it easier for Srikanth. A quarterfinal entry will also work as a rank-1 for Srikanth, might be he will play against Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long or Son Wan Ho.

India’s top male shuttler K. Srikanth will face Frenchman Brice Leverdez in the opening round. However, compatriots B. Sai Praneeth and H. S. Prannoy will face tougher opponents as Korean Son Wan and Chou Tien Chen. Saina Nehwal will meet World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying while his partner, Olympic Medalist and World No. 4 PV Sindhu Sindhu, will take on a relatively easy opponent as Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong.

Possible quarter-final line-up

  • Son Wan Ho [5] vs Ng Ka Long
  • Chen Long [4] vs Shi Yuqi [7]
  • Kidambi Srikanth [3] vs Chou Tien Chen [8]
  • Lee Chong Wei [2] vs Lin Dan [6]

Full Schedule of All England Open Championship 2018

Day
Matchplay
Courts
Matches
Play Starts
Play ends
Doors Open
Wed 14 Mar First Round 5 80 9am 11pm 8am
Thurs 15 Mar Round of 16 4 40 12noon 9pm 11am
Fri 16 Mar Quarter Finals (Session 1) 2 10 10am 3pm 9am
Fri 16 Mar Quarter Finals (Session 2) 2 10 5pm 10pm 4pm
Sat 17 Mar Semi Finals (Session 1) 1 5 10am 3pm 9am
Sat 17 Mar Semi Finals (Session 2) 1 5 5pm 10pm 4pm
Sun 18 Mar Finals Day 1 5 12noon 6pm 10.30am

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics He also covers latest Sports News/Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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