The Malaysia Masters, began in 2009, is a badminton tournament at the Super 500 grade, formerly a Grand Prix Gold. The total prize money is US$350,000. BWF categorised Malaysia Masters as one of the seven BWF World Tour Super 500 events as per new BWF events structure since 2018.



India have 17 player enter in Malaysia master. Five of them will start from qualifier. Men single have maximum eight entry out of which Lakshya Sen, Sourabh Verma and Subhankar Dey are in Qualifier. In women double Pooja and Sanjana will start from qualifier.

In men single one have to win two matches to enter main draw while in women double only one entry will be enough for Main draw entry.

Sai Praneeth

Top rank Indian men single player Sai Praneeth will be up against Rasmus Gemke of Denmark. Sai is in bottom half and have second seeded Chou Tien Chen, Jonatan Christie [6], Chen Long [4] and fifth seeded Viktor Axelsen in his half.

Kidambi Srikanth will face second seeded Chou Tien in opening round. Kidambi was struggling from poor form last year and this tournament will be important for him to make it to olympic cut off ranking.

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Other Indian in single P.Kashyap will face top seeded and man in form Kento Momota in opening round while H.S Pranoy will face another Japnese Kanta Tsuneyama in first round. Sameer Verma have easier first round draw as he will be up against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.

Malaysia Open Saina Nehwa
Malaysia Open Saina Nehwal

In women single olympic bronze medlist Saina Nehwal will also try to perform good in this year as she will also target top 16 spot in Tokyo Olympic ranking. She will face qualifier in opening round . But she may have 17 year old young sensation from Korea AN Se Young in second round.

An Se young was out side top 100 before 2019 but her performance in 2019 has bring her to world number nine.

PV Sindhu in action against Koreas Sung Ji Hyun during Womens Singles match at the Yonex India Open Superseries 2017 badminton tournament in New Delhi on Saturday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 01 04 2017. *** Local Caption *** PV Sindhu in action against Koreas Sung Ji Hyun during Womens Singles match at the Yonex India Open Superseries 2017 badminton tournament in New Delhi on Saturday. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 01 04 2017.

Regaining world champion PV Sindhu also have tricky draw she have Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in opening round. She also have top seeded Tai Tzu Ying, He Bing Jiao and Nozomi Okuhara in her half.

Tough Draw for Double Player

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Sikki Reddy

Indian raising star Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty may have to face eighth seeded Chiense pair of Han Cheng Kai and Zhou Hao Dong in second round. They have to face fourth seeded Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda for place in Semifinal.



In mix double both pair have horrible draw as Sikkim and Pranav is up against top seeded Chinese pair while Ashwini and Satwik will be facing second seeded Chinese pair in opening round.

In women double Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa have Chang Ye Na and Kim Hye Rin of Korea in opening round. If they won they may face third seeded Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara of Japan.

Here is schedule and result of Indian Participate at Malaysia Masters

Qualifier table

Player Event Qualifier R1Qualifed R2
Subhankar DeyMen singleLiew Daren [3] (MAL)
Lost - (1-2)
Lakshya SenMen single Hans-Kristian [4] (DEN)
Lost - (15-21 15-21)
Pooja / Sanjana Women DoubleSiti Fadia/ Ribka Sugiarto (INA)
Lost - (1-2)

Main Draw

PlayerEventRound of 32  
Parupalli KashyapMen Single Kento Momota [1](JAP)
Prannoy H. S.Men Single Kanta Tsuneyama(JAP)
Sameer VermaMen Single W.Kantaphon (THA)
Sai Praneeth B.Men Single Evgeniya KosetskayaRasmus Gemke(DEN)
Lost - (11-21 15-21)
Kidambi SrikanthMen Single Chou Tien[2] (TPE)
Pusarla V. Sindhu [6]Women SingleK.Evgeniya (RUSS)
Saina NehwalWomen SingleLianne TAN (BEL)
Win - (15-21 17-21)
Satwik /ChiragMen's DoubleOng Yew /Ee Yi(MAL)
Ashwini /SikkiWomen's DoubleYe Chang / Hye Kim(KOR)
Pranav / SikkiMix Double Ya Hang/So Zheng (1)(CHN)
Ashwini / SatwikMix double Yi Wang/Dong Huang (2)(CHN)
Lost (1-2)