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.
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 , Chen Long  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.
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.
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
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
|Player||Event||Qualifier R1||Qualifed R2|
|Subhankar Dey||Men single||Liew Daren  (MAL)
Lost – (1-2)
|Lakshya Sen||Men single||Hans-Kristian  (DEN)
Lost – (15-21 15-21)
|Pooja / Sanjana||Women Double||Siti Fadia/ Ribka Sugiarto (INA)
Lost – (1-2)
|Player||Event||Round of 32|
|Parupalli Kashyap||Men Single||Kento Momota (JAP)|
|Prannoy H. S.||Men Single||Kanta Tsuneyama(JAP)|
|Sameer Verma||Men Single||W.Kantaphon (THA)|
|Sai Praneeth B.||Men Single Evgeniya Kosetskaya||Rasmus Gemke(DEN)
Lost – (11-21 15-21)
|Kidambi Srikanth||Men Single||Chou Tien (TPE)|
|Pusarla V. Sindhu ||Women Single||K.Evgeniya (RUSS)|
|Saina Nehwal||Women Single||Lianne TAN (BEL)
Win – (15-21 17-21)
|Satwik /Chirag||Men’s Double||Ong Yew /Ee Yi(MAL)|
|Ashwini /Sikki||Women’s Double||Ye Chang / Hye Kim(KOR)|
|Pranav / Sikki||Mix Double||Ya Hang/So Zheng (1)(CHN)|
|Ashwini / Satwik||Mix double||Yi Wang/Dong Huang (2)(CHN)