In the draw of the upcoming Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held in Jakarta from June 10th, Lin Dan will have to go through the qualification draw – playing upcoming star Kento Momota in his first round. Should the two-time Olympic champion make it to the main draw, he will be facing none other than Taufik Hidayat, who will be playing in Jakarta the last tournament of his career. This can be seen as a symbol of good or bad luck for the 2004 Olympic champion and local hero, as he may be shown the exit for the last time by the greatest player on the planet – if Lin Dan is able to raise the level of his game. Peter Gade, a few months ago, had played his last match against Lin Dan as well.
And whoever wins this mouthwatering confrontation will meet no other than Lee Chong Wei in the second round… if Lee Chong Wei beats Wang Zhengming in his first round.
Amongst the other great first rounds to watch out for :
Ratchanok Intanon vs. Han Li
Koo/Tan vs. Gunawan/Dasuki
Endo/Hayakawa vs. Ahsan/Setiawan
Pedersen/Juhl vs. Polii/Maheswari
Ko/Kim vs. Kido/Zebadiah
Shin/Yoo vs. Guo/Shen