The Malaysia Open 2023 was held at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from January 10 to January 15. This badminton tournament featured some of the best players in the world competing against each other and was upgraded from a BWF Super 750 to a BWF Super 1000 tournament. The Malaysia Open 2023 also kickstarted the BWF World Tour, which will culminate with the World Tour Finals in December.


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The first two days of the Malaysia Open 2023 were reserved for the round of 32 matches of all five categories – men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

On January 12, 16 matches were played in the tournament while the quarter-finals and semi-finals were played on January 13 and 14, respectively. The final was played on January 15.

How many players will participate in Malaysia Open 2023?

In the 66th edition of the Malaysia Open, a total of 64 players participated in the singles matches, while 86 pairs participated in the doubles matches. Some of the top-seeded players competing this year included Viktor Axelsen, Carolina Marin, PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy and Tai Tzu Ying.

Malaysia Open 2023: Asian players to watch out for

At the Malaysia Open 2023, Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu and Ng Ka Long played in the men’s singles category, whereas the mixed doubles saw Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet competing together.


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Take a look at the prominent Asian players participating in the tournament. 


Men’s singles: Lee Zii Jia, Liew Darren, Ng Tze Yong
Women’s singles: Goh Jin Wei
Men’s doubles: Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik and Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi
Women’s doubles:  Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan, Go Pei Kee/Teoh Mei Xing
Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai, Hoo Pang Ron/Teoh Mei Xing, and Chen Tang Jie/Toh Ee Wei


Men’s singles: Kunlavut Vitidsarn, Kantaphon Wangcharoen
Women’s singles: Busanan Ongbamrungphan, Pornpawee Chochuwong
Women’s doubles: Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai, Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard, and Puttita Supajirakul/Supissara Paewsampran
Mixed doubles: Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai

Hong Kong

Men’s singles: Lee Cheuk Yiu, Ng Ka Long
Mixed doubles
: Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet, Wang Yilyu/ Huang Dongping


Men’s singles: Loh Kean Yew
Women’s doubles: Jin Yujia/Crystal Wong
Mixed doubles: Terry Hee/Jessica Tan

Malaysian Open Tournament Highlights: January 15, 2023

The first couple of days at the 2023 Malaysia Open did not go as expected for Hong Kong. Only the mixed doubles duo Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping qualified for the second round. The other mixed doubles pair, Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet failed to advance to the second round.


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On January 15, Denmarks’ Viktor Axelsen won the men’s singles tournament while Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi won the women’s singles competition. Japan led the wins with Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi also winning the men’s doubles division. The tournament also saw double wins for China as Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan won the women’s doubles, whereas Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong won the mixed doubles division.

Where to watch Malaysia Open 2023?

You can watch the Malaysia Open 2023 on BWF’s official YouTube channel, where they are live-streaming the matches and you can also live-stream them on the Olympic Channel via in certain territories.

(Hero and feature image credit: Courtesy Instagram/ Viktor Axelsen and Akane Yamaguchi)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Is there any badminton match coming up?

Answer: On January 13 and 14, the quarter finals on Malaysia Open 2023 are scheduled, while the finals will happen on January 15.

Question: Which countries are participating in Malaysia Open?

Answer: India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korea, Netherlands, Egypt, Israel, England and many others are participating in Malaysia Open 2023.