What surprises you in 2020 All England Open Badminton Championships?

This year, after paralysis because of Covid-19, the badminton village certainly awaits the 2020 All England Open Badminton Championships tournament with a more excited mood than ever. 

Having taken place in Birmingham from March 11th to March 13th, 2020, this year’s All England Badminton Tournament witnessed interesting surprises between the Covid-19 pandemic. Lee Zii Jia went straight to the group of 4 strongest players, for his first time in the tournament. Chinese stars like Chen Long and Shi Yuqi fell apart. In contrast, Danish contributed two representatives in the semi-finals: Anders Antonsen and Viktor Axelsen.

The final round of the 2020 All England Badminton Tournament between Chou Tien Chen – world number one seed – vs Viktor Axelsen took place extremely attractive with a worthy victory for the Danes, runner-up last season. Chou Tien-chen is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and No. 2 in the world. Viktor Axelsen is currently ranked 7th in the world. Viktor Axelsen lost physical advantage, but had victory spirit advantage. Last season, he had been defeated by the world No. 1 Kento Momota in the final round. This year, after successes at the Barcelona Masters and Indonesia Open, he was more determined to conquer the2020 All England Badminton tournament.

The All England Open Badminton Championships is the largest and most traditional professional badminton tournament in the world, held every year in the UK. The tournament is part of the BWF system, which was upgraded to Superseries in 2007 and became Superseries Premium in 2011.