Men’s Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Men’s Doubles Qualifiers: Dubai World Superseries Finals

Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda’s first World Superseries title win in Hong Kong fired them into the top spot of the Destination Dubai Rankings, ahead of the rest of the qualifiers for the Dubai World Superseries Finals. Apart from Japan’s Kamura/Sonoda and Malaysia’s Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong, the rest of the qualifiers are from China, Indonesia and Japan. Here are brief profiles of the eight pairs:

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Takeshi KAMURA/ Keigo SONODA – JAPANdubai-world-superseries-finals-logo
Destination Dubai Ranking: 1

Date of Birth: 14 February 1990/ 20 February 1990

Recent Achievements:

2016 Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open – winners; OUE Singapore Open – runners-up

GOH V Shem/TAN Wee Kiong (featured image) – MALAYSIA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 2

Date of Birth: 20 May 1989/ 21 May 1989

Recent Achievements:

2016 Olympic Games – silver medal

2016 Yonex Denmark Open – winners

5_Chai Biao & Hong Wei

CHAI Biao/ HONG Wei – CHINA
Destination Dubai Ranking: 3

Date of Birth: 10 October 1990/4 October 1989

Recent Achievements:

2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals- runners-up

2016 Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open-runners-up; BCA Indonesia Open runners-up

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Marcus Fernaldi GIDEON/Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO – INDONESIA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 4

Date of Birth: 9 March 1991 / 2 August 1995

Recent Achievements:

2016: Yonex Sunrise India Open – winners; Xiamenair Australian Open – winners; Thaihot China Open – winners

4day_Angga Pratama & Ricky Suwardi

Angga PRATAMA/ Ricky Karanda SUWARDI – INDONESIA

Destination Dubai Ranking: 5

Date of Birth: 5 December 1991/ 21 January 1992

Recent Achievements:

2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open – runners-up; Xiamenair Australian Open – runners-up

4_Mads Conrad & Pieler Kolding

Mads CONRAD-PETERSEN/Mads Pieler KOLDING – DENMARK

Destination Dubai Ranking: 6

Date of Birth: 12 January 1988/27 January 1988

Recent Achievements:

2015: Yonex French Open – runners-up; Yonex Sunrise India Open – runners-up

Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen2

Mathias BOE/Carsten MOGENSEN – Denmark

Destination Dubai Ranking: 7

Date of Birth: 11 July 1980/ 24 July1983

Recent Achievements;

2016: Yonex French Open – winners; Thaihot China Open – runners-up; Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open – runners-up

4day_Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan

FU Haifeng/ ZHANG Nan – China

Destination Dubai Ranking: WC

Date of Birth: 23 August 1983/ 1 March 1990

Recent Achievements:

2016 Olympic Games -gold medal

2016 OUE Singapore Open – winners