PETALING JAYA: A possible showdown in the semi-finals between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Olympic champion Lin Dan sets the stage for a thrilling Indonesian Open badminton championships in Jakarta from June 16-21.
Both players skipped the Indonesian Open last year to concentrate on preparing for the Beijing Olympics but this time, they have committed themselves to the event, which will be held back-to-back to the Singapore Open from June 9-14.
Their presence in the Indonesian Open is no surprise because it is the last Super Series tournament offering ranking points to the World Championships in Hyderabad from Aug 10-16.
Lin Dan has dropped to third spot in the latest world rankings behind Dane Peter-Gade Christensen and Chong Wei. And the two-time world champion will be playing in a Super Series tournament as the third seed for the first time and in the draw yesterday, he found himself in the same half as Chong Wei.