Indonesian men’s singles player Sony Dwi Kuncoro is back at his best after recovering from a hamstring injury.
And top it up with a favourable draw in the Super Series Masters Finals, the stocky Sony is set to be Malaysian Lee Chong Wei’s major threat for the title in the tournament beginning tomorrow at the Likas Indoor Stadium.
In the draw made yesterday, top seed and world number one Chong Wei is in Group A with Dane Peter Gade-Christensen, former Malaysian international Wong Choong Hann and Hong Kong’s Chan Yan Kit.
The second seeded Sony is in Group B with compatriot Taufik Hidayat, Denmark’s Joachim Persson and England’s Andrew Smith.
Barring any upsets, Chong Wei and Sony are tipped to top their groups in the tournament that offers a lucrative US$500,000 in total prize money.
Indonesian singles coach Hendrawan hoped that Sony and Taufik, who only confirmed his participation two days ago after recovering from a wrist injury, would make a strong finish to the season.
“The draw is fair and balanced. On current form, Chong Wei and the two Danes (Gade-Christensen and Persson) are strong contenders for the title,” he said.