The Hong Kong Open is a professional badminton tournament which is held in Hong Kong every year since 1982. It is organised by Hong Kong Badminton Association and became a part of the BWF Super Series tournament in 2007.
Chinese player, Lin Dan who is world number 37 and player Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, ranked 18 have won multiple titles and have proved their stature in the past tournaments.
The 2019 Hong Kong Open will be held at Hung Hom Coliseum, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The tournament will start from 13 to 18 November 2018.
Official sponsors of the competition are HSBC, Royal Selangor, BWF, Infront, Total, ELO, Lay Mau and CR Beverage are official partners for this tournament.
Prize Money of the tournament is USD 400,000.
In the 2017 edition of the tournament, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia was the Men’s singles’ title holder. On the other hand, world number one Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan won the Women’s Singles trophy.
Defending champion Lee Chong Wei has been in good form and can retain his title. However, world number one, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark who has also been terrific this year might give him competition along with Chinese player Shi Yuqi.
Tai Tzu Ying has been consistent and will be performing her best to defend her title. World number three Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and P. V. Sindhu of India who is ranked second in the world will be favorites.