The PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2019 presented by DAIHATSU, or simply the 2019 Malaysia Masters is annual badminton tournament that is a part of the HSBC BWF World Tour included in the Super 500 series. It was formerly classified as a Grand Prix Gold tournament. The tourney is organised by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), while it is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The tournament was introduced in the year 2009, and belongs to the newer set of tournaments compared to the likes of French Open and the All England Open. The Malaysia Masters has won several prestigious sponsors over the years and has found a place among the most revered tournaments in the Super 500 series. The competition is currently sponsored by automobile giants PERODUA (Malaysia) and DAIHATSU (Japan).
The 2019 Malaysia Masters will be the 11th edition of the competition and is being held from 15-20 January 2019.
2019 Malaysia Masters Venue
The tournament will be held at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Axiata Arena or the Putra Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena in the premises of National Sports Complex of Bukit Jalil, with a capacity of 14,425. The arena has hosted some of the most notable events in the country and not just pertaining to sports.
The 2019 Malaysia Masters has a total purse of $350,000. The distribution of the prize money will be according to stipulations of the BWF regulations. The table below shows the distribution:-
According to the BWF points system, the winner will get 9,200 while the lowest ranked players will get at least 40 points.
2019 Malaysia Masters Defending Champions
The men’s singles title is held by the Danish ace Viktor Axelsen while the women’s singles title is held by Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand. The men’s doubles title is held by Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto of Singapore while the women’s doubles title is held by the Danish duo of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen. The mixed doubles title is held by Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet of Hong Kong.