Malaysian Open 2015 starts from March 31st and the finals are to be played on April 5. On the opening day Qualification matches of all the events will be played. Indian Dhanya Nair/Mohita Sahadev are contesting in Women’s Doubles for qualification. Indians are not participating in Mixed Doubles event. Overall Indians are participating in 4 Singles and 3 Doubles. Indians have never won any title in the Malaysian Super Series. Check the Indian schedule and history in the Malaysian Super Series.
India Open winner Saina Nehwal and Srikanth Kidambi lead the Indians into the main round. Saina has reached the semifinal twice before.
In the Men’s Singles the Malaysian top seed Lee Chong Wei has won the tournament from 2008-2014. In his absence Srikanth is one of the best contenders.
- Srikanth reached the quarterfinal last year. He lost to the Runners up Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia).
Saina lost in the 2nd round against the Semifinalist up Yao Xue (China)
- Saina lost the semifinal to the Winner Tai T-y (Taipei)
P Kashyap and Gurusaidutt lost in the 2nd round.
Pragnya Gadre/Ashwini Ponnappa lost the quarterfinals in Women’s Doubles.
- 4th seed Saina lost the semifinal to Wang Yihan (China)
Chetan Anand and Anand Pawar in Men’s Singles lost in the first round.
Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the first round of Women’s Doubles.
- 7th seed Saina lost in first round to Yang Li Lian (Malaysia)
2008: Saina Nehwal lost the 1st round match to Juliane Schenk (Germany)
Indian Participants for April 1, First Round
- K Srikanth vs Rajiv Ouseph (England)
P Kashyap vs Dong Keun Lee (Korea)
HS Prannoy vs Scott Evans (Ireland)
- Saina Nehwal vs Maria Febe KUSUMASTUTI (Indonesia)
- Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy vs Indonesian pair
- Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwala Gutta vs Indonesian pair