Junior players with the potential to become very good at senior level also


I decided to create a tread for discussing what junior players (regardless of nationality) we think will become good at senior level.

After reading some discussion in Malaysia open tread today that the upcoming players who may challenge Axelsen are Naraoka, Kunlavut and Loh KY, I thought to myself: Those players aren´t that upcoming, they are already relatively established.

Here we can discuss what younger upcoming players we think will be good.

For MS I have spotted 3 potentially good players from the World Jr Championships 2022:

Kuo Kuan Lin from TPE, he resembles former CHN player Lin Guipu in playing style I believe, an offensive oriented player.

Kim Byung Jae from KOR, a solid alround player with good ability to control rallies, the only worry is he might end up being a doubles player and drop MS like so many other KOR players, because he played XD also at the WJC.

Here is a video from when the two above mentioned players faced each other:

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Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul from THA, left handed, looks like Thailands Lin Dan.

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Here he plays Kim Byung Jae at 5:25:00

Feel free to comment or add to the tread