The Yonex Dutch Open is one of the streaming highlights for Badminton Europe as the annual Grand Prix event in Almere tends to draw a high quality field ahead of the Denmark Open the following week. This year is no different with many top stars stopping off in Almere before the trip to Odense.

The men’s singles is particularly interesting as Japan’s Kento Momota continues his whirlwind trip around Europe soaking up every available world ranking point and Denmark’s Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus bids to try something different in his bid for some home success in Denmark the following week.

“I decided to play Dutch Open this year to try something new in my preparations for Denmark Open. I haven’t exactly performed well in Denmark that last year’s so thought it might be good to try and prepare a bit differently this time and see how it works”

Vittinghus also has world ranking points on his mind this coming week ahead of a tour shake up in 2018

“I also need to consolidate my spot inside the world’s top 30 ahead of the new world tour next year as there will be no qualifying at the two top tiers so of course I am also going to Dutch in search of some much needed world ranking points.”

Vittinghus travels to the Netherlands as third seed and all things considered should be value for the seeding. However, the Dane finds himself in the same side of the draw as Momota with both due to meet as early as the quarter final.