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2023 Malaysia Open

January 10 - January 15

Last updated on July 8, 2023

The 2023 Malaysia Open (official and sponsored title: Petronas Malaysia Open 2023) was an international badminton tournament that took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 10 and 15 January 2023. It was part of the BWF World Tour Super 1000 series on the 2023 BWF World Tour, with a total prize pool of US$1,250,000.

The 2023 Malaysia Open was the first tournament and Super 1000 event in the 2023 BWF World Tour calendar. The Badminton Association of Malaysia organized this tournament with sanctions from the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Viktor Axelsen and Ratchanok Intanon were the reigning champions in men’s singles and women’s singles, respectively. Intanon chose not to defend her title after she decided to withdraw due to injury. Axelsen successfully defended his title after defeating Kodai Naraoka of Japan in the final round in two straight games.

2023 Malaysia Open
Date 10 – 15 January
Edition 66th
Category Super 1000
Draw 32MS/32WS/32MD/32WD/32XD
Prize money $1,250,000
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue Axiata Arena
Official shuttle Yonex Aerosensa 50
Men’s singles 🇩🇰 Viktor Axelsen
Women’s singles 🇯🇵 Akane Yamaguchi
Men’s doubles 🇮🇩 Fajar Alfian
🇮🇩 Muhammad Rian Ardianto
Women’s doubles 🇨🇳 Chen Qingchen
🇨🇳 Jia Yifan
Mixed doubles 🇨🇳 Zheng Siwei
🇨🇳 Huang Yaqiong


Several top players withdrew from the 2023 Malaysia Open, including Kento Momota (Japan, replaced by Liew Daren), Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand, replaced by Goh Jin Wei), and Nami Matsuyama / Chiharu Shida (Japan, replaced by Go Pei Kee / Teoh Mei Xing).

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Event Main Draw Entry Qualification
Men’s singles 32 No
Women’s singles 32 No
Men’s doubles 32 No
Women’s doubles 32 No
Mixed doubles 32 No

Competition schedule

All times and dates were local, Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+8).

Date Competition Start Time
10/01 Preliminary rounds 10.00 a.m.
11/01 Preliminary rounds 10.00 a.m.
12/01 Preliminary rounds 10.00 a.m.
13/01 Quarter-finals 09.00 a.m.
14/01 Semi-finals 12.00 p.m.
15/01 Finals 01.00 p.m.

Prize money

A prize fund of US$1,250,000 was distributed and awarded as per the table below.

Singles Doubles
Winner $87,500 $92,500
Runner-up $42,500 $43,750
Semi-finalists $17,500 $17,500
Quarter-finalists $6,875 $7,812.50
Last 16 $3,750 $4,062.50
Last 32 $1,250 $1,250



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Unsold markets BWF TV


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Sub-Saharan Africa StarTimes


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China Yousports, BesTV, Bai Shi TV, Hunan TV, Youku Sports, Tiankong Shidai
India Sports18, Voot Select
Indonesia IndiHome (SPOTV), Maxstream (SPOTV), K Vision (SPOTV), MNC Vision (SPOTV), MNC Play (SPOTV), Vision+ (SPOTV), First Media (SPOTV), iNews TV, RCTI
Japan TV Asahi, J Sports
Macau TDM, Macau Cable TV (SPOTV)
Malaysia Astro, Sooka
Maldives Medianet
Mongolia Univision (SPOTV)
Philippines Sky Cable (SPOTV), Cignal (SPOTV), SPOTV Now
South Korea SPOTV
Singapore SingTel (SPOTV), StarHub (SPOTV), SPOTV Now
Taiwan ELTA
Thailand True Vision (SPOTV and True Sports Channels)

Central and South America

Territory Broadcast Partner
Caribbean Star+ (ESPN)
Central America Star+ (ESPN)
South America Star+ (ESPN)


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Albania Arena
Bosnia and Herzegovina Arena
Bulgaria Arena
Croatia Arena
Czech Rep Czech TV
Denmark TV2
Germany Sportdeutschland.TV
Greece Arena
Hungary M4
Kosovo Arena
Montenegro Arena
North Macedonia Arena
Poland Polsat
Romania Arena
Serbia Arena
Slovenia Arena
Slovakia JOJ
United Kingdom BT Sports


  1. 2023 Malaysia Open Tournament Prospectus


Axiata Arena
L2-E-10, Enterprise 4, Technology Park Malaysia, Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+ Google Map


Badminton Association of Malaysia
+603-2011 2655
[email protected]
View Organizer Website


Sukumaran Subramaniam November 20, 2022 - 7:19 pm

Dear sir/madam,
When will be tickets will on sale.

BWT Admin November 25, 2022 - 1:34 pm

Ticket sale commences on 5th December (Monday) from 11:00 am onwards via

Ivan November 22, 2022 - 8:16 pm

May I know when the ticket will be on sale?

BWT Admin November 25, 2022 - 1:45 pm

Ticket sale commences on 5th December (Monday) from 11:00 am onwards via

Syyy December 3, 2022 - 10:55 am

Can i know how to apply as a volunteer for Malaysia Open 2023

BWT Admin December 3, 2022 - 5:41 pm

Please contact the organizer of the event.

Kw December 22, 2022 - 4:03 pm

When is the due date selling this ticket?

BWT Admin December 22, 2022 - 4:49 pm

All tickets are sold online and issued electronically. So, as long as the tickets are available, you can buy them before the match day starts.

Hendrita December 5, 2022 - 6:41 pm

How to know the schedule and timing of the match (e.g who vs who).

BWT Admin December 5, 2022 - 7:38 pm

The draw for the tournament has not yet conducted.

Fauzan December 20, 2022 - 11:32 am

When is the players match draw? Just want to know the draw dates. Thank you.

BWT Admin December 20, 2022 - 2:32 pm

The draw will be conducted on December 20th.

GK Ho January 9, 2023 - 1:38 pm

For round 1 & 2, if I go after work at 6pm, do I still have a chance to watch any match?

BWT Admin January 9, 2023 - 2:35 pm

If one court consists of 10 matches and each one is one hour long, you can watch some matches if you come at six in the afternoon.

OWEN January 12, 2023 - 4:16 pm

i have extra ticket, not able to attend due to work, pls contact me. willing to sell at cheap prize. thanks


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