In the KL Open, Ramdan, who defeated a number of BAM players to become the champion in the National Championships in Alor Setar last December, is seeded third.
He is in the same half of the draw with top seed Chong Wei Feng and back-up shuttlers Loh Wei Sheng, Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, Goh Giap Chin and Soong Joo Ven.
Barring any upsets, Ramdan is expected to meet Wei Feng in the semi-finals. Wei Feng won the opening leg of the national circuit in Kedah in June.
In the lower half with second seed Liew Daren are Nur Mohd Azriyn Ayup, Choong Yee Han, Tan Kian Meng and Misbun Shawal, Ramdan’s younger brother.
Fourth seed Goh Soon Huat has withdrawn due to illness.
The race for the title is wide open as world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, undefeated in local competitions for a decade, has chosen not to compete to pave the way for the others to step up to the plate.
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