Realistically if they had picked a more experienced and solid MS3 they could more than likely beat Germany 3-2 taking MS2/3 and MD2 ... but they didn't (though I haven't seen the German nominations yet and they have much depth in MS for those 2/3 spots). Ridder is an option but no longer ahead of the new breed. I'm sure these nationals will clarify which names should perhaps have been in contention in a system where the best are picked to represent. National, but unlike many countries where that ranking is based on a few ranking tournaments many more factors make up the ranking: league play, cup play, national championships, circuit tournaments, international BWF tournaments, a few big international junior tournaments and a couple more events (each possible result assigned a certain amount of points). 10 best results over a 52 week period counted (current system since 2009) If you hadn't noticed, but I'm sure you have, the seedings listed are for both the qualifying part (1-8) and main (1/4-4/4) just to be confusing .