1. Bao CL, Lin Dan, Chen Jin, LCW, will dominate singles play. 2. CM-KKK, CTF/LWW, the Chinese pairs will dominate doubles play. Interesting follow-ups: LCW's promise to redeem himself (from the TC) would be interesting to watch -- can he upset the chinese ? Can CTF/LWW, unbeaten in the TC, carry on the winning formula ? Is Hafiz getting fitter or is he a spent force (can Misbun put some spark back into this guy) ? Will Taufik disappoint his countrymen yet again or will he be able to instil a revival to his flagging form ? Is Lin Dan invincible ? Is Bao's smashes going to dominate the Open and will be the next champion that China continuosly churn out every 3/4 years ? If you think the above are interesting questions, then we are looking forward to an exciting Open.