With the withdrawal of the number one seeds in the Men’s Doubles, the draw has been left wide open with opportunities for players to make their mark at the VICTOR Oceania Individual Championships 2024.
Brothers, Shaurya Madaan and Ytharth Madaan who were the top seeds had their best showing in 2023 at the Sathio Group Australian Open, coming through qualifying and making it to the round of 16 before bowing out. Without their presence next week, New Zealander’s, Adam Jeffrey and Dylan Soedjasa will be the ones to watch as the second seeded pair. After recently training and playing the European circuit including four tournaments, this international experience will be valuable on their road to the final.
Hoping to take advantage of the Madaan brothers’ withdrawal will be Ryan Tong and Jack Wang (NZL). In the 2023 VICTOR Oceania Championships Jack Wang was the second seed with Abhinav Manota who is unavailable this year. Wang has not given too much away in 2024 with new partner Tong. As number three seeds and in the top half of the draw, the kiwi pair will be looking to stay the distance.
A possible challenge could come from the young and upcoming Victorian pair, Shrey Dhand and Jayden Lim. As members of the Developing Falcons squad, these youngsters will be out to prove that they are competitive as they represent Australia in their home state.
2023 champions, Kenneth Choo and Rayne Wang are not playing as a pair in 2024, with Choo focusing on his mixed doubles discipline. Wang has paired up with fellow Australian Kai Chen Toh and feature in the bottom half of the draw with a strong chance to cause an upset or two.