The World Badminton Championships are back in style this year, with two of the world’s best badmasters taking to the court for the first time to battle it out for the title.
The world’s top badmaster, Lukas Niewiadoma, was able to make his way to the final after beating the German-born, American-born Lucie Faucher in the final, with Niewisomba beating the Japanese-born Kaitlin Fauchard.
Niewiardoma will be the first African-American to win the World Championship, having won the first two tournaments he has contested.
He will face reigning world champion and reigning world number one Marisha Jelavic in the quarter-finals.
The first event of the season will take place in London, where a battle between two of tennis’ biggest stars will take centre stage.
British-born Nadal and the Argentine-born French-Canadian Djokovic will compete in the semi-finals, with the defending champion taking on the American player who has won the last two major tournaments.
After two months of training, and in what has been described as a ‘dynamic’ year, the women’s doubles tournament is set to begin this week, with Nadal taking on Australia’s Serena Williams in the second round.
The final will be played on Saturday, with a winner chosen by the grand final draw.