The Malaysia Open is a HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament and is one of only five Super 750 level tournaments on the Tour. Held since 1937 as an annual badminton tournament and hosted by Badminton Association of Malaysia, the tournament has been hosted in various locations in Malaysia including Johor, Sabah, Sarawak, Penang, Pahang and Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysia Open became one of the 12 BWF World
Superseries tournaments in 2007 and was upgraded in 2014 to a BWF World Superseries
Premier tournament. Since 2008 except for 2013, 2016 & 2017), the
competition venue has been the Putra Indoor Stadium, now known as the Axiata
The tournament has been a popular international
tournament in world badminton and it has helped to showcase local stars with
home grown heroes reaching the podium on many occasions over its long history. Most
notable of these is Lee Chong Wei who won the men’s singles title in 2004 with
his compatriots Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah won the men’s doubles title in
the same year.
Since 2008, Lee Chong Wei has won 11 Malaysia
Open men’s singles titles with only two Chinese players, Lin Dan in 2017 and
Chen Long in 2015 taking out the title.