NEW DELHI (AFP) - World number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and India's homegrown sensation Saina Nehwal will start as strong favourites at the Indian Open badminton starting on Tuesday. Nehwal will be a top draw at this $200,000 event, the fourth stop in the World Super Series and the biggest prize money tournament ever hosted by the country. With powerhouses China having pulled out of the event, Nehwal's biggest threat will come from Denmark's Baun. Baun is making a return from a heel bone injury that forced her to withdraw from the All-England championship in March, the world tour's oldest tournament which she has won twice. "I'm coming off an injury and I am not at my best, so I have not set any targets," said Baun. Among the top contenders in Lee 's half of the draw are Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia, South Korean Lee Hyun-il and Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand.