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17th Incheon AG 2014 : Day-3 (22nd September 2014) - Team Event (Semifinal & Final)

Discussion in 'Asian Games 2014' started by CLELY, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Mr. Epic

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    Sung Ji on the verge of taking a game off LXR for the first time in 8 meetings.
     
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    Let's see whether LXR can handle the pressure.

    Nope, she dropped the 1st set 21-17 with several unforced errors.
     
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    Simple errors and misjudgements from LXR, a sign of nerves, as I've expected. Disappointing.
     
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    Sung ji hyun should have taken the second game. Now for the decider. Li xuerui is the favourite.
     
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    Better sindhu watch this match. For her to meet li xuerui is like climbing himalayas. Definitely, she will gain valuable experience from her first asian games.
     
  6. Justin L

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    At first I thought LXR is going to lose the decider, she proved me wrong .
     
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    If saina vs yihan happens, it should be fun. Saina is in form of her life (irrespective of any titles won or not). Yihan is vulnerable. This is the first time Saina has a realistic chance of beating Yihan.

    Chen Long's journey seems tough and I think he will succumb to one of the non-LCW opponents in his half before the final. I think this title belongs to Lin Dan!

    As I said yesterday, LXR doesnt seem invincible anymore. I still think she will take the third game against the korean.
     
  8. Justin L

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  9. Justin L

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    LXR is the most vulnerable on the big occasions, when it comes to the crunch, she becomes unsure of herself and starts to make all sorts of errors due to jangled nerves. If only she had half of Lin Dan's mental strength, she'd have been twice WC already.
     
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    Give her time Justin, Lin Dan wasnt a mental giant when he was LXR's age either. Still remember the losses at 2004 olympics, 2005 WC, and 2006 Asian games?

    On a side note, watching LD's match against CWF, it appears like he's got a little bulkier, but seems to be moving better than he was in the previous tournament. Excited to see what he has to offer.
     
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    Oh, I though they did a mistake about the score of BYJ and WSX, 21-12 to BYJ!!! What's happen? Anyone has another link the link above is very struggling for me.
     
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    There were 2 posted on page 4.

    Currently neck and neck, 6-6 with no obvious momentum advantage.
     
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    Thank you, but they are not working for me.
     
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    It's still really tight at decider, 11-9 for Wang SX...
     
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    WSX doesn't smash or she can't smash at all? Seems to me that she doesn't have any killer stroke.
     
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    CHN v KOR, 3-0. All rubber games and CHN players dropped first game against their opponent.
    Wang Shixian assured CHN triumphant after won over Bae Yeon Ju in thrilling match, 12-21 / 21-16 / 21-19.
    Gold for CHN, silver to KOR and both losing semifinalists JPN and IND bag bronze medal.
     
  18. Justin L

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    For a moment I thought Bae YJ was going to break the duck and end her shutout in WSX's hands but in the end it wasn't to be.Nonetheless, Bae appeared to be a more proactive and forceful player . something that I've been wanting to see in WSX, esp the smashing ability, the lack or inadequacy of which often landed WSX in trouble. On the whole, despite the score 3-0 to CHN , the tie was really much closer and hard fought.

    Likewise Sung JH who coming to this tournament had announced her determination to beat LXR at the Games almost came close to achieving it; anyway, she has another chance to do so in the individual event.

    Right, it's hard not to agree with lippro who remarked that I should give LXR more time to develop mental strength, just that it such a shame she threw away two golden opportunities at clinching the WC which was hers for the taking if she had managed to play a normal game. I believe even if she had been at 90% of her best then , she would still be able to beat her opponents without dropping a set. At risk of sounding cliche, she is a typical case of being one's own greatest enemy. Let it be.
     

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