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2009 Indonesia Open: Will we get a Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan semifinal?

Discussion in 'Singapore Open / Indonesia Open 2009' started by chris-ccc, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Greetings,

    News received saying that both LCW and LD will participate in the 2009 Indonesia Open.

    In the latest World Rankings, LCW is still No.1, but LD has dropped to No.3. This means that they will be in the same half of the draw.

    Will we get to watch a LCW-vs-LD match at the semi-finals?

    Source: The Star Online

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    A Lee Chong Wei - Lin Dan semi-final on the cards this time
    By LIM TEIK HUAT


    PETALING JAYA: A possible showdown in the semi-finals between world No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Olympic champion Lin Dan sets the stage for a thrilling Indonesian Open badminton championships in Jakarta from June 16-21.

    Both players skipped the Indonesian Open last year to concentrate on preparing for the Beijing Olympics but this time, they have committed themselves to the event, which will be held back-to-back to the Singapore Open from June 9-14.

    Their presence in the Indonesian Open is no surprise because it is the last Super Series tournament offering ranking points to the World Championships in Hyderabad from Aug 10-16.
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    BAM national chief coach Rashid Sidek said that it would be a very interesting Indonesian Open this year.

    “Lin Dan has been selective of tournaments he plays in and he surely wants to do well in the Indonesian Open to get back into second place in the rankings,” he said.

    It will be a tough Indonesian Open to win as all the top players will be present in their bid to improve on their rankings to get a better seeding for the world championships."
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    Cheers... chris-ccc
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  2. koo_fan

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    Owh, i shall wait for another Lin dan vs Lee Chong Wei. Refreshing all the LCW/ KKK/TBh's past winning championships just now, i couldn't wait for other great matches to be watch.
    Owh, for those who said LIn Dan can't play in 'southeast asia' , shut them up, Lin Dan! though i hope LCW can stop you in semifinal, just be there and play, mr. dan.
     
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    Is this a confirmation??..

    ..any news source abt Lin Dan officially coming to the INA Open??..:confused:
     
  4. chris-ccc

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    The source is from The Star Online

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    ctjcad ... Did you not click on the source?: The Star Online
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    ^^I read the news..^^

    ..but noticed the word "possible".
    Anyway, i got another confirmation from an article in badzine.info (another thread). I guess, for now, we'll see if LinDan truly follows up and participates..
     
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    LCW-vs-LD match at the Finals at the 2009 WC?

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    If Lin Dan doesn't follow up and participates in the 2009 Indonesia Open, could he be dropped to No.4 in the World Rankings?, therefore could it be a LCW-vs-LD match at the Finals of the 2009 WC?
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    The door to the Ina SS is wide open....welcome to Jakarta!!
     
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    haha,i will say yes if lindan come:p
     
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    Lindan will sure come next year to singapore. Am sure he wants to go to Universal Studios with XXF. ;)
     
  11. Krisna

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    Yeah! Come to Jakarta so we can witness Taufik defeat you one more time, Lin Dan... ;) Taufik needs to be victorious in order to further promote his THL clothing line... ;) So he is very well motivated to become the 7 time INA Open champ... :cool:
     
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    Sound like a little boy got lost in the jungle and when darkness comes, he got real scared, wetting his pants, but thump his chest and yell out loud "I am not afraid of anyone hiding out there so come on out right now and face me!!!"...:p:D
    Now, jokes aside, looking at the draw, if TH hopes to win, this is the chance...first only one CJ/BCL/LD/LCW/PSH/SS will emerge from the other half and the top gun in TH half is also an aging PG:)
     
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    I wonder if Peter Gade will reach some of his best badminton towards the very end of his career, just like Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen. aside from the weird toe/rib injuries and viruses, he seems to be moving steadily higher in terms of his play.
     
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    Its exciting to know about the LCW vs LD SF in INA open. I do hope that LCW will be in form and hungry for a victory against him, seeing that he will be abit tired with SIN open. Another matchup is Taufik Vs Gade in QF that should be interesting aswell. Will Peter take his revenge from this years AE tournament, or will Taufik have his number once again :D
    I predict TAUFIK VS LD FINALS hehe
     
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    That's fair: aging Taufik vs. aging Peter... ;)

    I agree with this... :cool:
     
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    2009 Indonesia Open: LCW, PG, LD & TH to reach the Semi-Finals

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    Hi apu4life ,

    You and Krisna are more daring than me in our predictions... predicting the MS FINAL :p:p:p

    The best I can predict is for the Semi-Finals. IMHO, we could find LCW, PG, LD and TH all there.

    :):):)
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    What do you want la :p I guess both of us are Taufik dieheart fans hihi, and what else can be better than LD vs Taufik Final (not to mention the OMGLY LD vs LCW that i do hope happens hihi)
     
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    No...the final will be: TH vs LCW

    It will be very very difficult for LD to defeat LCW in Jakarta.

    As for LCW, playing in Jakarta is like a cat eating a fish...[nyam...nyam...nyam]

    As for LD, playing in Jakarta is like a cat being forced to eat vegetable....
     
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    Lin Dan will play with taufik hidayat in final
     

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