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2011 All England: Day 4 Friday 11-March (Quarter-Finals)

Discussion in 'German Open / All England / Swiss Open 2011' started by chris-ccc, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. chris-ccc

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    Today, we have arrived at the Quarter-Finals.

    The schedule of matches are found located at;

    http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...88CA87-7360-4444-8AFD-4D278ACCF669&d=20110311

    For the Mens Singles, all eyes will be on Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan in their respective halves.

    For the Womens Singles, probably 2 CHN players (in the top half of the draw) would make it to the Semi-Finals. In the bottom half, Singaporean Gu Juan, a qualifier, may surprise us.

    For the Doubles, our exciting pairs will keep us in suspense. Just cannot tell which pairs would be moving into Semi-Finals.

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    Good luck to remaining Ina representatives
    MD : Bona/Ahsan and Kido/Hendra
    0,5 half in xd : Hendra/Anastasia
     
  3. OneToughBirdie

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    LD-LCW final looking good. JYJ-WX match will be a good one.
     
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    I bet Kido/Hendra v KKK/TBH match will be on TV court.

    It'll be nice rematch of final AG.
     
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    A breakdown of the QF by countries:

    MS: CHN 2, DEN 1, GER 1, JPN 1, MAS 1, THA 1, VIE 1
    WS: CHN 3, BUL 1, GER 1, IND 1, JPN 1, SIN 1
    MD: CHN 2, INA 2, MAS 2, DEN 1, KOR 1
    WD: CHN 2, JPN 2, DEN 1, KOR 1, TPE 1, BUL 0.5, RUS 0.5
    XD: CHN 3, DEN 1, GER 1, POL 1, THA 1, INA 0.5, RUS 0.5

    Total: CHN 12, DEN 4, JPN 4, GER 3, MAS 3, INA 2.5, KOR 2, THA 2, BUL 1.5, IND 1, POL 1, RUS 1, SIN 1, TPE 1, VIE 1

    By continent: Asia 29.5, Europe 10.5
     
  6. chris-ccc

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    It's great that JPN and GER have many players still included

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    It's great that JPN and GER have many players still included; Usually players from CHN, MAS, INA, KOR and DEN dominate in the ALL England.
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    Good work, Gicutzu.
    Rooting for the underdogs except MAS players and PG.
    Matches start at 5.00pm local time, with seven matches and an average of 1 hour per match, the day will end @ midnight.
     
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    wow... cj a surprise looser. ;)

    zak and ah how need to be more consistent and do less mistakes if they want to win. Nothing is impossible. ;)
     
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    It’s another day of upsets on day 2 of the main draw.

    JJS/LYD (3) lost to CB/GZD
    JC (6) lost to MZ
    BYJ (8) lost to GJ, qualifier from Singapore
    TA/LN (7) lost to MF/BM
    CHL/CWH (8) lost to HS/AR

    Notable wins were chalked by:-

    PHG (4) beat KT
    SM/MN beat DJ/PP
    NTM beat DPY
    MZAL/HTH (Mas) beat HE/KH
    KY (Jpn, TH’s conqueror) beat WZM

    PHG at 34 years of age showed KT, 2010 MS finalist, what it is that makes him one of the top-ranked MS badminton players in the world. At 20-16 in the 2nd game, KT had no reason to lose the next 6 points to PHG who went on to win 22-20. If KT had won the 2nd game, it could well be that he would have won the match as he was getting into his stride and had tons of energy.
    Chen Jin’s loss to Marc Zwiebler was really mind-boggling. The German has never won a super series tournament and for him to beat the world champion is really astounding.
    The two Malaysian men’s doubles pairs are keeping the Malaysian flag flying and it is hoped that they will continue to surprise. Their opponents in today’s quarter finals are tough nuts to crack.
     
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    Great statistics... thanks... Surprise to see GER among the top four countries in QF... cheers to Germany :)
     
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    What? You're going to root for the underdogs unless they are Malaysian underdogs? IMO, both our MD pairs are underdogs today.
     
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    I think what nokh88 referred to was if underdogs face MAS players, then he no longer root for the underdogs. LCW is not underdog for sure :)
     
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    With the surprise defeat of CJ, the only person can stops LCW is Lin Dan... Boonsak and PG are still not good enough...
     
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    JPN has done relatively well in this year's AE with representatives in 3 QF events, namely MS, WS (2) and WD.

    Kazuchi Yamada has now caught the eyes of many having disposed of TH in R1 and Wang Zhengming in R2. Will he be able to knock out another unseeded player, Marc Zwiebler (GER), who sensationally eliminated the highly regarded World Champion CJ #6 to make it to the QF?

    Whatever the outcome, either of these two unseeded "stars" will make it to the SF tomorrow at the expense of the Chinese. ;)

    JPN's WD produced the best results with 2 teams entering the QF.

    Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito surprised Du Jing and Pan Pan with a relatively easy 21-17, 21-19 win while
    Misuki Fujii/Reika Kakiiwa eliminated their taller opponents from DEN, Chrisitnna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl in a rubber, 21-12, 17-21, 21-15 in 57 min.

    However their 3 MD teams failed to surpass those from MAS, KOR (both matches stretching to 3 games) and INA.

    As for petite Eriko Hirose, she continued her good run by eliminating arch-rival Salakjit Ponsana (THA) in 3 games. But against Saina Nehwal today, she'll need more than luck to survive. :(

    GERMANY is also making some kind of statement with representatives in 3 events, MS, WS and XD. They seem to establish themselves as No. 2 in Europe, since ENG, NED and other European nations are not, or not as well, represented.

    I thought GERMANY was robbed of the privilege of hosting the Super Series in favour of FRANCE some time back, and this in a way has shown what Germany is capable of in badminton instead of France. ;)
     
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    In my humble opinion, CJ is not good enough to stops LCW as well. LCW and Lin Dan is obviously one league above the rest including CJ.
     
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    LD and LCW have their own leagues. LD is two leagues above the rest. LCW is one league above the rest.
     
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  19. InvinKoh

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    We can say that, but for me the gap between LD and LCW is very narrow that I don't call that a different of league. But LD and LCW as compared to the rest there's a huge gap in between hence I call that as a league different.
     
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    If CJ continue with his problems, and Cai-Fu performing not so great, it could give a very interesting Thomas cup...
    As for the germans, Schenk is the only solid part of the team. Zweibler is good, but not consistent, and for the XD, they can perform but not against the best pairs I would say. But they definitively have the second place in Europe now. Did you guys notice how few people there was in the crowd? It gave a strange atmosphere - no cheers, few clapping... I hope it will get better with the week end.
     

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