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2012 All England SSP: Fri 09-Mar Quarter-Finals matches

Discussion in 'German Open / All England / Swiss Open 2012' started by chris-ccc, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Avenger

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    19-7 for Cai Fu..

    this is harsh, 11 at night and still playing
    and it's 6 in the morning for Indonesian people
    jet lag + late night game = nightmare for INA pair
     
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    ok, it seems it comes true.. 21-8 for Cai Fu
     
  3. K_a_d_e

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    Cai/Fu just too good for Ahsan/Bona, they still struggle to find away how to beat them. I was hoping that Ahsan/Septano able to beat them or at least rubber set just want to see how their chance to win even bronze in OG 2012 but sorry to say no chance at all :confused: poor defense lack of stamina what else ....:(
     
  4. Aikachan

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    So KT defeated CL, and I was wrong (which Im glad) for believing that CL would win. Next is LD!
     
  5. Jonc108

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    Haha did u really watch the whole game or just look at the scores? LD in fact led a lot for most part of it, but looked like don't want to win the match so much (due to the we-all-know-why reason), he let KT to catch up, yet finally retired (maybe he thought KT was catching up too slow and don't want to waste more time... :D). In that match and the other one won by LD, I didn't see what KT could really do to beat LD.

    Of course we could not rule out the possibility that suddenly KT improves significantly and find a way to beat LD (or LD don't want to meet LCW in AE final again... :D).

    Yet That's what we saw from past matches: KT did not have a clue how to really beat LD.
     
  6. madbad

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    Haha, guess what?
     
  7. skchen

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    Syabas to KT(S7) for upsetting CL(S3).
    CPS/GLY did well to beat CA/IB in 3 games and the win is a first for this Malaysian pair in a premier SS tournament.
    Daren Liew's gallant run ended in exit at the hands of LHI and his performance at the AE should elevate him to play 2nd singles in the TC finals in May 2012.
    SN(S4) lost to LXR(S7) as she was dictated by LXR in the 1st game and the confidence gave LXR that oomph to pull through the 2nd game.
     
  8. madbad

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    Simple–WYH.
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    KT always plays well in AE.....he beats CJ, BCL in previous years and now CL......well done KT !
     
  10. skchen

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    This reproduced article in the 10 March 2012 issue of the Star is indeed food for thought for BAM:-

    'CHINA’S Lin Dan rarely praises his young and unknown opponents but has given Malaysia’s Chong Wei Feng a rave review.
    The four-time world champion, who played against the Malaysian for the first time on Thursday, said Wei Feng could well carry the torch after Lee Chong Wei’s retirement.
    Lin Dan won the second round match 21-13, 21-16, but was impressed with Wei Feng’s speed and technique.
    “This left-handed player did well. He has some way to go but I believe that with a lot of practice he can be the future of Malaysian badminton,” said Lin Dan.
    Being a lefty himself, Lin Dan says that he saw potential in Wei Feng’s game.
    Wei Feng, who was tied at 9-9 in the opening game and 16-16 in the second, did not show any sign of nervousness and kept Lin Dan on his toes.
    “It isn’t easy to beat Lin Dan so I just went out there to win as many points as possible. I did much better than my poor showing at last week’s German Open,” said Wei Feng.
    “This surely will give me a lot of confidence as I’m gunning for a place in the Thomas Cup squad. It’s important that I maintain my form from here on. I will work hard to add more quality to my game,” he added.'
     
  11. chris-ccc

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    Lin Dan likes left-handed players?

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    Hahaha...... Lin Dan likes left-handed players. :D:D:D
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    Haha, Lin Dan not yet testing 3 other malaysian single player. :p
     
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    This year's event, they had become even more strict when trying to catch people taking pictures. I had to move away from my originally assigned seats to somewhere more secluded and higher up - close to where the teams set up their own coaching cameras ..... :D

    Luckily the venue was far from full, possibly because we had already run out of Japanese cuties by this time. Even delicate skinned Koreans favoured by Madbad are in short supply.

    Of course the local crowd did get bigger to support their Team GB XD pairs against Malaysian and Indonesian opposition. But surely, they couldn't possibly beat smaller but more, ahem, organized and experienced crowd support from both countries. The Malaysians came down in droves to drive Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying to a historic first against the World Championships runnersup, and then combined with Indonesian supporters with Indonesians taking the lead under shouts of "In-do-ne-sia!" to drive away Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork.

    But first, the matches on the court not televised live:

    Xu Chen/Ma Jin vs the Russians was the makings of a potential thriller. The Russians are indeed very gifted in XD and Valerie Sorokina could more than match up to Ma Jin. The only advantage the Chinese had is mobility, or rather, lack of mobility of the towering Nikolaenko. Still it did not stop the Russians from giving them anxious moments, coming back from the dead to 18-18 in the 1st game and running neck and neck until 19-19 in the 2nd before surrendering.

    Next came Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei against the tall Danes with the backing of the most organised supporting crowd. By all accounts the Danes could and should have done better than they did, given their superiority in firepower. But Pedersen was completely caught on the diagonal counterattack almost all the time. Almost like one doubles pair playing against two singles players.

    Then came the small and energetic Tai Tzu Ying against the petite Sung Ji Hyun. It was obvious that Tai came with too much pent up energy, managing to blow up 4 gamepoints to lose the 1st game. Didn't matter much though, by game 2 Ms Sung had shown her limited gas tank and could not respond fully after the midgame break. And it became an almost total collapse in the third, as Sung started dozing and finding herself in a 7 point hole. And that hole could not be covered.

    Lee Hyun Il vs Daren Liew was a reasonable entertaining match. Daren obviously worked hard to try and upset the old Korean warhorse, but never managed to take the lead other than the initial stage of game 2. At age 31, the Korean is much fitter, and more importantly, very smart and pushing the shuttle to the back boundaries, forcing Daren to deplete his energies to scurry back. It would be a fresh LHI against LCW matchup in the semifinals.

    Wang Shixian vs Jiang Yanjao - the winner was pretty much known from the first rally of the match. Just going through the motions ........

    Delicate skinned Koreans came out next against fast improving HK girls. Koreans were quite fortunate that Poon and Tse took a lot of time to warm up. Yup, they only got warm at 5-0 down in the 2nd game. And from then onwards, we got to see a much better spectacle right down to the wire .......

    Hashimoto and Hirata got revenge on the Malaysian Super Series winners in 3 games. Hashimoto especially was very fast and clinical, testament to the tongue lashings he endured 2 months ago after that unexpected defeat to the same TPE pair.

    Tago vs Chen Long is among the best 2 matches of the day, sharing primetime slot with Wang Yihan vs Tine Baun. Tago kept his speed high throughout the match, but a lack of belief in himself cost him the first game when he failed to convert all three gamepoints. Coach Keita Matsuda was seen gesticulating and was probably shouting expletives when Tago let a defensive block get too loose, gleefully pounced by Chen Long. Most of the crowd thought that Tago had lost it then and there, some of them going out of the arena to find food.

    Those who stayed were treated to the typical Japanese warrior code. It did not seem apparent at first when Tago took a small lead going to the break. But when he sliced off 4 more pts almost immediately afterwards, Chen Long let the game go. Game 3 followed almost the same script as before, and Chen Long could only get to 12-17 before capitulation and the white flag.

    Didn't get to see the last 2 matches, my dinner was getting too delayed.
     
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    Excellent report as ever, thx abedeng. But how did Tago defeat CL. CL s supposed to be superior. Did CL lose because of fatigue ( from long match with NTM), speed, skills or lack of fighting spirit?
     
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    And now for the live-telecast court matches:

    Saina Nehwal just could not find the extra innings in her match. Li Xuerui is so tall, she could practically reach anything that Saina threw at her. Saina was playing at high tempo almost all the time, allowing Li Xuerui to feed off her shots to get better angles and power.

    Nonetheless, one particular rally at a matchpoint down shows us why Saina is given so much respect by the Chinese. Shea was totally under pressure from start to finish, yet was able to win the rally for a brief respite.

    Jung and Lee exacted revenge on Shen Ye and Hong Wei in a hard fought match. The tall Hong Wei committed quite a bit of errors in this match, making the scores a bit flattering. Jung Jae Jung is not yet at full power, but has improved tremendously. But his hair has gone long .........

    Lin Dan was just going through the motions against Taufik. He had too much extra, and hardly attacked in the first game. We were treated to long rallies with deft net touches instead. All the rallies did was to empty Taufik's fuel tank quicker. But credit must be given to Taufik for really trying to eke out a win.

    The Danish supporter group finally got their one and only victory with Boe and Mogensen. The Danes were clearly the better pair. The Chinese were out of sorts, and only managed to put up a fight at the tailend of game 2.

    And then came the Malaysians vs the Eng/Sco combo. First game was pretty easy for Malaysia, with Goh Liu Ying given too much time to execute her net blocks. In the 2nd, Chris Adcock applied more pace into the game and forced the Malaysians to drive off the net. Goh Liu Ying's previously impeccable stance at the net were littered with errors.

    The Malaysians learnt their lesson and made sure not to squander the lead from the 3rd game. Helped in no doubt by errors from Chris Adcock's service game and the Malaysians' own better overall defense.

    For the first two games of the next match, Nathan Robertson showed his world championship pedigree. So astute and good in defence and counterattack. You would never think of him as an, ahem, uncle.

    Then, at 12-15 down in game 1, Lilyana Natsir disputed (wrongly) a line call, just because the line judge didn't indicate fast enough. Umpire refused to overrule (rightly), making the Indonesians' blood boil, and hence, they rampaged their way through the English defence and stole game 1 right from the English noses.

    The English fought back and Robertson turned back the clock at least a decade to eke out a comfortable 2nd game win, at the expense of energy reserves for the third game. He totally collapsed in game 3, with a lot of misdirected shots. And when the going got tougher, Robertson still wanted to continue playing at low percentage.

    LCW and Hayom was a foregone conclusion. Except that LCW is not being as generous as LD when playing Taufik.

    Same goes for WXL/YY against more Korean delicate skins.

    Tine Baun must rue a missed opportunity against Wang Yihan. It was the closest in ages when Wang Yihan stared defeat in the face. But Tine couldn't convert her 4 matchpoint opportunities and the script was rewritten for another almost total Chinese dominance in WS. And that too, despite losing Wang Xin.

    I left just after the 2nd game, didn't get to see the rest of the matches.
     
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    Tago was smarter - kept the shuttle pace varied, but never high enough for Chen Long to attack. In this respect, Tago is better than LCW when playing CL. LCW sometimes has too much belief in his super-strong defence, that he neglects taking basic precautions.
     
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    Compared to his usual a little bit too lazy and defensive style of playing Tago seemed to be extraordinary fast on court and motivated too win. I haven't seen him play like this for a long time, I have to say. It was great!
     
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    Oh, Tago won rather than CL lost. Yeah, it s great when he knows what he s playing. I think he wants to play LD, to gauge how he has improved. Is there any video of the match?
     
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    It was tough enough to take discreet pics, videos are downright almost impossible ...... those Event Managers have sharp eyes.
     
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    it wont be a good news if our abedeng is caught for spying cuties
    hehe
     

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