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2013 Yonex/OCBC US Open GP Gold : Qualification-FINAL (8th-13th July 2013)

Discussion in 'US / Canada Open 2013' started by CLELY, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Loh

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    Thanks for the update.

    I hope she has a proper set-up to train in. Otherwise her efforts may be wasted and she may not be able to realize her ambition.
     
  2. CantSmashThis

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    Beiwen was having fun rallying with her old friend Aiying Xing during warm ups. Now playing against Kusunose from JPN
     
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    Yeeha! Sapsirree on livestream at coachesaid.com! :)
     
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    This game between the Spaniard, Corrales, and Taerattanachai is quite good.

    The enjoyment is enhanced by the commentator who, while sounding as cheery as a morning radio host, you can tell is desperately wondering how much more 'badmittn' he has to put up with before he can bugger off and have a Budweiser at the closest sports bar with a big screen showing a baseball game or re-runs of Entourage. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Loh

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    Yes I thought they would have enjoyed this rare but happy opportunity to meet again. I think Aiying is older and came just before BW, also at a young age of around 13. However they trained together with Gu Juan, Fu Mingtian, Yao Lei and Sari for close to a decade before BW left.

    To her credit, Aiying caputured the US Open WS title in 2004, together with Kendrick Lee who won the MS title. Gosh that seems a long time ago!

    But Aiying has not been able to recapture her form since then and IMO she has underperformed while the rest of field has raised the bar. Let's hope she can redeem herself in her most favourite US hunting ground in this tournament.

    I just saw the results and Aiying managed to beat Ayumi Mine 21-12, 21-19 while BW faltered against Yuka Kusunose in three hard-fought games 21-18, 22-24, 21-18 lasting almost an hour. The Japanese are relatively new names.

    I hope Aiying can advance further and set her mind to taking a second title.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Open_Badminton_Championships
     
  6. CLELY

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    Zhang Beiwen is already lost to Japanese Yuka Kusunose in rubber games, let's see her performance in next week Canada Open GP ;)
     
  7. Qidong

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    Just checked ts.com and noticed that Chai Biao and Bao Yixin got eliminated. :eek::eek:

    I didn't expect anyone could get double digits points per game against 2 top Chinese double players. What a shock.
     
  8. CantSmashThis

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    I umpired that match. I wanted them to win. They clashed rackets in the 1st game and it caught the side of Bao's face leaving a bruise and broke Chai's racket. And then something happened that point that no one apparently remembers.
     
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    Did I make the right service call from the stream? :p
     
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    Wow. Hope it didn't leave a scar on Bao's face. Maybe she was worrying about that and could not concentrate. :)
     
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    What happened?
     
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    Were you the service judge?

    Before the match started the stream showed the beaming smiling face of the Umpire ( what the commentator called "The Judge"), but I didnt' notice the other official. (Twice as handsome, surely) ;)

    Corrales, whom I had never seen before, played very well in the first set. There were some great rallies. Sapsirree always seems to have a trick up her sleeve, though.

    Your job must be quite fun sometimes! :) Keep up the good work!
     
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    That's the thing. No one quite remembers. The rally ends, I award the point to the Netherlands side. Then Bao was holding her face for a while. I was concerned so I started my stopwatch and called the referee. Whike the referee was walking over, she started to get ready and so I resumed the match. 8-5 play. And Bao kept asking me "my serve right?" I said no, Netherlands wonthe point, or at least I marked it down as they did. But I honestly couldn't recall how the rally ended. Neither did my service judge. Netherlands claimed they won the point. So I let it stand and the Chinese coaches were yelling No, 6-7. So once the match ended, no one remembered what happened. I just talk to one of the match control people and he says he remembers the Chinese didn't make it over the net. The 1st game ended 21-19. Bao made a lot of mistakes at the net.

    I think it may leave a scar or a bruise for a while
     
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    Yes, I was the service judge. Fun but sometimes nerve wracking with players disagreeing with you all the time.
     
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    haha, interesting thanks
     
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    The twins Annie and Kerry are doing good so far!!!
     
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    Lucky for Sattawat that Niluka Karunaratne didnt play!!!
     
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    sigh Misbun Ramdan still has a long way to go. He lost to the more experienced Wong Wing Ki.
    Not to be underestimated at all... I predict that Misbun will be in the top 20 by next year.
     
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    Yeah, surprising indeed. Bao YX should focus to WD match after her XD losing here...

    Thanks for your info :) I guess this is the first time Bao YX paired up with Chai B, CMIIW.
     
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    Second seeded Yip PY is sent packing, lost to Kaori Imabeppu in rubber games and close scoreline, 18-21 / 22-20 / 19-21.
     

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