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2013 Yonex-Sunrise HONG KONG Open SS : Semifinals & FINALS (23rd-24th November 2013)

Discussion in 'Hong Kong / Macau / Vietnam Open 2013' started by CLELY, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. nokh88

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    The last 3 matches took up almost 3 1/2 hours. Time well spent away from the tv.
    Now for some meaningful match.
     
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    Bao Yixin is the prettiest among the four girls.
     
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    Now for the MS match.. All the best to Sony!
     
  4. Justin L

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    LCW starts with a gift, serves into the net.
     
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    LCW playing as if he wants to smash Sony into smithereens.
     
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    sony is lazy
     
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    Not looking good for Sony. He doesn't seem to be able to react to LCW's smashes - probably because of his bad back?
     
  8. nokh88

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    Who is that fan shouting : Jia You Sony?
     
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    LCW's too good for Sony at this point. A well-deserved 50th title goes to him.
     
  10. Justin L

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    A match unbefitting a final, this MS. A stroll in the park for LCW, treating it like a workout and even committing several uncharacteristic mistakes. A LCW at 80% is more than enough to demolish Sony who is a pale shadow of his former self, unfortunately. The worst match of the day and the shortest one at that in 33 minutes.

    The other four finals are significantly better, the best being the WS with the two ladies displaying badminton of the very highest quality.
     
  11. Justin L

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    Too bad, the SSF at Kuala Lumpur is set to be an anti-climax without Chen Long.
     
  12. Justin L

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    LCW knows all his contemporaries around his age so well that he can play without thinking to beat any one of them, with the exception of Lin Dan, of course, not to mention Chen Long who is seven years his junior.
     
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    While you wash your car I took a leisurely walk to Alexandra Village to look for food. Ended up with a bowl of Shanghainese spicy pork noodle and tim sum pork ribs. Later drowned everything with sugar cane juice. Heard of AV in Bukit Merah?

    I'm walking back home now but I'm sure I'll miss LCW and Sony. Hope it is not a foregone conclusion. But I expected Bao/Tang to win the WD.
     
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    Even GC agrees with me that the WS final is a terrific match. Kudos to WYH and WSX.
     
  15. nokh88

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    What a delicious dinner for you, Uncle Loh. With all the meat, I hope you still play badminton to keep in good health. Oh, I can't remember when was the last time I was at Bukit Merah, but I do know the place.
    A stroll back on a Sunday evening rather than driving will do you good.

    MS was a one way traffic for LCW. Sony was very slow looked uncomfortable throughout the match.
     
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    Was that you Cheung on the stands waving in front of the Malaysian fans?
     
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    Sony was unable to match LCW speed. That was the first problem, while LCW is great at all areas, even if Sony has the technique, he was always behind. LCW injected the pace at the very early of the game so everytime there is a lift, he will eat it with smash. Hence the lopsided game.
     
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    I don't recall Sony ever playing at the level of LD or LCW from the 2008 Olympics and onwards.

    Maybe it's not Sony that's regressed, it's just that LD and LCW are playing at a level never seen in badminton before before since 2008. The LD from 2008 to 2013 > LD from 2004. The LCW from 2008 to 2013 > LCW from 2004.

    Sony had a good tournament and he made a SS final again, beating some tough opponents on the way. Unfortunately, he is not in the same class as LCW.
     
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    Sorry. That was not me!
     
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    I believe both factor, Sony is a bit degraded while LCW is still slightly improved. Of course, LCW at prime is better than Sony at his best. Can't question about it.
     

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