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2014 Li-Ning BWF WORLD Championships : Day-4 (28th August 2014) - Round of 16

Discussion in 'World Championships 2014' started by CLELY, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. CLELY

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    Venue
    : Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen-DEN

    Tournament website : http://www.denmark2014.com/Cms/

    Order of Play : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...C98312-A11A-4F8B-9CF9-0926A1777ADA&d=20140828

    Tournament time table : http://www.denmark2014.com/cms/?cmsid=430&pageid=13033

    DEN time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt...ma=Find%20Time

    The last sixteen round (01.00pm local time, 4 courts) will feature many exciting matches as almost all seeded shuttlers face each other and possibly create some upsets.

    MS, host Denmark has three slots in R/16, both China and Hong Kong represented by two players. Vittinghus v Son WH and Wang ZM v Wei N should be tight encounters

    WS, China top-three players still continue their campaign here with Wang YH will meet tough rival today, Spain rising star Caroline Marin. Tricky test for Nehwal, Intanon and Tai TY and we'll looking forward to see Sindhu v Bae YJ, last year WC bronze medalists.

    MD, two Japanese Thomas Cup winning team pairs, Endo/Hayakawa and Kamura/Sonoda will be tested by Ko SH/Shin BC and Hoon TH/Tan WK respectively. Fave Lee YD/Yoo YS is expected to cruise into last eight

    WD, top-seed out, CHN still has 3 representatives to keep their supremacy. Jung KE/Kim HN will challenge defending champion Wang/Yu, another three KOR pairs also booked R/16 spots. Two INA pairs have home opponent, Maheswari/Polii will get second seed Juhl/Pedersen while giant killer Awanda/Haris will face Danish #2 Kruse/Roepke

    XD, the top-four seeded are predicted to pass this round unless their opponents could spring big upsets. INA hopeful Jordan/Susanto has good prospect to progress and home fave should be their opponent tomorrow.
     
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    WS looks exciting today.
     
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    today a lot of interesting matches, but the choice of broadcasting is bad. why aren't
    michelle li vs tzy not on tv
    vitinghus vs shon wan ho
    axelson vs nguyen
     
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    it looks like LCW will be alone all over again as his mates might not make it to last eight...
     
  5. insaint84

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    Agree...
    don't think KKK can beat TPE ><
     
  6. Loh

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    Chinese top seeds crash out of women's doubles

    POSTED: 28 Aug 2014 01:11


    China's top-ranked doubles pairing of Bao Yixin and Tang Jinhua crashed out of the women's doubles in the second round of the badminton world championships on Wednesday (Aug 27) in Copenhagen.

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    China's Yixin Bao (background) and Jinhua Tang return a shot to Indonesia's Shitta Awanda and Della Destiara Haris, during their match at the World Badminton Championships, at Ballerup Arena, Denmark. (AP/Polfoto, Jens Dresling)


    COPENHAGEN: China's top-ranked doubles pairing of Bao Yixin and Tang Jinhua crashed out of the women's doubles in the second round of the badminton world championships on Wednesday (Aug 27) in Copenhagen.

    The Chinese duo, who received a first-round bye, were convincingly beaten by Indonesia's Anggia Shitta Awanda and Della Destiara Haris 21-14, 21-18 in one of the early shocks of the tournament.

    Bao and Jinhua were tipped as serious title contenders having paired up two years ago when they won the Hong Kong Open but their first world championship appearance together ended after just 42 minutes. "I wasn't confident. When the Indonesians changed tactics, I couldn't adjust," Tang admitted to bwfbadminton.org.

    There was understandable delight for Haris, 22, and her 20-year-old partner Awanda, though, who were almost in disbelief after securing the biggest win of their careers. "We are very happy and surprised but nothing is impossible. We went all out. We just played our game and didn't think about winning," said Haris.

    The Indonesian pair will face either Danish duo Line Damkjaer Kruse and Marie Roepke, the 15th seeds, or Malaysia's Vivian Hoo and Woon Khe Wei for a quarter-final berth.


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  7. Loh

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    Lee joins main rivals in last 16 at world championships

    POSTED: 28 Aug 2014 02:42

    World number one Lee Chong Wei marched on in his bid for an elusive world championship title as he strolled into the last 16 to follow suit with his leading rivals in Copenhagen on Wednesday (Aug 27).

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    Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei returns a shot during his match against Germany's Dieter Domke at the World Badminton Championships at Ballerup Arena, Denmark. (AP/Jens Dresling, POLFOTO)


    COPENHAGEN: World number one Lee Chong Wei marched on in his bid for an elusive world championship title as he strolled into the last 16 to follow suit with his leading rivals in Copenhagen on Wednesday (Aug 27).

    The Malaysian top seed, runner-up at the last two world finals, made light work of Germany's Dieter Domke with Lee cruising to a 21-12, 21-9 victory.

    "He is a lower-ranked opponent but he put up a fight although I felt confident all the way through," said Lee after dispatching his 43rd-ranked opponent.

    However the Malaysian, also a two-time Olympic silver medallist, admitted he was still working his way back to top form having been sidelined since June with a persistent groin injury.

    "I was out of action for two months so I'm still trying to get some feelings back out on court. There are some shots I'm still reluctant to play," he said.

    Lee faces unheralded 49th-ranked Irishman Scott Evans for a place in the quarter-finals but the world's top player stressed he wouldn't be caught looking further ahead in the draw.

    "Evans is another lower-ranked player but I'm not going to underestimate him. I'll be taking him seriously," said Lee.

    Earlier second seed Chen Long of China steamrolled his way into round three with a clinical display to see off Germany's 2012 European champion Marc Zwiebler 21-11, 21-10.
    With fourth seed Kenichi Tago a pre-tournament withdrawal due to injury Chen's path to the final appears a favourable one with Indonesian fifth seed Tommy Sugiarto - a 21-16, 21-13 winner over Russia's Vladimir Malkov on Wednesday - his likely opponent in the last four.

    Home favourite Jan O Jorgensen is on a collision course with Lee after the Dane breezed past his second-round opponent Eetu Heino of Finland 21-9, 21-17 in just under 30 minutes.

    "It was a great game. I'm happy with the outcome and the way I played," said Jorgensen, who is seeded three.

    Jorgensen cited a pre-existing foot problem for a slight second-game stumble but allayed any fears it might derail his bid to become the first European to lift the world title since compatriot Peter Rasmussen in 1997.

    "I struggled a bit with my foot during a training camp before the world championships. I slipped during the second set ... and lost my concentration a little bit. Everything's fine though," said Jorgensen, who will face Chou Tien-chen, after the Taiwanese player took care of Japanese 15th seed Sho Sosaki 21-16, 21-19.

    Former world junior champion Wang Zhengming of China was given a scare as Petr Koukal took him to a third game before the sixth seed outlasted the Czech 21-15, 19-21, 21-7.
    Hong Kong's ninth seed Hu Yun was pushed all the way by Finn Ville Lang before prevailing 17-21, 21-15, 21-17 while South Korean Son Wan-ho progressed seamlessly into round three with a ruthless 21-6, 21-12 demolition of American Sattawat Pongnairat.

    Women's second seed Wang Shixian shook off stubborn resistance by Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin to make the last 16 courtesy of a 21-15, 21-18 victory.

    She was joined in the third round by compatriot and third seed Wang Yihan as the 2011 champion eliminated Denmark's Anna Thea Madsen 21-13, 21-13.

    Top-ranked European Carolina Marin, the world number 10 from Spain, edged past Malaysia's Tee Jing Yi 21-18, 16-21, 21-10 while South Korea's Bae Yeon-ju, Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying and 2013 bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu of India also moved on in routine fashion.
    However, tenth seed Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand was knocked out by Canada's Commonwealth champion Michelle Li.

    Men's second round:

    Scott Evans (IRL) bt David Obernosterer (AUT) 21-7, 21-18
    Jan O Jorgensen (DEN) v Eetu Heino (FIN) 21-9, 21-17
    Hu Yun (HKG) bt Ville Lang (FIN) 17-21, 21-15, 21-17
    Son Wan-ho (KOR) bt Sattawat Pongnairat (USA) 21-6, 21-12
    Wang Zhengming (CHN) bt Petr Koukal (CZE) 21-15, 19-21, 21-7
    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN) bt Tan Yuhan (BEL) 21-18, 21-15
    Chen Long (CHN) bt Marc Zwiebler (GER) 21-11 21-10
    Wei Nan (HKG) bt Dinuka Karunratna (SRI) 19-21, 21-16, 21-13
    Tommy Sugiarto (INA) bt Vladimir Malkov (RUS) 21-16, 21-13
    Lee Chong Wei (MAS) bt Dieter Domke (GER) 21-12, 21-9
    Chou Tien-chen (TPE) bt Sho Sasaki (JPN) 21-16, 21-19
    Viktor Axelsen (DEN) bt Erik Meijs (NED) 21-9, 21-10
    Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA) bt Ajay Jayaram (IND) 21-17, 21-14
    K Srikanth (IND) bt Rajiv Ouseph (ENG) 21-18, 21-13
    Eric Pang (NED) bt Tian Houwei (CHN) 21-15, 21-16
    Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE) bt Pablo Abian (ESP) 21-7, 19-21, 21-10

    Women's second round:

    Michelle Li (CAN) bt Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA) 20-22, 21-18, 21-11
    Thi Trang Vu (VIE) bt Eriko Hirose (JPN) walkover
    Wang Yihan (CHN) bt Anna Thea Madsen (DEN) 21-13, 21-13
    Tai Tzu-ying (TPE) bt Bellaetrix Manaputty (INA) 21-12, 21-14
    P.V. Sindhu (IND) bt Olga Golovanova (RUS) 21-12, 21-17
    Bae Yeon-ju (KOR) bt Karin Schnasse (GER) 21-18, 21-14
    Wang Shixian (CHN) bt Yip Pui Yin (HKG) 21-15, 21-18
    Carolina Marin (ESP) v Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 21-18, 16-21, 21-10


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  8. ricky.aditya

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    Agreed
    We Can't watch KKK / TBH live versus Taipe's pair, it would be a great and entertaining match :D
     
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    so many nice matches but the matches chosen to be on court no1 is not very entertaining. sad for the badminton fans.
     
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    Saina hopes BWF will set limit to China’s women shuttlers

    Published: Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 5:26:00 PM
    Updated: Wednesday August 27, 2014 MYT 8:36:18 PM

    COPENHAGEN: Limit and conquer.

    Olympic Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal of India wants the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to limit the number of women’s singles players from China in all international tournaments in a bid to end their domination in the event.

    Saina, the 2008 world junior champion, is frustrated at having to deal with a host of players from China in every single tournament.
    That, she claims, has been “mentally draining”.

    In the ongoing World Championships at Copenhagen, China are represented by four women’s singles players – top seed Li Xuerui, second seed Wang Shixian, third seed Wang Yihan and 11th seed Han Li.


    In the Olympic Games, a country can have a maximum of three players – and China usually have the maximum number of representation. They go into the Games with a possible 1-2-3 sweep.

    In the Superseries, at times, China parade five to six players of equal calibre.

    “It has not been easy to compete at the highest level. The number of players from China is just too many. Badminton is all about China,” said Saina.

    Since graduating from the junior to the senior ranks in 2008, Saina has won only seven Superseries titles – with her latest being the Australian Open this year.

    “It’s never easy to get past two or three of them. Beating two of them is great and you can consider yourself lucky if you get past a third one,” she said.

    “It’s hard for one player to go against all of them consistently. We used to have couple of good European players but after Denmark’s Tine Rasmussen’s retirement, there have not been many good ones.

    “Just look at Ratchanok (Intanon, Thailand). She has not won any Superseries titles since becoming the world champion last year. It’s just getting harder.”

    Saina hopes that the BWF would consider her proposal and that China would be considerate as well – all for the sake of badminton’s development.

    “We need to open up a bit more. China must give others a chance to come up in badminton also. If not, it will be difficult for others and not many want to make this their career.”

    Saina should know.

    In India, besides her and P.V. Sindhu, it is tough to get women to take up the sport on a full-time basis.

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    Oh, okay. If it's hard to beat them, just ask the BWF to prevent them from playing. Nice! So fair and so full of sportmanship.
     
  12. Loh

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    Quite an upset for veteran Eric Pang of Netherlands to defeat China's young star, Tian Houwei [11] 21-15, 21-16 in 41 min. It doesn't bode too well for China's MS.
     
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    i understand what Saina Nehwal trying to say about China's women single but i dont think is fair to limit the number of player from one country in every tournament is their choice YOU just have to deal with that like it or not. But for some tournaments is ok like Olympic, WC, Continental Games which is already done. Just a thought
     
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    Head to head in favour of the Indonesians having won all three previous encounters. But it's been pretty close each time before and with the Danes playing on home turf, it will be interesting to watch.
     
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    Sad for Saina. Complain complain complain. In 2007, Wong Mew Choo had to beat 3 WC and Olympic champions in Zhu Lin, Zhang Ning and Xie Xin fang to win the China Open. She never complained.
     
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    Today they stream most off the women game events and just one game for man single. Not going to watch until they stream man single game
     
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    Indeed

    cant wait watch it
     
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    In my personal opinion, Saina is as good as saying,"Hey, China , you are so good, it's your fault, so we've to punish you, limit your chances of winning or lower your standard, and let us win some. Why? Because ,we're just not good enough to beat you even though there are so many more of us in the rest of the world." How's that reflecting on herself? Does she presume to speak for the rest of the world? Has she forgotten how Intanon Ratchanok won the WC'13 and she herself the AUS Open SS (albeit CHN was absent LXR and WYH)? What about her junior compatriot P V Sindhu taking bronze at the WC'13 beating both WYH and WSX en route?

    I daresay even limiting CHN's participation quota to max two in the Olympics and the World Championships is neither fair nor right. At most I'm willing to make a concession for the Olympics which has other important,meaningful goals such as the Olympic Creed:"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - apart from the Olympic Motto:"Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger)."

    To propose extending the limitation to every international tournament is downright preposterous. "...If not, it will be difficult for others and not many want to make this their career.”? - What about the many thousands if not millions of Chinese kids and youths who not only have to be better than the rest of the world's aspirants but also compete against their own national juniors and established seniors ?

    Briefly, that's my stand. Let's bear in mind and take heart that badminton is in a 'healthier' state than table tennis where China is truly, totally dominant. As far as badminton is concerned, who has been winning most of the Superseries Men's Singles titles and sitting atop the world ranking for the longest time, who are the reigning Men's Doubles and Mixed Doubles World Champions, not forgetting the Women's Singles Champion already mentioned?

    Instead of asking China to lower her standards,make more concessions and come down to your level, why not rise to the challenge? Otherwise, what is excellence in sport?
     
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    is there any chance for a stream of court 2 3 and 4?? :(
     
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    Exactly. That's why until today, Wong Mew Choo is still highly regarded and widely remembered in the Chinese badminton community. I sometimes hear Chinese sport commentators citing her outstanding feat whenever they touch on badminton history.

    Talking about being denied chances to win titles, wonder how many CHN players suffer the pain too; eg DuPY, WZM hardly any save one SS for the latter , just to mention two examples, all thanks to LCW and their own illustrious compatriots.

    Remember how Wang Shixian was deselected for the LOG, remained mired in the doldrums and suffered a long title drought before making a remarkable comeback to her winning ways again, amazing spirit.
     

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