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2016 Bonny CHINA Masters GP Gold : Qualifying-SEMIFINAL (19th-24th April)

Discussion in 'Malaysia Open/ Singapore Open/ China Masters 2016' started by CLELY, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Sundis

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    Seeding is done right before the draw and not based on the WR when the players qualified, am I right?
     
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    All I can say is that Chen Long’s position as No. 1 seed for the Rio Olympics is far from being secured. But China Masters does not help much. Even though the qualification period ends on May 5, 2016, the seeding is based on the world ranking of July 21, 2016. To enhance his position as World No. 1 or No. 1 seed for Rio Olympics, he has to get more ranking points from the coming tournaments, especially Indonesia Open and Australia Open. Should Lee Chong Wei win both, Lee Chong Wei is guaranteed to be No. 1 seed for Rio Olympics. Basically, that’s the math.
     
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    Yes, LD, CL, LXR and (WYH or WSX) have until 21 July to reach no. 1 and no 2.

    The three WS players will be assisted by Sun Yu and HBJ.
     
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    FINALS (01.00pm local time) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...B879DC-1948-47E1-9E25-6CD469CC9E9D&d=20160424

    All five finals will involve players from same nations, China has secured 4 title, only men's doubles ruled by Korean representatives.

    XD, Xu Chen/Ma Jin (CHN) v Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN)
    H-2-H stat : 0-0 / WR : 4 v 72
    A big gap of world ranking between these two finalists but the Chinese youngsters have good potential to stun their vast experienced teammate. Xu/Ma took revenge over Malaysian Chan PS/Goh LY in convincing fashion at last four, Zheng/Chen also did the same way to outwit Japanese qualifier Watanabe/Higashino. The top-seed at twilight of their career when Zheng/Chen are upcoming star as they had collected three GP Gold titles in their tender age. China's regeneration in this discipline is running smoothly and the rivalry will be changed after Rio OG as some elite pairs would announce retirement.

    WS, Li Xuerui (CHN) v Sun Yu (CHN)
    H-2-H : 6-1 / WR : 3 v 15
    The Olympic Champion almost lost second game as Porntip fought back to save 5 match point and forced deuce before Li sealed the semifinal tie. On paper scenario, Li will pick her second title in this year after GER Open GP Gold early March. Sun Yu had little trouble at first game against the less experienced Chen Yufei then she stamped authority in next game. It's back to back final for this 22 years old young lady after SIN Superseries last week but her world ranking is already passed by her talented younger compatriot He Bingjiao. The Youth Olympic Champion is China next big thing who soars into top twelve this week, thanks to her impressive performance lately.

    MS, Chen Long (CHN) v Lin Dan (CHN)
    H-2-H : 2-7 / WR : 1 v 3
    The ideal final for home fans as their two outstanding players face off in last round, Chen Long needed three games to beat the left-hander Tanongsak Saensoombunsuk as Thai player stole second game then two-time world champion injected the pace at deciding game when the12th seed got tired and started to made uncharacteristic errors. The world badminton icon, Lin Dan gave his junior Lin Guipu a valuable lesson with superb skill, nice job for this 19 years old young man as someday he might be one of China leading MS. Last two meetings won by Chen Long when he displayed supreme form last year and it's tough challenge to defeat his illustrious and naturally gifted senior this time. It's still winless for world number one in 2016 while the two-time Olympic Champion topped All England podium also German Open as well, both players didn't displayed excellent outcome in last three Superseries tournaments, IND-MAS-SIN Open. They met 6 years ago in 2010 final at same venue when China Masters was part of 12 Superseries circuit. Lin had won this event five times (2005 inaugural edition, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014) and Chen snatched the title twice (2011, 2012).

    WD, Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN) v Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    H-2-H : 1-0 / WR : 7 v 13
    Former world number one has slight advantage to retain their 2014 crown against the fast-rising Chen QC/Jia YF. The top-seed decimated Indonesian youngsters Haris/Sari while the two-time world junior champion weren't play full match as their opponent Huang DP/Zhong QX retired at early second game. After created big success in Dubai Finals end of last year, Luo twin sisters performance are still vurnerable, they need more ranking point desperately here to keep Olympic chance alive as Tang/Yu and Tian/Zhao have comfortable position at Race to Rio ranking.

    MD, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR) v Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang (KOR)
    H-2-H : 6-2 / WR : 1 v 4
    A best opportunity to win first title in this new season for Lee/Yoo, last time the world number one fulfilled their top billing was Hong Kong Superseries last November. They also had slow start in first quarter of 2015 when this top-ranked Korean pair nailed first crown in AUS Open end of May last year. The dynamic duo Lee/Yoo outclassed Chinese juniors Huang KX/Zheng SW in semifinal and two Kims dropped first game before bounced back in next two sets to overcome Japanese Kamura/Sonoda. The world number four won over their more favoured compatriot comfortably in MAS Premier semifinal two weeks ago and they succeeded to bag title there.
     
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    Most Singaporeans don't have this luxury as they live in HDB flats in view of Singapore's lack of land. The landed-property owners do, but it depends on whether they like gardening like you and nokh88.

    However some flat owners do have potted plants along their corridors where sunlight is available. Many who like gardening can form gardening clubs and request the HDB to allocate reasonable space for their gardening activities.

    OTB, It's great to be able to grow your own fresh organic food!

    Singapore has been trying out "vertical farms" to grow vegetables for sale and it seems they are able to supply about 10% of our needs, including to restaurants. These farms essentially make use of technology and engineering to rotate potted plants upwards, arranged like a circular staircase, so that they can capture enough sunlight before they come down and being rotated upwards again. Much more plants or food, can be produced in this way.
     
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    LXR's fitness is still suspect, a concern. At the end of G2 when Porntip fought back to deuce, LXR was seen on TV gasping for air, breathing heavily, but not her opponent,Porntip. LXR is so unlike Intanon now who in three consecutive tournaments was never once seen panting or bent double, which is amazing as she was once known to be plagued by fitness issue. What a turn of events in just a few months.

    Another thing is LXR isn't smashing as hard as before, perhaps conserving energy for next week's BAC but somehow I doubt she has the physicality, the stamina and endurance to play at a consistent high level in consecutive tournaments of late.
     
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    1. 2015 World Championships (Winner: Chen Long, Runner-up: Lee Chong Wei)

    2. Japan Open 2015 (Winner: Lin Dan, Runner-up: Viktor Axelsen)

    3. Korea Open 2015 (Winner: Chen Long, Runner-up: Ajay Jayaram)

    4. Denmark Open 2015 (Winner: Chen Long, Runner-up: Tommy Sugiarto)

    5. French Open 2015 (Winner: Lee Chong Wei, Runner-up: Chou Tien-Chen)

    6. China Open 2015 (Winner: Lee Chong Wei, Runner-up: Chen Long)

    7. Hong Kong Open 2015 (Winner: Lee Chong Wei, Runner-up: Tian Houwei)

    8. Superseries Finals 2015 (Winner: Kento Momota, Runner-up: Viktor Axelsen)

    9. All England Open 2016 (Winner: Lin Dan, Runner-up: Tian Houwei)

    10. India Open 2016 (Winner: Kento Momota, Runner-up: Tian Houwei)

    11. Malaysia Open 2016 (Winner: Lee Chong Wei, Runner-up: Chen Long)

    12. Singapore Open 2016 (Winner: Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Runner-up: Son Wan-ho)

    13. Indonesia Open 2016 (Winner: To-be-determined, Runner-up: To-be-determined)

    14. Australia Open 2016 (Winner: To-be-determined, Runner-up: To-be-determined)

    Well, we all know Superseries Premier and Superseries tournaments offer highest ranking points. These are the ‘elite’ tournaments counted towards the seeding of Rio Olympics. Until Singapore Open 2016, Lee Chong Wei has reached 5 finals, winning 4 titles; Chen Long has reached 5 finals, winning 3 titles; Lin Dan has reached 2 finals, winning 2 titles.
     
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    Even though Zheng Siwei lost today. I am still impressed with his run in this tournament. It is not easy to play in both events and make it to semifinal, even LYD cannot achieve that.

    All the best for him and Chen Qingchen tomorrow, I am rooting them to beat their more senior teammates.
     
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    Ohh, Uncle OTB, my apologies. You caught me red handed. Gardening is an escape phrase. I picked it up from someone here many years ago, not sure it was you or Kwun but I remember one of Kwun's was shopping for groceries.

    I do have a few pots of plant, not as many as yours. Looks like you can start farming and sell at the local market.

    Once again, my apologies for getting you all hype up.
     
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    Didn't know I am so likeable.
     
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    Thanks for the dream final! Can't wait to see these two on court today!
     
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    CLELY, do we need a new thread?
     
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    Porntip has incredible strength in her movement, esp on the quads and glutes, and also ballet like flexibility. awesome to watch.

    but her hair, is just a mess.
     
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    Oh don't have to apologize and sorry Mod to take up space on gardening. Replying to Loh and Nokh, I was a city boy, I picked up and got addicted to gardening from my wife. I am absolutely into gardening. Every spring I would on my knees dig and loosen ALL the soils in the perennials, add manure and see them bloom. We do have a big lot, 48' x 135' (plus another 10' on a easement shared with neighbours, since he doesn't garden we used that space too) on top of a hill, overlooking the City, lots of sun. Late summer when in full bloom, I will try and load those photos on chat column. It is an incredible passion and fun, seeing the pumpkins (even though I don't eat this stuff), kohrabis, zucchini, tomatoes, etc ripen. And we can grow spinach (best for salad) 3 times in 1 season on 1 plot. Next to badminton, these 2 occupy me and keep us busy. I terraced our backyard into 3 terraces, yes, I built them myself.
    This year, the vegies got crazy, cauliflower cost almost same as chicken at superstore market. Just the 2 of us, we gave our vegies to friends, absolutely 100% organic, no fertilizer and no insecticide. Me and my friend rent a truck and go out of town to a mushroom farm to haul manure )they gae away for free) to fertilize our vegies and flowers and we do this every spring, every year. It has been lots of fun.
     
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    Fantastic OTB!!! You must be semi-retired at least! :)
    You've got greens that I don't think I've known before. :p
     
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    Once the vegies are ready and the flowers in bloom, I will try to remember to load to Chat Section. If I put a cost for our time and labor versus the paltry little harvest we got, we will be bankrupt....hahaha!
    As for semi-retired, next month is officially the day I can call it quits. But if anything being retiring, the opposite is true, I will be going back to what I once was in full-time consulting engineering service in the private side, and having been there as employee and as partner before I joined public service 25 years ago, it will be anything but 'retiring mode' especially my new job requires commuting to 3 other provinces where this outfit has offices in.
     
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