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2016 TOTAL BWF Thomas-Uber Cup Finals - Day 6 (20th May) : SEMIFINALS

Discussion in 'Thomas Cup Finals / Uber Cup Finals 2016' started by CLELY, May 19, 2016.

  1. CLELY

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    Venue
    : Kunshan Sports Center Stadium, Kunshan-Jiangsu Province, CHN

    Category : BWF Events (non prize money)

    BWF page : http://bwfbadminton.com/events/2594/total-bwf-thomas-uber-cup-finals-2016/

    Tournament website : http://en.ks2016.com/

    Live Streaming :
    - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f
    - http://www.zoptv.com/live/cctv-5
    - http://www.zoptv.com/live/cctv-5-plus

    CHN time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=16739&forma=Find Time
    The afternoon session of quarterfinal saw third and fourth seed, Indonesia-Malaysia progressed without much trouble against relatively weak opponent, HKG and TPE respectively with same scoreline, 3-1.

    Tommy Sugiarto needed longer time at court to subdue Angus Ng Ka Long as he dropped first game. Hong Kong first doubles Or Chin Chung/Tang Chun Man then stole point to shock reigning world champion Ahsan/Setiawan. Indonesian promising star Jonatan Christie battled hard to dispose Hu Yun then Pratama/Suwardi secured semifinal ticket for Indonesia.

    Captain Lee Chong Wei affirmed his status as one of high-calibre men’s singles player, the composed Lee delivered important opener for Malaysia, defeated Chou Tien Chen in straight-games. Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin prevented 3-0 winning for MAS, defeated Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong narrowly in rubber games. The much improved Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin gave another point to Malaysia, demolished Hsu Jen Hao in two quick games, followed by former world number one Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong to seal the tie.

    KOR Uber team overpowered Indonesia in the easiest quarterfinal tie of first session, 3-0. The Koreans who have more balanced squad didn’t drop any single game to trounce three-time winner INA. Fitriani raised glimmer of hope when she stole second game against Bae Yeon Ju. Sung Ji Hyun and world number 6 Jung KE/Shin SC gave two point earlier for 2010 champion.

    Fourth seed Thailand was surprised by last edition bronze medalist India, 1-3 despite Ratchanok Intanon delivered opening point to beat Saina Nehwal. P.V. Sindhu turned the tables, outplayed Busanan Ongbumrungpan and the experienced Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa eliminated Putitta/Sapsiree and the youngster Ruthvika Shivani Gadde guaranteed the last four spot as she defeated the under pressure Nichaon Jindapon.

    On evening session, Kunshan Sports Centre Gymnasium witnessed the host dramatic tragic ending. For the time China failed to enter semifinal since their Thomas Cup participation, back to 1982. The bad omen was started when the stressful and nervous world number one Chen Long succumbed to Son Wan Ho who's more patient and composed. Then Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan almost leveled 1-1 but they couldn't cope critical moment at 20-18 while Korean duo Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong prove their world number one status to save match point and took second game. The multiple champion Lin Dan only delayed China defeat as he trounced Lee Dong Keun in straight-sets. Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang are too strong for the inexperienced Chinese youngsters Li Junhui/Zheng Siwei.

    Title-holder Japan also found their finish line yesterday, lost narrowly 2-3 to second seed Denmark. Viktor Axelsen and new combination Boe/Conrad gave Danish team early leading, 2-0. And it looked perfect to create 3-0 directly but Takuma Ueda played his best badminton to stun Jan O Jorgensen, then the explosive Kamura/Sonoda delivered high pressure to Denmark after defeated Astrup/Rasmussen. Hans Kristian Vittinghus saved Denmark from premature exit to beat Riichi Takeshita.

    China Uber team won Chinese Taipei easily, 3-0 while their nemesis Japan also created same scoreline, only Pedersen/Juhl stretched Matsutomo/Takahashi into hard fight.

    SEMIFINAL ORDER OF PLAY => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...FF39E5-3CE5-4D78-A9E6-4199026B3C5D&d=20160520

    *First Session [01.00pm] :
    THOMAS Cup
    - INA v KOR (court 2) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...98FF39E5-3CE5-4D78-A9E6-4199026B3C5D&match=66

    MS1, Jonatan Christie v Son Wan Ho
    MD1, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan
    MS2, Anthony Ginting v Lee Dong Keun
    MD2, Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi v Kim Gi Jung/Kim Sa Rang
    MS3, Ihsan Maulana Mustofa v Jeon Hyeok Jin


    Red-white team must be wary for KOR who scored the biggest upset last night to tumble top-seed China. Son Wan Ho and their two doubles will be team Korea trump card to deliver winning point. Indonesia should apply right strategy to stop the Koreans who played until midnight to complete their quarterfinal match.

    UBER Cup
    - CHN v IND (court 1) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...8FF39E5-3CE5-4D78-A9E6-4199026B3C5D&match=145

    WS1, Li Xuerui v Saina Nehwal
    WS2, Wang Shixian v P.V. Sindhu
    WD1, Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei v Jwala Gutta/Sikki Reddy Nelakurihi
    WS3, Wang Yihan v Ruthvika Shivani Gadde
    WD2, Chen Qingchen/Tang Yuanting v Ashwini Ponnappa/P.V. Sindhu


    Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu once again will be team India aces to steal early leading for China who fields Li Xuerui and Wang Shixian respectively.

    *Second session [07.00pm]
    THOMAS Cup
    - DEN v MAS (court 1)
    It's nothing impossible for team Malaysia to reach final spot once again. Denmark is beatable team even almost lost to the weakened Japan yesterday.

    UBER Cup
    - JPN v KOR (court 2)
    Japan is the favourite to repeat their final duel with China on Saturday, but it will be close battle between these two frontrunners.
     
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  2. g3rryok

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    Sugiarto will not play, he is a little injured while playing against thailand.. Ahsan/setiawan will face the world number 1.. hope this will be their turning points and secure a point from double..
     
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  3. CLELY

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    LIVE STREAMING Alternatives (thanks to pcll99) :

    1. Youtube link
    - Official BWF official channel (please install hotspot shield in your Chrome brower)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

    - Badmin Talk
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrGZO3wJ20CWiy36Fdu6vdw

    - Bad Vid Liv
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIYoBi8GLVhj7F3XW4utjg

    - Badminton V
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXkkRYEX9msEtVGGiUHSVuw

    - YN Badminton
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBt1BnG0zkauH2cXeQuteg

    2. livestream.com (i am not sure how to get around the geoblocking)
    Usually for court 2 only

    3. the ukraine site (feed from betting site)
    http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f

    4. Zoptv
    http://www.zoptv.com/live/cctv-5
    http://www.zoptv.com/live/cctv-5-plus

    5. Sites from China
    Le TV (please install Unblock Youku for your Chrome browser)
    http://sports.le.com/topic/i/badminton/index.html

    Zhang Yu TV
    http://www.zhangyu.tv/channel/badminton
     
  4. nokh88

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    Of the 4 teams in Thomas Cup, which one stands the highest chance to lift the cup?
    My take is Korea.
    They are 2nd best after China.
     
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    I do not totally agree that Den beat a weakened Jpn yesterday. It is indeed true that Jpn is weaker without Momota, but they still have two strong MD. Do MAS has two strong MD? Not really. But they have a VERY strong MS, so weakened Jpn and normal MAS should be about the same strength. I can go either way
     
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    As Cai Yun said, it is difficult to forecast Den. I believe that CHN being out, they have the potential to lift the cup, because only CHN had as strong a MS line up, plus their double are not weak.
    The problem until now is that JOJ failed to deliver.
     
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    Against JPN, MAS only have a sure point in LCW. The rest favours JPN, my opinion.
     
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    My bet for Thomas cup will be:

    INA vs KOR 3-2
    DEN vs MAS 3-2
     
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    I am hoping for a new champion.
    To see Korea vs Denmark in the final.
     
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    TS injured, it's up to the youngster then. Good luck INA thomas team
     
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    Japan has very good fighting spirit, Takuma Ueda is good example, being under pressure as his team trailed behind 0-2 against Denamrk but he didn't show nervous.
     
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    My opinion in terms of strength of the 4 teams is : KOR>MAS>DEN>INA.
    It's very close between MAS and DEN.
     
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    KOR vs INA = 3-2
    MAS vs DEN = 3-2

    Final : KOR vs MAS
     
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    Huh? INA in two semis? Haha..
    Ok..You have edited.
     
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    Well, as expected, Tommy won't play in this semis because of his injury. But it's still a 50/50 games.
     
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    SWH vs JC : 50 - 50
    LYD/YYS vs MA/HS : 70 - 30
    LDK vs A Ginting : 48 - 52
    Kim/Kim vs Angga/Ricky : 55 - 45
    JHJ vs Ihsan : 48 - 52
     
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    Astro showing Thomas or Uber at this 1pm? Anyone knows?
     
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    Who are the Indonesian players? Except for the 1st men doubles, I have heard of the other players. Gone are the Indonesian players of old.
     
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    They are the up and coming singles player. They won the SEA Games team event last year and won the Asian Team championship this year
     
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