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2016 XiamenAir AUSTRALIAN Open Superseries : Qualifying & R/32 (7th & 8th June)

Discussion in 'Indonesia Open / Australian Open 2016' started by CLELY, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. CLELY

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    Venue : Sports Centre Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney-AUS

    Total prize-money : US$750,000

    Tournament website : http://www.australianbadmintonopen.com.au/

    Tournament prospectus : http://system.bwfbadminton.com/uploads/2016/02/19/XIAMENAIR Australian Open 2016 - Prospectus.pdf

    Ticket Information : http://www.australianbadmintonopen.com.au/tickets

    BWF Page : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/tournaments/2455/xiamenair-australian-badminton-open/

    Live-Streaming (court 1, 2, 3) : http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f

    Sydney time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=1311&forma=Find Time

    2015 WINNERS => https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/...7622D8-C646-4BEE-8754-9A933DBA0736&d=20150531

    MS - Chen Long (CHN)
    WS - Carolina Marin (ESP)
    MD - Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR)
    WD - Ma Jin/Tang Yuanting (CHN)
    XD - Reginald Lee Chun Hei/Chau Hoi Wah (HKG)


    The last top level tournament that offers big ranking point to consolidate Olympic-bound players get best seeding position in Rio Games upcoming August. Korea elite shuttlers choose to skip this event including men's doubles defending champion Lee YD/Yoo YS, resting their A-listers to focus Olympic Games preparation.

    *R/32 Highlights :
    - Chou Tien Chen (TPE) v Anthony Ginting (INA)
    - Takuma Ueda (JPN) v Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE)
    - Angus Ng Ka Long (HKG) v Srikanth Kidambi (IND)
    - Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) v Tian Houwei (CHN)
    - Jonatan Christie (INA) v Heo Kwang Hee (KOR)
    - Nozomi Okuhara (JPN) v Sun Yu (CHN)
    - Goh Jin Wei (MAS) v Michelle Li (CAN)
    - Minatsu Mitanii (JPN) v Ratchanok Intanon (THA)
    - Kamura/Sonoda (JPN) v Fu HF/Zhang N (CHN)
    - Bao YX/Chen QC (CHN) v Haris/Sari (INA)


    Title holder Chen Long who withdrew in last week INA Premier due to back injury is scheduled to back in action on Wednesday, taking on qualifier and he's scripted to face Chou Tien Chen at last eight. His arch-rival, soon-to-be world number one Lee Chong Wei who succeeded to gain 6th INA Premier title couple of days ago pulled out of this tournament in last minute. Men's singles discipline looks less competitive as some top names have withdrawn, 2014 Champion Lin Dan, two Danish stars, Viktor Axelsen and Jan O Jorgensen, also 8th seed Tommy Sugiarto and German's world number 10, Marc Zwiebler as well.

    2015 winner Carolina Marin who supposed to meet against Akane Yamaguchi once again have pulled out but many first layer players show up in this tournament, Superseries hat-trick winner Ratchanok Intanon, the Chinese trio, former champion Saina Nehwal, reigning All England winner Nozomi Okuhara, P.V. Sindhu. A possible rematch will see last year runner-up Wang SX v He Bingjiao at second round. An unfavourable first round draw of back to back Superseries for the tall Chinese Sun Yu, she met Ratchanok Intanon at Jakarta and Nozomi Okuhara here.

    Top-seed Ahsan/Setiawan scored uninspiring performance as they failed to reach semifinal stage in 2016 Superseries tour so far including INA Premier last week. In the absence of Korean two-time winner Lee/Yoo plus their two teammates Kim GK/Kim SR and Ko SH/Shin BC, the major threat should coming from second seed Fu HF/Zhang N. The Chinese pair have difficult opening test, the dynamic and well-improved Japanese combination Kamura/Sonoda. Another notable pairs in this category, Endo/Hayakawa, Chai B/Hong W, Pratama/Suwardi, Li JH/Liu YC, former All England champion Koo KK/Tan BH.

    Women's doubles department suffer lack of participants, a setback for Superseries grade due to its schedule is quite closer to Rio 2016. Some intriguing ties will be started from last sixteen but there's one interesting first round clash that will pit Chinese new experimenting pair, Bao Yixin/Chen Qingchen against Indonesian back-up pair Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari. Hot favourite Matsutomo/Takahashi may face their fellow countrywomen in last eight and semifinal while their nemesis, Tang YT/Yu Y and Maheswari/Polii are drawn alongside with Pedersen/Juhl and recent INA Premier semifinalist, Vivian Hoo/Woon KW.

    Recent MAS Premier Ahmad/Natsir winner should redeem their shocking defeat to Astrup/Kjaersfeldt last week here, coincidentally they will face another Denmark fresh pair, Rasmussen/Fruergaard. Almost all top guns in this discipline come to Sydney, only Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, former winner Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na and Xu Chen/Ma Jin are excluded from the draw, the latter who defended their INA Premier crown last Sunday withdrew from this tournament. Defending champion, Reginald Lee CH/Chau HW have rocky road to repeat their successful, tough rival will waiting at last sixteen to meet 7th seed Chan PS/Goh LY then most likely Danish ace Fischer/Pedersen at last eight.

    *Player's Withdrawal :
    - MS : Viktor Axelsen (DEN), Jan O Jorgensen (DEN), Lin Dan (CHN), Tommy Sugiarto (INA), Marc Zwiebler (GER), Ajay Jayaram (IND), Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    - WS : Carolina Marin (ESP)
    - MD : Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin (TPE)
    - WD : Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN), Luo Ying/Luo Yu (CHN)
    - XD : Xu Chen/Ma Jin


    QUALIFICATION (09.00am local time, 3 courts) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=0F2C2C7A-497D-4F59-A5A6-5EA0546C3DE4
     
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    WDN List from Main Draw:

    MS

    • Lee Chong Wei [2/MAS]
    • Lin Dan [3/CHN]
    • Viktor Axelsen [4/DEN]
    • Jan O Jorgensen [5/DEN]
    • Tommy Sugiarto [8/INA]
    • Marc Zwiebler [GER]
    • Ajay Jayaram [IND]

    WS
    • Carolina Marin [1/ESP]

    MD
    • Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin [TPE]
    • Lee Yan Sheng/Lin Woon Fui [MAS]
    • Bernhard Halim/Pham Tran Hoang [AUS]

    WD
    • Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei [4/CHN]
    • Luo Ying/Luo Yu [6/CHN]

    XD
    • Xu Chen/Ma Jin [3/CHN]

    Note:
    Will be updated periodically here as soon as there are some new data available.

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    Schedule

    The 2016 XiamenAir Australian Badminton Open will be held 7 June to 12 June 2016.
    There are 6 days of competition, and ticketing for each day varies accordingly.

    Day 1: Tuesday 7 June (9am to 5pm with door opening at 8am) – Qualifying rounds using five courts
    Day 2: Wednesday 8 June (9am to 9pm with door opening at 8am) – Main draw round of 32 using five courts
    Day 3: Thursday 9 June (1pm to 9pm with door opening at 12pm) – Round of 16 using four courts
    Day 4: Friday 10 June (3pm to 9pm with door opening at 2pm) – Quarter-finals using three courts
    Day 5: Saturday 11 June (1pm to 7pm with door opening at 12pm) – Semi-Finals using two courts
    Day 6: Sunday 12 June (1pm to 7pm with door opening at 12pm) – Finals using one court

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    @Master Lee Chong Wei isn't there in the draw
     
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    Thanks. It's last minute change just before this morning session started.

    Maybe Hendrawan advise LCW to WDN since Jonatan Christie will play on-fire like his compatriot Ihsan Maulana that manage to play all-out.

    From last IO, Hendrawan giving press conference that he replaced LCW in giving press conference speech because LCW catching the flight.
     
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    I see. Thanks.
     
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    With Lee Chong Wei also pulled out last minute, MS draw is losing many top-names this time. Only Chen Long, Tian Houwei and Chou Tien Chen are the seeded players left.
     
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    Too many withdrawals. Lin dan, chong wei, joj, va, etc. makes Aussie open less competitive.
     
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    This post has nothing to do with the current thread. Am just making use of it being active.

    http://bwfbadminton.com/2016/06/07/badminton-to-feature-in-olympic-channel-programming/

    A good step in making badminton more reachable!

    This is a link to an article published in bwf badminton website.

    I have also posted in the thread perfect representation of our beloved sport under Olympics 2016-Rio as I thought title though intended in a different way works for this article also.

    Thanks!
     
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    CL should finally win a SS before the Big Games (Rio OG)! Only CTC and the youngsters are the worth mentioning hurdles
     
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    Carolina Marin and her magic:

    "I will not play in Australia. I want to recover and do training"


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    http://sports.sinchew.com.my/node/57839

    Well, I am not a professional translator but I will do what I can to do the translation of certain paragraph.

    在官方網站獲知宗偉退賽的消息後,《星洲體育》第一時間向弗洛斯與葉橙旺查詢退賽原因,雖然確認了宗偉受傷的壞消息,但萬幸宗偉只是小傷,並不影響征戰裡約奧運會。

    Upon knowing the news of withdrawal of Lee Chong Wei from Australia Open, Sin Chew Sport immediately contacted Badminton Association of Malaysia's Technical Director Morten Frost and Lee Chong Wei's coach Hendrawan to make inquiry about the reason for Lee Chong Wei's withdrawal. Although we have confirmed that Lee has withdrawn from Australia Open, fortunately Lee only has minor injury, which will not affect his performance in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

    弗洛斯說:“宗偉在印尼賽拉傷肌肉而退出澳洲賽,但傷勢並不嚴重,我們不想冒任何加劇傷勢的風險。”

    “宗偉也已獲得了國家體育研究院職員和澳洲賽醫生的治療。”

    Morten Frost said that Lee was injured when he was in Indonesia to participate in Indonesia Open but the injury is not serious. They have decided against taking risk of aggravating the injury. According to Frost, Lee received treatment from both National Sports Research Center and Australia Open tournament physician.

    葉橙旺說:“宗偉其實在決賽前就拉傷了左臀部肌肉,此部位支撐左腳站立,並且涉及大部份的移動,所以宗偉必須退出澳洲賽。”

    Hendrawan said that Lee was injured before he played in the final of Indonesia Open; it would affect his movement, hence Lee should withdraw from Australia Open.

    另一方面,雖然李宗偉拉傷了臀部肌肉而退出澳洲賽,但大馬男單教練葉橙旺還是認為大馬一哥在印尼首要超級賽奪冠後,備戰裡約奧運會漸入佳境,目前正走在正確的路上。

    On the other hand, although Lee withdrew from Australia Open due to injury, Hendrawan believes that Lee's victory on Indonesia Open has better prepared him in the upcoming Rio Olympics; Hendrawan believes that Lee was on the right path.
     
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    Interestingly, despite what Morten Frost and Hendrawan said, many people in the forum actually believed that the fact that LCW remained undefeated since the 2016 Malaysia Open was not a good sign; they claimed that Lee should lose more to feel fewer pressure in the upcoming Olympics.

    http://www.themalaymailonline.com/s...-malaysias-first-ever-olympic-gold-says-frost

    A well-known commentator, Steen Pedersens constantly looked down upon LCW since his comeback. He openly said he favored LD to take his third gold. In fact, He was betting on CL to take China Open 2015 last year. You can listen to his commentary while watching China Open 2015 as well as Indonesia Open 2016 this year. He also predicted that Lee Chong Wei would play three games against Jan Jorgensen but ended up losing the title.

    A lot of people quoted his comment on Lee's supposed upcoming failure in the Rio Olympics.
     
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    I have no intention to predict the outcome. But I am glad of LCW's performance lately. Winning or losing; It wouldn't change the fact that he is one of the great players of this generation.
     
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    To LCW, winning this Olympic is everything to him, he will retire without regret. How to call him if he doesn't win this Olympic or any majors. A great player without major? Or LCW prefers to be call former #1 and Olympic champion.
     
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    After LCW withdrew from AUS SS, Jonatan will play Heo Kwang Hee, another promising youngster from Korea. This young man has positive H2H against Jonatan and Ihsan Maulana.

    Should be an interesting match to watch.
     

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