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DUBAI World Superseries Finals 2016 - DAY-4 : SEMIFINALS (17th December)

Discussion in 'BWF Superseries Finals 2016' started by CLELY, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. CLELY

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    : BWF Superseries Premier

    Venue : Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai-UAE

    Total Prize-Money : US$1,000,000

    Tournament Website : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/destination-dubai/

    Tournament Prospectus : http://system.bwfbadminton.com/uplo...erseries Finals 2016 - Players Prospectus.pdf

    Knock-Out Stage Draw : http://bwfbadminton.com/2016/12/17/tai-faces-sun-yu-in-semis/

    Dubai time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=6765&forma=Find Time

    Live Streaming : - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f
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    SEMIFINAL ORDER OF PLAY => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...94939C-80B9-42B5-9BCB-97B1F842B8F1&d=20161217

    Knock out stage draw was conducted last night, men's singles and men's doubles category have same draw with group stage where the semifinalists will face off once again.

    *Men's Singles
    - Tian Houwei (CHN) v Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)
    - Son Wan Ho (KOR) v Viktor Axelsen (DEN)


    Both Tian and Son have defeated their opponents in group stage match, this is real test for them to repeat another victory and secure final berth. Jorgensen played quite below par yesterday in play-off as he had guaranteed semifinal spot, it's interesting match to follow since their previous encounter always be close contest. Axelsen finally scored first ever win over three-time Olympic silver-medalist Lee Chong Wei in 11th meeting. An epic battle witnessed the not so good Lee catched up slowly in deciding game and saved 1 match point but too bad his service error in 20-19 brought the young Dane into last four. Son Wan Ho suffered defeat once at group-stage to Ng Ka Long after knocked out two top names earlier, Lee CW and Axelsen.

    *Women's Singles :
    - Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) v Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND)
    - Sun Yu (CHN) v Tai Tzu Ying (TPE)


    It's struggling form by the Olympic Champion Carolina Marin who failed to enter knock out stage even she never won in group match, certainly declining trend post Rio Games. A tight battle will involve Sung and Sindhu, fresh from memory both players had gruelling long duration match in China Premier semifinal. Sung surprised world number Tai TY in last tie of group stage match yesterday while Sindhu disposed Marin convincingly in two straight-games to assure her semifinal ticket. The underestimated Sun Yu plays really well along this tournament and positive head to head statistics against Tai will spur her confidence to step up into finale tomorrow.

    *Men's Doubles :
    - Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN) v Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN)
    - Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) v Chai Biao/Hong Wei (CHN)


    Conrad/Kolding score perfect win in group stage, the Danes had good tactic with their height to overcome fast and furious Kamura/Sonoda three days ago. The Japanese pair show tremendous development lately particularly post Rio Olympics and Kenichi Hayakawa annouced retirement, they're ready to be Japan number one pair. A rematch of group B will see Rio silver medalist Goh/Tan against Chai/Hong, both pairs met yesterday with the Malaysians edged past Chinese number one in three games that ended 22-20. Goh/Tan won last three encounters including Rio Olympic semfinal.

    *Women's Doubles :
    - Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) v Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
    - Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) v CHang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (KOR)


    A high quality WD showdown will pit Rio gold and silver medalists, the mighty Japan combination are favoured to tame Danish finest but Juhl/Pedersen have chance to upset Matsutomo/Takahashi as they did in Japan Open semifinal last September. The Olympic Champion had relatively no serious trouble en route to semifinal, knock out all rivals in straight-sets while world number two lost once to Chinese youngsters Chen/Jia and battled hard to dump Jung/Shin yesterday. The other semifinal clash will see debutants Chen/Jia have bright prospect to eliminate Chang/Lee based on their 5-1 head to head stats, this China new hopefuls prove their potential to be one of elite pairs soon.

    *Mixed Doubles :
    - Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INA) v Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (ENG)
    - Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN) v Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)


    Defending champion Adcock/Adcock had thrilling match yesterday to down Chinese representatives Lu K/Huang YQ in tight two games, 24-22 / 21-19. The high-spirited English married couple have opportunity to check into final once again in this lucrative tournament after last year top finisher. They will up against Jordan/Susanto who display excellent feat here after series of flopped performance post All England triumphant. Danish veteran Fischer/Pedersen have Chinese dangerous pair Zheng/Chen to secure final spot. The Chinese had defeated almost all current elite pairs except Fischer/Pedersen, lost twice in first round of INA Premier and DEN Premier final.

    LIVE TV COVERAGE (10.00am & 04.00pm)
    *10.00am : 1) Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) v Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
    2) Tian Houwei (CHN) v Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)
    3) Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (KOR) v Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    4) Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INA) v Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (ENG)
    5) Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) v Sun Yu (CHN)


    *04.00pm : 1) Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN) v Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN)
    2) Viktor Axelsen (DEN) v Son Wan Ho (KOR)
    3) Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) v Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND)
    4) Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN) v Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN)
    5) Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS) v Chai Biao/Hong Wei (CHN)
     
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    The Adcocks will be hoping for a win to promote their quest to get funding back for UK badminton.
     
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    The Adcocks hold quite big advantage in H2H 4-0 over Debby/Jordan. Will it be 5-0 or 4-1?
    hmm hard to predict. .
     
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    Almost all of the semis is a rematch of the group stages match.
     
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    Danish pair not offering much competition to the WR#1 and Olympic Champion. Let's see if their opponents tomorrow can give us a better match.
     
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    I suspect JOJ played the long game yesterday just so to avoid LCW which turned out to be unnecessary. He'll show his true colours today, Tian Houwei will be sent packing, unfortunately, reality check.
     
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    I have a feeling Sung Ji Hyun is the WS frontrunner now.
     
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    Just another day in the office for the Olympic Champion.
     
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    JPN WD Matsutomo/Takahashi, the title is their to lose.
     
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    JPN WD Matsutomo/Takahashi, the title is their to lose.
     
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    Matsutomo/Takahashi easily downs the Danes in two straight games. Still can't figure out the Japanese's tactics, eh.
     
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    Go THW!!!
     
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    THW will be roasted.
     
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    JOJ is the roaster.
     
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    THW speaks English.
     
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    Will JOJ ask THW : You think you are LD?
     
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    JOJ's attire is nice. All white.
     
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    Already JOJ is dictating the rallies
     
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    THW got to keep JOJ guessing, defend superbly and inject pace suddenly now and then, can he do it ? Not likely.
     
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    Xia XZ is a bit worked up now, THW better listen good.
     
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    Yes, don't lift too predictably, THW
     

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