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Misaki Matsutomo ( 松友美佐紀 )

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by chris-ccc, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. GingerCorslette

    GingerCorslette Regular Member

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    If I'm not wrong, these features came out last year... :) They are receiving recognition from Japan's Emperor (along with his wife). Damn, Ayaka and Misaki look really beautiful.

    Beginning caption says something like:
    "Akasaka Garden in Mitano, Tokyo
    Spring Garden Party"

    Empress: "How many games do you play in a year?"
    Ayaka: "We participate in about fifteen tournaments a year; five tournaments after the Olympics.
    Empress: "Pretty fierce/intense."

    Misaki then says that she is exhausted and amazed. She says she had a lot of power/strength/courage. (Unsure of that) :)

    Please feel free to correct mistranslations, if there are any!
     
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    j_koh Regular Member

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    Got the general gist of the video, but good to see the strong trust and relationship the pair has :)

     
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    Yeah, good to know that Ayaka didn't go for the diplomatic answers. Have to say whenever their Olympic win is featured they always talk about that big stretch from 16-19 down to 21-19. They must be bored talking about it by now.
     
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    Nice one indeed, and hopefully they don't get discouraged from their underwhelming performance at Sudirman Cup and work harder towards WC and Superseries final this year. Or, more accurately, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they've set goals for!
     
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    Japan could be tremendous in 2020.
     
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    Was re-visiting some old content and saw this post back from 2010, and the premonition of MM/AT becoming top WD Japanese pair did come true 6 years later :)

    Just caught up on Australian Open matches and pleased to see them winning their first SS title. Surprised to see they managed to beat CQC/JYF this time; not sure if it's a streak of luck but I think they'll still struggle against that CHN pair moving forward. I think they tend to choke against very aggressive, attacking pairs like CQC/JYF.
     
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    Any pair that use rallies will have a difficulty against that young Chinese pair.

    But i do believe they can handle it.
     
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    That Chinese pair has a weak point... it's the lefty JYF who is often off form and much more prone to errors than CQC.

    But it does seem like Takahashi and Matsutomo are peaking at the right time for WC.

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
     
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    Japan women look strong in general.
     

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