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OUE SINGAPORE OPEN 2016 12 - 17 April 2016

Discussion in 'Malaysia Open/ Singapore Open/ China Masters 2016' started by Loh, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Loh

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    What if LCW misses more tournaments and fails to do well in others?

    BWF Men's Singles World Ranking as of 3 March 2015


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    [TR]
    [TH="align: center"]RANK[/TH]
    [TH="align: center"]COUNTRY[/TH]
    [TH]PLAYER[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile, align: center"]CHANGE +/-[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile, align: center"]WIN - LOSE[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile, align: center"]PRIZE MONEY[/TH]
    [TH="align: center"]POINTS / TOURNAMENTS[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: row1"]
    [TD="align: center"]1[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] CHN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]CHEN Long[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 299 - 65[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$900,225.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]96,931 / 15[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]2[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] MAS [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]LEE Chong Wei[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 620 - 116[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$1,470,907.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]77,153 / 12[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: row1"]
    [TD="align: center"]3[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] JPN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]Kento MOMOTA[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 142 - 62[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$227,006.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]76,601 / 16[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]4[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] DEN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]Jan O JORGENSEN[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 340 - 171[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$320,219.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]76,422 / 16[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: row1"]
    [TD="align: center"]5[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] CHN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]LIN Dan[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 555 - 75[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$757,185.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]74,277 / 16[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]6[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] DEN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]Viktor AXELSEN[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 197 - 83[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$166,852.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]72,472 / 17[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: row1"]
    [TD="align: center"]7[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] TPE [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]CHOU Tien Chen[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 193 - 119[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$133,178.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]63,285 / 21[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]8[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] CHN [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]TIAN Houwei[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 93 - 52[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$110,267.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]61,502 / 18[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: row1"]
    [TD="align: center"]9[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] INA [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]Tommy SUGIARTO[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 274 - 140[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$211,248.50[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]59,114 / 19[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: tr-ranking-detail"]
    [TD="colspan: 7"][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD="align: center"]10[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"] IND [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD]KIDAMBI Srikanth[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]0[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] 126 - 64[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]$148,610.00[/TD]
    [TD="class: point, align: center"]58,534 / 22[/TD]
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    The above table shows LCW's closest rivals are within striking distance. If LCW were to miss a few more tournaments that count for ranking points, and his closest rivals, namely KM, JOJ, LD and VA, participated in them and scored relatively good results, LCW would fall behind and have a more difficult path in Rio.

    The few more remaining tournaments before Rio Olympics 2016 that offer ranking points which the top players may participate in:

    MARCH


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    [TH] WEEK[/TH]
    [TH] COUNTRY[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile"] DATES[/TH]
    [TH="align: left"] TOURNAMENT[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile"] PRIZE MONEY[/TH]
    [TH="align: left"] CATEGORY[/TH]
    [TH="class: mobile, align: left"] CITY[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR="class: gray2"]
    [TD="align: center"]09[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]GER
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]01-06[/TD]
    [TD]YONEX German Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $120,000[/TD]
    [TD]Grand Prix Gold[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Mulheim an der Ruhr[/TD]
    [/TR]
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    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding clearBorderTop"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]10[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]ENG
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]08-13[/TD]
    [TD]YONEX All England Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $550,000[/TD]
    [TD]World Superseries Premier[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Birmingham[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding clearBorderTop"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]11[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]SUI
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]15-20[/TD]
    [TD]Swiss Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $120,000[/TD]
    [TD]Grand Prix Gold[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Basel[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding clearBorderTop"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]12[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]NZL
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]22-27[/TD]
    [TD]SKYCITY New Zealand Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $120,000[/TD]
    [TD]Grand Prix Gold[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Auckland[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding clearBorderTop"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]13[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]IND
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]29-03[/TD]
    [TD]YONEX SUNRISE India Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $300,000[/TD]
    [TD]World Superseries[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]New Delhi[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    APRIL

    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]14[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]MAS
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]05-10[/TD]
    [TD]Malaysia Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $550,000[/TD]
    [TD]World Superseries Premier[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Kuala Lumpur[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    [TABLE="class: hover-highlight tblResultLanding"]
    [TR="class: gray3"]
    [TD="align: center"]15[/TD]
    [TD="align: center"]SIN
    [​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"]12-17[/TD]
    [TD]OUE Singapore Open[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, align: center"] $350,000[/TD]
    [TD]World Superseries[/TD]
    [TD="class: mobile, width: 14"]Singapore[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BWF_World_Ranking

    POINTS SYSTEM


    Points are awarded according to the following table:


    [TABLE="class: wikitable"]
    [TR]
    [TH]Tournament[/TH]
    [TH]Winner[/TH]
    [TH]Runner-up[/TH]
    [TH]3/4[/TH]
    [TH]5/8[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"]9/16[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"]17/32[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"] 33/64[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"] 65/128[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"]129/256[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"]257/512[/TH]
    [TH="width: 75"]513/1024[/TH]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]BWF tournaments
    (World Championships and Olympic Games)
    [SUP]1[/SUP][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]12,000[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]10,200[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]8,400[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]6,600[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]4,800[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3,000[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1,200[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]600[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]240[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]120[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]60[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Super Series Masters Finals
    Super Series Premier
    [/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]11,000[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]9,350[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]7,700[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]6,050[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]4,320[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2,660[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1,060[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]520[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Super Series[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]9,200[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]7,800[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]6,420[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]5,040[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3,600[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2,220[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]880[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]430[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]170[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]80[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]40[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Grand Prix Gold[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]7,000[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]5,950[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]4,900[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3,850[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2,750[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1,670[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]660[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]320[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]130[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]60[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]30[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Grand Prix[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]5,500[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]4,680[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3,850[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]3,030[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]2,110[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]1,290[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]510[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]240[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]100[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]45[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]30[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    As far as is recorded, LCW has missed the German Open and the Singapore Open.
    What about the rest? :confused:
     
    #41 Loh, Mar 4, 2016
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  2. Loh

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    With the conclusion of the German Open 2016, I think LD and JOJ would have overtaken LCW in ranking.
     
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    there are 4 courts, wat section is good for viewing this tournament ? both regular & premium .
     
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    Seats near to the centre are preferred, the closer (but more expensive), the better.
     
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    Anyone here know what court number are they playing on Saturday ??
    I want to buy tickets so i want info to select seats either at North side or South side.

    Thanks
     
    #45 14players, Mar 16, 2016
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    Last year I pointed out that the Sports Hub Ticketing system was not very "intelligent". When you try to book a seat in the centre and its not available, the system does not automatically allocate you a seat nearest to your choice of seat. Instead the 'best' seats chosen by the system are on the sides. Nothing has improved this year...
     
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    Now they have a super premium section !! it was not there few days ago.
     
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    A challenge for Japan's Momota to retain OUE Singapore Open crown

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    Japan's Kento Momota. PHOTO: REUTERS


    The Straits Times

    Published
    Mar 23, 2016, 11:43 am SGT

    SINGAPORE - Kento Momota, the men's singles defending champion at the upcoming OUE Singapore Open, has his work cut out for him if he is to retain his title.

    The Japanese has been drawn to meet China's Wang Zhengming in his opening tie.

    In his draw is two-time Olympic gold medallist Lin Dan of China and a possible semi-final clash is on the cards if both make it that far.

    Lin will open his campaign against Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia.

    The Republic's top male shuttler, Derek Wong, was drawn to face Teck Zhi Soo of Malaysia in the first round of qualifiers. Should he get past the Malaysian, he will meet the winner of the match between Lin Yu Hsien and Christie Jonatan. If Wong makes the main draw, two-time Singapore Open champion Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand awaits him.

    The host nation's top female shuttler, Liang Xiaoyu, has an equally tough draw. She is set to face defending champion Sun Yu of China in the first round of the main draw.

    In the men's doubles, defending champions Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Suwardi are up against Denmark's Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding in the first round.

    The Malaysian pair of Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat - who are currently still fighting to secure a spot in the Olympics - will face third seeds Chai Biao and Hong Wei of China.

    Singapore's sole representatives in the women's doubles main draw - Elaine Chua and Citra Dewi Sari - are set for an uphill battle after being drawn against world No.1 Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan.

    Two Singaporean pairs are in the main draw of the mixed doubles. Top local pair of Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo will be up against the Netherlands' Jacco Arends and Selena Piek.

    The other pair of Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han will be starting their Singapore Open journey facing South Korea's Eom Hye Won and Choi Solgyu.
     
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    Chen Long and Lin Dan will be competing at the Singapore Open.
    But not Lee Chong Wei.

    The main draw of the Men's Singles (as of this afternoon):

    China
    Chen Long [1]
    Lin Dan [2]
    Tian Houwei [6]
    Wang Zhengming
    Xue Song

    Denmark
    Viktor Axelsen [4]
    Jan O Jorgensen [5]
    Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

    Germany
    Marc Zwiebler

    Hong Kong
    Wei Nan
    Hu Yun
    Angus Long
    Wong Wing Ki

    India
    Kidambi Srikanth
    Parupalli Kashyap
    HS Prannoy
    Ajay Jayaram

    Indonesia
    Tommy Sugiarto [8]
    Anthony Ginting
    Ihsan Maulana Mustafa

    Japan
    Kento Momota [3]
    Sho Sasaki
    Takuma Ueda

    Korea
    Son Wan Ho
    Lee Dong Keun

    Taiwan

    Chou Tien Chen [7]
    Hsu Jen Hao

    Thailand

    Boonsak Ponsana


    The 16 players vying for one of the four qualifying slots are:

    Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk
    Simon Santoso
    RMV Gurusaidutt
    Zulfadli Zulkiffli
    B Sai Praneeth
    Kenichi Tago
    Sony Dwi Kuncoro
    Sameer Verma
    Goh Soon Huat
    Kenta Nishimoto
    Chong Wei Feng
    Brice Leverdez
    Teck Zhi Soo
    Derek Wong
    Lin Yu Hsien
    Jonatan Christie
     
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    Goodbye Momota. Wish you opted to play Singapore Open instead of Casino :(
     
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    Umm, I prefer the Russians ..... I mean, my Russian binoculars. Allows me to select cheap seats and get a pretty good elevated view ....
     
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    Are the upper levels open? Very likely I will be graduating towards the upper levels with binoculars in hand (if access to upper levels is opened, that is). That way I could get behind whichever court that has interesting matches.
     
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    Hope that Simon does well again this year
     
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    It was open last year. Please cheer as loud as PJ :)
     
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    Wow, XD main draw starts tomorrow

    Edit: Creative way to alleviate Wednesday blues (matches going on till midnight)
     
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    Quite a number of withdrawals
     
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    Singapore Open triumph sends Ratchanok to top of the world

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    Intanon Ratchanok of Thailand greets the audience after beating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan during their women's singles semi-final match at the Singapore Open Badminton championship on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Photo: AP

    Thai shuttler is new world No 1 after defeating China’s Sun Yu in final

    TODAY
    By Low Lin Fhoong

    On the hunt for her third consecutive title after the India and Malaysia Open, Ratchanok had a slow start against defending champion Sun who powered to a 21-18 win in the first game. The Thai world No 2 turned up the heat in the second game, unleashing cross court smashes and drop shots to level the match at 1-1. An error-ridden third game from the Chinese world No 14 gave Ratchanok the perfect opportunity to claim victory in the final game, as the 21-year-old won 21-14 to the delight of the fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    Victory here in Singapore will see Ratchanok leapfrogging current world No 1 Carolina Marin when the world rankings are updated on Thursday.

    “I knew I could do it today and I feel proud of myself,” she said. “I want to be the world No 1, and now I want to win an Olympic gold medal for my country.”

    With China’s top players Chen Long and Lin Dan out of the men’s singles, Indonesia’s veteran shuttler Sony Dwi Kuncoro lifted his second Singapore Open trophy after notching a 21-16, 13-21, 21-14 win over South Korea’s Son Wan Ho.

    The 31-year-old – who was dropped from the national team in 2014 for his poor performances – was delighted to notch his first tournament win of the year.

    I came in through the qualification round and, to make it to this stage, is unexpected but amazing,” said the 2010 champion.

    FINAL RESULTS

    Women’s singles – Ratchanok Inthanon (THA) bt Sun Yu (CHN) 18-21, 21-11, 21-14

    Mixed doubles – Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) bt Xu Chen/Ma Jin (CHN) 21-17, 21-14

    Women’s doubles – Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii (INA) walkover Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)

    Men’s singles – Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) bt Son Wan Ho (KOR) 21-16, 13-21, 21-14

    Men’s doubles – Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN) bt Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) 21-11, 22-20
     
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    Kuncoro, Ratchanok win Singapore Open

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/badminton-kuncoro/2703894.html

    This is Kuncoro's second title in the city-state after winning the tournament in 2010.
    • Posted 17 Apr 2016 20:13
    • Updated 17 Apr 2016 20:15
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    Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia celebrates his win against Lin Dan of China in the semi final at the Singapore Open on April 16, 2016 AFP/Mohd Fyrol

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    Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon displaces Spain's Carolina Marin as the world's number one female shuttler and has her eyes on the gold at this year's Rio Olympics AFP/Manan Vatsyayana


    SINGAPORE: Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro beat Korean Son Wan-Ho to win the Singapore Open on Sunday (Apr 17) as Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon also triumphed, becoming the world's top female shuttler in the process.
    The unfancied Kuncoro, who stunned two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan in the semi-finals, took the first set 21-16. But some bad decision making cost the 31-year-old dearly when he succumbed 13-21 in the second set.
    Recovering his composure, the 2004 Olympic Games bronze medallist claimed the deciding set 21-14. Kuncoro, ranked 56th in the world, said he was surprised by his fairytale run.
    "It's really unexpected that I won. It's such a big achievement to pass the qualifiers and eventually win this tournament," he said.
    "I just enjoyed today's game and was able to play well."

    This is Kuncoro's second title in the city-state after winning the tournament in 2010.
    In the women's singles, Thai star Ratchanok beat defending champion Sun Yu of China to claim her third successive Superseries win in as many weeks after triumphs in India and Malaysia.
    Ratchanok, the 2013 world champion, will displace Spain's Carolina Marin as number one when the weekly world rankings are updated Thursday. Despite losing 18-21 in the first set as the lanky Sun Yu put her superior reach to better use, Ratchanok coasted to a 21-11 victory in the second.
    She clinched the third set 21-14 as her opponent appeared rattled by several errors and a yellow card shown by the match referee.
    "I think I performed better in the first set but I got nervous during the last two," Sun Yu, ranked 14th in the world, told reporters after the match.
    Ratchanok, who has now established herself as one of the favourites for Olympic gold, said the win would give her a boost for Rio.
    "Now I am more confident to get a gold at the Olympic games," she said.
    "I thought that today would not be my day and she was playing well. My body was tired from the past few weeks but I just wanted to do my best."

    Top-ranked players were scalped early on in the tournament. On Friday world number ones Chen Long of China and Carolina Marin of Spain crashed out in the quarter-finals, unceremoniously shown the door by young upstarts.
    Chen fell to Hong Kong's 21-year-old Angus Ng, while Marin succumbed in three sets to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi. Lin Dan became the latest casualty on Saturday when he suffered a stunning semi-final defeat at the hands of eventual winner Kuncoro.
     

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