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SEA Games 2007 Day 5: Individual Event R8

Discussion in 'South East Asian Games 2007 - Badminton' started by hcyong, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. hcyong

    hcyong Regular Member

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    As much as I could gather:
    (Predicted winner listed first)

    MS (pretty straightforward predictions)
    Taufik v Yeoh KB
    Nguyen TM v Poompat
    Boonsak v Sathien (Laos)
    Kendrick v Kuan BH
    Taufik v Boonsak final

    WS (all pretty tough)
    Lydia Cheah v Soratja
    Li Li v Firdasari
    Julia Wong v Salakjit
    Maria Kristin v Xing AY
    Hard to predict: Possibly all-Indo final, or all-MAS final, or even all-SIN final; Salakjit can enter final but I doubt Soratja can

    MD
    Kido/Setiawan v PRAPAKAMOL/NGENSRISUK
    Gan TC/Lin WF v Tran/Nguyen
    Wijaya/Saputra v Latif/Khoo
    Gunawan/Riyadi v PANVISAVAS/ANUGRITAYAWON
    All-Indo final, but other pairs can spring surprises on their on days

    WD
    Jiang/Li v Goh LY/Ng HL
    Marissa/Natsir v Nguyen/Vu (Vie)
    Kunchala/partner v Phi/Phung (Vie)
    Novita/Polii v Wong PT/Woon KW
    All-Indo final no sweat

    XD
    Widianto/Natsir v Wijaya/Jiang
    Sudket/Saralee v Latif/Ng HL
    Saputra/Li v Tan WK/Woon KW
    Limpele/Marissa v Asuncion/Asuncion
    All-Indo final but watch out for homesters Sudket/Saralee
     
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    It's great to see Kendrick doing well and improving. he has the advantage of still being a work -in-progress so opponents can't tell his game yet. The other Kendrick edge is he has no respect or fear for his opponent.
    Sony losing to KL is not surprising;that's probably the cumulative effect of 3 consecutive tournaments whereas KL skipped both CO and HKO so he's absolutely fresh.
    KBH should also be rather fresh. KBH is not bad;the last time I saw him play was SO07 vs CY.I enjoy his game. If he has fixed his fitness/stamina and attitude, he can still spring a surprise.Let's hope it's gonna be a good match.
     
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    Matches involving Team INA

    MEN'S SINGLES QF
    Taufik Hidayat [1]
    vs Yeoh Kay Bin -- with Sony losing to Kendrick Lee Yen Hui in the first round, Taufik is INA's only hope for a Gold in MS. He should beat Yeoh Kay Bin tomorrow. With Ronald Susilo injured, his next opponent should be Nguyen Tien-Minh.

    MEN'S DOUBLES QF
    Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan [1]
    vs Sudket Prapakamol/Phattapol Ngensrisuk -- any match involving Sudket is always interesting. This one could go to another rubber-set as in the Team Event.

    Songphon Anugritayawon/Tesana Panvisvas vs Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi [2] -- yet another rematch and AG/Joko should prevail again.

    WOMEN'S SINGLES QF
    Li Li [3]
    vs Adriyanti Firdasari -- Li Li has beaten Maria Kristin yesterday and given Firda's inconsistent form, I think Li Li will prevail.

    Xing Aiying vs Maria Kristin Yulianti [2] -- a tough match for Maria and she needs to be at her best to beat the young Singaporean player.

    WOMEN'S DOUBLES QF
    Vita Marissa/Liliyana Natsir [4]
    vs Nguyen/Vu -- a breeze for Vita/Butet

    Jo Novita/Greysia Polii vs Wong Pei Tty/Woon Khee Wei -- with Chin Ee Hui injured, I think Jo/Greysia will take this one.

    MIXED DOUBLES QF
    Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir [1] vs Hendra Wijaya/Jiang Yanmei -- the top seed should win it.

    Kennevic Asuncion/Kennie Asuncion vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa [2] -- ditto.
     
  4. abedeng

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    MS
    Taufik v Yeoh KB - Yeoh has no chance in hell ...... :crying:
    Nguyen TM v Poompat - boogieman Nguyen is too good, showed good form in team event
    Boonsak v Sathien (Laos) - hosts no 1 get a practically guaranteed medal, not that he doesn't deserve it.
    Kendrick v Kuan BH - closest of the 4 matches, giant killer Kendrick has a point to prove, Kuan has nothing to lose.


    WS
    Lydia Cheah v Soratja - tough for Lydia, has better skills but prone to mistakes. Plus, Sorajta is on home soil
    Li Li v Firdasari - the way Firda is playing, it's time to say sayonara to her title
    Julia Wong v Salakjit - 50-50, Julia in great form, Salakjit out to redeem her pride with crowd backing.
    Maria Kristin v Xing AY - Maria just has a bit of an edge, but if the game extends, expect the outcome to favour Xing


    MD
    Kido/Setiawan v PRAPAKAMOL/NGENSRISUK - difficult battle for World Champs, but should still pass through.
    Gan TC/Lin WF v Tran/Nguyen - MAS get one guaranteed medal, not that they really deserve it (based on their display against Singapore)
    Wijaya/Saputra v Latif/Khoo - SIN No 1 show MAS youngsters a trick or two
    Gunawan/Riyadi v PANVISAVAS/ANUGRITAYAWON - INA out to ensure all INA final


    WD
    Jiang/Li v Goh LY/Ng HL - SG pair just too strong, MAS pair not seasoned yet
    Marissa/Natsir v Nguyen/Vu (Vie) - INA steamroll past the opposition
    Kunchala/partner v Phi/Phung (Vie) - THA pair take it, but that's as far as they go
    Novita/Polii v Wong PT/Woon KW - INA to win, but expect a fight from MAS scratch combination


    XD
    Widianto/Natsir v Wijaya/Jiang - World Champs take it, probably with some difficulty if their form fluctuates like in HK Final
    Sudket/Saralee v Latif/Ng HL - flamboyant Sudket unleashes cluster bombs at hapless MAS youngsters
    Saputra/Li v Tan WK/Woon KW - the other MAS youngsters try to fight back, with no avail
    Limpele/Marissa v Asuncion/Asuncion - INA veterans have too much class
     
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    Umm..little bit worry about Thai players, because their national coach, Mr. Atik Jauhari may be very familiar with Indonesian style...
     
  6. Sealman

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    Can someone enlighten me... if the players make it to the semi-finals, are they assured of at least a bronze medal or do they have to fight for 3rd/4th placing if they lose in the semi-finals? Many thanks.
     
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    no need to fight for 3rd/4th place, semifinalists are enough to win a bronze medal each..
     
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    Yes, they get guaranteed bronze. Same rule as Asian Games.

    But not the Olympics, you must fight for bronze .....
     
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    First results in - XD

    Nova/Lilyana beat Hendra/Jiang 21-15,21-12
    Sudket/Saralee and Saputra/Li have taken the 1st game against their respective MAS youngster opponents
    Flandy/Vita have won their match, but dunno the score.
     
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    OK, score just updated:

    Sudket/Saralee won 21-11, 21-18
    Flandy/Vita won 21-11, 21-14
     
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    Saputra/Li totally thrashed Tan/Woon 21-8, 21-12
     
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    Hmm, tough match for Nova/Lilyana tomorrow against home pair Sudket/Saralee meanwhile Flandy/Vita will face SIN XD Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia.
     
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    Yes, but we have seen that the tougher the matches, the stronger the mentality to go all the way to the title ........ :D

    Not like a certain party which does with w/o, injuries or "exhibition matches". :p
     
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    First great news for MAS badminton in the SEA Games -

    Julia has beaten Salakjit 21-16, 21-12, in so doing, avenging WMC's loss in the HK Open. Very good form indeed .......
     
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    Julia Wong beat Salakjit straight set:21-12,21-16
     
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    All I know is that Firda has a sexy smile and she likes to smile at me. Thus, I hope she will win! :p

    Maria Kristin is the most technically competent of all these Southeast Asian competing this week [WMC not included]. Unless she is feeling really down or unmotivated, she can defeat anybody here! ;)
     
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    I concur with your assesment of Maria Kristin's competency, but I feel a sexy smile at you will not be enough for Firda. :p The smile doesn't even work all the time with Gao Ling ......

    Seen Firda's performance 2 years ago, there has been hardly any improvement after that. Maria and probably even Pia has leapfrogged past her. Is she tense? Felt as if she was playing with a lot of weight on her shoulders ......
     
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    An extremely tight battle between Lydia and Soratja ended with a 3 game thriller, Soratja won 21-23, 26-24, 21-18.

    Good for THA to have a WS semifinalist to take Salakjit's customary place, and good also to see Lydia going down fighting ..... just a bit more experience and we can have 3 reasonably strong WS.
     
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    WS result -- Lydia Cheah lost to Soratja Chansrisukot in very tight match, 23-21, 24-26, 18-21.
     

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