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Discussion in '2016 Tournaments' started by badmuse, Jan 24, 2017.
Sindhu - Gregoria on court!
PUSARLA V. Sindhu  [IND]
[INA] Gregoria MARISKA
Sindhu in control of game 1:
The overwhelming favorite, completely humbled the INA rising star in g1, a game away from her another GPG title (sixth ? )
Sindhu takes game 1: 21-13
Mariska playing well in patches.
Mariska making errors! Sindhu gaining momentum!
Sindhu edging to victory!
Sindhu wins! Mariska fought well! Sindhu was too strong!
India take 3 Titles and finish Runner Up in 3!
This tournament deserve a Superseries level, venue, fans, atmosphere and enthusiasm was fantastic.
India already has Superseries tournament, taking place in New Delhi upcoming March.
All higher-seeded shuttlers and more favoured finalist won title in just concluded IND GP Gold. Ponnappa/Reddy pushed Pedersen/Juhl worked hard before nailed first title in this new season then followed by Danish veterans Boe/Mogensen who outplayed TPE combination Lu CY/Yang PH in the only final match who didn't involve home player. Giant-killer Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa ended their suprising run as runner-up, lost to their teammates Chopra/Sikki Reddy.
Sameer Verma made great comeback in first game and dejavu at second game when Praneeth managed good leading at early stage. Verma showed his potential as one of India emerging talents. Home darling Sindhu demonstrated her skill to outclass Indonesian junior 17 years old Gregoria Mariska, good to see three INA WS in semifinal here but it's not real benchmark for improvement standard since none of top 20 players showed up in Lucknow except world number 9 P.V. Sindhu.
usually the only time top 20 players play in gp gold is when it's in their home country, or if they need some insurance points for world championship/olympic qualification. otherwise for the established superseries players there's nothing to gain from a gp gold or lower. the travel expenses aren't worth it either.
Just wait for German GPG this year, the tourney has got loads of stars in the "acceptance list". In the race to polish their sockets before the prestigious AE the tourney will be many folds above the GPG level.
Actually despite of very few higher ranked players getting registered here in Lucknow, the tourney to me was a grand success, quite a few matches were world class, and we saw some unbelievable upsets, some great improvements in players and the organisers and the best part Indian doubles finally a step ahead on the right path. Cheers!!
See you guys in Thailand GPG
i think you mean the german open gp gold. bitburger is in november.
i love going to gp golds as well. it's where future superstars come from. you start picking out your favorites to follow as they work their way up.
I like to see Rexy Mainaky in Thai bench during Thai GPG
Oops my bad, edited now!
Yep, if it isn't a duel between the two at the top of coniferous, it's got to be the future 2