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Total BWF World Championships 2017 - Round of 16

Discussion in '2017 Tournaments' started by samkool, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. **KZ**

    **KZ** Regular Member

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    she was 2014 commonwealth games runner-up, 2016 and 2017 european champs runner-up (losing on both occasions to CM), 2017 Malaysia GP Gold runner-up. She always had the talent, just needed proper guidance.
     
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    Yep, the spinning of the racket thing nd the pose before her serve, yuck...
     
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    Long like Boe and Petersen's serve. Uh, annoyed me, not too much though.
     
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    Boe/Mog confirmed to advance to QF after takin out Inoue/Kaneko 21-12 in the third set.
     
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    who's he bingjiao coach?
     
  6. Fan123

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    Old lazy Sai back. So much ability (better than Sri growing up) n such a waste.
     
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    You expect me and my earbuds to tolerate THAT cacophony of wolfish shreiks???
     
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    WSX isnt piercing/disturbing on the ears or the eyes.
     
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    Lol. Funny. Good one. As good as CL being competition for SUPER Sri.
     
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    He never responds well to scoldings.
    Laughs at coach when that happens acc to friend at PGBA. So he hardly gets scolded now. Impulsive as hell. And total maverick. But I stay heavily invested in BSP as always; since whenever he cuts down complacency; he can recover what he is capable of.

    However it seems increasingly likely that Lakshya and not Sai will go to Tokyo alongside Super Sri. If Lakshya plays more than just the Vietnam Open and WJC this year (He said he wont); and tries qualifying for SSs, by 2018 he will be well inside top 20. And unlike everyone else in current MS, he will only leave that domain when injured, ala Gopi/Saina/PVS.

    Though surprisingly, even Sri stayed consistently in Top 20 while not injured; despite that horible lean patch where he was getting pasted in the 3rd every week by lower class players like the Indonesian kids or THW. LS would be better. Lets see.
     
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    Please dont. After disposing of Kristy in 2 she will be pasted in 3 by Noise Pollution even if she takes, say a 11-3 lead into the 3rd break.
    Saina is mentally weak.
    Noise dare I say is the strongest mentally in all of sport today and probably strongest player mentally innbadminton history.

    How else can you explain a FREAKING SPANIARD, a nation where people hadnt heard of badminton, a nation where SHE hadnt heard of badminton before trying her luck; so consistently dominating players from countries like ours all around Asia where even at the amateur level, its a top recreation sport and every single day you take a walk in the streets, you find people from 8-80 playing the sport???
     
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    I give you the following cases where she gave up.

    2008 Beijing vs MKY
    2015 AE vs NP
    2015 Jakarta vs NP

    What was common between these?
    All were majors.

    Especially THE ALL ENGLAND ONE WAS A COMPLETE CHOKE.

    If you want to give an example to a kid who hasnt heard of the word choking; that match is the perfect example.

    Its one thing to dominate the normal circuit; beating everyone a dozen times and winning a ton of big titles while beating the best in the way. A whole another thing to do it in the majors.

    And unlike LCW, she doesnt even makes the finals of these normally. Thats what she is. Female LCW.

    Now I would be happy if she wins and proves me wrong, but I wont go against logic.
     
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    And me saying Super Sri will school Chen Long is not driven by jingoism as you can read above. Its driven by the same logic. Why else would I have gone against BSP today, one of my personal faves.
     
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    Day 4 review, and now we're down to 4 courts

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    Actually, this is an excellent venue, spacious and comfortable, with good sight lines from all seats. There's a mid-level walkway around the entire perimeter of the arena which helps the feeling of space

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    The first upset of the day was in the XD with Tang/Tse putting out Zhang/Li, Li showing some inexperience at times with Zhang unable to compensate. This combination of lefties from Hong Kong works well and is a happy discovery for the team

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    The much discussed fixture between Akane and Chen Yufei began with high expectation

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    but Chen had done her homework well and neutralised Akane's resilience to take the match in two

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    Victor was untroubled by Ng Ka Long, and took the match easily in two

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    Joachim Fischer Nielsen took a bad tumble and had to be helped off the court giving a walk over to Lee and Chau of Hong Kong.

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    nice to see gabby adcock finally making more use of a low/short service.
     
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    The match-up between Srikanth and Anders Antonsen was potentially an attractive one, but in the end Srikanth won out in relatively straightforward style. You sense, thought, that Anders will want a chance to respond on a later occasion

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    Now who might this be, having a quiet smoke outside the players' entrance to the venue?

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    and in an astounding development on the catering front, the on-site cafe was today offering fresh fruit for customers - an unheard of sight normally at venues such as this

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    Back on court, Sonoda and Kamura overcame Pratama and Karandasuwardi in three

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    whilst our Rio Golden Girls eventually overturned compatriots Fukuman and Yonao

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    Ratchanok took time out from her afternoon walk in the park to collect her pass to the Quarters, her opponent on court, Chen Xiaoxin inexplicably ineffectual on this occasion

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    However, the story of the day should belong to local favourite, Kirsty Gilmour, who trounced an indifferent He Bingjiao in three. I think many of us can see potential in HB, but it wasn't really on full display today. Kirsty, though, was on song, and quite rightly scored a memorable victory

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    Finally, Wing Ki Wong had another marathon match, this time against Shi Yuqi, triumphing in three. Shi reached game point in the second, but WKW did not give the game away at all even though he was many points down, and climbed back to lose 21-15. They say that if you 'give the game away' in this type of situation it can have the effect of diluting the mental tension that you need to maintain into the next game. I think WKW proved the point well today.

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    Quarters tomorrow in two sessions at 10.00am and 3.00pm

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    You must be new to badminton. How can you not know the great Zhang Ning who won the 2004 and 2008 Olympic gold medal.
     
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    Yeah that's true, she has been having trouble against CM, repetitive surgeries and rehabs don't help you, when you are up against a woman of fitness level to envy the CL. And yes she has always been troubled by TTY, it's not like she's new to deception or those fancy shots, look at the H2H's against RI. But when you are struggling with your fitness and footwork, and your opponent denies to let you settle, it's only natural to be in trouble.

    Come on everybody chokes once in a while, all of us are humans ,it's human to err. Everybody has there own inner demons that prevail once in a while.
    That has happened to CM as well, look at her match against RI that day, up and leading but to no good. Or against SY that day.
    It's true that only a OG bronze and WC silver is too lil to boast about for such a successful player, but you gotta agree, she's pretty tough nut, mentally as well
     
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    Happy Ganesh chaturthi to all.....today qfs and holiday....I cannot stand the tension of qf ...will just follow scores
     

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