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VIVO BWF SUDIRMAN Cup 2015 : Day 7 - SEMIFINALS (16th May 2015)

Discussion in 'Sudirman Cup 2015' started by CLELY, May 15, 2015.

  1. CLELY

    CLELY Regular Member

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    Venue
    : Dongfeng Nissan Sports Center, Dongguan-Guangdong Province, CHN

    Official website : http://en.dongguansudirman2015.com/

    Tournamentsoftware link : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp...F-52B49FBE4586

    Complete Schedule : http://www.bwfbadminton.org/file.aspx?id=628007&dl=1

    CHN time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt...ma=Find%20Time

    Sudirman Cup 2015 is getting closer to finish line, two semifinal showdowns will offer entertaining showcase in this weekend. Title holder CHN and two former winners KOR, INA also the emerging JPN complete last four cast. All of them will be pumped up to eye finale. CHN passed GER convincingly with 3-2 while KOR and INA had relative smoothly to book semi ticket, 3-1 over MAS and TPE respectively while JPN got scare to eliminate dangerous Danish team 3-2 yesterday.

    LIVE TV (01.00pm local time & 07.00pm) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=2DB73EE0-97F1-4387-A72F-52B49FBE4586

    CHN v INA (01.00pm), line-up : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...DB73EE0-97F1-4387-A72F-52B49FBE4586&match=444

    MD, Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng v Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan
    WS, Li Xuerui v Bellaetrix Manuputty
    MS, Chen Long v Jonatan Christie
    WD, Tang Yuanting/Yu Yang v Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii
    XD, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei v Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir

    A classic rivarly between these two traditional badminton powerhouses. The overwhelming favourite CHN has sure point through singles category as they will field reigning World Champion Chen Long in MS and the Olympic Champion Li Xuerui for WS duty to affirm their supreme status. INA has still chance to pull huge upset if they sweep all three points in doubles disciplines. Ahsan/Setiawan, Ahmad/Natsir, Maheswari/Polii must expose their extraordinary and flawless performance to overcome powerful rival China. CHN had met INA numerous times in Sudirman Cup knock-out phase, stats below :
    - 1993, Semifinal, INA won 3-2
    - 1995, Final, CHN won 3-1
    - 1997, Semifinal, CHN won 3-2
    - 1999, Final, CHN won 3-1
    - 2003, Semifinal, CHN won 3-1
    - 2005, Final, CHN won 3-0
    - 2007, Final, CHN won 3-0
    - 2013, Quarterfinal, CHN won 3-2
    - 2015, Semifinal, ??

    From the line-up order, INA has opportunity to lead 1-0 through Ahsan/Setiawan against the comeback of Olympic Champion Cai/Fu who still far away from their sharpness.

    KOR v JPN (07.00pm), another appealing semifinal encounter at evening session that will pit two neighbouring nations. First time Sudirman Cup semifinal for JPN and many times for KOR as they always standing at podium since 1989 inauguration edition, winner (3 times), runner-up (4 times) and semifinalist (6 times), such a fantastic achievement by the Korean team. JPN and KOR have very balanced composition in all five departments. KOR is favoured to nail MD and XD while JPN has world #1 Matsutomo/Takahashi to deliver point. Wide open chance for either JPN or KOR in MS and WS.
     
  2. suetyan

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    If CY/FYF won the first point, most likely CHN will win 3-0. Hopefully Setiawan/Ahsan can steal one point from CHN and keep the 4th and 5th matches alive :D
     
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    CY/FHF lost the last three matches to MA/HS. The last one was almost two years ago. In two years, one pair aged and the other pair matured. Well, you do the math.

    It may come down to the last match.
     
  4. CLELY

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    KOR v JPN line-up => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...DB73EE0-97F1-4387-A72F-52B49FBE4586&match=445

    MD, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong v Hirokatsu Hashimoto/Noriyasu Hirata
    WS, Sung Ji Hyun v Nozomi Okuhara
    MS, Son Wan Ho v Kento Momota
    WD, Chang Ye Na/Jung Kyung Eung v Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi
    XD, Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na v Kenta Kazuno/Ayane Kurihara

    JPN doesn't field Endo/Hayakawa, it's understandable since this Japanese #1 displayed disappointing performance against RUS and DEN. KOR team has slight advantage to advance to final once again.
     
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    [MENTION=15311]CLELY[/MENTION] sis, I have made a print screen evidence in case a change is being made :D

    ScreenHunter_27 May. 16 08.33.jpg ScreenHunter_28 May. 16 08.33.jpg
     
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    Is BWF going to livestream the semis? I can not find the links to the event anymore. They were there and now they are gone. I am in the USA.
     
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    Still early. Be patient. Today is Saturday, BWF needs more rest :D
     
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    BWF people haven't gotten up yet:rolleyes:
     
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    yes, still snuggling in bed :D
     
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    yup. Curious choice. I would have thought Cai Yun paired with somebody else would be just as good and nothing to lose.
     
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    they got three more hours:)
     
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    Pray JC can make a biggest upset to CL..
     
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    Whooa, surprised to see Cai Yun picked. Maybe he already saved some smash bomb before finally really retired? :D

    Well, best of luck for INA team. I hope they fight well. SEMANGAT!
     
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    Good luck Team INA.
     
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    ouw crab, CHN fielded Cai/Fu. For me, they have 40% chances to win against INA Ahsan/Setiawan. Playing Cai/Fu was never easy job, but on fire mode for Ahsan/Hendra will make them going through with 1 point for team and continue the dream.
     
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    Thank u sis :)

    Absolutely, nothing to lose INA team will give all out battle to multi champion team CHN. Mental strength is the key issue in team event.
     
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    If it works tell me which god you pray...
     
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    Why is Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng chosen to play? :eek:
     
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    China vs. Indonesia

    MD: 40 : 60
    MS: 60 : 40
    WS: 70 : 30
    WD: 60 : 40
    XD 50 : 50

    it is closer than it looks.
     
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    Korea vs Japan

    MD: 60 : 40
    MS: 50 : 50
    WS: 50 : 50
    WD: 40 : 60
    XD: 60 : 40

    it is still very close. can be anybody's game. crucial matches will be the singles. a loss there will swing it one way or the other.
     

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