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Who will win the 2012 Thomas Cup?

Discussion in 'Thomas / Uber Cup Finals 2012' started by kwun, May 10, 2012.

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Who will win the 2012 Thomas Cup?

  1. China

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  2. Denmark

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  3. Germany

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  4. Indonesia

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  5. Japan

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  6. Korea

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  7. Malaysia

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  8. Russia

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  1. sen

    sen Regular Member

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    Simple reason, there are many die-hard Indonesian fans in badminton. I am surprised that Korea got more votes than Indonesia. Also, this is a team event where as underdogs, INA and MAS often did better than expected.
     
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    A day before LCW said team CHN is afraid of team MAS, interesting!I think CW is the only one CHN may be worry about, the rest of the team? Hahahaaaaa
     
  3. SolsticeOfLight

    SolsticeOfLight Regular Member

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    China's only afraid of Denmark and perhaps Korea.
    No other team is actually threatening.
     
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    China starting afraid of Malaysia as they might show their true colors in team event. Fortunate thanks to LCW's out then China will get a relieve... for a while...
     
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    Looks like it's only Korea left who can stop CHN from winning yet another TC title.

    Although Japan are looking strong too, I wouldn't bet on them beating CHN.

    Denmark is probably the weakest team to have qualified for the semi finals, thanks to an easy quarter final draw.
     
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    i don't agree...LHI struggled against Marc Zwiebler...though a very good player...Peter is still better than Marc....in fact...all of Korea's singles players struggled to beat or even lost to German players....do you think the Danish MS are inferior to their German counterparts? and Korea are without JJS...BoMo just beat Ko/Yoo a few months ago....in china I believe...and they have a good record against korean pairs....if denmark uses their scratch pairing of Rasmussen/Fischer again...it's a good chance they will go through to the finals...
     
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    DEN singles players struggled against MAS singles players who are ranked 30ish in the world.Even Hafiz Hashim, who was horrible against CL could beat HKV, lol.

    And don't give me that crap where Darren Liew played well against JOJ. To me, JOJ is in no sort of form to beat anyone in this tournament. There is no shame in losing to Marc Zwiebler who is a terrific player himself, and LHI beat him back in the quarters earlier today. The Korean's might have underestimated Germany in group stage.
     
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    **KZ** Regular Member

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    LHI did not lose to Marc...his teammates lost to Domke and Schmidt...ever heard of them? lol.....IMO
    Peter - LHI 50/50
    BoMo - Ko/Yoo 60/40
    JOJ - SWH 50/50 (Both players are not playing well)
    2nd doubles 30/70 to Korea
    3rd singles...I bet DEN will play Viktor....HKV is not mentally strong enough...Denmark will have a slight advantage here...55/45
     
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    Sorry I misread tournamentsoftware . But yea, I tip Korea to go through. Or atleast I hope they do because CHN would find it harder against them than DEN.
     
  10. SolsticeOfLight

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    Lee hyun il can challenge even the top 2 in the world if he's reaaly in form, but I'm not sure he can switch on at will, nor keep it up for 2 whole sets (or 3).
     
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    Yes, I sense he can too. I seen him do it before. He might be able to beat PG but asking him to beat LD is a tall order.
     
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    Denmark and Korea will have a good fight. To me their chances to go to the final is even.

    1st MS - Korea has sl advantage
    1st MD - Denmark has sl advantage
    2nd MS -50/50
    2nd MD- 50/50
    3rd MS- Denmark has sl advantage

    The key matches between China and Japan semifinal will be in 1st MD, 2nd MS and 2nd double. Japan have to win all these matches in order to upset China. On the other hand, China just have to win one match out of these 3 matches.
     

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