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YONEX Dutch Open 2017 Discussion thread

Discussion in '2017 Tournaments' started by Nine Tailed Fox, Oct 10, 2017.

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Who will win the MS title ?

  1. Wang Tzu Wei

  2. Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus

  3. Emil Holst

  4. Lucas Corvee

  5. Richi Takeshita

  6. Kento Momota

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  1. demolidor

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    Turns out he does have tape on his back only that it is flesh coloured instead of the usual kinesioligy tape colours ...
     
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    Oh dear... Igarashi Yu has beaten Wang Tzu Wei. Just when I wanted to see Momota beat the World Number 10. This result is not in Momota's best interests.
     
  3. Justin L

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    Looks like, gradually, more and more players are getting the hang of playing against Wang Tzu Wei's hard-hitting power game with tight net play , quick intercepts and cracking smashes. Earlier, it was Pratul Joshi who pushed WTW hard in a close three-setter, now it's Yu Igarashi who beat him in a hard-fought three-setter.

    Still, it's not that achievable for much older players to deal with him, despite the 37-year-old Lee Hyun Il succeeding last month at the JPN Open albeit narrowly.
     
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    Not sure if Momota's fitness level will be tested by his fellow junior Igarashi. Agree, it'd be more interesting to see KM squaring off with the supremely fit and fast WTW tomorrow, assuming he gets passed Caljouw later today.

    Kudos to Yu Igarashi for reading WTW's game quite well actually, anticipating quite a fair bit of the latter's shot-making.
     
  5. Justin L

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    Michelle Li on the comeback trail, she's through to the final to meet Zhang Beiwen.
     
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    It was interesting to see Caljouw flick serve a lot against Momota, because almost everytime he challenged him at the net he got punished
     
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    So will momo continue his 2-0 streak against his Japanese counterpart Igarashi?

    He played exceptionally well against TWW
     
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    Momota would break into Top 100 with Today's win. Good enough for GPG's and some SS. Hope he comes to India next year.
     
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    WELCOME BACK MOMOTA!
     
  10. Cheung

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    He did. Interesting to see Keita Masuda in the coaching seat advising against Momota. Momota may soon be under Keita.
     
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    Sigh. I missed the Momota match and Zhang Beiwen's, only saw her celebrating when I turned to the livestream.

    Good to see Kenta Momota back. How I wish Xue Song and Li Xuerui can make a successful comeback too.
     
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    I was at the semi finals, and saw Momota play Caljouw. Kento only powersmashed twice in the whole game, also didn't move full speed except for a few times the second game. Basically like he did the whole tournament. He was playing with his food and it was painfully obvious how much he is above the rest in these tournaments. He plays every shot with such ease, it's a treat to watch!
     
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    Did Mark say 'f' word at two different points in the second game at the linesmen, when they did give point in his favor? I thought so while watching on youtube.

    Momota was sublime. Easily a top 10 in form, if not top 5. Cant wait to see him in SS.

    Yu Igarshi is good too. In fact he is too good. But Momota was out to prove a point that nobody from Japan can match him!

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk
     
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