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Yonex FRENCH Open 2016 - SEMIFINALS (29th October)

Discussion in 'French Open / Bitburger Open 2016' started by CLELY, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. CLELY

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    : BWF World Superseries

    Venue : Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris-FRA

    Total Prize-money : US$300,000

    Tournament website : http://yonexifb.com/en/uk-home

    Paris time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=6409&forma=Find Time

    Live Streaming : - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f
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    SEMIFINAL ORDER OF PLAY
    (03.00pm) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...92F62C-6537-425B-BE6E-925A82CB86BE&d=20161029

    *MS Semifinals :
    - Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) v Shi Yuqi (CHN)
    - Angus Ng Ka Long (HKG) v Lee Hyun Il (KOR)


    The underdogs steal Paris limelight, only one seeded player remains in MS category, Angus Ng Ka Long who conquered former winner Jan O Jorgensen in close first game 27-25 and convincing second set 21-12. This 8th seed HKG shuttler will face complicated task, the on-fire Lee Hyun Il. The 36 years old Lee overcame former champion and last year beaten finalist Chou Tien Chen last night. Another frontrunner tumbled on Friday, Son Wan Ho who cruised into final in last two Superseries but Hsu Jen Hao rejected his plot this time despite lost tamely in first set. Hsu then will be tested by Chinese bright talent, Shi Yuqi. The Youth Olympic Champion downed Indonesian future star, Jonatan Christie in gruelling 69 minutes battle. Christie suffered painful blister on his toe and asked for medical treatment when led 13-10 at deciding game. Angus Ng, Hsu JH and Shi YQ will seek their first ever final in Superseries tournament.

    *WS Semifinals :
    - Zhang Beiwen (USA) v Sun Yu (CHN)
    - Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) v He Bingjiao (CHN)


    The underrated Zhang Beiwen delivered big upset to stop Japanese starlet Akane Yamaguchi winning streak in tight battle, trailed behind 16-18 the more experienced Zhang grabbed 5 consecutive points to seal the match as Yamaguchi looked exhausted. Recent Dutch Open GP winner will up against Chinese tall player, Sun Yu for a place in final. On the bottom half of draw, China new star He Bingjiao had big trouble and involved in thrilling atmosphere to save match point against the unheralded Taiwanese player Chiang Mei Hui that ended with 22-20. Denmark Premier runner-up Tai Tzu Ying found finish line yesterday, lost three games to her familiar opponent, Sung Ji Hyun.

    *MD Semifinals :
    - Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (THA) v Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (INA)
    - Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (DEN) v Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)


    The well-improved Isara/Phuangphuapet continue their brilliant run, knocked out All England champion Ivanov/Sonozov convincingly, they will contest Indonesian pair Pratama/Suwardi, a rematch of last week DEN Open semifinal tie. Both semifinalists are sole survivor of their respective nation at this Superseries as their teammates failed to go further here. Two Danish combination, the veteran Boe/Mogensen and Swiss Open winner Astrup/Rasmussen will face off this evening, they eliminated Asian rivals in last eight, Kamura/Sonoda and Lee/Lee respectively.

    *WD Semifinals :
    - Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) v Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    - Huang Dongping/Li Yinhui (CHN) v Chang Ye Na/Lee Soo Hee (KOR)


    A breakthrough for Chinese youngsters to topple the elite pairs and book semifinal spot, reigning world junior champion Chen/Jia edged past Rio silver medalist Pedersen/Juhl in high intense duel while lower-ranked Huang DP/Li YH shocked 2014 Asian Games gold medalist Maheswari/Polii. Chen/Jia will challenge the indisputable world number one, current best WD combination, Matsutomo/Takahashi. On the opposite draw, Huang/Li have Korean established pair Chang YN/Lee SH.

    *XD Semifinals :
    - Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) v Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
    - Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui (CHN) v Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen (CHN)


    Denmark Premier rematch of two high profile XD pairs, 2011 champion Fischer/Pedersen against the defending champion Ko/Kim, Danish pair have slight advantage to eliminate the Korean based on their head-to-head stats and last week victory in Odense. Non-stop tournament post Rio OG for Chinese sensational pair, current world #10 Zheng SW/Chen QC, thanks to their remarkable performance lately including to down second seed and All England winner Jordan/Susanto in two straight-games yesterday. The hugely-talented Zheng/Chen will meet compatriots, a new experimenting pair of Zhang/Li.

    LIVE TV COVERAGE (Court 1, 05.00pm) :

    1) Ko Sung Hyun/Kim Ha Na (KOR) v Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
    2) Zhang Beiwen (USA) v Sun Yu (CHN)
    3) Hsu Jen Hao (TPE) v Shi Yuqi (CHN)
    4) Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN) v Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN)
    5) Bodin Isara/Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (THA) v Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (INA)
     
  2. nokh88

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    It's another tough day for CHN.
     
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  4. Justin L

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    The amazing 36 year-old veteran, Lee Hyun Il, has been phenomenal these two weeks , downing the likes of Axelsen twice, Jan O Jorgensen, Chou TC, Tannonsak - it'll be a pity if he clinch to win this title.
     
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    IMHO, both ShiYuqi and Jonatan Cristie are still relatively young and inexperienced,it's early days yet to say who will be the better player going forward. At this moment, I'm sure Lee Hyun Il's vast experience and exquisite technique is more than capable of handling either of them despite his 'advanced age'.
     
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    IMHO, both ShiYuqi and Jonatan Cristie are still relatively young and inexperienced,it's early days yet to say who will be the better player going forward. At this moment, I'm sure Lee Hyun Il's vast experience and exquisite technique is more than capable of handling either of them despite his 'advanced age'.
     
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    He Bingjiao had a close shave with Chiang Mei Hui, she's not in good form,doesn't bode well for her match with Sung Ji Hyun today.

    In G3, there's some drama - at 15-17, she needed medical attention; at 17-18, she was unhappy with the linecall, stood there unaccepting while Chen Jin raised his hand in protest to the umpire but to no avail; then she spurted from 17-19 to draw level but at 19-all she was flat-footed by her opponent's x-ct drop shot at which she fell on all fours, annoyed with herself and remained in that stance for a while, facing one matchpoint to her opponent; however, she managed to force deuce and reeled off the next two points to seal victory, narrowly.

    I'm afraid, at the rate she's going, He Bingjiao is not going to prevail over Sung JH today.
     
  8. Justin L

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    After watching the replay, I've to admit Zhang Beiwen scored an impressive come-from-behind win over Akane Yamaguchi whom it appeared to me didn't seem as tired as I thought she might be in the decider.

    Sun Yu had better wary of ZBW who is no easier opponent than Akane today.
     
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    Thank goodness, there's Hawk-Eye.
     
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    C'mon, give us a decider, Fischer/Pedersen.
     
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    I think Joachim Fischer and Chen Qingchen would make a great pair from the entertainment point of view, both so expressive and animated.
     
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    Service fault at crucial moments is always a PITA.
     
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    Too bad Jo/Pedersen lost. Was hoping to see Chen Qingchen to outplay Pedersen in XD.
     
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    Both ladies are from Liaoning province, China, as revealed by GC.
     
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    Is ZBW independent player in US?
     
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    Angus Ng not gaining any advantage over Lee HI yet.
     
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    I thought she is , that's why she couldn't play the Rio Olympics for USA.
     
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    The reason she can't yet represent the USA at Rio is because she is not a citizen yet.
     
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    Reminiscent of the JPN WS, Zhang Beiwen is a very good runner, covering the court quite well.
     
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    I see,Ok.
     
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    Sun Yu,I 've warned, after watching how ZBW took out Akane yesterday, getting a lot back.
     

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