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Yonex Open JAPAN SS 2015 : The FINALS (13th September 2015)

Discussion in 'YONEX Open Japan / Korea Open 2015' started by CLELY, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. CLELY

    CLELY Regular Member

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    Venue
    : Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo-JPN

    Total prize-money : US$275,000

    Tournament website : http://yonexopenjp.com/2015/en/

    Tournament time-table : http://yonexopenjp.com/2015/en/schedule.html

    Ticket Information : http://yonexopenjp.com/2015/en/ticket.html

    BWF YouTube LiveStreaming channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

    BWF World Superseries website : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/tourn...en-japan/?uc=1

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

    FINAL Order of Play
    (12.00pm local time) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...A3742E-966C-4E1B-A652-6BC693FD6720&d=20150913

    WS title goes to home player, China in 4 Finals

    Here we go, it's final day tomorrow! Host Japan bags 1 title through All Japanese final in WS category. Zhang Nan, Zhao Yunlei and Christinna Pedersen will play two finals with their respective partners.

    XD, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (DEN)
    Head-to-head stats : 8-9
    The overwhelming favourite Zhang/Zhao continues the impressive record in this year, advanced in 4 finals of SS event with 3 titles already at Birmingham, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and beaten finalist in Jakarta. Their opponent tomorrow is none but familiar foe, Fischer/Pedersen. Both pairs eliminated their lower ranked Korean pairs in straight-sets. It's gonna be close match but the world #1 has advantage to defend their title here due to their fine form in last 12 months.

    WS, Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) v Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
    H-2-H : 0-4
    Japanese starlets create history to realize all Japan affair at homesoil, this is a repeat of world junior championships final back to 2012 edition when Okuhara defeated her younger compatriots. Both Yamaguchi and Okuhara had difficult semifinal clash against their more established opposition Wang SX and Tai TY respectively, three games with only two points difference. Okuhara is favoured to win over former champion Yamaguchi based on the statistics. Both players have similar fighting spirit and determination also beautiful dropshots, such two bright talents in their tender age.

    MS, Lin Dan (CHN) v Viktor Axelsen (DEN)
    H-2-H : 1-1
    The battle of different generation, former champion Lin Dan who looks in good shape here will try to regain his 2006 title against 21 years old Danish rising star Viktor Axelsen. Last meeting in Sydney, the twice Olympic Champion lost to Axelsen at first round. This is the third SS final in 2015 for young Dane after IND Open and AUS Open lost to Srikanth and Chen Long respectively. It'll be interesting to watch the explosive Axelsen meets the high-calibre player with vast experience Lin D.

    WD, Kamilla Rytter Juhl/Christinna Pedersen (DEN) v Zhao Yunlei/Zhong Qianxin (CHN)
    H-2-H : 0-0
    It's tricky test for Danish combo to face China new partnerships who's normally high quality pair, Pedersen/Juhl has pretty good outcome so far and still fresh in our memory that DEN WD is recent World Championships silver medalist. It's fantastic result for Zhao/Zhong to cruise into last round in their first international tournament appearance but big question for us whether this will be permanent pair next.

    MD, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR) v Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN)
    H-2-H : 2-2
    The last final is expected to deliver close contest between two pairs, a rematch of DEN Premier final last year. Having three finals in All England, SIN SS and INA Premier in 2015, Fu/Zhang had pretty convincing performance during this season, let's see whether they could turn silver to gold tomorrow against the defending champion and strong favourite Korean pair. Lee YD/Yoo YS had won 1 SS title so far in this year, AUS Open and being runner up in MAS Premier.
     
  2. melon94

    melon94 Regular Member

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    What ? joachim/christina won H2H against the golden duo ? I just realized that...
     
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    Thanks Clely for opening the thread.
     
  4. Devendra

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    Even I can't believe that. If you see the overall stats, no other player even reaches close. Even Liliyana/Ahmed have won only a third or so of their matches against ZZ.
     
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    Should be a good XD match Tomorrow then :)
     
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    I noticed that WD and XD, it's always the Danish that troubles the Chinese.
     
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    During the 12-month qualification period leading up to London Olympics 2012, Z/Z vs Fischer/Pedersen rivalry was the most intense in the history of mixed doubles IMHO.

    Hopefully, we will have a good match tomorrow.
     
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    My predictions:
    MS: Lin Dan
    MD: LYD/YYS
    MX: Z/Z
    WS: Okuhara
     
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    My dream wins would be the exact opposite of that, expect for LYD/YYS.
     
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    I hoped Sugiarto could pull off his third "consecutive" victory over LD. :)
     
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    He lost in the Malaysia Open.
     
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    Sugiarto had to retire injured after 2 points, hardly a real victory for Lin Dan.
     
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    Not asking with any bitter feeling but is it true that LCW fans can't stand Lin Dan win even at this age and time?
     
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    Not fault of Lin Dan..You come to court to either win or lose,no third option...BTW,the injury he picked was due to trying too hard against LD in India Open Superseries...He was running and diving like none other player i have seen yet...injured his back in the process..these are thing LD can do to his opponents you know..
     
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    Of course it's an official win for LD according to the rules, but it's not that he won it by playing superbly. Maybe LD would have won anyway, we will never know. But in my book it's not something to be proud of - believe me, Lin Dan isn't and he thinks the same way.

    What do you think about the "victory" from Peter Gade against LCW, when the latter twisted his ankle?
    Peter Gade said in a post-match interview that he wanted to win the match, but not this way. It's the same with LD, I'm sure. :)
     
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    No,i am not proud of it and neither is LD..but you can't just say third consecutive win....
     
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    That's why I put it in inverted commas. ;)
     
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    Akane Yamaguchi said that for a moment she thought she would loose and her legs were feeling tired enough but some how she was patient and won the match...This is either break or Make situation for WSX...lack of focus and patience at the crunch time cost her the match..she has to be mentally tough becoz the skill level or gameplay doesn't have big difference compared to other top WS...a tough draw awaits her at Korea Open,let's see how she fares...really looking forward to her possible QF clash with LXR.
     
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    Other than the all Japan match up, all outcomes today are so predictable
     

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