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Yonex Sunrise India Open 2016 SF

Discussion in 'New Zealand Open / India Open 2016' started by nilesh123, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. nilesh123

    nilesh123 Regular Member

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    And here comes the SF!!
    Quarter finals was rather scripted as all the favs marches to the Semi Finals!
    Only the INA hope TS and the Kor #2 Kim/Kim's were "upseted" by their lower ranked opponents!
    MS:
    While, the Danish fans would be delighted how VA thrashed Mr RDX Wei Nan, their eyes might have agitated watching HKV being butchered by JPN sensation KM!
    SWH has recently got his rhythm back but will have to spell out another magestic chant if he wants to survive till Sunday, As he now face off the Danish lad VA! The lower half will put up a All Future Stars fight as the man in form XS plays clinical KM!

    WS:
    The last 4 might appears incomplete as two Supergirls NO and CM missed!
    BYJ's performance was an eminent evidence of her improvement as she edges out the local fav PVS in three games!
    BYJ will now play the Deception Queen RI! A test for RI's fitness and BYJ's determination should be a close contest!
    SN was caught off guard by Kor leading lady SJH when the resplendent Ind had a convincing cushion b4 the change of ends in the decider, resulted in a close gruelling match!
    The local hope now has a tough task as she cross swords with her nemesis and one of the WS prodigies LXR
    WD:
    YY's downfall is evident as the CHN best crashed out before finals for the first time! Their conquerors will now face the ht favs MM/AT
    The Danish pair of CP/Juhl ended the fairytale of the CHN youngsters yesterday and now will face JPN marathon runners Fukuan/Yonao who had a virtual bye in QF!
    MD
    Goh/Tan and Angga/Ricky has golden opportunities to grab some laurels but both of them have tricky tests as they face off Kevin and partner and KoShin respectively! KO the busy man might be tired but are expected to glide down the finale!
    XD:
    The most unpredictable discipline will offer two hard to predict matches! Ko/Kim vs HYQ/Lu Kai should be the battle of self belief and creativity while Riky/Richi vs Issara/Savitree should be a battle to prove themselves in the world stage!

    Must watch matches:
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    KM vs XS
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    NKM/GP vs MM/AT images (24).jpg
    Predictions??
     
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    arjevo Regular Member

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    Li xuerui might be the favourite but fitness issues might hinder her a little, she has already played back to back marathon matches and saina must be tired after her duel with sjh. .I hope they both give us a good match, inthanon will probably reach the final without any fuss.. .the much improved Takahashi and matsutomo will edge past polli and maheshwari, can't say anything about MS, MD and XD. .seems unpredictable.
     
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    Met li xuerui yesterday :) IMG_20160402_003224.jpg
     
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    I think Bae will be clueless against RI today.
    Son is totally unpredictable. He use to be so good two years ago, then nothing happened until now.
    XS-Momota is the match of the day for me, but not on tv court!
     
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    Maheswari/Polii vs Matsutomo/Takahashi is great, they are my two best WD. The INA pair had had an indifferent year until now, while the Japanese are in the zone. Advantage for this last pair.
     
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    There is two WS on court 1. I wished they would have switch Bae vs RI with Xue Song vs Momota.
     
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    On BWF Youtube (Court 1, 2:00 PM)

    Maheswari/Polii vs Matsutomo/Takahashi.................BOOOOOOOOOO!

    Fernaldi/Sukamuljo vs Goh/Tan ..................................Would have preferred to watch Shin/Ko

    Bae Yeon Ju vs Ratchanok Intanon...........................BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    (Xue Song - Momota FFS !)........Clueless organisers

    Li Xuerui vs Saina Nehwal

    Axelsen vs SON Wan Ho



     
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    The competition of high level tournaments become more and more competitive, it's hard for one nation to stamp domination currently, there're healthy draw in semifinal of three categories here, MS-WS-XD.

    Two most notable youngsters that soared to elite club last year, Kento Momota and Viktor Axelsen are expected to meet in finale. Both of them have quite challenging semifinal opponent today, Momota will up against Chinese rising talent, Xue Song. Xue lost twice at 2012 WJC Finals in team and individual event and also suffered defeat at senior level in 2015 HKG Superseries, all rubber games for their three previous encounters and this should be exciting clash. The Chinese ended Marc Zwiebler journey here and second seed Momota outplayed Hans Kristian Vittinghus in last eight. Axelsen meanwhile has the resurgent Son Wan Ho, the Korean stunned Lin Dan at second round and Tommy Sugiarto yesterday. The young Dane has easier quarterfinal match to eliminate Wei Nan after fought hard in first two rounds against Hu Yun and former INA number one Sony Dwi Kuncoro.

    All four quarterfinal matches needed extra game and spent long duration describe how thin the difference between eight quarterfinalists even Ratchanok Intanon and Saina Nehwal got scary escape against Tai Tzu Ying and Sung Ji Hyun respectively. 2013 World Champion Intanon will take on Bae Yeon Ju who brought heartbreak for local fans to defeat P.V. Sindhu yesterday. Home last one standing and defending champion, Nehwal has high profile opponent, the reigning Olympic Champion Li Xuerui who dumped her compatriot Wang Shixian at last eight, head to head stats favour to Li, 10-2 with last meeting happened in China Premier final last November.

    A good news for Indonesian badminton fans as their two MD pairs check into semifinal, Pratama/Suwardi once again will find Ko SH/Shin BC, a rematch of NZL GP Gold final last week. Both pairs had tough last eight match, INA number two edged past Korean duo Kim GJ/Kim SR while former world champion were pushed to the limit by Lee SM/Tsai CH. At top-half draw, the energetic duo Gideon/Sukamuljo will challenge the well improved Malaysian combination, Goh VS/Tan WK. These two semifinalists manage pretty significant progress so far and have picked one GP Gold title early this year, MAS Masters crown went to INA pair then Goh/Tan topped podium at Lucknow in following week. They need career breakthrough to clinch first ever Superseries title.

    Japan WD is on the top lately and contrary Chinese pairs have lacklustre performance to maintain their supremacy in this discipline, it seems they produce too many experimenting partnerships and the outcome can't fulfill the expectation. The world number one Matsutomo/Takahashi is favoured to continue fine form after bagged prestigious All England title, they will meet top-seed Maheswari/Polii who scored first ever victory over Tang YT/Yu Y yesterday. Another Japanese combo at lower half of draw, Fukuman/Yonao has European best pair, Pedersen/Rytter Juhl.

    A big upset in XD category was delivered by world #32 Widianto/Dili who downed 2014 winner Fischer/Pedersen in really close contest. The Indonesians will face Thailand duo, current SUI Open runner-up Issara/Amitrapai for a place in last round. Second seed Ko SH/Kim HN who overpowered China new scratch pair, Zhang W/Jia YF has another CHN combo Lu K/Huang YQ. Korean pair have slight advantage to level their head to head as Lu/Huang performance seem far from impressive recently.

    LIVE TV (Court 1, 02.00pm) matches :

    1) Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii (INA) v Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
    2) Markus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) v Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (MAS)
    3) Bae Yeon Ju (KOR) v Ratchanok Intanon (THA)
    4) Li Xuerui (CHN) v Saina Nehwal (IND)
    5) Viktor Axelsen (DEN) v Son Wan Ho (KOR)
     
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    Yeah she is. .I met PV as well, man. .I look tiny standing next to her.
     
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    you lucky bastards:)
     
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    Kento Momota likes the fast paced game. He will slaughter Xue Song today.
     
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    Good luck to Ina contingent today esp Nitya Greys, nothing is impossible :)
     
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    There seem to be a agenda by BWF to keep China's players off the TV unless it is absolutely necessary, like Li Xuerui game against the home favorite Saina Nehwal or when in the Final where all finalists will be on TV. If not, BWF seem to have given an executive instruction for all badminton tournament organisers wherever it could be (other than China Open and Chinese Masters) to keep Chinese players off the TV court.
     
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    This is funny accusation. I also think thank KM vs XS will be a better match to watch, but I really don't think it has something to do with China and Non China match. Before the Chinese fans also think that umpire targeted CHN players for the red card, now for TV court selection?? Come on.
     
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    this is ridiculous. you say that because no xue song and lu kai on tv court? who is xue song or lu kai or huang yaqiong by the way?

    get some titles then you will be on tv court.
     
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    Well, like some BC members discussed before, who goes on tv court is decided by 1) the main sponsor, 2) the local organisers, 3) BWF, and it is the sponsor who has the the biggest voice. Here, it is Yonex. Why they would choose Bae-RI over XD (because normally all five disciplines are shown, but today no XD) must be because all four XD teams are Lining or Victor I guess (not sure about the INA-THAI match).
     
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    That's a much more believable explanation.
     
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    tv court represent as many country as possible

    that is why viktor is there, not xue
     
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    And why do you guys think Axelsen vs Son Wan Ho is not going to be a good match. Son Wan Ho is in top form. And Axelsen stopped a marauding Wei Nan. Should be a very good match.
    Better than Momota-Song match IMHO. Momota doesnt break under pressure unlike Jorgensen or other fancied opponents. Should be a good match but Momota is clearly the favourite.
     

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