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07-13-2011, 11:02 PM #52
07-14-2011, 12:19 AM #53
As expected, Taufik progresses into last eight, def. Chetan Anand with 21-16 and convincing scoreline at second game 21-7. Tomorrow, Marc Zwiebler will be his opponent.
07-14-2011, 12:32 AM #54
07-14-2011, 01:57 AM #55
Huge upset once again after Tine first round exit, Aussie pair Ross Smith/Glenn Warfe shocks top-seed TPE MD Fang Chieh Min/Lee Sheng Mu, 21-16 / 21-15.
07-14-2011, 03:13 AM #56
07-14-2011, 03:17 AM #57
Wow! Australian pair defeated Fang/Lee!
07-14-2011, 05:12 AM #58
did the Aus pair actually beat Fang/Lee or is their a TS problem ?
07-14-2011, 06:00 AM #59
good too see no same country encounter in the quarterfinals good luck for all players remaining ...
07-14-2011, 06:46 AM #60
The real final will be between Taufik Hidayat and Bao Chunlai, expected to be in the SF. Meanwhile, I expect Boonsak Ponsana to emerge from the bottom half.
07-14-2011, 06:27 PM #61
07-14-2011, 07:00 PM #62
Day 3 recap..
..back to Day 2, Eva Lee and Paula O. won their match due to Wang Rong being injured in the 3rd game..
..quick recap of Day 3..
1. Match of the day was definitely the XD match between Reiko S. & Shintaro I. vs. CHN's Liu XL & Cheng S. It was a tight game throughout, but the more experienced pair won and held their own toward the end of the match. After the last point, the jubilant Reiko jumped into Shintaro's embrace as they absorbed all of the fans applause. Of course, the fans definitely wanted the JPN's pair to win so they can see Reiko compete at least another day...
2. Another defending champs fell, as CHN TPE's MD pair of Fang CM & Lee SM, who won last yr's MD title, continue to struggle this yr as they lost in straight games to a much lankier Australian pair.
3. Singles match of the day was definitely the match between Ai Goto vs. Tai TY. Very entertaining indeed. Near the end of the 3rd game, after each gal traded grunts for grunts, it was Tai TY who emerged victorious. She will try her luck this yr and try to do one round better after last yr's loss in the QF Rd~wish her luck, limsy..
4. Eriko's match vs. the HK gal was entertaining as well. Eriko just showed her level toward the end of the 1st game.
5. MS match between the Almost-Incredible Hurk (Henri Hurskainen) was close in the 1st game. Henri showed some true grit with his defense in the 1st game and almost pulled one out. Unfortunately, his rushed net shot sealed the victory for Hsieh HY.
6. The U.S. MD pairing of Tony & Howard survived another day..rallying in the 1st game to win a close one..
7. Boonsak Ponsana survived a tough fight against a JPN youngster in Takuma Ueda, who showed a lot of potential..
8. Marc Zwiebler continues to improve in his performance..although he told me he was somewhat lucky in his win over IND's RMV Gurusaidatt
9. The 2 THA's young WS players continue with their stable performance as well..
..that's all from my very burnt out memory...
07-14-2011, 07:22 PM #63
I do believe that it's good for Misaki to be prowling near the net, since she tends to rather aggressive there. Also, Ayaka has got substantial power.
I feel that any drop in form recently is probably only temporary, since they have taken out some rather strong opponents, including the Chinese twins Luo Ying/Luo Yu, who will be the Koreans' next opponents.
The prospects of them playing in London is however more bleak, since time is running out for them to climb up the rankings, and Mizuki/Reika and Shizuka/Mami are playing like madmen (or madwomen). But these two pairs, being the more senior and hence more experienced, should be expected to be the frontrunners. Well, there is always 2016 in sunny Rio de Janeiro.
What is more worrisome is the need for them to stay in the national team, and with it, exposure to strong opponents. Given the swarm of talented up and coming youngsters eager to take their place, this may pose a problem.
It is not unexpected for Park Joo Bong, being a Korean, to be a tough task master. But I'm really glad that he is coaching the pair. And with Zhang Yawen in Unisys to train with them, I believe that they can go far.
Oh, by the way, Misaki and Ayaka are not a new pairing. They have been together since junior high school. I think
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07-14-2011, 07:38 PM #64
Li Xuerui is invincible
07-14-2011, 07:59 PM #65
Do you think Smith/Warfe won because they're awesome??? I think its coz they're awesome!!!
07-14-2011, 08:02 PM #66
07-14-2011, 08:06 PM #67
07-14-2011, 08:08 PM #68
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