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03-11-2012, 06:40 PM #732
Lin Dan asked LCW to swap shirt after the final.
What he really saying was you may be still here next year but i certainly wouldn't be.
Ladies And gentlemen , you have witnessed the last AE match between the two.
03-11-2012, 06:52 PM #733
Don't worry about Wang Yihan. She will be one of the three going to olympics. I think this games was fixed even before it was played. The intention is clear from the chinese team. They want Li XueRui to overtake Saina so that they have more options. All credit to Li XueRui who played incredible badminton over the last two weeks. She is much more reliable and efficient than Chen Jin to claim the world fourth ranking. The true WS final between chinese players probably only happens in Olympics final like the one between Zhang Ning and Xia Xin Fang in 2008.
03-11-2012, 07:04 PM #734
After 9 years empty handed, finally INA bagged a title from the prestigious AE
Good tactical play showed by Towi/Liliyana meanwhile anti-climax performance by Danish XD.
Third time lucky for Liliyana after two attempts failure
03-11-2012, 07:09 PM #735
03-11-2012, 07:17 PM #736
03-11-2012, 07:44 PM #737
03-11-2012, 09:20 PM #738
I only managed to watch half of the Game 1 and incompleted Game 2. Although Lin Dan played with some unforced errors last night, his determination to win was there. His pace was quite fast especially in game 2. I just had a feeling that he was going to speed up and finishing the Game 2 as soon as possible. Then Lee Chong Wei decided to retire and stop Lin Dan to finish the game the way he wanted. Personally, I think Lee Chong Wei could still play if his opponent was not Lin Dan last night. During the games he felt the determination and the increasing pace of Lin Dan. He knew very well that he couldn't win game 2 and might lost very badly (likely under 10) with the injured right shoulder. I think it is a good decision to quit because the injury could get worse. I hope he could recover well in time for the olympics game.
03-11-2012, 09:55 PM #739
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03-11-2012, 11:12 PM #743
Taiwanese sets milestone in major badminton event
Taipei, March 11 (CNA)
Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying was knocked out of the women's singles at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships on Saturday, but her run to the semifinals was the best showing ever by a Taiwanese woman at the prestigious event.
The 17-year-old Tai lost to seventh-seed Li Xuerui of China 19-21, 21-16, 21-10 in the semifinal round after a run that saw her defeat eighth-seeded German Juliane Schenk in the second round and Korean Sung Ji Hyun -- who had ousted second-seed Wang Xin of China -- in the quarterfinals.
Tai's semifinal opponent, currently ranked fifth in the world, has been hot of late, having won the women's singles at the German Open last week, and she was to play top-seeded Wang Yihan of China for the title.
Despite the defeat, Tai, who is currently ranked 16th in the world, helped her cause for a slot in the Olympics by picking up 7,700 ranking points at the super series premier event.
It was Tai's second-highest point haul in a single event in her career, trailing only the 7,800 ranking points she got for finishing second at the Singapore Open in mid-2010.
Both Tai and veteran Taiwanese player Cheng Shao-chieh are hoping to land spots in the women's singles draw at the Summer Olympics and can be assured of making the draw if they are both ranked in the top 16 as of May 3, the Olympic cutoff date for badminton.
Cheng, the world No. 9, got a tough draw at the All England Championships in Birmingham and was ousted in the first round by third seed Wang Shixian of China 21-9, 21-15.
Meanwhile, in the women's doubles in Birmingham, Taiwan's Cheng Wen-hsing and Chien Yu-chin, who are also hoping to secure an Olympic birth, lost to an unseeded Chinese duo in the second round in three games.
In men's doubles, unseeded Taiwanese Fang Chieh-min and Lee Sheng-mu upset fourth-seeded Koreans Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong in straight games in the first round before bowing out in the quarterfinals to Japanese pair Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.
(By Nell Shen)
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03-11-2012, 11:13 PM #744
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03-11-2012, 11:21 PM #747
I don't think WS Final is Fixing match.
I enjoy to watch this match, the quality is high, so much amazing hard hitting. We see WYH's smash return by smash by Li Xuerui. In many time we see how Li forced WYH out position then kill by her smash.
03-11-2012, 11:29 PM #748
LCW chickened out of the final man.
All players usually carry some kind injury even when 100% fit. Injury is no excuse.
The crowd was more enthusiastic and pressure demanding this year. LD brought his A game to the final this time unlike other LCW-LD encounters.
If you ask me, reitiring was just an easy way out for LCW and he would definitely have continued if he was playing other player (PG,CJ, TH, or PSH etc. ) in final.
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