things starts to heat up as we move into the elimination stage. here are some notable matches for Wednesday.
Tai Tzu Ying vs. Li Xuerui - Li will have to justify her qualification by taking on the 18 yrs old Taiwanese.
Wang Yihan vs. Bae Youn-Ju - Bae gave Wang tons of trouble in the UC 1st singles. could she have a psychological advantage here? Wang hasn't exactly been tested or even warmed up in this Olympics so far.
Lin Dan vs. Taufik - probably the most anticipated match for the day. replay of the 2004 Olympics final but now everyone is 8 years older. on paper LD should roll over Taufik but we never know.
LCW vs. Simon Santoso - first test for LCW and should be an easy one. this will give us another glimpse of LCW's real form.
Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei vs. Thomas Laybourn / Kamilla Rytter Juhl - the Danes are never easy meat. the last time they met was in 2010 and the Danes came out on top in 3 games. i expect this to be a close match.
Fischer / Pedersen vs. Sudket / Saralee - both teams are in great form especially Sudket/Saralee. but i expect the Danes to win with their power and speed. Sudket and Saralee will try to control the match but mgiht be overpowered.
Peter Gade vs. Son Wan Ho - PG has a 6-1 lead against the Korean, however, the last time they met in India SS, Son won in 2 games.
i hope that at least some europeans will make it to the semis of XD...at least it will be more interesting...pedersen/fischer nielsen have a good chance....worried about juhl/laybourn though...zhang/zhao seem to be on great form here...mateusiak/zieba have a chance to shine too...they need to play their best