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04-19-2013, 09:19 PM #613
People, can we please move to the badminton now? Lets leave the w/o stats and the theses for other more relevant threads...
04-19-2013, 09:23 PM #614
match starts in a few minutes?
04-19-2013, 09:27 PM #615
matches in the morning are interesting:
Ko Sung Hyun / Kim Ha Na vs. Frans Kurniawan / Shendy Puspa Irawati
Eriko Hirose vs. Wang Yihan
Kim Ki Jung / Kim Sa Rang vs. Hiroyuki Endo / Kenichi Hayakawa
04-19-2013, 09:31 PM #616
live scoring is on. love all, play.
any live stream?
04-19-2013, 09:31 PM #617
Again, I would like to highlight the matches at the HKG SS 2007...in particular the SFs. On that day, the top 4 pairs in the XD were drawn against each other: Zheng Bo/Gao Ling  vs Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen  and Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir  vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa .
Me and huangkwokhau were there in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, watching the matches live. Even before the SF started, we predicted that one of the CHN pair would withdraw. And that became a reality! The INA vs INA match took place right after the CHN vs CHN match. We thought it would be wise too for one of the INA pair to withdraw to conserve their energy for the Final. But the coaches decided to let them fight it out and what a match it was.....easily one of the best XD match I had ever watched in the last few years, with each pair refusing to give up! Nova/Butet eventually prevailed 21-19 in the rubber-set (I was actually rooting for Flandy/Vita on that day)!
Imagine our delight when Nova/Butet beat Zheng/Gao in the Final, despite the CHN pair being the more match fit.
Followed by XD - Walkover
8. Followed by XD - 22-20 13-21 21-19
That was also the same day when Chen Jin gave a half-hearted display and retired in the second half at 6-11. No prize for guessing who he was playing against! Obviously, the crowds were upset!
Of course, those were not the only WOs and retirements during the tourney. There were some more, notably:
(Xie played in XD, the day after he and Guo conceded WO to Fu/Cai)
and one involving the host:
04-19-2013, 09:33 PM #618
OK...back to the match and Fran/Shendy are playing the first match!
04-19-2013, 09:35 PM #619
A slow start for the INA pair like yesterday......
04-19-2013, 09:38 PM #620
Good recovery, but Fran/Shendy are still trailing by 2 pts at the break: 9-11.
04-19-2013, 09:39 PM #621
i wonder why they start so early?
luckily i had pawed despite a busy night yesterday.
04-19-2013, 09:41 PM #622
16-11 to the KOR pair. Not a good sign.
04-19-2013, 09:42 PM #623
04-19-2013, 09:44 PM #624
And now, it's suddenly back to 17-17.
04-19-2013, 09:44 PM #625
17-17 now. Indonesians loves to be slow starter. Sometimes they can catch up, sometimes not.
04-19-2013, 09:45 PM #626
18-17 to Fran/Shendy! First time they lead in this match! Come on.....
04-19-2013, 09:46 PM #627
17-17, 18-18, 19-19!
04-19-2013, 09:46 PM #628
20-19, 20-20! The INA pair wasted 1 set pt.
04-19-2013, 09:48 PM #629
Sigh....2 set pts wasted at 20-20 and 21-21. The KOR pair takes it 23-21.