GVS/LKW only get play this tournament very seriously despite poor performance in last 4 tournaments from German Open till NZ open... or else their ranking might get higher than current... by the way they have their ticket to WC Guangchou booked...
the final of Badminton Asia Championship tomorrow seems more like to be Badminton East Asian Championship final as only 2 countries from East Asia will fight for the titles. and to make it worse, only XD title will openly fighting for as the other 4 titles already found the country they will go to, who ever the player take them home.
Sayaka can join the "stick gang" . Her, Kim Ha Na, that INA girl (can't remember her name)
Lol, now I know why you got roasted .
And toasted .
Originally Posted by madbad
Of the 3 rising JPN stars–Minatsu, Sayaka and Nozomi– I see Sayaka as the one with the most "game". The other two are more meat and potatoes type of players whereas Sayaka is more of a shot maker. Still love little Noz though
I just watched the replay of the Sayaka Takahashi - Intanon Ratchanok QF match, at the final points of the tight third game, Intanon was clearly tiring, it was her fitness that let her down;still, quite evenly matched. Funny how ST has almost the same habit as Tine Baun in occasionally raising her feet one after the other to tap the sole of each foot, except that she does it with the feet and hands in front rather than at the back.
For now, among the non-CHN WS, I rate Intanon Ratchanok, Sayaka Takahashi and Sung Ji Hyun at the top of the heap, then followed by a few others.