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03-02-2013, 05:23 AM #341
Oh, and "match of the day" is usually a match with German competitors, so it had to be that one
03-02-2013, 06:10 AM #342
03-02-2013, 06:18 AM #343
I liked it. Even though it reminds me of the uniform German garbage collectors wear
Still, compared to some other designs (*flypower* *cough*) it wasn't bad...and it definitely didn't look like a swimsuit!
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03-02-2013, 06:23 AM #344
I've not been to many tournaments, but I really didn't appreciate these nonsense interviews while other players were still competing on court. It's all fine if they interviewed the champions on the final day, but doing it right on court in the middle of others' matches just for people to hear what their German players have to say is I think totally inappropriate and arrogant.
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03-02-2013, 06:27 AM #345
03-02-2013, 06:40 AM #346
03-02-2013, 06:42 AM #347
What pissed me off as well was that there was always a clear favorite who everyone clapped for and the other faced nearly complete silence, even after winning brilliant rallies.....if it's against the home country, that's understandable (even if I do it differently), but when there's no German on court, be polite and clap for good rallies, damn it!
03-02-2013, 06:45 AM #348
In the case of LXR, it is either
1) Smokescreen for the AE or
2) China's WS players usually go downhill fast after becoming world no 1. Only WY seem to be able to handle it well.
I think it is more of option 1. Just watch and see next week.
03-02-2013, 07:53 AM #349
I was very disappointed about the perfomance of KO/LEE in the QF. Too much error prone and a bit too passive gameplay. IMO the koreans should reactivate JJS. But LYD made so much errors, it wasn't KSH.
Maybe the koreans ate to much Döner from BY IBO or drunk too much Zaranoff mineral water.
It was a really bad game. I grant LX and QZ from china the sucess. They were the better players on the court.
StefanDo and I were in Mülheim with some friends there. The germans are lame and the trains in Germany are everytime delayed. I will never visit Germany again.
03-02-2013, 08:15 AM #350
2013 German Open Semi-Finals "Match of the Day"
According to tournamentsoftware, the Match of the Day for today (on Saturday 02-Mar-2013 at the Semi-Finals) will be the match between Sayaka TAKAHASHI and Juliane SCHENK .
Sayaka TAKAHASHI told her facebook fans that she will "Fight, fight, fight"
But I think Juliane SCHENK has the BIGGER advantage with her homeground support.
Any BCers knowing any links to watch the live-streaming for this match?
Last edited by chris-ccc; 03-02-2013 at 08:17 AM.
03-02-2013, 08:33 AM #351
03-02-2013, 09:05 AM #352
Sayaka Takahashi's win was no fluke, the quality of the match was high. I think Li Xuerui can play better than she did, she did miss a number of shots. However a fair amount of that was down to pressure from Sayaka who showed great accuracy and anticipation.
My concern for the Schenk match is that she won't be able to achieve the same level of accuracy and so won't be able to build the same level of pressure. Still, it's a match I'm really looking forwards too.
03-02-2013, 09:40 AM #353
KSH/LYD and LXR seeded one players in the tournament would have to do better if they were to progress to the latter stages of the 2013 AE tournament next week. KSH/LYD were soundly beaten in straight games while LXR did better to lose in 3 games. The AE tournament will be tougher with all top-ranked players competing except for Lin Dan who has taken extended leave from the sport.
03-02-2013, 10:05 AM #354
03-02-2013, 10:12 AM #355
03-02-2013, 10:12 AM #356
03-02-2013, 10:19 AM #357
LXL/QZH thru to the final after prevailing over the Chinese Taipei pair by the identical score of 21-19 in two sets.