I left when the score was 16-14 to the Thai pair's advantage as my baby girl just woke up and I need to attend to her.
Came back and saw that Markis Kido/Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth won the match 22-20 in the decider set! Cue euphoria....now INA has 1 guaranteed spot in the XD Final. Can Rijal/Debby actually upset yet another CHN XD pair?
Only matches on court 1 are being available to stream. LIU/QUI definitely showing great performance indeed. Remember they trashed 2 top seeds in the process to reach SF.
Meanwhile TOMMY should have no problem against Thai player, but who knows. 4 - 4 atm.
Originally Posted by zhuangcorp
Qiu/Liu are full of confidence, after being Bo/Mo and Lee/Ko.
Are they the future of Chinese MD?
They only played against BoMo, other than that, no seeded pairs. Kindervater/Schoettler took out Lee/Ko.
Really exciting pair, I hope they'll be able to beat the Indonesians today....Liu is certainly very very quick around the front, but I'm afraid he won't be able to take on Setiawan there, who is -imop- a much better net player than Boe. The final in Malaysia was a testament to that, he basically won that match single-handedly (nothing against Ahsan, but he is very much a run fast, hit hard kinda player and apart from his stop-drop doesn't often show tactical awareness).
Although I would've preferred to see Endo/Hayakawa on the TV court (my fav Japanese pair), this could very well be the most exciting match of the day if Setiawan doesn't dominate it too much.