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09-21-2013, 11:10 AM #188
Uchida said after the semi final: “My weakest point used to be that I lacked the stamina and therefore my speed decreases towards the end of a match." Stamina is a problem with her, I guess Yamaguchi has a very good chance to win her first ever SS. Yamaguchi beat Uchida once before in the Osaka International last April.
For more information: http://www.badzine.net/news/japan-op...er-gold/27260/
09-21-2013, 11:18 AM #189
09-21-2013, 11:20 AM #190
09-21-2013, 12:06 PM #191
Liu Cheng & Bao Yixin pratically gave the game away to ZN/ZYL earlier.
The match finished in 28 min. This was fishy in the part of the CBA.
Bao Yixin/Liu Cheng played hard vs. Kido/Pia in Quarter Final and they only managed to get 9 and 8 in straight set defeat to ZN/ZYL in the semi? Liu Cheng definitely was instructed to give the XD away to play all-out in the MD match later. Poor Bao Yixin!!!
Last edited by indrg; 09-21-2013 at 12:11 PM.
09-21-2013, 12:10 PM #192
09-21-2013, 12:24 PM #193
09-21-2013, 01:15 PM #194
I am referring to the Japan Open where no Japanese player has won any of the 5 events in recent times. (According to Wiki which provided data from 1984.)
So for either Yamaguchi or Uchida to be crowned WS champion tomorrow is historic.
Especially 16-year-old Yamaguchi if she is able to beat her senior Uchida.
Both of them must be good to be able to defeat some of their higher ranked and more illustrious opponents enroute to the final. It would also mean that Yamaguchi will pose a challenge to her teenage rivals from Thailand and elsewhere in years to come.
It will be double happiness for Japan if Tago can also become the MS champion, which is highly unlikely given that he has lost all his previous meetings with LCW who is in terrific form.
But unlike you who hope LCW will lose, I'm sure all of Japan hopes Tago will win on home ground tomorrow.
Last edited by Loh; 09-21-2013 at 01:29 PM.
09-21-2013, 06:21 PM #195
Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin won both the AJC and WJC XD title in 2010. I think Liu Cheng should be around 20 or 21 by now. As for Kang Jun, I don't recall seeing his name in the junior tourneys.
09-21-2013, 06:25 PM #196
09-21-2013, 08:32 PM #197
09-21-2013, 08:48 PM #198
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09-21-2013, 09:11 PM #199
09-21-2013, 09:35 PM #200
xu chen suddenly high fever wor.
no xd final,wakakakakaka.
in chinese we say,恬不知耻
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09-21-2013, 09:50 PM #201
However, with the retirement/reshuffling of top MD players after the London Olympics, a new style of play emerged. The rallies are becoming shorter and points are usually won over the top of the net using fast, flat exchanges. In this style of play, the shuttle flies speedily towards the body around chest level, making it very awkward for players to defend as they have little time to move their position and end up having to contort their bodies to defend the shots, which usually end in an error or a weak reply.
IMO, the style of attacking play is more lethal than the usual power smash. It is easier to defend a power smash flying towards you in a downward direction as compared to a fast flat, parallel drive coming at your chest level.
Setiawan/Ahsan, Liu/Qiu are forerunners of this style of play and they have enjoyed alot success with it as alot of MD pairs are not used to their style of attacking play.
Not discounting their skills and techniques, but i always feel that it is the style of play that contributed much to their success. If a strategy can be found to counter this style, that is where the challenge lies and time will tell if they can be the top pair of their generation.
Last edited by nizze; 09-21-2013 at 09:55 PM.
09-21-2013, 10:11 PM #202
Ok Let's get on with LCW vs. Tago... then!
Last edited by indrg; 09-21-2013 at 10:18 PM.
09-21-2013, 10:13 PM #203
I am getting a high fever too. but tomorrow i am going out for a bike ride.
seriously. i was hoping to see some good XD match. what a let down.
09-21-2013, 10:22 PM #204