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    So it is going to happen...mission impossible!?

    It is the best piece of news I have heard (read) this week Please pass on some of our messages and Joy to Candra and Sigit

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    Sigit is the "wizard" in badminton to me. All the shows he put on, make me pumping fist and jumping out of my chair each time. After both new pairs relatively failed to achieve the goal, time for the old parnter/rivalry to give another (maybe last?) shot.

    Hope they can put the off court issues aside, and shine in 2005. Now, 1 more reason I need to purchase the WC2005 tickets.

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    This piece of news must've gotten badminton fans into a frenzy (well, some at least). They're my most favourite doubles pair and Sigit is my favourite player of the two - flamboyant, full of flair, a showman, yet a gentleman on and out the court, unlike some of the newer generation of primadonnas.

    As LB said, court issues of the past to be put away and back to the old days.
    I hope it'd be their most fitting swansong to emerge world champions of 2005.

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    They are the best after the great Ricky and Ricky. Solid defence and ultimate attack made them the one of the best pairs. Now they are older and they arent as fantastic as in the past. Sigit doesnt jump as high now and Candra seems to tire quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire Cat
    hello fook

    the pair's main target is all england and world championship for sure...
    i dunno about halim and tri kus. candra told me that maybe they would be paired because they lost their partners as well

    flandy and enghian r doing fine but i didn't see them at the center yesterday...wonder where they had gone LOL probably took a holiday or something? Just like the "honourable" taufik hidayat he took a holiday to lombok islands (i heard about it)

    hehe..sorry i am being a bit cynical about taufik cos ...hmmm...he's not nice to other people LOL including journalists

    eva (the cat? or the journalist? LOL )

    Say Chesire, do you have interesting info about those 2 young talents Markis Kidho and Hendra Setiawan? They've made it to the quarter finals in one of the tournaments this year. Are they about to break through?

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    I'm also interested. Are they going to take over after the old guns retire ? Or are there other pairs which could take the helm ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook90
    They are the best after the great Ricky and Ricky.
    You mean Ricky and Rexy?

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    Sorry for the mistake. But I am really curious about the Markhis and Hendra pairing. I mean during the Malaysia Open, they managed to beat Cai and Fu. And now they got to the Denmark Open final.

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    Actually Markis Kidho (22) and Hendra Setiawan (20) has already paired for some years. They are still young.

    They are joined by Christian.

    Just because of Ina has 3 pairs (Alven/Luluk, Hian/Limpele, Candra/Sigit or Candra/Halim or Sigit/Tri) -and 4 pair in the last year- in the world top, so the young pairs have little chance to be sent to International tournaments. And also PBSI has no budget to send more players.

    Beside Markis/Hendra, there are also 2 young pairs :
    Hendra Gunawan (22) and Joko Riyadi (19)
    Uki Kasah Yoga (20) and Rian Sukmawan (19)

    PBSI has considered that these pairs are the future of Ina men doubles.
    With Alven(24)/Luluk(25), -PBSI hopes- they will be in the top 10 in the short term.
    The target of these pairs, plus Alve/Luluk (and Candra/Sigit, if they can perform good) is WC 2005 in USA.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fook90
    Sorry for the mistake. But I am really curious about the Markhis and Hendra pairing. I mean during the Malaysia Open, they managed to beat Cai and Fu. And now they got to the Denmark Open final.

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    Default First official outing reunited?

    Does anyone know which will be their first official tournament after being reunited?
    Will they be entering the Asian Opens at the end of the year?

    They will certainly need points to climb up the world rankings again and qualify for the world champs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkusmanto
    Actually Markis Kidho (22) and Hendra Setiawan (20) has already paired for some years. They are still young.

    They are joined by Christian.


    Beside Markis/Hendra, there are also 2 young pairs :
    Hendra Gunawan (22) and Joko Riyadi (19)
    Uki Kasah Yoga (20) and Rian Sukmawan (19)

    PBSI has considered that these pairs are the future of Ina men doubles.
    With Alven(24)/Luluk(25), -PBSI hopes- they will be in the top 10 in the short term.
    The target of these pairs, plus Alve/Luluk (and Candra/Sigit, if they can perform good) is WC 2005 in USA.
    Thanks for the info jkusmanto. Most interesting. I'm afraid that Alven/Luluk are already a bit too old to reach the absolute top. As I remember, Sigit/Candra/Tony were in their early 20s when they won their first major tournaments. I've seen Alven/Luluk in the Swiss Open final this year on video and they were outclassed by Fu/Cai. They don't appear to have the right stuff, unfortunately. I'm putting my hopes on Markis/Hendra.

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    Markis/Hendra is indeed a junior pair and like jkusmanto said they didn't have much chance to play in international tournament due to lack of funds..what a pity cos everyone thinks they're good players and will replace their seniors someday. Like in Denmark Open, they lost because they never played against European players before so they didn't any experience at all

    About whether they'll be playing for Asian tournaments or not, we don't know yet because PBSI always decide in short time (check the withdrawal of the shuttlers from the denmark open tournament) so we don'tk now yet but they will take part at the Indonesia Open for sure since we don't have to spend much money for joining the tournament.

    PS; story on candra-sigit participating at china open tournament is coming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire Cat
    Markis/Hendra is indeed a junior pair and like jkusmanto said they didn't have much chance to play in international tournament due to lack of funds..what a pity cos everyone thinks they're good players and will replace their seniors someday. Like in Denmark Open, they lost because they never played against European players before so they didn't any experience at all

    About whether they'll be playing for Asian tournaments or not, we don't know yet because PBSI always decide in short time (check the withdrawal of the shuttlers from the denmark open tournament) so we don'tk now yet but they will take part at the Indonesia Open for sure since we don't have to spend much money for joining the tournament.

    PS; story on candra-sigit participating at china open tournament is coming!!!
    Please post the article ASAP, even before the newspaper publishes them LOL.

    Anyway is there any news from Trikus and Halim ? I am really interested in finding out about them.

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    Candra, Sigit renew partnership

    Eva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

    Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto will renew their partnership as a doubles pair in the China Open badminton tournament in Guangzhou in November.



    The two players, whose previous partnership earned them the world championship title in 1997, split last year and had new partnerships -- Candra with Halim Haryanto, and Sigit with Tri Kusharjanto -- before the Badmitton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) decided to reunite them last month.

    Men's doubles coach Christian Hadinata said he was keen on testing their renewed partnership at the US$250,000 China Open which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 9 to Nov. 14.

    "We want to test this partnership at the tournament. Most top shuttlers will participate in the event," Christian told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

    However, Christian refused to disclose specific goals for the pair, saying that although they had a good partnership in the past they have been training together for less than a month for the event.

    "We will wait for the outcome at the tournament first, then we can make plans for them. They don't have any international ranking yet," he said.

    Candra and Sigit were initially paired in early 1997. They won the World Championship in Glasgow six months later before they were forced to split in 1998 after Sigit was banned from international tournaments after failing a drug test.

    Candra proved he was a reliable partner when he won the gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 with Tony Gunawan.

    As Tony chose to move to United States, Candra and Sigit were back together in 2001 before parting again after their unsuccessful bid at the 2003 World Championship in Birmingham, England.

    They hope the third time around will give them another striking run in the 2005 World Championship which is to be held in Anaheim, California.

    According to Christian, both players have been doing well during the training sessions and that, being familiar with each other, they do not have any trouble in adapting to each other's techniques.

    Interviewed separately, Candra, who won the Copenhagen Master with Halim at the end of last year, said that what they had to do was work out how to reignite their motivation and fighting spirit.

    "I hope that Sigit will be more motivated in our first tournament in the China Open," Candra said, adding that he was very optimistic about their prospects in Guangzhou.

    It will be a tough test as their opponents are Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, Sang Yang/Zheng Bo, Choong Tan Fuk/Lee Wan Wah of Malaysia and current world champions, Jonas Rasmussen/Lars Paaske of Denmark. "Hopefully, we can at least get into the semifinals," Candra said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chesire Cat
    Candra, Sigit renew partnership

    Eva C. Komandjaja, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

    Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto will renew their partnership as a doubles pair in the China Open badminton tournament in Guangzhou in November.



    The two players, whose previous partnership earned them the world championship title in 1997, split last year and had new partnerships -- Candra with Halim Haryanto, and Sigit with Tri Kusharjanto -- before the Badmitton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) decided to reunite them last month.

    Men's doubles coach Christian Hadinata said he was keen on testing their renewed partnership at the US$250,000 China Open which is scheduled to take place from Nov. 9 to Nov. 14.

    "We want to test this partnership at the tournament. Most top shuttlers will participate in the event," Christian told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

    However, Christian refused to disclose specific goals for the pair, saying that although they had a good partnership in the past they have been training together for less than a month for the event.

    "We will wait for the outcome at the tournament first, then we can make plans for them. They don't have any international ranking yet," he said.

    Candra and Sigit were initially paired in early 1997. They won the World Championship in Glasgow six months later before they were forced to split in 1998 after Sigit was banned from international tournaments after failing a drug test.

    Candra proved he was a reliable partner when he won the gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 with Tony Gunawan.

    As Tony chose to move to United States, Candra and Sigit were back together in 2001 before parting again after their unsuccessful bid at the 2003 World Championship in Birmingham, England.

    They hope the third time around will give them another striking run in the 2005 World Championship which is to be held in Anaheim, California.

    According to Christian, both players have been doing well during the training sessions and that, being familiar with each other, they do not have any trouble in adapting to each other's techniques.

    Interviewed separately, Candra, who won the Copenhagen Master with Halim at the end of last year, said that what they had to do was work out how to reignite their motivation and fighting spirit.

    "I hope that Sigit will be more motivated in our first tournament in the China Open," Candra said, adding that he was very optimistic about their prospects in Guangzhou.

    It will be a tough test as their opponents are Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, Sang Yang/Zheng Bo, Choong Tan Fuk/Lee Wan Wah of Malaysia and current world champions, Jonas Rasmussen/Lars Paaske of Denmark. "Hopefully, we can at least get into the semifinals," Candra said.
    It should be Choong Tan Fook -- Fook90

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    OOPS ur right...sorry for the spelling mistake

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    Just want to make a correction.
    Markis Kidho and Hendra Setiawan are both 20 years old in August.

    Sorry about the mistake.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkusmanto
    Actually Markis Kidho (22) and Hendra Setiawan (20) has already paired for some years. They are still young.

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