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Thread: All-England SFinals Day
03-11-2005, 07:22 PM #1
All-England SFinals Day
What a QFinals!! Let's hope the SFinals are as exciting (because I'm watching on tv).
Lin Dan v Wong Choong Hann
Chen Hong v Lee Chong Wei
If Taufik were in, it would probably have been Lin v Taufik. As it is, he isn't, but in a tournament where he is the only notable absentee, the China v Malaysia SFinals do come as a surprise. Look who they had to beat to get to this point.
Lin Dan - Mehrabi, Oedum, Ghaffar and Lee HI (add Wong CH to the list, and it does seem kind of easy for him to get to an All-England final)
Wong - Jang, Chen Yu, Liao and Sato (on paper does not look that hard)
Chen - Lewis, Ohtsuka, Shon, Bao (had the hardest QFinal of the lot)
Lee - Moody, Kendrick, Kuan, Roslin (seems like having the easiest time)
It will be more exciting to see a China v Malaysia final, and since it will be hard for Wong, I will be rooting for Lee. I think he has a 50-50 chance, even though the head-to-head is 4-1 in Chen's favour (Chen won 2 out of 2 last year).
Prediction: Lin v Lee
Zhang Ning v Eriko Hirose
Xie Xingfang v Mia Audina Tjiptawan
Xie is apparently at the top of her game, while we (those of us not watching live in Birmingham) don't know much of her own game Mia has discovered. Meanwhile, Eriko cannot be termed a giant-killer anymore because that would be implying she is not a giant. It may be early yet, but I think she is the next thing China has to worry about. She is the current thing Zhang has to worry about, and it takes something big to stop a big momentum.
Prediction: Zhang v Xie
Ha Tae Kwon/Yim Bang Eun v Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun
Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen v Luluk Hadiyanto/Alven Yulianto
Denmark, China, Korea, Indonesia, each a piece. Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun looks most likely to advance.
Prediction: Fu/Cai v Luluk/Alven
Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen v Gao Ling/Huang Sui
Wei Yili/Zhao Tingting v Saralee/Sathinee
The top 4 seeds.
Prediction: The top 2 seeds
Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter v Nova Widianto/Lilyana Natsir
Nathan Robertson/Gail Emms v Sudket/Saralee
Only Saralee is involved in another match. Proves how much the XD is a specialised event. They are definitely going to put Robertson/Emms on the TV court, so we won't catch Thomas on TV, which is a shame because I have a feeling that it will be a very tight match.
Prediction: Widianto/Natsir v Robertson/Emms
All my predictions are chicken-out, going for the favourites (except possibly Lee CW who may be slight underdog). Going by the events so far this week, I hope half my predictions would be seriously challenged.
03-11-2005, 09:13 PM #2
What's lin dan's head to head record with wong choon han?
03-11-2005, 09:26 PM #3
Lin Dan Vs Wong Choon Hann Head to Head
History is not on Wong's side.
Dan LIN3 - 0Choong Hann WONG
CHNNational AuthorityMAS14 Oct 1983Date of Birth17 Feb 1977FujianPlace of BirthKuala Lumpur178Height183-Weight-LeftRight/Left HandedLeft
YearTournament & NationRoundWinnerScore 2004 DJARUM INDONESIA OPEN 2004
INDONESIA Quarter-Finals LIN 15-10 15-7 2003 CHINA OPEN 2003
P. R. OF CHINA Gold Medal Final LIN 17-16 15-12 2003 DENMARK OPEN 2003
DENMARK Semi-Finals LIN 13-15 15-11 15-1
03-11-2005, 09:33 PM #4
mmm. Maybe 4th time's the charm?
03-11-2005, 09:59 PM #5
time to tame the tiger!!!
03-11-2005, 10:06 PM #6
I agree. If Taufik particpate, the situation would be like Indonesia Open where Taufik went on to win.
I just hope TV 1 would broadcast the match btw Lee CW and Chen Hong. Only LCW has the highest possibilty of defeating Lin Dan, out of the four semi-finalist. I am just praying hard that LCW could play to his best tonight, Chen Hong is surely tough for him.
03-11-2005, 10:17 PM #7
Malaysia Pasti Boleh
Isn't Wong Choon Han coached by Li Mao. Why I don't see him at the All-England ? Now let's hope he can do something to help Wong beat Lin Dan. I know some people will think I am " Anti-Lin ", sorry about that. But I just hate to see someone keep winning all the time, it makes everything so boring.
I am also rooting in for Alven/Luluk and Nova/Lilyana. Seems like XD should belong to the Indonesians now. While in the MD, it's unpredictable at the moment, it depends on who's the Indonesia is going to face in the finals. I hope it's Cai and Fu and it's also an opportunity for them to revenge for Flandy and Eng Hian
03-11-2005, 11:21 PM #8
any live coverage of AE semi final or final in malaysia?
03-11-2005, 11:33 PM #9Originally Posted by Crrazz
03-12-2005, 01:05 AM #10
The outomce of the QF are pretty near my expectations. I see that our 'official analyst' has come out with Finalists identical to the one I put out yesterday when commenting on the QF line-up.
LD-LCW (LD tho I'd like LCW to win)
Cai/Fu-Alven/Luluk (Alven/Luluk but like Cai/Fu win)
2 Chinese Pairs (YW/ZZW)
I left the XD 'open' as I doubted Gao/Zhang's ability to get past SF (exhausted their 9 lives) ;could'ntt see Chen/Zhao as AE champions; the 2 Indo pairs are a bit green and Saralee/Pat have not been finalists for a long time let alone win; and the Danes are unknown.I did not want to give the accolade to the cocky Englanders but this is turning out like their year.
The maximum titles for China is 4 but it could be as few as 2 (WS,WD) Y
Last edited by 02011953; 03-12-2005 at 01:10 AM.
03-12-2005, 02:10 AM #11
Agree Agree...Originally Posted by Fook90
03-12-2005, 02:35 AM #12
aah, all england is just too interesting .there have been many surprises already
well, i want lee chong wei and lindan to make it to final, and lee ended winning (but hey, this is lin dan we're talking about!so,,)
i guess fu/cai will make it to the final, as for their opponents, i think its still wide open, both are good
for the ladies i predict mia will take it, i dont know, maybe not predicting, but wanting, becos its been such a long time since mia won sumthin
ah, yang/zhang again
and for xd, i dont know, i guess nathan/gail have big motivation since its their home, and they seem to want to prove to their public that they werent silver medalists for nothing, becos i see that in england badminton fans tend to like them, and believe in them so much, but their opponents stand a chance too
03-12-2005, 03:17 AM #13Originally Posted by Crrazz
03-12-2005, 04:10 AM #14
Waaaaouuu Mia audina vs xie xingfang !! i'm waiting this match for quite a long time !! they just played once in favour of Xie xingfang ! but this time, one player in in the top of her game whereas the other is not really in the better conditions =p
I wish it will be a fierce battle !!
03-12-2005, 05:30 AM #15
An excellent forum like this one should not be so quiet If you have anything to say or brag, this is thee place. Hello everyone
03-12-2005, 05:45 AM #16Originally Posted by happy go lucky
03-12-2005, 05:56 AM #17
This is great man. What's your prediction? What about the thais huh? Really awsomeOriginally Posted by Anatolii
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