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Thread: All-England Finals
03-13-2005, 05:22 AM #18
China's XD raised by Hugo's last paragraph
Zhang is 27 and Gao 25 - about the time China puts stars out to grass. ChenQQ-ZhaoTT became No.2 after many trial pairings in 2001-03, They even tried Zhengbo and ShangYang (2000 WJC MD together and XD champions and r-u) but it was too distracting for the No.2 MD for which they being groomed. Chen is 27 and Zhao 22 - Morgensen-Olsen 21-30 (?), but Chen is no Morgensen who is unexpectedly and quite original in mid-court.
XieZhongbo/YuYang is No.3, preferred over GuoZhendong/DuJing. All were 2002/2004 WJC MD, WD,XD with various other partners and are around 20 or less. Played the minor circuit (French, Polish, satelites) in 2004 with many juniors and most ended in the 2004 WJC.
Zhang-Gao are needed for the Sudirman Cup and WC but after that,Gao will play WD and wait for Chen Hong but will need a new XD partner like ZhangYawen, WD world ranked No.4 (WJC in XD with ShangYang in 2000). I expect Guo/Du will play more then.
There seems to be a plan years ahead, but Zhang/Gao are falling faster than expected while Xie/Yu are not quite ready. Y
03-13-2005, 06:00 AM #19
What is it that everyone has against the British pairing? If you read the article properly there is no slagging of other countries, in fact quite the opposite when Emms says that she would like the crowds to be more like the wild crowds of the East. Stop mis-quoting them please!
Is there anything else people have against them?
Call it home support if you like but I for one will be cheering for them to win. British badminton could really do with theis!
03-13-2005, 06:58 AM #20Originally Posted by Richard_S
03-13-2005, 07:56 AM #21
03-13-2005, 08:00 AM #22Originally Posted by Pingo
03-13-2005, 08:02 AM #23Originally Posted by Mantap
03-13-2005, 08:03 AM #24Originally Posted by Pingo
03-13-2005, 08:03 AM #25
Lin Dan up 12-6
03-13-2005, 08:03 AM #26
Comments about The semi-finals and Finals
I wanna talk about the semis first. I think that the match of the night will be The men singles one between Wong Choong Hann and Lin Dan. Chong Hann did not perform a good skills since last tear but he had increased his skills since the german open. As he faced Lin Dan, I could felt that he was playing hard especially the second set after 0-8 lost to Lin Dan. I hope he will continue to do his best in the coming events. For today's final, I will choose to watch the men singles also between Lin Dan and Chen Hong. Overall, my prediction is Lin Dan win the match in 3 sets.
03-13-2005, 08:09 AM #27
First set to Lin Dan 15-8
03-13-2005, 08:11 AM #28
Lin Dan 15-8. Come on Chen Hong!
03-13-2005, 08:18 AM #29
I think Lindan going to win this again.
03-13-2005, 08:19 AM #30
Chen Hong 7-2 up in the second!
03-13-2005, 08:20 AM #31
On TV1 or TV2 ?
Originally Posted by Mantap
03-13-2005, 08:23 AM #32
TV1, AFAIK. Currently just showing a boring debate show =(
10-4 to Chen
Last edited by Yozza; 03-13-2005 at 08:27 AM.
03-13-2005, 08:29 AM #33
about an hour they will start sending all eng on tv1
03-13-2005, 08:30 AM #34
Good to hear
13-5 to Chen. Looks like it'll go to the rubber.
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