07-19-2007, 05:51 PM #1
Phillippines Open 2007 - July 20 - QF
Might as well get the ball rolling. Hope the tournament organizers can hear our disappointment with them on BCF. My takes:
Yihan Wang over Adriyanti Firdasari. What can you say, a thrashing is imminent
Jingjing Zhu over Anna Rice. At least Anna has made some $$ by fluking it to the QF
Mi Zhou over Yu Hirayama. There's no stopping ZL on her comeback trail
Pui Yin Yip over Juliane Schenk. The in-form Yippy takes on a much improved player that's always tough. Yippy to roll on
Hong Chen over Tien Minh Nguyen. Once in a while Nguyen gets on this hot streak and disposes of several top players. I think CH has too much for the Viet and should win in a spirited match
Sung Hwan Park over Kenneth Jonassen. The young Korean has the physical tools to take down the veteran Dane. Question is does he have the smarts? A close one going to Park
Ronald Susilo over Sony Dwi Kuncoro. Ronald will take it... just a hunch.
Chong Wei Lee over Weijie Gong. Many see this as a potential upset but I think LCW is so confident at the moment he will brush anyone not named Lin Dan aside. LCW in straight games
K.K. Koo/B.H. Tan over R. Sukmawan/Y. Suryatama. Feels like KKK/TBH needed a couple of games to shake off the rust. They're looking good and will advance
S.H. Han/G.W. Cho over C.H. Tsai/C.H. Hu. Fighting Koreans will nip it in a close one
T. Ohtsuka/K. Masuda over A.S. Njoto/Y.H. Wirata. Two average pairs duke it out with the JAP men edging it
L. Hadiyanto/A. Yulian over Z.D. Guo/Z.B. Xie. Just when I had written the veteran INA pair off, they hit a purple patch. They will move on at the expense of a game Chinese pair
07-19-2007, 06:08 PM #2
Naah Sony will win, and Kenneth will win
07-19-2007, 06:09 PM #3
agree with all except the following:
sony and njoto/wirata should prevail i think, i can't really see them losing.
there are some good games in store though, slightly dissapointing that some of the top players have lost, like BCL and TH, but it'll still be fun nonetheless.
07-19-2007, 06:09 PM #4
07-19-2007, 06:24 PM #5
07-19-2007, 08:10 PM #6
Well, very surprised that Bao fell so easily. After all, he kept LD on court for far longer than LCW .... But a good victory for Ronald Susilo, shows that he has consistency. Kendrick would do well to learn from him.
Could Tien Minh do the same against Chen Hong (who I rate as best CHN player after LD)?
With Candra/Tony gone, I would anticipate a Koo/Tan vs the resurgent Luluk/Alvent final. Luluk/Alvent has revenge on their minds after the IO07 loss ....
07-19-2007, 08:32 PM #7
07-19-2007, 09:08 PM #8
Even Chen Hong were the number 1 in the world, he would also be disallowed. So for him, there will be no World Championship, no Olympics, no Super Series Final. He can only play regular open tournaments.
07-19-2007, 09:41 PM #9
WS is definitely a CHN-HKG final. Ii'll pick a WYH-ZM final.
ChenH over NgueyenTM.
ParkSH over KennethJ.
RonaldS over SonyDK
LeeCW over GuoWJ
KooKK/TanBH over Suk/Sur
GuoZD/XieZB over Hadi/Yuli
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07-19-2007, 11:13 PM #17
If LCW beats CH in the final. He will get 1050 points more than CH from PO.
If Macau 2006 July 23 does not phase out in the ranking by next week, LCW needs 1942 points to overtake CH's 2nd place in ranking.
If Macau 2006 phases out, LCW needs 1631 points to overtake CH
Either way, LCW needs 2 rounds better
Last edited by 2cents; 07-19-2007 at 11:20 PM.
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