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08-17-2007, 11:21 AM #1
World Championships 2007 - Aug 18 - Semifinals
Lin Dan vs Bao Chunlai -- team order or not...Lin Dan will take it.
Chen Yu vs Sony Dwi Kuncoro -- once again, if Sony are to play like the previous 2 matches, he will beat Chen Yu in straight sets.
Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah vs Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan -- the MAS pair is both physically and emotionally drained after today's match, while the INA pair is fresh and full of confidence. Home support will further add pressure to the veteran MAS pair. The INA pair to take it in 3 sets.
Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae vs Shuichi Sakamoto/Shintaro Ikeda -- the Japanese pair has become a revelation in this tournament, beating the higher seeds like Luluk/Alvent and Koo/Tan. However, I think Jung/Lee will learn the lesson and attack from the beginning.
Zhang Ning vs Wang Chen -- Zhang to win!
Lu Lan vs Zhu Lin -- battle of the youngsters....and the more consistent Zhu to win!
Wei Yili/Zhang Yawen vs Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen -- the veteran is reformed after a brief split and they have a chance of winning more honors here.
Kumiko Ogura/Reiko Shiota vs Gao Ling/Huang Sui -- the Chinese pair to prevail over the cuties!
Zheng Bo/Gao Ling vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa -- it's high time Zheng/Gao get beaten again and after today's impressive performance against Robertson/Emms, Flandy/Vita certainly stands a chance. They were just a whisker away from victory in the Sudirman Cup Final.
Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen vs Nova Widianto/Lilyana Natsir -- no tough opponents yet for Nova/Butet so far, while Xie/Zhang have beaten Clark/Kellogg comfortably today. I hope the INA pair can win this one.
08-17-2007, 11:28 AM #2
08-17-2007, 11:29 AM #3
Oh my Lord, Sony is in the Semis of the World Championships, who would have thought? Go INA!
08-17-2007, 11:34 AM #4
08-17-2007, 11:50 AM #5
LD over BCL
SDK over CY (though i don't mind him winning )
ZL to beat LL
ZN over WC (i hope)
this is a tough one.
LWW/CTF will draw with MK/HS (aarrrghhh, i can't decide. i like them both )
although a JPN pair in the finals will be magnificent, i just can't see them past JJS/LYD
upset here RS/KO will overcome HS/GL though i don't mind HS/GL in the finals
YW/ZJW (thank God she is back with her old partner) to beat YWL/ZYW
hoping for an all CHN affair
08-17-2007, 11:58 AM #6
Quote:-"although a JPN pair in the finals will be magnificent, i just can't see them past JJS/LYD"
.........I also couldnt see them pass Lulk/Alvent or Koo/Tan.
08-17-2007, 12:02 PM #7
LD 65:35 BCL. (Basically BCL has no idea how to beat LD).
SDK 52:48 CY (Sony is faster, while CY is stronger. But seems Sony is in fabulous form now. Should be a good match to watch anyway.)
ZL vs. LL (Dont care).
WC 49:51 ZN (I wich WC can take the title).
LWW/CTF 45:55 MK/HS (With CY/FHF and KKK/TBH out, MK/HS must be determine to take the title. While LWW/CTF may still enjoying the victory yesterday.)
Japan pair 50:50 JJS/LYD (First, I support PJB. Second, PJB must know inside out of Korean badminton secrets)
Dont quite care, but hope YW/ZJW can take the title.
Limpele/Vita 50:50 GL/ZB (Limpele is a better player than ZB while GL is much better than Vita. But GL may be a bit tired now. )
Widianto/Natsir 50:50 XZB/ZYW
08-17-2007, 12:04 PM #8
08-17-2007, 12:05 PM #9
08-17-2007, 12:06 PM #10
Notes from QF matches:
China, Indonesia and Japan did very well today. Korea had mix results. So did Malaysia. Choong/Tan won after being in behind twice. But KKK/TBH lost despite of home crowd supports and they save 2 match points in the third set and they even managed to have 2 match points but lost 23-25 at last.
08-17-2007, 12:06 PM #11
(Prediction based on both opponents play their best game)
Only one suprises player here: Sonny DK. No one probably not even his coach can predict he will reach SF when he got to meet a very in form LCW in R16. But he play his best game to defeat LCW and Peter Gade in QF. Now, all that matter is can Sonny keep his level of play consistently or his impressive form is just in this tournaments only.
Meanwhile, China made their quota by advancing all possible 3 players into SF despite CJ lost. Anup S play very well advancing to QF. Lets hope he can maintain his level of play.
Malaysia players kind hit of slum all of them. They did not got even one player in QF from 4 players. Denmark players always reliable by reaching 2 QF but not higher than that.
Lin Dan VS Bao Chun Lai.
BCL probably hope in QF match yesterday that LD lost to Anup in QF but that did not happen. So LD will win and go to the final. Maybe in 2 or if he lost concentration in 3 sets.
Chen Yu VS Sonny DK
Logically, I predict Chen Yu will win cause Sonny already play his best when he won LCW and Peter Gade. But my heart said Sonny will win in 3 tough sets.
China as reliable as ever, send 3 players into SF. Yes, XXF lost so easily in R16, but Zhu Lin managed to win over WMC to create a battle with Lu Lan. And of course the other SF is also from China, Wang Chen.
For WMC, lets wait and see how well she do in next 4-5 events. If she can steadily beat China players, that mean she can be consider the elite WS players which until now only be filled with China and ex China players.
Zhang Ning VS Wang Chen
2 of the old China players and maybe now the best will fight each other. ZN will win just because this is her best chance considering XXF her nemesis already booted out. ZN win in 3 sets.
Lu Lan VS Zhu Lin
From their previous records, ZL had more better records. So ZL win in 2 sets.
08-17-2007, 12:07 PM #12
Probably the most unpredicted category. 2 of the top MD Cai/Fu and Koo/Tan who everybody predict will meet in final, cannot take the pressure and lost in QF. Shocking!
Indonesia had good result this year. Kido/Setiawan play at their usual level and managed to reach SF. Luluk/Alvent lost to very improved Japan pair. Joko/Hendra also lost very tight to very improved China pair.
China had mix results. Cai/Fu played nervously in QF specially end of the game while they are leading twice. Guo/Xie improved so much but still cannot crack SF.
Malaysia also had mix results. Choong/Lee play brilliantly and moved to SF. But they are old. Still hard to know if they can keep their level of play till next year Olympic. The bad news come from their young pairs. TBH/KKK lost in QF. And other two pairs lost even before reached R16. TBH/KKK had to improved their level of play cause now lots of other countries already learned their style of play and know how to deal with them now.
Korea had good result. JJS/LYD back to their best form and reach SF by defeating Denmark and China pairs.
Denmark had the worst results. JE/MLH are struggling this year, maybe cause their age. JR/LP even worse, lost to Russian pair. They really need quick change now.
Japan is the most improved! Their 2 pairs are very fast in net play now! Othsuka/Masuda barely lost to Markis/Hendra. Sakamoto/Ikeda even better by beating Luluk/Alvent and TBH/KKK and reach SF. Maybe this is the first time Japan MD in WCS semi final.
CTF/LWW VS Markis/Hendra
Indonesia pair if they can play their usual level despite Malaysia huge crowds, they will win in 2 tight sets. But if not, Malaysia old pair will win.
JJS/LYD VS Ikeda/Sakamoto
Japan pair will made another surprise by reaching the final in 3 sets.
The most predicted category.
No new star here. China as always managed to burying all their opponents and had 3 pairs in SF.
Although Japan pair managed to reach SF, but it due to their so lucky draw cause Du/Yu retired. They even did not had to meet any top pairs in QF.
WYL/ZYW VS YW/ZJW
Both had same big chance to win.
Ogura/Shiota VS Gao Ling/Huang Sui
GL/HS will win.
Suprisingly, there is not a surprise in here also.
Indonesia managed to made better results than last year by having 2 pairs in SF. Nova/Butet play not quite good but enough to win. Flandi/Vita play real good.
China also had very good results by placing 2 pairs in SF.
Meanwhile Korea did quite good by have a pair in QF. Denmark not very well by failing even one place in QF. Poland did very well by having one pair in QF. England did poorly by losing 2 pair in QF. Not that they lost in the QF but how they lost.
Both Nathan/Emms and Anthony/Donna lost quite tamely in QF.
GL/ZB VS Flandi/Vita:
Very hard to predict. It can go both way. But I pick GL/ZB in 3 tight sets cause of their consistency of play.
Nova/Butet VS ZYW/XZB
Also can go both way. Very tough match. Nova/Butet to win in 3 closed sets.
08-17-2007, 12:10 PM #13
08-17-2007, 12:11 PM #14
No muscle? How does he even wake up from his bed?
08-17-2007, 12:16 PM #15
08-17-2007, 12:20 PM #16
08-17-2007, 12:29 PM #17
this year world championship really make me shock!
first, a few underdog show a really good performance
sridhar beat taufik n hafiz
mew choo beat xie xing fang
lee chong wei out
cai yun-fu hai feng out
sony in semi final
the japanese beat my koo-tan pair
not really sure who's gonna win it
(it seem like lin dan can rule the men single)
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