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12-11-2007, 07:26 AM #1
SEA Games 2007 Day 5: Individual Event R8
As much as I could gather:
(Predicted winner listed first)
MS (pretty straightforward predictions)
Taufik v Yeoh KB
Nguyen TM v Poompat
Boonsak v Sathien (Laos)
Kendrick v Kuan BH
Taufik v Boonsak final
WS (all pretty tough)
Lydia Cheah v Soratja
Li Li v Firdasari
Julia Wong v Salakjit
Maria Kristin v Xing AY
Hard to predict: Possibly all-Indo final, or all-MAS final, or even all-SIN final; Salakjit can enter final but I doubt Soratja can
Kido/Setiawan v PRAPAKAMOL/NGENSRISUK
Gan TC/Lin WF v Tran/Nguyen
Wijaya/Saputra v Latif/Khoo
Gunawan/Riyadi v PANVISAVAS/ANUGRITAYAWON
All-Indo final, but other pairs can spring surprises on their on days
Jiang/Li v Goh LY/Ng HL
Marissa/Natsir v Nguyen/Vu (Vie)
Kunchala/partner v Phi/Phung (Vie)
Novita/Polii v Wong PT/Woon KW
All-Indo final no sweat
Widianto/Natsir v Wijaya/Jiang
Sudket/Saralee v Latif/Ng HL
Saputra/Li v Tan WK/Woon KW
Limpele/Marissa v Asuncion/Asuncion
All-Indo final but watch out for homesters Sudket/Saralee
12-11-2007, 08:36 AM #2
It's great to see Kendrick doing well and improving. he has the advantage of still being a work -in-progress so opponents can't tell his game yet. The other Kendrick edge is he has no respect or fear for his opponent.
Sony losing to KL is not surprising;that's probably the cumulative effect of 3 consecutive tournaments whereas KL skipped both CO and HKO so he's absolutely fresh.
KBH should also be rather fresh. KBH is not bad;the last time I saw him play was SO07 vs CY.I enjoy his game. If he has fixed his fitness/stamina and attitude, he can still spring a surprise.Let's hope it's gonna be a good match.
12-11-2007, 09:24 AM #3
Matches involving Team INA
MEN'S SINGLES QF
Taufik Hidayat  vs Yeoh Kay Bin -- with Sony losing to Kendrick Lee Yen Hui in the first round, Taufik is INA's only hope for a Gold in MS. He should beat Yeoh Kay Bin tomorrow. With Ronald Susilo injured, his next opponent should be Nguyen Tien-Minh.
MEN'S DOUBLES QF
Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan  vs Sudket Prapakamol/Phattapol Ngensrisuk -- any match involving Sudket is always interesting. This one could go to another rubber-set as in the Team Event.
Songphon Anugritayawon/Tesana Panvisvas vs Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi  -- yet another rematch and AG/Joko should prevail again.
WOMEN'S SINGLES QF
Li Li  vs Adriyanti Firdasari -- Li Li has beaten Maria Kristin yesterday and given Firda's inconsistent form, I think Li Li will prevail.
Xing Aiying vs Maria Kristin Yulianti  -- a tough match for Maria and she needs to be at her best to beat the young Singaporean player.
WOMEN'S DOUBLES QF
Vita Marissa/Liliyana Natsir  vs Nguyen/Vu -- a breeze for Vita/Butet
Jo Novita/Greysia Polii vs Wong Pei Tty/Woon Khee Wei -- with Chin Ee Hui injured, I think Jo/Greysia will take this one.
MIXED DOUBLES QF
Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir  vs Hendra Wijaya/Jiang Yanmei -- the top seed should win it.
Kennevic Asuncion/Kennie Asuncion vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa  -- ditto.
12-11-2007, 11:03 PM #4
Taufik v Yeoh KB - Yeoh has no chance in hell ......
Nguyen TM v Poompat - boogieman Nguyen is too good, showed good form in team event
Boonsak v Sathien (Laos) - hosts no 1 get a practically guaranteed medal, not that he doesn't deserve it.
Kendrick v Kuan BH - closest of the 4 matches, giant killer Kendrick has a point to prove, Kuan has nothing to lose.
Lydia Cheah v Soratja - tough for Lydia, has better skills but prone to mistakes. Plus, Sorajta is on home soil
Li Li v Firdasari - the way Firda is playing, it's time to say sayonara to her title
Julia Wong v Salakjit - 50-50, Julia in great form, Salakjit out to redeem her pride with crowd backing.
Maria Kristin v Xing AY - Maria just has a bit of an edge, but if the game extends, expect the outcome to favour Xing
Kido/Setiawan v PRAPAKAMOL/NGENSRISUK - difficult battle for World Champs, but should still pass through.
Gan TC/Lin WF v Tran/Nguyen - MAS get one guaranteed medal, not that they really deserve it (based on their display against Singapore)
Wijaya/Saputra v Latif/Khoo - SIN No 1 show MAS youngsters a trick or two
Gunawan/Riyadi v PANVISAVAS/ANUGRITAYAWON - INA out to ensure all INA final
Jiang/Li v Goh LY/Ng HL - SG pair just too strong, MAS pair not seasoned yet
Marissa/Natsir v Nguyen/Vu (Vie) - INA steamroll past the opposition
Kunchala/partner v Phi/Phung (Vie) - THA pair take it, but that's as far as they go
Novita/Polii v Wong PT/Woon KW - INA to win, but expect a fight from MAS scratch combination
Widianto/Natsir v Wijaya/Jiang - World Champs take it, probably with some difficulty if their form fluctuates like in HK Final
Sudket/Saralee v Latif/Ng HL - flamboyant Sudket unleashes cluster bombs at hapless MAS youngsters
Saputra/Li v Tan WK/Woon KW - the other MAS youngsters try to fight back, with no avail
Limpele/Marissa v Asuncion/Asuncion - INA veterans have too much class
12-11-2007, 11:29 PM #5
Umm..little bit worry about Thai players, because their national coach, Mr. Atik Jauhari may be very familiar with Indonesian style...
12-11-2007, 11:39 PM #6
Can someone enlighten me... if the players make it to the semi-finals, are they assured of at least a bronze medal or do they have to fight for 3rd/4th placing if they lose in the semi-finals? Many thanks.
12-11-2007, 11:48 PM #7
no need to fight for 3rd/4th place, semifinalists are enough to win a bronze medal each..
12-11-2007, 11:48 PM #8
Yes, they get guaranteed bronze. Same rule as Asian Games.
But not the Olympics, you must fight for bronze .....
12-12-2007, 01:00 AM #9
12-12-2007, 02:39 AM #10
First results in - XD
Nova/Lilyana beat Hendra/Jiang 21-15,21-12
Sudket/Saralee and Saputra/Li have taken the 1st game against their respective MAS youngster opponents
Flandy/Vita have won their match, but dunno the score.
12-12-2007, 02:40 AM #11
OK, score just updated:
Sudket/Saralee won 21-11, 21-18
Flandy/Vita won 21-11, 21-14
12-12-2007, 02:45 AM #12
Saputra/Li totally thrashed Tan/Woon 21-8, 21-12
12-12-2007, 02:53 AM #13
Hmm, tough match for Nova/Lilyana tomorrow against home pair Sudket/Saralee meanwhile Flandy/Vita will face SIN XD Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia.
12-12-2007, 03:08 AM #14
12-12-2007, 03:10 AM #15
First great news for MAS badminton in the SEA Games -
Julia has beaten Salakjit 21-16, 21-12, in so doing, avenging WMC's loss in the HK Open. Very good form indeed .......
12-12-2007, 03:13 AM #16
Julia Wong beat Salakjit straight set:21-12,21-16
12-12-2007, 03:20 AM #17
Maria Kristin is the most technically competent of all these Southeast Asian competing this week [WMC not included]. Unless she is feeling really down or unmotivated, she can defeat anybody here!
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