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Thread: Austrian International 2008
02-19-2008, 09:42 PM #1
Austrian International 2008
The tourney will begin today with the qualification rounds.
Rendra Wijaya/Fran Kurniawan will be competing as the second-seed and they have a bye till R16 to be played tomorrow night.
I will expect them to win the title here, given there are no strong pairs in MD
02-19-2008, 11:15 PM #2
any malaysian players playing in this tournament??
02-19-2008, 11:54 PM #3
02-20-2008, 04:01 PM #4
02-21-2008, 04:44 AM #5
Those Russian Pair [seeded 4] can be the toughest challenge for Fran-Rendra... On the other hand, the 1st seeded Belgian pair should be easier...
Yup, no Malaysian here... too far and too expensive for an International Series level tournament...
02-21-2008, 07:17 AM #6
02-21-2008, 09:22 PM #7
Not a convincing start for Rendra Wijaya/Fran Kurniawan as they beat the German pair Dharma Gunawi (ex-INA)/Peter Zauner in rubber-sets 21-15, 19-21, 21-15
They will face Harald Koch/Michael Lahnsteiner today and also a potential semi-final match against the Russian pair in the night session.
Last edited by badMania; 02-21-2008 at 09:28 PM.
02-22-2008, 05:30 AM #8
From what I know, Dharma Gunawi, an alumni of PB Djarum himself [just like Fran-Rendra] arranged their accomodation, gave them food, etc. in Austria... So, Fran-Rendra cannot just destroy him and not give him face... and Dharma himself is a skillful player.
Oh, I predict Ivanov-Sozonov will go to the finals in the top draw... Those mix-pair seeded number 3 and the Belgians seeded number 1 can't stop the Russians [if they are in good form]...
Last edited by Krisna; 02-22-2008 at 05:37 AM.
02-22-2008, 06:22 AM #9
wow, 1st seed in the mens single peter koukal lost in the 2nd round...
02-22-2008, 06:22 AM #10
i think anand pawar will win the singles title..
02-22-2008, 08:19 AM #11
Rendra/Fran bt Harald Koch/Michael Lahnsteiner
02-22-2008, 05:44 PM #12
Rendra/Fran vs Claes/Mawet in the final.. yeye!
02-22-2008, 08:01 PM #13
This tournament is dominated by Asians. The only Asian entry not in the final is Zhang Yi in the MD (partnering a Swede). But he is in the final in the XD partnering Cai Jiani.
There is also an even chance that all of the titles will be won by Asians.
02-22-2008, 08:42 PM #14
So, Rendra Wijaya/Fran Kurniawan have a chance to win a title today as they progress to the Final, after a tough 21-14, 19-21, 21-19 victory over Andrew Bowman/Martyn Lewis, both experienced doubles players.
They will meet the first-seed Claes Wouter/Frederic Mawet, after the Bulgarian beat Anton Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov.
02-23-2008, 05:34 AM #15
02-23-2008, 11:34 AM #16
02-23-2008, 02:26 PM #17
Ok...since I need to do some work, I stay up for this match
Fran/Rendra have just taken the first set 21-14. It does look like they will win their first international title.
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