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03-21-2008, 07:21 PM #1
Polish Open 2008
To check the draw of the Polish Open 2008, click the following link:
03-21-2008, 10:45 PM #2
R32: vs Adam Cwalina/Wojciech Szkudlarcyzk
R16: vs Andrew Bowman/Martyn Lewis
QF: vs Ross Smith/Glenn Warfe 
SF: vs Johannes Schoettler/Tim Detmann  or Anton Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov or Robert Adcock/Robin Middleton
03-22-2008, 12:15 AM #3
Smith-Warfe of AUS are now ranked #45 in the world, while Chemnitz-Larsen of DEN are now ranked #39. While Fran-Rendra are #48... Fair-enough, actually...
03-22-2008, 12:34 AM #4
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka is going to play in qualification #8. I think Hayom will go far in this tournament... I think not only can he pass the qualification rounds, he can even defeat Richard Vaughan  and possibly Marc Zweibler ...
Wisnu Haryo Putro will have a tough time even at the qualification #7 rounds... MAS player Kuan Beng Hong most possibly will defeat him...
Ari Yuli Wahyu [currently part of INA's top 7 MS] will have an interesting match against Canada's tall and resilient Andrew Dabeka  in the round of 16. If he actually defeats Dabeka, then I predict a SF showdown against hometown hero Przemyslaw Wacha !
03-22-2008, 05:52 PM #5
Aussie at Polish Open
Men's Singles - Main draw
Stuart Gomez vs Qualifier 4
Men's Singles - Qualification 3
Jef Tho vs Hallstein Oma (NOR)
Men's Doubles - Main draw -
Ross Smith/Glen Warfe [4th Seed] vs Adrian Dziolo/Patryk Szymoniak (POL)
Women's Singles - Qualification 2
Erin Carroll vs Akvile Stapussityte (LTU)
Women's Singles - Qualification 6
Leisha Cooper vs Nicola Cerfontyne (ENG)
Women's Doubles - Main draw
Erin Carroll/Leisha Cooper vs Elodie Eymard/Weny Rahmawati(FRA)
03-23-2008, 02:10 AM #6
all the best to ll the MAS players in this tournAment
03-23-2008, 11:53 AM #7
03-24-2008, 03:57 AM #8
INA WS in Poland
Maria Elfira Christina, otherwise known as Fira, has the toughest draw among the INA ladies... Yes she does not have to fight in any qualification matches, but after the first round challenge against Kristina Ludikova of the Czech Republic, she will either meet Jang Soo Young or Juliane Schenk ... Tough tough second round... Maria Elfira is part of the triple Maria-s of Djarum [INA #1 Maria Kristin, INA #4 Maria Elfira, and INA #7 Maria Febe]...
Sylvinna Kurniawan, the 2006 Indonesian Junior Champion and current INA #9, have completely recovered from her hip injury [that she suffered before the 2007 INA Open]. Sylvi should be a top unseeded challenger in this tournament. I think this 19-year-old not only can breeze through the qualification stages smoothly, but she can also defeat Finland's Anu Nieminen . Sylvi most probably will finish as a quarterfinalist...
Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari, whose nickname is Pipin, will also qualify to the main draw and play Linda Zechiri of Bulgaria in the 1st round. Pipin, who is INA #8, has the the abilities to defeat Larisa Griga  of Ukraine and Charmaine Reid  of Canada... Last year, Pipin went to the final of Romania International and the quarterfinal of Finnish International. The cold weather suits her well. I think she can go as far as the semifinals...
I think the draw is quite fair towards the INA ladies, who have travelled thousands of kilometers to Poland to compete as much as possible. All 3 of them are in the top half of the draw and don't have to meet any of the good Koreans or top seed too early. In the end, I think, realistically, a fit Petya Nedelcheva  or a fit Hwang Hye Young  will most likely win the whole thing.
Last edited by Krisna; 03-24-2008 at 04:04 AM.
03-24-2008, 09:11 PM #9
03-25-2008, 07:13 AM #10
And women with whiter skin are considered more attractive by most INA men; skin whitening products are sold at a premium here. So, the women are even more inclined to be indoors whenever possible...
Last edited by Krisna; 03-25-2008 at 07:15 AM.
03-25-2008, 07:27 AM #11
I am still waiting for some changes...I wont be surprised if Pipin gets bumped up to main draw...........
03-25-2008, 07:51 AM #12
03-26-2008, 04:01 AM #13
Whos this Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka in Qualification No. 8, Do you guys think he can beat Aamir GHAFFAR there?? I never heard about him, but surprisingly Krisna voted him very high....
03-26-2008, 04:26 AM #14
03-26-2008, 06:14 AM #15
I think Hayom can defeat Aamir. Is Aamir very fit or has improved tremendously or something?
By the way, it is 10:13am in Poland and the games have started... and no livescore...
03-26-2008, 06:32 AM #16
Oops... wrong day... I just realized that today is still Wednesday in Poland. Ok, tmrw then!
03-26-2008, 09:20 AM #17
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