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04-04-2008, 11:17 AM #35
Wahyu just lost to Peter Mikkelsen 15-21, 18-21
*I hate it when badMania is right* I thought the MS field should be ok for INA's MS in Finland...
04-04-2008, 12:14 PM #36
Maria Elfira is through! She defeated Anastasia Kudinova 21-17, 21-18. Still waiting for the winner of Anu Nieminen vs. Yu Wakita...
04-04-2008, 12:26 PM #37
Maria vs Anu...good chance to semi
Frans/rendra are thru to QTR
04-04-2008, 12:36 PM #38
Fran-Rendra is through to the quarterfinals after defeating Klausen-Oma of Norway 21-7, 21-15 in 17 minutes. Honey-Lewis await them in the next round. Apparently, Fran-Rendra is the only seed left in the top draw... Tim Dettmann-Johannes Schoettler  and the pair who beat them in Poland, Adam Cwalina-Wojciech Szkudlardcyzk, are gone... I only recognize Mads Kolding's name in the top draw now. Mads was one of the top Danish [and European] Junior BD just a few years ago.
Fira will play Anu Nieminen tomorrow for a place in the semis... Anu was defeated by Sylvi Kurniawan pretty easily in Poland. But maybe with the home-crowd behind her, she might give Fira a hard time...
Last edited by Krisna; 04-04-2008 at 12:41 PM.
04-04-2008, 12:41 PM #39
04-04-2008, 01:53 PM #40
04-04-2008, 01:54 PM #41
04-04-2008, 08:30 PM #42
Mixed Doubles QF
Rizky Kurniawan/Qi Yu vs Fran Kurniawan/Shendy Puspa Irawati -- once again, Fran/Shendy's powers should be too much for their opponents to handle.
Women's Singles QF
Maria Elfira Christina vs Anu Nieminen  -- Fira to advance.
Men's Doubles QF
Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya  vs Matthew Honey/Martyn Lewis -- with the loss of the other 2 seeds in their half, it will be an excellent chance for Fran/Rendra to win another title here.
Women's Doubles QF
Mariana Agathangelou/Gabrielle White vs Meiliana Jauhari/Shendy Puspa Irawati -- Mel/Shendy should do well to progress to the SF, where they will meet the top seed Lena Frier-Kristensen/Kamilla Rytter-Juhl.
04-04-2008, 08:31 PM #43
04-05-2008, 10:14 AM #44
Great to receive news from Hau-Ge while over at Shenzhen a few hrs back that all the Djarum players have won their QF matches as expected and progressed to the SF.
Fran Kurniawan/Shendy Puspa Irawati have repeated their feat last week in qualifying for their second consecutive Final. They will face Mads Pieler Kolding/Line Damkjaer Kruse for their first title in XD tomorrow. I think they can do it!
Women's Singles Semi-Final
Maria Elfira Christina vs Elizabeth Cann  -- Elizabeth Cann beat the European-based Chinese player Li Wenyan, who has a good result in Europe herself, winning a few titles. I hope Fira can beat Cann.
Men's Doubles Semi-Final
Mikkel Elbjorn/Mads Pieler Kolding vs Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya  -- Fran/Rendra should make it to the Final as well and hopefully collect their second titles in Europe.
Women's Doubles Semi-Final
Lena Frier-Kristensen/Kamilla Rytter-Juhl  vs Meiliana Jauhari/Shendy Puspa Irawati -- Mel/Shendy have done well in Europe this past fortnight and a rubber-set loss to the top-seed will be considered a good enough result later.
04-05-2008, 11:33 AM #45
Maria Elfira Christina lost to Elizabeth Cann in 3-sets 21-23, 21-19, 17-21.
Meiliana Jauhari/Shendy Puspa Irawati also pushed the top-seed Lena-Frier Kristensen/Kamilla Rytter-Juhl so hard and they could have won in the second set, but ended up losing in rubber-sets 21-18, 22-24, 15-21.
It was a tough fight to the end for Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya as they edged out a nail-biting 22-20, 13-21, 22-20 victory over the Danish pair Mikkel Elbjorn/Mads Pieler Kolding in 48 mins. They will face the top-seed Jacob Chemnitz/Mikkel Delbo Larsen in the Final tomorrow. They had beaten their opponent in the Dutch Open R16 last year.
So, Team Djarum for 2 titles tomorrow???
Last edited by badMania; 04-05-2008 at 11:39 AM.
04-05-2008, 11:42 AM #46
Mixed Doubles FINAL
11:00am Fran Kurniawan/Shendy Puspa Irawati vs Mads Pieler Kolding/Line Damkjaer Kruse -- an excellent chance for Fran/Shendy to establish themselves as INA's upcoming XD pair. They have both the power and aggression to rise up further!
Men's Doubles FINAL
Last match Fran Kurniawan/Rendra Wijaya  vs Jacob Chemitz/Mikkel Delbo Larsen  -- after the disappointment of going out in R32 last week, Fran/Rendra reedem themselves with a Final appearance tomorrow and they could well collect their second European Challenger titles.
04-05-2008, 12:14 PM #47
04-05-2008, 12:22 PM #48
playing 2 finals on the same day is tough, especially after playing 4 matches today! if fran manages to win 2 titles tomorrow, he really is an iron man.
04-05-2008, 12:40 PM #49
04-05-2008, 12:43 PM #50
04-05-2008, 01:03 PM #51
superman, person of strength and glory ... come sing with me ...
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