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10-31-2008, 07:15 PM #1
French Open SS 2008-Semifinal (1/11/2008)
Semifinal is here...
will be very interesting!!!
here are the list of the semifinalists:
here wil start at 2.00 pm France time..
(better today.. it's earlier.. can see the match till finish, then..)
1. Markis KIdo/Hendra Setiawan [INA/1] vs Kien Keat Koo/Boon Heong Tan [MAS/3]
2. Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir [INA/1] vsAnthony Clark/Donna Kellog [ENG/4]
3. Chong Wei Lee [MAS/1] vs Taufik Hidayat [INA/7]
4. Tine Rasmussen [DEN/4] vs Xingfang Xie [CHN/2]
5. Peter Hoeg Gade [Den/8] vs Kenneth Jonassen [Den]
below will start at 2.15 pm
1. Jing Du/Yang Yu [CHN/1] vs Shu Cheng/Yunlei ZHao[CHN/5]
2. Eei Hui Chin/Pei Tty Wong [MAS/4] vs Yawen Zhang/Tingting Zhao [CHN/6]
3. Yun Cai/Chen Xu [CHN/6] vs Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen 
4. Lan Lu [CHN/1] vs Lin Wang [CHN]
5. Kien Keat Koo/Pei Tty Wong [MAS] vs Hanbin He/Yang Yu [CHN/2]
will be a tough game!!
hope INA players will go through final..it's hard, but do your best!!
another hope is "abedeng" will be our reporter live from "LIVESCORE TOURNAMENT" again..... just like yesterday... very cool..
OK guys.. see you later today!!!
10-31-2008, 07:18 PM #2
I smell revenge!! Let's see if Chong Wei's mental training with Fredricks is taking effect :P I think Chong Wei has the upper hand as Taufik has played his past 2 games in 3 sets... Go Taufik!!!
As for the men's doubles.. Markis Kido/Hendra looks solid as a rock and lets see how the Malaysian pair does againts them.. I think this will be the last few times the Malaysians will play as a pair.. Well I have a feeling Rexy wants them to split..
10-31-2008, 07:42 PM #3
Woah! Peter impressed me, beat Chen Jin in two sets.
Peter will play Kenneth AGAIN! Feel sorry for the two guys especially Kenneth who always seem to be behind Peter. Hope he wins this one. All Danish play out, will be good to watch.
Joachim was so close.. but I guess Tafuik proved me wrong, he still has the old Taufik inside. He will have a tough game against LCW.
10-31-2008, 08:22 PM #4
wow I think this is the 1st time MAS had so many representatives in the semi for SS - MS, MD, WD, XD
10-31-2008, 08:27 PM #5
Peter was fantastic today. Very hard match for Kenneth...
Taufik has a chance vs LCW. Yi Lu was really excellent but LCW has had troubles of concentration, too much back hands in the net.
Hope LL-Lin Wang won't be fixed.
Very interesting MD ! I think MAS pairs can make someting vs Kido-Setiawan.
10-31-2008, 09:40 PM #6
10-31-2008, 09:52 PM #7
MEN'S SINGLES SF
Lee Chong Wei  vs Taufik Hidayat  -- under normal circumstances, LCW should take this one. However, Taufik has shown that he still has the appetite for the big matches. LCW has a slight edge.
MEN'S DOUBLES SF
Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan  vs Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong  -- this will be the first time these 2 pairs meet after the Olympics QF match....the key to winning will be who can control the net. Koo needs to show that as long as he performed his best, he can beat can pair. Therefore, I will not be surprised if Kido/Hendra were to lose to Koo/Tan yet again
MIXED DOUBLES SF
Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir  vs Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg  -- a tricky test for the World Champions...I hope they pull through.
10-31-2008, 11:19 PM #8
was very surprise to see the score between cai yun and fu hai feng...fu hai feng was the finalist for MD in denmark open, but then lose tamely to cai yun...?possible heh?..anyway,am dying to see koo/tan in final of SS,been almost a year since they reached final in SS..huhu...but somehow..i think their journey ends tonight.....huhu...koo/tan...please prove me wrong!!!!
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10-31-2008, 11:24 PM #9
10-31-2008, 11:33 PM #10
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10-31-2008, 11:58 PM #12
Tine Rasmussen over Xie Xingfang
Wang Lin over Lu Lan
Tine is keen to make a point after the Olympics failure. Similarly, to salvage the title, CHN coaches would probably use team orders to place Wang Lin in the final. Lu Lan doesn't have the ability to beat Tine.
Lee Chong Wei over Taufik Hidayat
Peter Hoeg Gade over Kenneth Jonassen
LCW needs a title to cement his status as world no 1. Taufik, after 2 hard matches, has the ability and mental capacity, but probably not the legs to deny his friend. Gade will spell the end for his good friend's international career with another semifinal victory today.
Nova Widianto/Lilyana Natsir over Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg
He Hanbin/Yu Yang over Koo Kien Kiat/Wong Pei Tty
INA's World Champions should have no trouble dismissing temperamental English. Similarly, the Olympic bronze medalllists are now CHN's new No 1 XD and will not be disgraced by MAS part-timers ....... no matter what the PAW pts say.
Du Jing/Yu Yang over Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei
Zhang Yawen/Zhao Tingting over Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui
Olympic Champs will not be stressed out by their upcoming compatriots for a finals place, thus almost guaranteeing WD title. It would be a harder battle for Zhang Yawen/Zhao Tingting. MAS girls will be no pushovers, having beaten both Yawen and Tingting when both were partnering Wei Yili. A lot will depend on the MAS girls' conditioning, as by now I would expect fatigue to set in. Good match to me to PAW for a win-win situation ......
Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan vs Koo Kien Kiat/Tan Boon Heong
Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen over Cai Yun/Xu Chen
No clear favourite for first semifinals. Koo/Tan has a 5-1 head to head record but Kido/Setiawan has won the last one where it mattered, and reinforced their top rank status with almost unbreakable cement. A lot will depend on Koo's mind games against Hendra Setiawan for control of frontcourt. Meanwhile, our resident BC forummers will hope for a better outing than last week's exit at the hands of Fu Haifeng/Shen Ye.
11-01-2008, 12:03 AM #13
11-01-2008, 02:22 AM #14
LCW vs TH will be tough match.
coz I see TH has a desire to win this ss. mybe after this, he plains to retire if Icuk become head of PBSI.
in other side LCW doesn't want easy defeated by TH like last he met him on final.
11-01-2008, 02:43 AM #15
11-01-2008, 02:51 AM #16
LCW's TH's best opponent cos LCW's the greatest motivation for TH to play his best.TH has spent twice the court time of LCW;3 hours vs 1.5 and if LCW cannot take out TH, Fred the psychologist should not take up any MJ's tournament slot in future.
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