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03-13-2010, 02:01 PM #1
All England 2010 : the finals (Sunday, march 14th)
Here's the schedule :
Zhang/Zhao vs Widianto/Natsir
Wang Yihan vs Tine Rasmussen
Chong Wei Lee vs Kenichi Tago
Du/Yu vs Sheng/Zhao
Paaske/Rasmussen vs Boe/Mogensen*
We all know that the winners of these matches will rest in the legend of badminton for decades
03-13-2010, 02:09 PM #2
NovaLyn 2 games
Rasmussen 3 games
Lee 2 games
Du/Yu 3 games
Paaske/Rasmussen 2 games
I note that China will at least win 1 draw, less than expected (??)
the surprise is for sure the MD !!
03-13-2010, 02:16 PM #3
Somebody had mentioned LYB set a target of 2 titles. One is in the bag so it's up to WYH or ZN/ZYL to pick up the other. I'd be surprised if it's the latter. WYH v TR is a 50/50 proposition. Both have shown resilience and incredible mental strength.
(Oooooooo... 12K, hehe)
03-13-2010, 02:24 PM #4
Hehe happy 12k birthday !!
More seriously I hope TR will won , it would be great for Denmarks uber team
oooops I wrote Saturday on the topics name, if the moderator can correct it would be nice
03-13-2010, 02:32 PM #5
A Tine victory would be a popular one but I should say a WYH win would also be greeted with much joy. Both players have their own appeals and fan bases. Either would be fine for me as I like them both.
Ditto with LCW and Tago. But it would be nice to see LCW pick up a major and shake off the choker tag. If Tago wins, it would be an incredible underdog achievement; I think most people would also be happy with that.
03-13-2010, 02:37 PM #6
Yeah if Tago would win it would be incredible !
i wonder if he ever won a ss tournament ?
03-13-2010, 02:42 PM #7
03-13-2010, 02:44 PM #8
What about Japan TC team ?
Are they qualified ?
03-13-2010, 02:46 PM #9
Ike Tago! I hope he has enough tricks to fool LCW too.
03-13-2010, 02:49 PM #10
03-13-2010, 02:59 PM #11
Imperative form of the verb 'iku', to go.
03-13-2010, 03:03 PM #12
03-13-2010, 06:17 PM #13
Here's my "Cloudy with a Chance of Bolehians Partying On The Street" prediction..
...here we are..history on the line...no chokers allowed...do or die...
WS - I am picking the ever, fierce yet graceful Wang Yihan to defend her crown..
WD - I am picking the two ladies you don't want to whistle at in a local baddy club, Du Jing & Yu Yang..
XD - I am picking the almost-separated-but-can't-go-yet pairing of Nova Widianto & Liliyana Natsir..
MD - Of course I have to be loyal or else Mr. Rasmussen will come looking for me....so, gotta go with JR & LP
and last but not least..
MS - Yes, he is on the cusp of achieving and bringing glory back to the Boleh Land.......ladies and gentlemen, your AE 100th Anniversary MS champion....Datuk Lee Chong Wei!!..
03-13-2010, 06:30 PM #14
Yihan.Wang........ v Tine.Rasmussen.............LN v Forza
Chong.Wei.Lee..... v Kenichi.Tago.............Yonex..v Yonex
Jing.Du/Yang.Yu... v S.Cheng/Y.L.Zhao..... LN v LN
L.Paaske/J.Rasmussen. v [ ]M.Boe/C.Mogensen. Yonex/Wilson v Yonex/Yonex
N.Zhang/Y.L.Zhao.(Q). v [ ]Widianto/Natsir... LN/LN v Yonex/Yonex
03-13-2010, 06:36 PM #15
03-13-2010, 07:26 PM #16
Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei vs Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir  - will Nova/Butet end a nation's long wait for another AE title in XD? I hope so and will be praying that the "good" Nova shows up!
Wang Yihan  vs Tine Rasmussen - a repeat of last year's Final and my vote goes to Tine.
Lee Chong Wei  vs Kenichi Tago - who would have expected Tago to reach the Final? I don't But he certainly made the World noticed him (esp Lee Yong Bo), after defeating 3 top 10 players in the space of 4 days! Lee Chong Wei will need to be careful and play his normal game. Cue wild celebration if LCW win this for MAS.
Du Jing/Yu Yang  vs Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei 
Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen vs Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen  - both pairs have excelled this week, resulting in an all-DEN Final in MD. I hope Paaske/Rasmussen can end their career with a Major Title!
03-13-2010, 07:37 PM #17
The last Japanese to appear in an AE final was Masao Akiyama in 1966. He lost to Tan Aik Huang of Malaysia.
Good omen for LCW?
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