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09-10-2011, 06:32 AM #154
They are on Taipei GPG final.. They became runner up last year,lost to Hendra/Vita. Hope they win it his year!
09-10-2011, 07:29 AM #155
seems like the has become a real deal with natsir playing a bigger role & ahmad smashing from the bak..
09-22-2011, 03:40 AM #156
09-29-2011, 11:48 PM #157
if you read kompas today, butet said that towi was overconfidence with his big smash
while nova/vita use their exp. to play calm and solid in their defence
towi should really learn from that defeat against nova/vita
09-30-2011, 01:04 AM #158
and Butet also said that Towi still hasty and make many mistakes.
10-19-2011, 11:16 PM #159
Just known they failed cruise into in the 2nd round Denmark Open SSP 2011 yesterday
10-20-2011, 02:04 AM #160
10-20-2011, 03:59 AM #161
11-19-2011, 07:31 AM #162
towi/liliyana should ask joachim/christina how to beat chn pair
this danish pair beat chn pair with style ..
just my rough opinion
11-24-2011, 09:53 AM #163
When asked why they lost to the Danish pair, this was the response given by Tontowi:
Kami memang kurang siap dan fokus untuk turnamen ini karena waktunya juga mepet dengan SEA Games.," kata Tontowi yang dihubungi dari Jakarta.
NOT READY AND NOT FOCUSED for a SSP tourney, which carries more prestige than a mere SEA Games? What a ridiculous answer and really showed that the INA players nowadays are too pampered and lack the discipline of past players.
Halloo??? China SSP is the last SSP of the year and that carries important points for Olympics qualifications next year and the seeding at the Olympics! How can you not be ready in winning those important points when you are one of INA's main hope for the Olympics? I am seriously disappointed with Towi's response!
Have you ever seen a CHN or KOR player not ready to play in a major tourney? Even though they might lose, they will not give these kind of excuses! Come on dude...you only played 3 matches at the SEA Games!!! While your opponent also played at the HKG SS and the Bitburger Open GPG before that.
Last edited by badMania; 11-24-2011 at 09:56 AM.
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11-24-2011, 09:56 AM #164
Look at Ratchanok! She played in the SEA Games too, but she still managed to beat the top-seeded Wang Shixian today!
11-25-2011, 04:45 AM #165
Hope that Towi not overjoyed with his victory with Butet after won some titles.. hope he will keep down to earth
12-03-2011, 07:25 AM #166
Some luck for Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir as they won their 4th titles this year (and 5th title if including the SEA Games Gold) at the Macau Open GPG, without playing the Final Match. In total, they won 44 matches and lost 12 matches this year, including the 3 matches won at SEA Games and excluding the upcoming World Super Series Finals at Liuzhou.
Major achievements this year:
2 SS titles (India and Singapore)
2 GPG titles (Malaysia and Macau)
SEA Games Gold Medal
Bronze Medal at the World Championships (losing to Adcock/Bankier).
Runner-Up at Indonesia SSP (losing to Zhang/Zhao)
Runner-Up at Chinese-Taipei GPG (losing to Ko/Eom)
SFs at the French SS (losing to Xu/Ma) and Swiss GPG (losing to Robertson/Wallwork)
QFs at the Korea SSP (losing to Zhang/Zhao)
R16s at the AE SSP (losing to Fuchs/Michels), China SSP (losing to Laybourn/Rytter-Juhl), Japan SS (losing to Hong/Pan), Indonesia GPG (to Nova/Vita)
R32s at the Malaysia SS (losing to Xu/Yu), Denmark SSP (losing to Lee/Ha)
Breakdown of losses: 6 to CHN pairs (yes, this is still the major problems!), 3 to European pairs (2 ENG and 1 DEN), 2 to KOR pairs, and 1 to INA pair.
Despite the inconsistencies they had, I would say 2011 has been a very productive year for Towi/Butet! I hope they can maintain that in the important year of 2012! Let's see how they fare at the London Olympics 2012.
In terms of number of titles won, Towi/Butet are just behind the World no 1 and reigning World Champions Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, who won 6 titles this year, including the WC title, 3 SSP titles (Korea, Indonesia, and China), 1 SS title (Hong Kong), and 1 GPG title (Badminton Asia Championship).
12-03-2011, 07:31 AM #167
Towi/Butet will be seeded 5th at Liuzhou. So, the pairs among the top 4 seeds in their groups would be:
Possibility 1: Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (top-seed), Chen Hung-Ling/Cheng Wen-Hsing
Possibility 2: Joachim Fischer-Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen (second-seed), Xu Chen/Ma Jin
Between these 2, I think Towi/Butet will prefer to be grouped together with Zhang/Zhao and Chen/Cheng. The chance of progressing to the SF will be larger.
1 other pair will be from either Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam, Shintaro Ikeda, Reiko Shiota or Robert Blair/Gabrielle White.
12-03-2011, 08:15 AM #168
You are starting to sound like a Malaysian fan and keep comparing this pair to the Chinese players. No one wins all the time and I think Ahmad Tantowi did pretty well with Liliyana with such a short partnership.
The truth is even the great China has only one Zhang Nan/Zhao Yun Lei and their second pair is in a slump. Please bear in mind that all of these acheivements by the Chinese are built on the misery and sacrifice of thousands of people (players and coaches). And they have only two solid pairs after all the sacrifice they had made. Please don't even mention about the Koreans, when was the last time they won a Super Series or a major tournament in XD (other than the Asian Games)? It's certainly not fair to compare them to the Chinese and Korean.
My humble opinion is that people are a little too harsh on the young Tantowi. Please give him a little more space to grow.
Last edited by lcleing; 12-03-2011 at 08:19 AM.
01-08-2012, 04:19 AM #169
Watching Lee/Ha vs Xu/Ma in Korea Final, both pair has good defense. Towi's defense is very weak, his return often easy to killed by the opponents.
Surprise, Ha Jung Eun has good power, allways attack from back side. No matter she play in front side or back side.
Butet & Ma Jin are similar, both players has problem on back side. The big different is Xu/Ma are very good in rotation, very fast and fluently while Towi/Butet are stack on their position.
03-11-2012, 12:39 AM #170
Towi/Butet will face Thomas Laybourn & Kamilla Rytter Juhl a convincing mixed doubles duo from Denmark whose performances has been increased sharply in this two weeks, defeated their compatriots JFN/CP & Xu Chen/Ma Jin on their way to the final. All the best to Towi/Butet
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