05-08-2011, 06:15 AM #69
Today is also the first time they beat a non-INA pair in the Final and also the first tourney in which they didn't have to meet any INA team-mates.
Previously, all the pairs they faced in the Final were INA pairs and their victories in the INA GPG and India SS last week featured mostly INA pairs.
05-08-2011, 06:18 AM #70
05-08-2011, 06:22 AM #71
nice progress by the pair.........i can certainly hope they can win OG
05-08-2011, 06:28 AM #72
Tantowi gained more confidence after their first SS title I think. Lilyana still not as good as last time.
Anyway, I believe that they are clear-cut better than the 'decent' pairs like Sudket/Saralee, Songphon/Kunchala, Fran/Pia, Lee/Chien, CPS/GLY. However, still some work to go before attaining the next level of ZN/ZYL, etc. Need to be more consistent to beat those pairs, they are already there but they need to keep focus, they tend to throw away big leads.
05-08-2011, 07:07 AM #73
2 weeks 2 titles..
05-08-2011, 07:18 AM #74
Yup, 2 titles in a row, congrats to Tantowi/Liliyana! Good motivation toward Sudirman Cup
05-09-2011, 03:39 AM #75
Waw... Winning again, congratulation Tonly
Keep practicing in Sudirman Cup, OK
06-02-2011, 10:03 AM #76
"Actually Liliyana also still in recovery phase. Players who are familiar with Butet suffer an elbow injury which kept her out at the Sudirman Cup. However, Oka said, Butet will begin to return to the field at the Singapore Super Series in the next 14 to June 19"
06-06-2011, 08:51 PM #77
Not fully revover yet, Butet will play
JAKARTA, Kompas.com - Doubles specialists Liliyana Natsir is ready to perform in Singapore Super Series next week despite the injury "tennis elbow" on her right elbow has not fully recovered.
"It's passable but not a hundred percent healed, probably about 70-80 percent. For shock movements still felt pain in her muscles," said Liliyana when met here on Monday.
Mixed doubles players, Tontowi Ahmad's partner began to feel the injury while playing in India and Malaysia Super Series Grand Prix in late April to early May, which led to two titles for this pair. Injuries that make Liliyana can not strengthen the Indonesian Sudirman Cup team that competed in Qingdao, China, in late May, which ended in the semifinals.
At the Singapore Open which took place June 14 to 19, Tontowi / Liliyana be seeded fourth and will initiate action against qualifying pair.
If successfully reached the quarter-finals, the pair who won the first Super Series title in India was likely to meet top-seeded Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei from China. "For Singapore, in my opinion is still less preparation because they have to break due to injury, but as a senior player who was supposed to I was able to overcome these problems, "said Liliyana that hope, she and her partner can demonstrate self-confidence that has been obtained in the tournament India and Malaysia.
Two-time world champion when she was paired with Nova Widianto was also expected, Tontowi not easily satisfied and willing to train hard because there are many opponents who have never faced. "In Singapore, his opponent is more complete, there is a meeting in India and Malaysia, but some have not been met such as Joachim Fischer Nielsen / Christinna Pedersen (Denmark) and several Chinese pairs," he said.
For the Indonesia Open, which was held at Istora Bung Karno, June 21 to 26, Liliyana hoping mixed doubles sector can contribute a title. Tontowi / Liliyana are paired before the Asian Games last year, has collected four titles - one Super Series and three Grand Prix Gold - and is now ranked fifth of the world.
06-06-2011, 09:51 PM #78
Hopefully after playing do not make her injury more worse...
06-07-2011, 06:58 AM #79
I also now have a tennis elbow problem for the last 3 months or so, its so bloody annoying. It affect so much on stregth and just like Butet said its also feel painful when executing snapping stroke.
06-16-2011, 02:25 AM #80
Towi/Butet slaughtered AE 2011 Champion Chen Xu/Ma Jin in 21-14 21-10. Well done
06-16-2011, 03:11 AM #81
Next match, against opa Yong Dae.
06-16-2011, 03:44 AM #82
Still a mountain to climb for them as they have yet to beat any top European XD pair or the top-rated CHN pair Zhang/Zhao. I will certainly think that European pairs are harder to beat. Look at how they lost to Robertson/Wallwork and Fuchs/Michel earlier this year.
Path to another SS title will not be easy:
QF - Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun
SF - possibly against Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei
F - possibly against Nathan Robertson/Jenny Wallwork
06-16-2011, 09:31 AM #83
Impressive play against XC/MJ. Tantowi really showed his capabilities in today's match. Both him and LN are simply stellar. In fact, tomorrow is SO's real SF for XD with the strongest teams on the same half featuring ZN/ZYL, HHB/YY, LYD/HJE.
Glad to see LN back in form!!
06-17-2011, 02:47 AM #84
Towi/Butet beat Lee Yong Dae/Ha Jung Eun 21-14 21-16. and goes to semifinal. well done
06-17-2011, 08:31 AM #85
I hope they can go all the way and silent the doubts about them being not tested againts the big guns yet
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