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Thread: Canadian Open GP 2011
07-21-2011, 01:41 AM #52
Li Gen will lose in the first round of every match he plays... unless he gets a partner who can cover for himself...
07-21-2011, 01:46 AM #53
07-21-2011, 01:47 AM #54
It's been a long day. Most of the matches were quite one-sided. The best one was between Lee Sheng Mu/Chien Yu Chin and Liu Xiaolong/ Cheng Shu. Liu couldn't carry the load when it mattered and tailed off towards the end. Chien's defence was magnificent.
Met up with azn_popcorn and his friend. Nice fellas. They're going to join us for our badminton session tomorrow morning.
Pics will be coming after I sort them out. I took way too many. But a few teasers...
07-21-2011, 02:00 AM #55
what kinda acoustics does one get from that roof?
yes. that's a hint that we are expecting more interesting photos... cuties, or not...
07-21-2011, 02:09 AM #56
ok..madbad, need a small request: If you by any chance happen to meet Kanako again, and since she can converse in English, can you ask her about certain Japanese players being sponsored by Wilson (whether rackets only or strings only or both). She may or may not know the details or reason but appreciate for you in asking...thanks!
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07-21-2011, 02:10 AM #57
and while you are at it. tell her one of the Japan cheering team from US Open says hi.
07-21-2011, 02:14 AM #58
Yikes, there's no way I can hang with you pros from California. You guys took amazing pics at the US Open. [bows]
The young Japanese MD pair, Takeshi Kamura/Sho Zeniyawere certainly tested the acoustics of the arena. They were quite enthusiastic and... well... loud with their celebrations. Even though Smith/Warfe silenced them momentarily, they would not be denied and came roaring back to take G3 and the match. And everyone there heard it. Acoustic enough?
07-21-2011, 02:15 AM #59
07-21-2011, 02:50 AM #60
07-21-2011, 04:24 AM #61
More and more pics please.. We'll be patient I expect some nice ambulance cuties from you, madbad
07-21-2011, 06:54 AM #62
07-21-2011, 09:43 AM #63
But here's something to consider whilst you attempt to feed the BC cutie demand:
07-21-2011, 09:57 AM #64
I saw Madbad and his buddy, Gary yesterday. Very kind and hospitable ppl. I went to a nearby restaurant and saw Mitani Minatsu eating with the Thai team including Sapsiree whom she just beat hehe. I was right beside HJE and YCC giggling and talking to each other in what appears as lots and lots of hand language haha. All in all, the Canadian Open is really great if your interested in conversing with the players or taking pics with the players since everything is so close .
07-21-2011, 10:29 AM #65
Oh no! But Nozomi is meeting Ayane . It's like chopping the left hand to feed the right. But I guess some cannibalisation is to be expected when all 7 players progress into the round of 16. Minatsu should be able to beat Pi Hongyan, who has just recovered from surgery. Hope Eriko's sparring partner can give the Taiwanese a good fight, after emphatically beating Tse Ying Suet, who is no slouch herself
07-21-2011, 10:46 AM #66
Nozomi v Ayane should be a good match. Cookie Monster always looks so serious while Nozomi is a serial smiler. Nozomi covers the court so effortlessly despite her small stature so Ayane better watch out. Minatsu played well to neutralize Sapsiree, forcing the Thai girl into unforced errors. Pi Hongyan is there for the taking although she struggles more against power players rather than rally ones. This could be a long match.
I don't think Sayaka Takahashi stands much of a chance against CSC. I think Kaori Imabeppu has a great chance to advance against Anu Nieminen.
07-21-2011, 12:31 PM #67
Once again, the live streaming link, courtesy of the great guys at Badminton Life!
And once again, when I log in to the live stream , there's the guy with the red shirt, black shorts, black brace on right knee, white tape on left knee. I could swear, he's stalking me!!!
07-21-2011, 01:01 PM #68
The name Cookie Monster is not meant to be derogatory, in case there are others who think so. I meant it as a compliment, as it is a highly desirable feature to many, with Sharon Stone being among those who are rather well endowed. I have second thoughts about Ayane being so eyebrowy, but nevertheless she is still very cute. Yes, Ayane looks very serious, especially during her matches. She had shown no lack of enthusiasm in her match against Tine, doing two sweeps in attempts to retrieve lost causes. Had I tried that stunt, my foot would probably have caught the ground, and I would have torn my knee ligaments. I wish that she will be more careful in future to avoid risking an injury.
Nozomi has so much time on her side to improve. So unless she stagnates, I think she can go really far. I wonder if she can already beat Ayane. Kanako seems to think very highly of her, though I can't really understand her blog, despite using 3 different online translators.
I like Minatsu for her strokes, and her power, though she seems to struggle with the physical side, and quite often tanks in the rubbers. But this is an aspect that can be quite easily rectified. She has done well to win against Sapsiree, who last year had beaten all the other contenders for the YOG title. Pi Hongyan definitely won't be a hundred percent, so soon out of surgery, so I think Minatsu won't have much of a problem.
The Sayaka of the past would not have stood any chance against the in-form CSC, but I suspect she has taken a leap in her level of play. There are only a matter of hours to find out how she fares against her opponent.
Clearly, Kaori is going to win. The gulf is just too big.
I didn't know that you're from this beautiful country. I REALLY regret missing out on the once-in-a-lifetime experience last February. Didn't want to pay those inflated prices. I'm surprised to see the 2 girls looking down. Perhaps a short walk on the Seawall will cheer them up .
And thanks again for more photos .
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