Venue : Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham-ENG
Total prize-money : US$500,000
Tournament website : http://www.allenglandbadminton.com/
Tournament time-table : http://www.allenglandbadminton.com/t…schedule-2015/
Birmingham time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt…ma=Find%20Time
FINAL Order of Play (12.00pm) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…2F8&d=20150308
Well, the final day is coming and exciting encounters are expected to entertain all badminton diehard fans. It’s Asia v Europe in singles and men’s doubles categories. China has most representatives in today’s final with 1 title secured in the ladies doubles, followed by DEN and one each for three other nations, Spain, India and Indonesia.
Mixed doubles, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
Head-to-head stats : 6-5
Rematch of All England Finals in 2013 and 2014, both elite pairs have an equal opportunity to win as seen by their close head to head record. In the last meeting, the world#1 overcame Indonesia’s best combination in Incheon Asian Games Final. This time, only the more mentally and physically pair prepared will seal the title. Ahmad/Natsir had the better strategy to dispose their archrival Fischer/Pedersen yesterday with more aggressive and solid defense than Danish combination.
Ladies Singles, Saina Nehwal (IND) v Carolina Marin (ESP)
H-2-H : 3-0
History will be created by either Nehwal or Marin today for their respective countries. Saina would become the first Indian ladies singles player to lift the All England trophy while Marin will try her best to be first player ever for Spain to nail the All England title. The Indian has slight advantage to score victory against her Spanish rival but will the highly confident reigning World Champion perform her magic as she did in Copenhagen last summer? These two players last duel was the Indian GP Gold final early this year when Nehwal prevailed in a marathon match.
Men’s Singles, Chen Long (CHN) v Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)
H-2-H : 6-1
This final clash goes to the scenario when top two seeds facing each other. Third final in a row since 2013 for top-seed Chen Long who is favourite to retain his 2013 title but nothing is impossible for Jorgensen who toppled Chen in the Indonesian SSP last year. Jorgensen has shown he is in prime condition after pocketing the German Open GP Gold and all four straight-sets winning en route to this final. Will Jorgensen bring Danish delight in the men’s singles since Peter Gade’s last success in 1999?
Ladies Doubles, Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN) v Bao Yixin/Tang Yuanting (CHN)
H-2-H : 0-0
It would be huge surprise if the new partnerships of Bao/Tang bagged champion crown. Wang/Yu is on the way to produce hat-trick here, 4th title overall. Tang Yuanting was also the finalist last year who partnered with Ma Jin.
Men’s Doubles, Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN) v Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
H-2-H : 1-0
The darkhorse fast and furious Chinese pair potentially will upset the former champions Danish pairing. Their run to the finals was highlighted by eliminating, last year winners, Ahsan/Setiawan. This important win certainly has boosted the Chinese pair’s credentials to All England glory. The vastly experienced Danish pair are a tough nut to crack as they performed to overturn Endo/Hayakawa in semi where the Japanese pair had led comfortably in early stage.