2015 BCA INDONESIA Open SS Premier : SEMIFINALS (6th June 2015)

AUTHOR : CLELY


2015 BCA INDONESIA Open SS Premier : SEMIFINALS **DISCUSSION THREAD**


Venue
: Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta-INA

Total prize-money : US$800,000

Tournament website : http://www.djarumbadminton.com/indonesia-open/

Tournamentsoftware link : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…9-212D44C17A08

Jakarta time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt…ma=Find%20Time

BWF World Super Series link : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/tourn…pen-2015/?uc=1

LIVE Streaming : http://livestreaming.djarumbadminton.com/

BWF Youtube streaming : https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

ORDER OF PLAY (10.00am local time, 1 court) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…A08&d=20150606

Host Indonesia relies on their doubles department to keep winning chances alive. The run of huge upsets continued when hot favourite Chen Long and number 1 seed was eliminated by Kashyap.

It is a hard job to maintaining consistently good results in back to back top tier tournaments and Chen Long quarterfinal exit was not entirely unexpected as he also had a similar outcome in the Singapore Super Series last April after bagging the Malaysian Super Series Premier title the previous week. The in-form Kashyap Parupalli will up against Japan wonder kid Kento Momota who fought hard to overcome home qualifier Anthony Ginting at last eight. European top men’s singles players, Danish #1 Jan O Jorgensen will take on the fighter Germany Marc Zwiebler – the defending champion has slight advantage to book another final berth here.

Two Chinese ladies, Wang Yihan and Wang Shixian will meet tenacious Japanese Yui Hashimoto and Thailand former world champion Ratchanok Intanon. Wang YH is favoured to win based on her fierce performance to dispose Yamaguchi while Wang SX has equal chance with Intanon who has smooth ride en route to last four.

Korea has assured a men’s doubles final berth through highly favourite Lee YD/Yoo YS v reigning World Champion Ko SH/Shin BC – a repeat of the 2014 Copenhagen World Championships Final. In the other semifinal, local hero Ahsan/Setiawan will be challenged by Fu HF/Zhang N whom received a free semi ticket due to Boe/Mogensen conceding a walkover.

Incheon Asian Games Gold medalist Maheswari/Polii are surrounded by three Chinese pairs, two of them will face each other, last week winner and runner-up of Aussie Open, Ma J/Tang YT v Tang JH/Tian Q. Fresh partnership Yu Y/Zhong QX are up against the Indonesians. It is a tricky test for the Indonesian pair as the  new Chinese scratch pair have shown a level of play similar to that of their teammates.

The top four rank mixed doubles pairs are unstoppable. It’s a perfect scenario that we will be looking forward two high level quality semifinal ties – home hopeful Ahmad/Natsir have the toughest task, the mighty Zhang N/Zhao. Last year final contest will be repeated as a semifinal between Xu C/Ma J v Fischer/Pedersen.

LIVE TV (01.00pm local time) matches :
1) Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
2) Kashyap Parupalli (IND) v Kento Momota (JPN)
3) Yu Yang/Zhong Qianxin (CHN) v Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii (INA)
4) Ratchanok Intanon (THA) v WAng Shixian (CHN)
5) Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA) v Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan (CHN)