2015 Yonex-Sunrise HONG KONG Open SS : FINALS (22nd November)

Author: CLELY

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Venue : Hong Kong Coliseum, Kowloon-HKG SAR

Total prize-money : US$350,000

Tournament website : http://www.hkopenbadminton.org/

Ticketing Information : http://www.hkopenbadminton.org/31-ticketing

BWF World Superseries website : http://bwfworldsuperseries.com/tourn…ong-open/?uc=1

BWF YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

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

FINALS Order of Play (01.30pm local time) : http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sp…239&d=20151122

World Champion Ahsan/Setiawan falter, 2 titles go to China

China has ensured they win two titles in women’s doubles and mixed doubles category with Zhao Yunlei with a chance for double victories. Indonesia has no final representative once again with their leading pairs losing yesterday.

XD, Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v Liu Cheng/Bao Yixin (CHN)
Head-to-head stats : 6-0
Considering striking statistics, the odds are against Liu and Bao to score their first ever win over their illustrious seniors but maybe this is their chance.  Zhang and Zhao’s recent performances indicate they are not at their best throughout this tournament. The mighty duo showed a shaky start yesterday, trailing far behind against Yoo/Chang before the great comeback at mid first game.

MS, Carolina Marin (ESP) v Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
H-2-H : 1-1
Last year beaten finalist Nozomi Okuhara will not want to waste a second chance to top podium this time but she must overcome the toughest hurdle; none other but twice World Champion Carolina Marin. Japanese youngster has knocked out a series of high calibre opponents en route to final: the Olympic Champion Li Xuerui at first round, defending champion Tai Tzu Ying at last eight and former world champion Ratchanok Intanon yesterday. Marin shows her superiority and determination to eliminate Sindhu, Yamaguchi, Porntip and Wang YH with convincing style.

MS, Lee Chong Wei (MAS) v Tian Houwei (CHN)
H-2-H : 0-1
It’s one step closer for the Malaysian hero to grab back to back Superseries title, and possibly his third title this year after the French and China Open’s. His final opponent is Chinese youngster, left-hander Tian HW who stunned him at their first ever meeting in the Australia Open two years ago. Lee thwarted local player Angus Ng despite being in trouble in the first game while Tian ended then run of Indonesian qualifier Anthony Ginting in three games.

WD, Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v Tang Yuanting/Yu Yang (CHN)
H-2-H : 0-1
A semifinal rematch of last week China Open when the relatively new partnerships Tang/Yu stunned their more favoured team mates and the Olympic Champion may took revenge and defend their title here. As usual, China maintains its long-time domination in this category and it’s still hard for rest of the world to break their powerful play. Tang/Yu looks on top after bagged Bitburger Open and China Open.

MD, Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong (KOR) v Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
H-2-H : 5-0
The head to head stats favour to Korean world number one pair. It was a near death experience for Lee/Yoo, trailed behind 12-18 then they won narrowly 30-28 in the final set in thrilling semifinal clash against Chai/Hong. The evergreen Danish combo, Boe/Mogensen stopped last year winners Ahsan/Setiawan despite a slow start in the first game. The off-form Indonesian top-ranked pair send negative vibes towards season-ending finale in Dubai next month.