Tournament website : http://www.allenglandbadminton.com/ Order of play: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...A247C0-51DE-4A7E-A3A6-EED7607702D3&d=20140309 ENG time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wt...ma=Find%20Time Court 1 (starting at 12.00pm local time) matches / order of play : 01 - WD) Wang Xiaoli / Yu Yang (CHN) v. Ma Jin / Tang Yuanting (CHN) 02 - XD) Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan (INA) v. Hiroyuki Endo / Kenichi Hayakawa (JPN) 03 - WS) Li Xuerui (CHN) v. Wang Shixian (CHN) 04 - MS) Lee Chong Wei (MAS) v. Chen Long (CHN) 05 - XD) Zhang Nan / Zhao Yunlei (CHN) v. Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA) I am delighted ... Today is the FINALE!! Today's contenders came from 4 countries, i.e., 6 from China, 2 from Indonesia, 1 from Japan and 1 from Malaysia. The powerhouse China is ensured to grab 2 titles in WS and WD, in which they manage to create all-Chinese final matches. Further, they are also represented in MS and XD. WD Match YY-WX was last year champions, and today they will encounter the challenge from their compatriot, which has just recently paired, MJ-TY. MJ-TY started AE2014 from qualification, and they beat the C.Pedersen/K.Juhl on their way to the final. Though I have doubt, considering the prowess of YY-WX, but MJ has her sharp mind in setting the game play, let's just hope both pairs fight till the very end. MD Match Both pairs intend to clinch the title of MD Champions in AE2014. Hendra Setiawan was an Olympian (in Beijing 2008), but he has never won any title in All England (during his prime with Markis Kido). The last time Indonesian won MD in All England was in 2003, where Sigit Budiarto / Chandra Wijaya beat the Koreans. This year might be the best opportunity for him (with Moh. Ahsan), especially considering one of the best Korean pair suffers from 1-year ban by BWF. On the other hand, Endo / Hayakawa, which was last year finalist, are famous for their determination and fighting spirit. Nevertheless, the Japanese pair (might) be exhausted due to the lengthy matches in quarterfinal and semifinal, where they spent 1 hours to beat their opponents, respectively. WS Match An all-Chinese final and these players are in their top forms. Both finalist beat their opponent straight set and in less than 40 minutes during the semifinal. WSX was the 2011 champion, while LXR was the 2012 champion. I believe both players are eager to win this match, and as such we may foresee both players will use their best efforts against each other in this finale. MS Match This finale was repeating the 2013 Finale, where CL beat LCW at the time. Last year finale was won by CL with straight set and the duration of 1 hour and 2 minutes. The Datuk would look forward to take revenge against CL over his losing last year. On the other hand, CL is not an easy opponent, and for sure the Chinese's coaches would provide him with handful of insight and tactic how to beat LCW. This is the ideal finale in MS due to the fact that both player are the first and second seeds in this tournament. XD Match Another repeat from 2013 AE Finale, where Ahmad/Natsir beat Zhang/Zhao by straight set and 42 minutes. At present, both pairs are the first and second seeds in XD, and this would be another ideal final to watch by all badminton fans around the world. Both pairs are in their top forms, and they beat their opponent in straight set with the duration less than 35 minutes yesterday. I believe that Zhang/Zhao look forward to revenge their loss in 2013 against Ahmad/Natsir, and on the other hand, Ahmad/Natsir are eager to create history by winning the XD title three times in a row. May the best player(s) win for today!!