2014 Yonex JAPAN Open SS : SEMIFINALS & FINALS (14th & 15th June 2014)

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  1. Justin L

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    It also appeared to me that LXR can handle highly deceptive players better now, not stranded so often as before, a hallmark of a thinking, more experienced player.
     
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    matsutomo/Takahashi has been targeting Maeda all the way.
     
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    A really bruising rally and maeda hits the winning drive -just! :D
     
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    Here's something really strange- GC commentating all alone on the finals day at a SS.
    And there were pairs on the other days! :eek: :rolleyes:
    Someone obviously dropped the ball.... *cough, cough*
     
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    A very different energy this year at the japan Open.

    Obviously the TC win (and the UC runners-up) has galvanized more than just the players. :)
     
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    MatTak are taking this match very, very seriously.

    Maeda is hunched up; she just knows they will be gunning for her all over again.
     
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    Ouch! So many frame mishits in the past few rallies, and MatTak go into the lead at 7-6 again!
     
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    This is just a phenomenal run of points for MatTak!
     
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    Oops! :eek: ....and it comes to an end! Cobalt's curse... :D
     
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    Another huge rally at 13-17, Maeda going to the wall, and then a weak return with nothing left in the tank.
     
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    those cute squeaks! :D
     
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    alright, lets see how many teams on the podium...
     
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    OMG! Umpteen smashes from maeda, and she finally wins the point! brilliant!
     
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    I'm jumping ahead of myself - considering that LXR is not known for her stamina (that's my opinion), should she survive till the later rounds next week at the INA SSP, I'd expect her to struggle a bit with her fitness problem. Let's see how she cope with it, the ability to pace herself well round after round will be a test of her self-awareness and intelligence.
     
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    MatTak finally do it!
    At home!
    For the first time in a SS
    And go #1 as well in SS rankings.
    Wow!
     
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    Afterwards I don't really expect Hu Yun to beat LCW though I'm hoping for it and will be rooting for him, I'll be satisfied if he can put up a creditable performance and not go down in a lop-sided match.

    Hu Yun, JiaYou !
     
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    Liu Xin must have flew to Jarkata already.
     
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    where i'm watching it showing ads. I can't see the poduim? whos on it?
     
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    The 3rd-place finishers, both pairs of semifinalists, are on the podium - that should clarify our doubt why Liu Xin wasn't present earlier.
     
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    Those Korean girls with that hair!....
    Now I understand what madbad is always on about... ;) :D
     

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