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Discussion in 'Brazil Grand Prix / Indonesia Masters 2016' started by CLELY, Aug 8, 2016.
Ginting, Maulana and Jonatan probably have hit a ceiling. I hope INA will bring Hendrawan back.
I just finished watching the last 2 sets of the match between Maulana and Zhao on YouTube . I must say I am not convinced about Zhao's ability yet. Maulana gifted Zhao far too many points. He smashed out so many times including sitters, not to mention his careless net returns. Not a convincing win for Zhao. Haven't seen Zhao's match against Ginting yet.
SEMIFINALS (01.00pm local time, 2 courts) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...5FF101-B76B-4FB2-A54D-05579F8043DD&d=20160910
*MS Semifinals :
- Wei Nan (HKG) v Huang Yuxiang (CHN)
- Shi Yuqi (CHN) v Zhao Junpeng (CHN)
China youngster has guaranteed 1 final spot, strong favourite Wei Nan almost bit the dust in quarterfinal, the resilient HKG player defeated his toughest rival who beat him at previous encounters, Tanongsak in marathon match and set up a meeting with Chinese youngster Huang Yuxiang, two steps closer for Wei Nan to bag MS crown. The other semifinal tie will pit two Chinese rookies from same generation, reigning Youth Olympic Champion Shi Yuqi against the aggressive Zhao Junpeng, world #233 downed more fancied opponent also home favourite, Ihsan Maulan Mustofa in gruelling three games last night. Earlier the surprise package Zhao stunned Anthony Ginting at first round.
*WS Semifinals :
- Busanan Ongbumrungpan (THA) v Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA)
- Goh Jin Wei (MAS) v Nitchaon Jindapol (THA)
It's going to the script that Thailand player will rule women's singles discipline here, their blossoming talent Busanan and Pornpawee will hunt final ticket. The established Jindapol who experiencing roller-coaster of her badminton career has Malaysian new star, 16 years old Goh Jin Wei. Recent World Junior Champion may spoil Thailand glory in this tournament, Jindapol had big trouble to pass opening round that almost shown exit door by Singaporean Grace Zhua.
*MD Semifinals :
- Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong (CHN) v Chooi Kah Ming/Low Juan Shen (MAS)
- Wahyu Nayaka A.Pankaryanira/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) v Angga Pratama/Ricky Karanda Suwardi (INA)
2015 SIN Superseries champion Pratama/Suwardi should end their title drought here and revive their motivation after failed to book Rio ticket, they will be tested by scratch pair Nayaka/Sukamuljo who thwart last year winner Angriawan/Saputra defend their crown. The winner of this tie will take on the underdogs, either 2015 World Junior Championships bronze medalist Han/Zhou or Malaysian duo Chooi/Low.
*WD Semifinals :
- Tiara Rosalia Nuraidah/Rizky Amelia Pradipta (CHN) v Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (THA)
- Chae Yoo Jung/Kim So Yeong (KOR) v Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari (INA)
Four pairs have equal chance to book final ticket as this is their first meeting, INA combinations should be extra motivated that fully supported by vocal badminton fans. Prajongjai/Kititharakul also Chae/Kim as well had smooth ride to pass their quarterfinal stage. Haris/Sari had free semifinal ticket while Nuraidah/Pradipta only troubled at first game by China teens Du Y/Xu Y.
*XD Semifinals :
- Edi Subaktiar/Richi Puspita Dili (INA) v Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing (MAS)
- Hafiz Faisal/Shella Devi Aulia (INA) v Ronald Alexander/Melati Daeva Oktaviani (INA)
The well-improved Malaysian number two pair Tan/Lai are surrounded by three local combos, they showed positive trend early this year and shoud be inspired by their compatriot Chan/Goh who snatched Rio silver medal last month. All INA affair at bottom half of draw describe home regeneration in mixed doubles department is going to the right track, both of them eliminated Chinese juniors in semifinal with rubber games.
LIVE TV (01.00pm) Court 1 matches :
1) Edi Subaktiar/Richi Puspita Dili (INA) v Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing (MAS)
2) Wei Nan (HKG) v Huang Yuxiang (INA)
3) Chae Yoo Jung/Kim So Yeong v Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Dari (INA)
4) Goh Jin Wei (MAS) v Nitchaon Jindapol (THA)
5) Wahyu Nayaka/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) v Angga Pratama/Ricky K. Suwardi (INA)
Local tv station, Kompas TV will broadcast LIVE on 12.00 WIB.
I agree with you about Zhao v ASG. Anthony looked a little jaded and lacklustre, but to give Zhao credit his defence and smashes against Maulana caused a tired and frustrated player into making mistakes and unforced errors, especially when he was leading 14-7 in the third game.
But Zhao has quite an effective smash which gets him easy points. Interesting to see who gets into the final today.
Quite a good outing for the chinese junior men, though.
Yup, I thought it would be Ihsan victory when he managed healthy lead 14-7 but Zhao showed good fighting spirit and refused to give up to catch up, level and seal the match.
Of the three CHN MS, only Huang Yuxiang is experienced and smart enough to deal with Wei Nan, the other two are relative greenhorns. Still I give the clear edge to Wei Nan who is good for the title.
HYX got to play good placement shots and keep WN guessing, not easy as WN is very experienced, defend smashes well enough, the hardest part, and be ready to challenge the net to prevent WN setting up for the kill.
Clever play by HYX so far.
WN biding his time to launch his missiles.
Wei Nan is capable of suddenly fighting back, after adjusting and tweaking his game. Expect a tighter G2.
Lifting half court to Wei Nan is suicidal.
How are Wei Nan's missiles working ?
Chen Yu is the coach for the CHN 2nd tier MS and he's doing a very good job.
Firing left,right and center in G2 now, Huang YX sent reeling.
You simply cannot play predictably against WN, he anticipates very well and sets himself up for the kill, commanding the rallies.
Once WN sees that you're going to lift, he gets behind the shuttle quickly and thunders down the smash.
Credit to HYX for closing the gasp to just two points.
Thank God Wei Nan won the 2nd game. He is looking fresh physically. Shouting more than ever.
The commentator doesn't know how to pronounce HYX's name correctly.
Huang Yuxiang is also a thinking player, this makes it a very interesting match of wits as well.
HYX's net play not tight enough, not easy to do due to higher rate of error.