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Discussion in 'German Open / All England / Swiss Open 2008' started by hcyong, Mar 7, 2008.
21-16 in both sets to KOR.
WD now....i thnk i'll sleep
Off topic-Who says..
..30 year olds and older poeple can't compete w/ the best of 'em??..Just take a look at our old-timers Tony G., Candra W., Jens, Martin, CTF, LWW and of course CAN's own Charmaine Reid who can still whack the shuttles out there w/ the youngens...
the same point Lee/Hwang win Ikeda/sakamoto at 21-16
haha me too~
Good night everybody
By the time I am done training to their level, I will be about Eriksen's age. I can only win local recreational tournaments right now, so I don't see much hope in competing against them at this point... unless Kim Dong Moon is willing to coach me for free in Calgary.
Oh... by the way, I have a business to run, so training time is very limited, and just like now...off to work I go. LOL
I would rather say their opponents' standard drop than the koreans have been improved
As expected, Lee Jae Jin/Hwang Ji Man make it 2 out of 2 for Team Korea in the MD. Unbelievable.....
Now, it's time for Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae to win their biggest title of their career.
Upsets can be rated from to .
LHJ/LKW beating YW/ZJW should be rated as whereas
CJ beating LCW should be rated as .
It will come, sooner rather later.They just started to beat top MDs and you expect them to win a title because of that? Guess how long it took ZN to win her first title?
or rather the top 3 seeds have been beaten by other pairs - HK pair took our No 1 seed, Japanese pairs took out No 2 & 3 seed. The Koreans are hungry for a major title.
Sakamoto/Ikeda looked nervous today, they couldnt have beaten Lars/Jonas this way.
Overall, makes MD very very interesting to watch in OG.
Suddenly...Team Korea's chance in the Thomas and Uber Cup looks bright
They now have an All-England champion as one of the men's doubles...and the other one is the Runner-Up of course; and not forgetting the World Championships Silver-Medallist.
In the men's singles, they have Lee Hyun Il, Park Sung Hwan and Shon Sheung Mo, which can upset the best players.
he he, KKK/TBH were only 5 month old pairing when they won 2007 AE. But that's exception to the rule.
hm CJ beating LCW is not really a shocker IMO. lcw is a big game bottler and the chinese always come through in the big tournaments. based on a recent LCW form you think he would have proven that he can come through in the big events such as all england and now we have to wait for OG
I thing korean have a strong men Double team not only LJJ/HJM. They have LYD/JJS too.Both of them are stronger nowaday.
And very dangerous for your heros & my heros. There's the Koreans, Japanese, Taiwanese, even HK MD to worry about. The coaches & players have headache.
Sakamoto/Ikeda did not look too impressive to me today....lots of misfired shots from both players.
It really is unbelievable that they managed to beat Koo/Tan (not once, but twice!), AG/Joko, and Paaske/Rasmussen this week
If this theory holds true..
..that no past Olympics winners had won the AE titles in the same yr, would it be possible to see this yr's/tomorrow's AE winners **NOT STAND** on top of the Olympics' podium come August??..hmmm..
I did make a comment that the Japanese seem to be all fired up at the beginning of tourney & lose steam along the way. Winning convincingly in early rounds & then lose in QF or Semi.
More so for Othsuka/Masuda, the older pair.
We can't judge a pair from a single match. The possible answer is that they didn't play well today. JPN can create upsets in the early rounds but fall as the matches progress.
Hong Kong pair will not be so much of a problem.
As for Chinese-Taipei pairs...they have been improving a lot...but still has some way to go. I do like Fang Chieh-Min/Lee Sheng-Mu. This pair will be the one to watch after the Olympics. They are still young and improving....
Japanese pairs...yes..they have been creating some problems lately....esp with Sakamoto/Ikeda beating AG/Joko and Luluk/Alvent; and now Ohtsuka/Masuda beating Kido/Hendra.
The Koreans....the last time an INA pair (excluding Tony/Candra of course) lost to a Korean pair was in the Macau Open 2007, where AG/Joko lost to Lee/Hwang.