Australian OPEN 2017

Discussion in '2017 Tournaments' started by CIA-99, May 30, 2017.

  1. Nine Tailed Fox

    Nine Tailed Fox Regular Member

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    But TBH, I wouldn't enjoy Lin Dan vs Lee Hyun Il matchup. I don't know why but I have never liked this particular matchup.
     
  2. nokh88

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    Looks difficult for SY to overcome NO today.
     
  3. Yoji

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    No doubt in my mind that SrikanthKidambi is the most exciting MenSingle to watch now considering how boring MS matches. He doesnt play like big players like Chou/Angus/Yuqi or play defensively like Son/Chen.
     
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  4. Justin L

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    I feel Akane has a fighting chance as TTY is not at her best
     
  5. Justin L

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    Age is not of Chen Long's choosing. Besides, he started challenging and posing a serious threat to LD and LCW since a few years ago, not only now.

    The same could be argued for Lee Hyun Il, if only he were 10 years younger.
     
  6. nokh88

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    I am watching both WS matches now and realised that SY is the odd one out. Anyone knows?
     
  7. Justin L

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    True, such an age advantage cannot be denied, the more so when the older man is in his mid-30s. But that's the reality and cruelty of sport.

    Needless to say, if Lin Dan were still in his late 20s, he would be dominant today. As it is, age is definitely against him whenever he faces a player 10 years or so younger.
     
  8. samkool

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    it's always too early to count tty out. i never count her out until it's over and she actually loses.:cool:

    lately tty has been the only ws player who can come from behind by going on a points binge while demoralizing her opponent in the process.
     
  9. samkool

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    she's the only one taller than the net! kidding. but close. :D
     
  10. Justin L

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    The only punishing rally with great retrieving won by Sun Yu I've seen for a long time.
     
  11. Justin L

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    Every now and then Sun Yu plays a tired-looking shot, how to win ?
     
  12. Justin L

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    These two 'shorties' are playing excellent badminton, good speed,skills and court coverage
     
  13. pcll99

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    i can't watch two matches at the same time...
     
  14. Justin L

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    Akane takes it and , imo, she's the favourite for the title now.
     
  15. samkool

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    well done yamaguchi. on top of her speed it looked like she played 99% error free.
     
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    I don't think I can remember Akane Yamaguchi ever making a sound during a match...
     
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    you're right. seriously. never a fist pump either.
     
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    I guess that's part of how she maintains her stamina in long gruelling games.

    Looks like it's going to be an all-Japan WS final...
     
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    Nozomi Okuhara used a grinding tactic and excellent court coverage to wear Sun Yu out. Sun Yu needed to push harder in game 1, she had her chances to finish in 2 games but didn't convert. Japan/China pressure was also a factor but after her mentally and physically draining match with Saina Nehwal, Sun Yu didn't have the fitness for game 3. All Japan WS final! :)
     
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  20. nokh88

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    One on tv and the other on the computer.
     
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