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Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by CLELY, Jul 2, 2018.
That's the difference between a man with family and a child who (supposedly) will be a man lol
Yeah and I guess it must be the greatest pleasure for him if he could beat that problem child at all cost. Can't blame him for that.
Anyway, I will be glad once Indonesia Open finished. This venue and its crowd always get on my nerves.
SEMIFINAL (12.00pm) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...E06027-4CA2-43A7-BE42-811EB9B3147D&d=20180707
Lee Chong Wei and the current generation fill semifinal line-up. Lee will repeat mouth watering clash with Kento Momota, a blockbuster men’s singles encounter, the Japanese lost straight games in recent MAS Open Super 750 and will try to reverse the outcome against his prominent opponent. Lee eliminates Thailand blossoming talent Kantaphon Wangcharoen, 21-13 and tight second game 22-20. Momota dashes home last hopeful to see their singles players shine at home soil. Tommy Sugiarto can’t do too much to balance Momota skill.
Reigning World Champion versus All England Champion, a right test for Shi Yuqi to prove his credential as new China number one. Axelsen does’t give any chance to smash his quarterfinal rival Kanta Tsuneyama, 21-11 / 21-10. Shi edges out last year semifinalist H.S. Prannoy, 21-17 / 21-18. Both players have met twice in Dubai Finals 2017 and sharing one victory each.
Tai Tzu Ying is doing her routine, cruising into semifinal and once again facing China left-hander He Bingjiao. Tai demonstrates her skillfull expertise to down Kirsty Gilmour in last eight, 21-16 / 21-11.
China surprising feat He Bingjiao who has significant progress in back to back MAS & INA Open. Having more confidence and polished technical skill, He BJ outwits her higher-ranked opponent, Pusarla Sindhu 21-14 / 21-15.
A flop performance by Japanese WS, none of them make it to semifinal. Akane Yamaguchi lost to Chen Yufei 21-23 and shocking scoreline 8-21, possible fatigue indication. Chen has bright prospect to enter finale against Sung Ji Hyun who outmaneuvers Ratchanok Intanon comfortably, 21-12 / 21-12.
Rematch of MAS Open Super 750 final, hopefully it will entertain badminton fans with their creative shots
Two home favourites through to semifinal in very escalated tension, Gideon/Sukamuljo v Conrad/Kolding quarterfinal clash colored by INA pair protest that forcing umpire to exploit yellow card. World number one won the match in close contest, 20-22 / 22-20 / 21-18. Alfian/Ardianto also battling hard to eliminate world champion Liu C/Zhang N, 21-18 / 18-21 / 23-21.
The unseeded TPE pair Liao MC/Su CH continue their gallant run to book first ever semifinal in top-tier tournament, they will take on GER Open Super 300 winner Inoue/Kaneko who conquer Russian towering duo, 21-17 / 21-19.
One step closer for Japan to secure WD title, contrast outcome with their singles, three pairs claim final four spot.
Matsutomo/Takahashi reject promising duo Huang DP/Li MW to secure semifinal berth despite the Chinese have golden opportunity to seal the match, leading 19-16 then the Olympic Champion grab 5 consecutive points in that crucial moment
Polii/Rahayu fail to halt Fukushima/Hirota, thanks to the Japanese persistent and good strategy
Chen QC/Jia YF will find difficult test to create back to back final, the rising duo Matsumoto/Nagahara have progressive development lately.
Chan PS/Goh LY deny all China semifinal, the Malaysians tame world number one Wang YL/Huang DP, it quite obviously that Huang Dongping was exhausted, as she stretched into WD marathon match in 77 minutes, a consequence to play double duty
Zheng/Huang redeem their losing over All England champion Watanabe/Higashino in three games here.
Defendig champion Ahmad/Natsir will take revenge over their last sixteen painful defeat in All England to younger compatriot Faizal/Widjaja
Better stock up snacks and sodas for today.
Actually for the most players, they really enjoy playing in Istora. In almost every post-match press conferences, they always praise Indonesian supporter as the most wonderful supporters. They were like amazed how the audience was packed Istora since qualifying. Including these Danes players..
You may check out the other comments from other athletes, most of them would say the same...they always look forward to playing in Istora. They would say... Indonesia Open is the most exciting tournament ever!! Great matches! Great atmosphere!! Great people!
I mean, where you can get such a great atmosphere like stadium wanna explode and the level of noise is even until reach 114 decibels? This is a picture of BWF official covering her ears during Indonesian victory against Chinese pair in Istora. This picture gives you an idea about how much rumble Istora could be...
Some countries do have an audience that is so crowded,like China, Malaysia,and several other countries but Indonesia has always been the most crowded.
BWF didn't make Indonesia Open to be the highest level of BWF World Tour for nothing. Heck, they even used it as a standard for a Super Series Premier Tournament back then.
Yes, crazy noises. I wish all tournament is like that crowded since R1.
I dont know if the new istora is more intimidating than ever?
The most crowded and the loudest.
Crowded is good, but I wish they were not too loud. They can be especially hostile too when home players involved.
That'll make you lazy and feel terrible . Better off prepping whole day's worth of food with high nutritional values.
Okay then. Burger with fries, and KFC with potato gravy plus diet sodas. LOL
Who's going home this afternoon?
Don't missed it... This semifinal will be cool
Istora atmosphere is the best!!
It s like being part of a wonderful party with world class badminton as the highlight.
The crowd sings and dances merrily in the stands; they give energy to the players. The decibel level takes some getting used to, but the atmosphere is one of happy celebration.( Pity the umpires though,they cannot be heard.)
Malaysia Open is all noise, probably the worst.
China tournament crowd must be the most boring. They only have 'Jia Yu' to offer.
Go for Istora and know what it s like to be treated to a sports gem.
Yeah,yeah, I get it. No need to degrade other events
A comment from Viktor to Danish TV2 friday evening.
It is probably the coolest place to play badminton at all. Each fight is awesome. If you can win here, it will be something special. I dare not think of it yet. There is still a lot of badminton to be played, "says Axelsen.
Was there any comment from Mads Conrad?
Sorry no Double players on my news feed
I don't know where you learned to play badminton, but a net kill is supposed to take the shortest distance to the floor, which is exactly what Kevin did. The fact that Kolding decided to crouch down in front of the net doesn't somehow make him a victim...he could have moved back, held his racquet in front of his face, or turned around instead of making himself a sitting duck.
A "body smash" is a perfectly acceptable form of attacking shot. But if the receiving player can't defend it, then it often turns into a body hit. Does that make the smasher somehow at fault? Clearly not. Anything on the other side of the net within the lines is fair game. If someone hits a person, they will normally apologize... but defending players are responsible for ensuring their own safety from incoming shuttles, simple as that.
In addition, Kevin didn't actually hit Kolding... shuttle hit the floor and bounced through his legs. In the slow mo replay you can see Kevin immediately apologizing and Kolding nodding his head in acknowledgement. There was no need for Corad to step in other than to stir the pot, which the umpire called him out on.
Haha it's okay. Just half kidding half curious. Thanks anyway
Will look into it later when I'm back home on the computer