The first round matches (8) in XD have been completed for today and not much surprises. Here's the pick of today's matches in the other events: MEN'S SINGLES ROUND OF 32 Niels Christian Kaldau vs Wong Choong Hann -- the Danish player is seeded and he should win against the recently recovered Malaysian. Dicky Palyama vs Anup Sridhar (MATCH OF THE ROUND) John Moody vs Richard Vaughn Kendrick Lee Yen Hui vs Hans-Kristian Vitinghus -- a good chance for Kendrick to reach the quarter-final. Taufiq Akbar Hidayat vs Przemyslav Wacha -- the Indonesian player has beaten Pei Wei Chung and he has a chance to meet Kenneth Jonassen if he wins today. Lee Tsuen-Tseng vs Nathan Rice Jens-Kristian Leth vs Mohd Roslin Hashim -- shouldn't be a difficult match for the Doha bound Malaysian. Peter Mikkelsen vs Chetan Anand MEN'S DOUBLES ROUND OF 32 Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi vs Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- what a tough test for Hendra/Joko. It will be a miracle if they can beat the former world champion. Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock vs Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Hendra Wijaya -- the Malaysian pair was once the no 3 pair behind CCM/KKK and CTF/LWW. Now, they are way behind the 2 younger pairs: Fairuz/Lin and Gan/Zakry. Hendri/Hendra should take it! Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian vs Ross Smith/Glenn Wharfe -- shouldn't be a problem for the Djarum pair. WOMEN'S SINGLES ROUND OF 64 Maria Kristin Yulianti vs Rachel Van Cutsen (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- match is currently underway, with Maria winning the first set 23-21. I hope she can win. Judith Meulendijks vs Solenn Pasturel. Fransisca Ratnasari vs Guo Xin -- ditto for Nana, I hope she can pass her first test today. Diana Dimova vs Wang Lin -- I like the cute and chubby Wang Lin I think she will go far in this tournament. WOMEN'S DOUBLES ROUND OF 32 Gail Emms/Donna Kellogg vs Vita Marissa/Yunita Tetty -- an experimental pairing for the INA players. It will be a miracle as well if they can beat the top seed. Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nur Sugianti vs Joanna Quay Swee Ling/Lim Pek Siah (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- a very tough match for the INA pair against the experienced Malaysians. I hope they can win. Jennie Carlsson/Emma Wengberg vs Jo Novita/Gresya Polii -- with the absence of top pairs, this will be a perfect chance for Jo/Gresya to win their second title of the year. Their only opponents are Pan Pan/Tian Qing and Gail Emms/Donna Kellogg (or Jiang Yanmei/Li Yujia).