Dutch Open 2006: SEMI-FINALS (11/11)

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  1. badMania

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    MEN'S SINGLES
    Lee Tsuen Tseng
    vs Sairul Amar Ayob -- an all-Malaysian semi-final and Lee stands a good chance of winning another title here.

    Wu Yunyong vs Dicky Palyama (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- the home support should tip the balance in favor of Dicky.

    MEN'S DOUBLES
    Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian
    vs Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- this could go to three sets and I hope the Djarum pair can win!

    Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi vs Robert Adcock/Robin Middleton -- the INA pair should win it to advance to their second Final in 2 weeks.

    WOMEN'S SINGLES
    Li Wenyan vs Huang Chia-Chi -- Huang was impressive in beating Yao Jie yesterday. She has an edge over the unknown Chinese player.

    Adriyanti Firdasari has advanced to the Final as her opponent withdraws! So, it's a good chance for her to grab a title here!

    WOMEN'S DOUBLES
    Petya Nedeltcheva/Diana Dimova vs Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nur Sugianti (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- definitely a tough tie for Rani/Endang against the top seed. Let's hope they can win and advance to the Final again.

    Katrin Piotrowski/Michaela Peiffer vs Lim Pek Siah/Joanne Quay Swee Ling -- the Malaysian pair has the edge!

    MIXED DOUBLES
    Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa
    vs Svetoslav Stoyanov/Elodie Eymard -- also a tricky but manageable tie for Flandy/Vita against the 3/4 seed.

    Devin Lahardi/Yunita Tetty vs Robert Blair/Jennie Wallwork (MATCH OF THE ROUND) -- a very tough tie for Devin/Yunita, against England's possibly no 3 XD pair (behind Robertson/Emms and Clark/Kellogg). I also hope they perform their best today!
     
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    Nice to see non-BAM players to play in the semi-finals of the tournament. it is a good progress to see players from different badminton institution being similarly competent in international competitions. I hope this will be a good chance to ressurect yourself, bin shen and soon hock..and also Tsuen Tseng! And Go Pek Siah and Joanne !
    watch out for Huang Chia Chi, she has been quite impressive lately since she represent Australia.
     
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    is Huang Chia Chi an australian or imported ?
     
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    She's a Taiwanese, now residing in Australia. She represented Chinese Taipei in the Olympics.
     
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    Lee Tsuen Tseng vs Sairul Amar Ayob --> i think that both of them quite equal but lee tsuen tseng will make it to the final!!!yeh!!one of the malaysian pair will enter final!!so happy

    Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hianvs Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock (MATCH OF THE ROUND) i think that malaysian pair has a good chance to win!!cause they are not popular but indonesian doubles are improving now

    Katrin Piotrowski/Michaela Peiffer vs Lim Pek Siah/Joanne Quay Swee Ling -- the Malaysian pair has the edge!!!!!

    MALAYSIA BOLEH!! ASIAN GAMES BOLEH!!EVERYTHING CAN!!!MALAYSIA HERE WE COME
     
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    Team INA books the second spot in the Final tomorrow as Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa beat the 3/4 seed Svetoslav Stoyanov/Elodie Eymard 21-18, 21-15. It could be an all-Indonesian Final if Devin Lahardi/Yunita Tetty can beat the English pair Robert Blair/Jenny Wallwork later tonight.

    I hope it's going to be all-Indonesian Finals in both the MD and XD :D
     
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    Congrats Flandy/Vita. They are getting solid as a pair.

    Endang and Rani are tall from the pics that I've seen. This should bode well since all of Indonesia's women doubles are really short. Hope they can win today.
     
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    Devin Lahardi/Yunita Tetty have lost to Robert Blair/Jenny Wallwork. It was a close first set until the scores were at 17-17. Then, the English pair raced ahead to 20-18. They sealed the set 21-19. The English pair was quick to establish a lead at 11-7 and then surged ahead 18-7 :cool: The INA pair began to wake up and they staged a late come back to narrow the scores to 16-19. But, it was too late as the English pair snatched the last 2 points to win it 21-16 :mad: Robert Blair seems capable of beating INA players lately, including the win over Kido/Hendra at the WC :cool:

    So, no all-Indonesian Final for XD tomorrow and Flandy/Vita face a tough match against Robert Blair/Jenny Wallwork. The INA pair needs to be at their top form to beat the tricky English pair :cool:
     
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    Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi are in fiery form right now as they take the first set 21-8 :cool:
    They seem to be in a hurry to reach their second Final appearance in 2 weeks.
     
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    There was a little problem in the second set when the English pair built up a 3-points lead at 13-10. However, the INA pair regained their dominance as they got 6 straight points to lead 16-13. The English pair got 1 more point to narrow the lead to 16-14, but, it happened to be their last point of the match as Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi finished them off with another 5 straight points to win the match 21-8, 21-14.

    Now, they have to prove that they have the mentality to end the year with their first GP title, after 2 Final losses at the Philippines and Bitburger Open (just 2 weeks ago). If they can win tomorrow, they should be ready to step up a level and compete alongside Kido/Hendra and Luluk/Alvent in the Super Series next year. They should also be prepared to be Team Indonesia's no 2 doubles pair for the Thomas Cup as well as for Olympics 2008.
     
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    It's gonna be a long wait for the last 2 matches involving Team INA's pairs. The next match is at 4:30pm (local time): Wu Yunyong vs Dicky Palyama, followed by Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nur Sugianti vs Petya Nedeltcheva/Diana Dimova and finally the last match of the semi-finals featuring Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian and Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock (whcih could be the match of the day!)
     
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    WOW... that's why I wonder why there's no matches on the livescore board now haha... Ok, must wait till the last match, really interesting!!! :D Ayo and Boleh!:D
     
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    wow, Wu Yun Yong won 10 points in a row, awesome
     
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    Sorry badMania, all things are going the other way

    Maybe you got someting correct in doubles, I didn't check that
     
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    I think Wu Yun Yong is the coach for Dicky Palyama. Correct me if I'm wrong. Now it is the first time in tournaments, player plays his coach. Usually player should win, but this is maybe the first time,the coach will win.

    If the coach can beat player, then the coach should stay as a player.
     
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    Wu Yun Yong gave a live lesson to his player. A real tournament match.
     
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    At the end, it was a comfortable victory for Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nur Sugianti over the top seeded Petya Nedeltcheva/Diana Dimova in 2 straight sets 21-13, 21-11. The 2 pairs were evenly matched for the opening stages until it reaches interval of both sets when the score was 9-11 and 11-9 (INA-BUL). After the interval, the INA pair was simply cruising at full speed, gaining 6 and 9 consecutive points respectively. The Bulgarian pair could not even fight back and was allowed only 2 more points in the closing stages of both sets.

    Now, Rani/Endang should be the favorite to take the title against Katrin Piotrowski/Michaela Peiffer in the Final.

    The last match of the day features Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock against Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian.
     
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    Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian have taken the first set 21-16. The Malaysian pair is capable of coming back each time they trail by 4-5 points. But, they have yet to take the lead in the first set. It was 17-15 to the INA's pair advantage when they got 3 straight points at the crucial moments and stormed ahead 20-15.
     
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    i guess this scoring system doesn't suit tan bin shen/ong soon hock so well....they were doing quite ok and were m'sia's 3rd pair b4 tat....n now they seem to be struggling a little
     
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    The pattern of the scores in the second set almost exactly mirrored that of the first set, with the Djarum pair leading 11-9 at the interval and the MAS pair seemed capable of tracking them until it was 18-15. Then, the Djarum pair Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian nailed the final 3 points to make it an all-Indonesian Final tomorrow.

    It should be an interesting match tomorrow, with Hendra/Joko having more fire, but the Djarum pair has Eng Hian's experience. I hope Hendra/Joko can beat their compatriot!
     

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