Dutch Open Day 2: 17/10

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  1. badMania

    badMania Regular Member

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    Finally, badminton action after a week of break :D
    INA's interests in this competition are quite high and we do expect at least 1-2 titles from the Dutch Open. Last year, I think Pelatnas managed 2 titles (Adriyanti Firdasari and Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nursugianti) while Djarum won a title from Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian.

    The competitions will be from SIN (almost full team here except for Ronald Susilo), ENG (mostly second team, but, they represent a credible threat) and some formidable GER and RUS pairs in the doubles.

    MEN'S SINGLES R64
    Tommy Sugiarto vs Carl Baxter -- should be a breeze for Tommy for the tougher match at night in R16.

    MEN'S DOUBLES R32
    Johannes Schoettler/Tim Dettmann vs Rendra Wijaya/Fran Kurniawan --the Djarum second pair has a tough opener against the more experienced and seeded German player. Can youth and speed beat experience?

    Dean George/Chris Adcock vs Rian Sukmawan/Yonathan Suryatama Dasuki -- this tournament means a lot for Rian/Yoke and I expect them to enter at least the semi-final :cool: It will be a tricky opening match for them and I hope they can shrug off the jet-lag and win.

    WOMEN'S SINGLES R32
    Saina Nehwal vs Pia Zebadiah -- Pia was stretched in the qualifiersyesterday, winning marginally 21-19 and 27-25 in the second set to salvage both matches. It will be an upset if she can beat the seeded Saina.

    Ana Moura vs Adriyanti Firdasari -- I don't think Firda can defend her title this time, with intense competition in the WS field, but, she should at least fulfill her seeding and has a good chance of reaching semi-final.

    WOMEN'S DOUBLES R32
    Shruti Kurian/Jwala Gutta vs Jo Novita/Greysia Polii -- Greysia is finally back and it will be a tricky match for them against the experienced Indian pair.

    Yulianti/Richi Puspita Dili vs Shinta Mulia Sari/Vanessa Neo Yu Yan -- also a tough match for Yulianti/Richi and I hope they prevail.

    MIXED DOUBLES R32
    Tantowi Ahmad/Yulianti vs Andrew Ellis/Joanne Nicholas -- the 30-years old Joanne Nicholas is an experienced doubles player, having won the US Open, and I think the INA pair will lose it based on experience.
     
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    What happened to INA Fransisca Ratnasari....lost to a Bulgarian player...in WSQ....?????...FR not playing well lately...sorry for her..
     
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    She did not play well..time for her to go....as well as Yuan Kartika Putri...
     
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    tantowi/Yulianti got first set and dominating 2nd set....go!!Go!!
     
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    Great to know that Polii is back in action!
     
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    Good Job...clear first hurdle.....
     
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    what is what ?
    More surpised..
    1. MD seeded 8 Durkin/Sorokina (RUS) lost to unseeded Robert Adcock(ENG) /Emma Manson (Sco) [I never heard this pair before !]

    2. Robert Blair (A formidable XD pair with an English Women, Can't really remembered her name) / Immoken Bankier (SCO) - lost to Another RUS pair of Niklolaendo/Vislova

    In total, Not a good start for the British XD
     
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    Tantowi Ahmad/Yulianti beat Andrew Ellis/Joanne Nicholas in two tight sets 21-18, 21-17. A good start for our upcoming XD pair. They will face the 4th seed Kristoff Hopp/Birgit Overzier tomorrow for a place in the last 8. A win will be a bonus.

    As for the Men's Singles R32 match to be played later:
    Marc Zwiebler vs Tommy Sugiarto -- a tricky match for young Tommy and I hope he can win to set up an interesting encounter with either Anup Sridhar or Yousuke Nakanishi for a place in the quarter-final.

    Alamsyah Yunus vs Wu Yunyong -- as I mentioned earlier in the other thread, I don't think Alam can beat the more experienced Wu.
     
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    Robert Blair used to be paired with Natalie Munt.
    Anyway, the RUS pair Alexander Nikolaenko/Nina Vislova is always tough to play against.
     
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    Who is this Marc :confused: Tommy sugiarto WILL win , for sure ;)
     
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    How far has Tommy gone in previous tournaments?
     
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    With no MAS participation in this tourney, its expected that the forum is slightly quiet at the moment :D

    Pia Zebadiah is currently having a close match with Saina Nehwal, all square at 18-18 in the first set.
     
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    yes ! saina win the first set !
     
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    You are wrong , dudes ;)
     
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    Saina proves her mettle by taking the first set 21-19.
    However, Pia storms ahead 6-1 in the second set :cool:
    Will this be another 3-sets match for Pia?
     
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    Ah...I overlook the club players like Lee Tsuen Tseng and Roslin Hashim :cool: Well, the main team is certainly absent.
     
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    Unless there is a disaster, Pia should take the second set, leading quite comfortably at 13-7.
     
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    Well, the miracle happens as Saina claws back to level it at 17-17 :eek:
     
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    Go ! Saina ! 18-18
     

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