French Open 2007 - Day 5 - Nov 3rd - Semifinal

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  1. ben95

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    It was ZB. But i'm not sure that LYB is responsible for that withdrawal.
    In the first game, ZB/GL were crushed by ZX/YZ and ZB was a little bit angry.
    The second game was beginning as the second finished and the final score would have probably be the same.

    I can't say if ZB injury is a fake, but I have the feeling that he just don't want to be blown away like that.
     
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    Ya. someway near the end of the match, Chen Jin seemed to hav problem with his knee. But at the first set, he was simply outplayed by LCW who played really well today.

    Same as you, i was impressed by how LCW ended the match. A real sportsman!!
     
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    I think LCW adopted some kind of "Hafiz-style" (Misbun-style?) play. Defensive clears, slow but accurate drops etc. CJ had no answer to that. CJ would be more comfortable if LCW plays at a faster pace with less variation.

    In fact, although CJ always beats Hafiz, if you watch the matches from start to end, you can see that wheneve Hafiz is playing well, CJ has serious trouble. :cool:

     
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    So LCw is being "Misbunlise" ? But yesterday his tactic really works well. Slow & steady, accurate shot... with very little error.
     
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    LCW can afford to play those kind of shots because he has fabulous defence. Great anticipation, great agility and footwork.

     
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    Why ZB/GL retire in the second set...Not i want to attack LYB but all of us can see clearly what he had done.:mad:
     
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    Credit must not just given to LCW, but CJ as well.. Lee played a relax game towards the end of second set.. While CJ decide to carry on despite his injury that's a real sportsmanship between them....
     
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    It is all about ranking...in DO open...I witnessed that he Han Bin /Yu Yang beat ZYW/XGB in very easy 2 sets......ZYW/Xiong did not attack at all , and I wish they put a fight....you can see the scorelines....no offence here but I do not see HHB/YY can beat their senior with that score lines....
     
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    FRENCH SUPER SERIES : Hope Demolished for Korea and Denmark

    [​IMG]Saturday’s semi-final was the end of the road for the Koreans and the Danes since their last representatives crashed out of the men's doubles and mixed doubles, respectively. The Danish pair, Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl, who played so well the day before had to bow to the fourth seeds, Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa (Indonesia), 19-21, 8-21. The Koreans’ hope ended when Lee Yong Dae/Jung Jae Sung had to give up for the second times in consecutive weeks to Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, 17-21, 13-21.

    By Matthew Verdi Suherman, Live in Paris. Photos: Badmintonphoto (Live)

    The match between the Indonesian pair, Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa (pictured) and the Danes, Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl was the first match played in the afternoon. In the opening game, Flandy/Vita had a pretty healthy lead up to the interval and this continued until 14-7. Although Thomas/Kamilla were trailing, they tried to catch up and this seemed to work well as they managed to get closer until the Indonesians earned three game points at 20-17. The fighting spirit to revenge their loss in Chinese Taipei Open final this year had given the Danes a strong motivation, but it was just in the end the Indonesians who sealed the opening game, 21-19.

    [​IMG] The second game was totally one-sided in the favour of the number four seeds as they were leading 11-2 at the break and afterwards, the Danes only managed to get six additional points before Flandy and Vita closed the match convincingly, 21-8. This is the second consecutive win for Flandy and Vita against this Danish pair. In the final tomorrow, the Indonesians will face the Chinese pair, Xie Zhongbo/Zhang Yawen. Xie/Zhang beated the current world number one pair, Zheng Bo/Gao Ling, also from China, 21-7 in the first game. Zheng/Gao had to give up their match today at 3-0 in the second game due to Zheng Bo’s injury.

    Chinese Defense too much for Lee and Jung

    Following the mixed doubles match, on the same court, was the men's doubles semi-final between the former world number one, Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (pictured) and the Korean number one pair, Lee Yong Dae/Jung Jae Sung. This was the second match between them after their meeting in the quarter-final of Denmark Super Series last week.

    In the first game, both pairs showed quite impressive attacking play and it was Cai/Fu, who just had better defense and this brought them to a healthy 11-5 lead at the interval. After the break, Lee/Jung kept their attacking play and eventually this went very well as they almost levelled the game, closing the score to 12-11 for the Chinese. However, Cai/Fu did not give the Koreans a chance to the Korean to take the lead even once. Their fantastic attacking play and excellent defense forced the Koreans to make a lot of mistakes. Lee and Jung put a lot of pressure on the Chinese but in the end, it was just frustration for them as the Chinese were still able to continue to pick up enough points to keep the Koreans at bay. Lee/Jung did have the chance to close the gap, 19-17 before the number two seeds sealed the opening game, 21-17.

    [​IMG]In the second game, the Chinese pair dominated the game and this gave them a big lead, 10-4. Realizing that they were being left behind, Lee and Jung played more aggressively and they managed to close the gap to 11-8. After the one minute break, the in-form Chinese pair kept their best performance and their strategy went very well as they left the Koreans far behind 19-11. Lee and Jung only managed to get another two points before Cai and Fu assured their ticket in the final tomorrow by 21-13.

    The Chinese pair will meet the Malaysian senior pair, Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah who destroyed the giant killers from Japan, Tadashi Ohtsuka and Keita Masuda, 21-17, 21-11. The Chinese are now hoping for revenge for their loss in the quarter-finals of the World Championships in August this year.

    In the women's doubles final, there were no surprises from the two semi-final matches as two Chinese pairs reserved at least one title for China. The world number ones, Wei Yili/Zhang Yawen will face their compatriots, Yu Yang/Zhao Tingting. The former beat Chien Yu Chin/Cheng Wen Hsing (Chinese Taipei) in three games, 21-17, 19-21 and 21-12 while the latter stopped the Indonesian pair, Jo Novita/Greysia Polii in a relatively short time, 21-14, 21-9. In this second women's doubles semi-final, Jo/Greysia seemed not to be in good shape as they had played for almost two hours in the quarter-final against the Japanese, Aki Akao/Tomomi Matsuda.
     
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    hey...shiiiiiiii...dont talk so much.....that 'yello elongated fruit' boy will make noise again.....;)...and then the 'not so hot' guy will come in and the arguement will start again....they like to argue..;):D:D:D
     
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    what time they starting the matches? tournament software hasnt update the schedule yet....hope its not 9 again....school exams tomorrow...
     

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