HK Open 2005 Main Draw

Discussion in 'Hong Kong Open / China Open / Chinese Taipei Open ' started by badMania, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. ctjcad

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    This will probably be a "warm-up" tourney for China's players. In 2 weeks, when they participate in the China Open, hopefully we'll probably have the same "atmosphere" again like we had in the Sudirman Cup Finals(ie. Taufik vs. LinDan, Nova/Lilyana vs. Gao/Zhang)...hehe..:p:) :cool:

    On that note, will the Japanese squad send their players to China Open??..Seems like they are skipping these last 2 tourneys..

     
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  2. badMania

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    Hey...long time never heard from u! I actually wrote or more less the same stuff...but my post didnt appear because of some error just now :mad:

    Its up for grabs really and I wrote just now that Nova/Lilyana were "lucky" to win the WC in August without having to face either Robertson/Emms, Zhang/Gao, Chen/Zhao, or Lee/Lee. They ended up facing Sudket/Saralee and Xie/Zhang. IF they win the matches against Robertson/Emms, followed by Zhang/Gao and then the final against either Sudket/Saralee or Lee/Lee, they have indeed earned the top billing this year. But, I rate their chance at 50-50. They have a good chance against Robertson/Emms (Nathan still not in full form) and Sudket/Saralee. However, they do not really have any advantage against Zhang/Gao (lost twice, won once) and Lee/Lee (lost twice, won once also)
     
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    Hehe, win which one??..Hmm, my best "bet" for him to win in these 2 tourneys is the China Open...Why, because most likely he will be *a bit more*?!?! motivated to play against LinDan in front of his homecrowd. But then again, it depends on his mood and attitude, that'll be the main factor in him going all the way, or have a flat tire on the way...:):p

     
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    Agreed also. He's as what many ppl said "angin2 an". I believe if he really wants the title (like the coveted All England title), he will go all out and win it. However, Hong Kong and China Open are nothing for him.......

    Lee Chong Wei might also be withdrawn if he won the Denmark Open this Sunday (which he has a good chance). Yap Kim Hock had mentioned in the Star that it will be good to reserve the energy of his top players for the SEA GAMES in Manila next mth. That's why they are skipping the China Open and even Chong/Lee is not playing in the HK Open.
     
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    They are Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah. They are not in HK Open. Malaysian has 3 young pairs (excluding CCM/KKK) and I fancy two of these pairs: Lin Woon Fui/Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari and Tan Bin Shen/Ong Soon Hock. Both pairs are just outside the top 10 ranking and have performed consistently well in the past few tournaments. Both pairs are young too....at most 22/23 yo. They are indeed Malaysian's best hopes in the coming 5-8 years.
     
  6. ctjcad

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    hi badmania,
    yah, haven't been active and posting here for a few weeks...:p...busy and a bit "tired" from all the baddie events the last 2-3 months(esp. WC)...need some break...:p

    Well, as for Nova/Lilyana, yah they are a bit "lucky" to avoid playing the pairs you mentioned and win the WC. But there's a saying also, "sometimes luck is all we/one need"...which they got..:) :cool:

    You're in HK, so you are "lucky" also, as you'll have access to watch it live..hehe..j/k..;):p :) :cool:
    Anyways, enjoy the matches if you are able to go and don't forget to take some pics for us BCers...:)

     
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    Win which one? Win this one of course. :p
     
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    haha,but i am with ctjcad on this , his reason is good enough for me :)
     
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    Maybe Robertson/Emms won't even make it past the first round. Based on latest news, Robertson/Emms are beaten in the semi-final stage by Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Rytter Juhl at the Denmark Open. And guess who is Robertson/Emms first round opponent?
     
  10. taufik-ist

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    no i dissagree with you,

    taufik defeated lin dan in wc 2005 but taufik felt lin dan was not what he used to be. taufik may be more satisfied to beat lin dan when he is on top form and that chance are in hk open 2005 or china open 2005.

    i think taufik's chance is 90 % in HK open :)
     
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    This draw is really shocking, in that, almost looks very similar to the WC draw.
    Hopefully the Mens singles final will be more intense this time around.

    And hopefully Taufiq will play like he did in the WC.
    I cant see how he can be beaten if he plays the same way like the WC's.
    He looked invincible, with his backhand and forehand able to perform the same strokes.
     
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    i agree with u 100 % :D
     
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    Sure, Taufik could win the HK Open also, why not. But *i'll be surprise* if he does win it, as I've posted my reasons. I don't know how Taufik can be sure if LinDan is "on top form" or not. All i know is Taufik plays his best based on his "mood" and "attitude". So in other word, the only "player" that can beat Taufik is himself.>> Recent proof, the Indonesian Open, no matter what reasons/excuse he gave.

     
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    I have just been told by the mother of a very young kid, with the name of Ng Ka Wai (not related to Ng Wai), is going to play the Korean Shon Seung Mo on tuesday Nov. 1. This must be a joke. Ng Ka Wai is just a kid, albeit with some talents, who can be beaten by at least 100 or more better players in Hong Kong. I have played with this kid a few times. I think they are sending him to the slaughter house.
     
  15. taufik-ist

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    it's a rare oportunity to meet world class players for 'uknown' player, i think it's ok to get 'slaughtered' by taufik or lindan :)
     
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    even if it lasts 10 mins and ends 15-0 15-0 in one service hand?
     
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    Sure, because that's pretty much what will happen. :p
     
  18. taufik-ist

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    maybe if he meet lindan the score can be 15-0, 15-0

    taufik still has have 'a heart' :), he may give away 5 , 10 or 1 set :D
     
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    It is an open tournament. Should we be surprised by the opponents to be met are big guns for unseeded players? Since there is no qualification round for men's single, unseeded players can only pray for their luck before the drawing is made and try their best in thematches if they will meet those veteran players.

    Calling that a slaughter house is an overstatement. Things could happen. I would appreciate that chance to play with Shon if I was KW Ng. The good thing for losing the game to better players is to gain the motivation and konw the weak points to improve.

    -SC

     
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    I would consider myself very lucky if I can get my ass kicked by Taufik, Lin or any top 15 players^^

    15-0, 15-0 is maybe a bit too exagerated. He may have 2-3 points each round.
     

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