Japan Open early rounds

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  1. MadaMadaDane

    MadaMadaDane Regular Member

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    ic ic .... well, hopefully he can become as fearful as hariyanto arbi once was... wat i liked bout arbi was his beautiful jumping smashes... as pretty to watch as hafiz's super smash ...
     
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    Kuan is quick...really quick. However, he still needs to improve on his precision play.

    However, the time I watched him during the AE2005 was against Lee CW, and he went down quite tamely as Chong Wei just overwhelmed him in every aspect. The points that he got were mainly through CW's mistakes.
     
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    Clarke + Nugruho

    Remember the English coach is Rexy Mainaky so he probably knows Nugruho to ask him to enter with one of his good players who is without a partner
     
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    You're right!:) how didn't I think of that! ;)
     
  5. happy go lucky

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    yes CCM and Chew Choon Eng should be discarded. They are overrated. Only one Japan Open title to show......They had Park Joo Bong as their coach. Dunno what's going on with the duo? Bring on Tan Boon Heong/ Hoon Tian How :)
     
  6. jamesd20

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    Robertson Played against him in mixed at AE, may have been introduced then.

    Any country can play with any other, I tihnk it is a good thing, as makes the game more commercial, less country based.


    I dont understand why Robertson would retire from Mixed with Injury, where he has chance of winning, but play in MD, of which he has No (well, a slim) chance? :confused: :confused:

    Shame about Xia. Think probably wont go to WC now. Maybe forced to play Japan because contracted to play JO. Or his mind may have gone now he sees he has no chance to go, and sees the end of the road. Still have faith though, especially since Chen Jin lost.
     
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    Robertson is already sure to qualify for the WC in MX.

    But he really needs points in MD where him and Robert Blair are only 28th in the world rankings, with points from only seven events for the moment. (new pair)

    This is why he is concentrating on MD rather than MX.
     
  8. hcpoirot

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    From what I read, Robertson had a light shoulder injury. Cause he and Emms already guarantee a place XD in World C, he retired from that number. And concentrate in MD where he still had to fight to qualify to World C.

    About Xia. I think he really at the low point of his career, lost to a junior player. China will only had 3 MS in World C cause it obvious Xia can't make it to Top 8 World Ranking at end of April.

    Only a country who had 4 singles/doubles Top 8 ranking can send 4 singles/doubes to World C.
     
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    It will be a shame if no Msian in the semis.
     
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    Another suprise! Chong/ Chew lost to Hong Kong pairs! This is realy shocking.
     
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    Malaysia chances to qualify to group 1 in Sudirman Cup become smaller now with their losses in MD and another loss in WD. Wong/Chin lost to unfamous pair from Japan, Ogura/Shiota.
     
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    Spare a thought for the poor World Champion. He lost in Rd 2 to the Korean youngster Lee Choel Ho who qualified. He seems to have forgotten how to win. Remember Ji Xin Peng who took a dive after the 2000 Olympics title and could not recover.

    The top seed in XD Robertson/Emms withdrew after a few points vs Zhengbo/Huang Sui. This will raise the hopes of the 2 top Chinese pairs.

    Y
     
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    Seems like after Kim Hock has become the head coach, his MD's form has been deterioriting. Too much workload?? :confused:
     
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    Good point about XD ENG pair. Didnt think of that.

    Xia can still make it. As I said players are contracted to play in JO, and may be carrying a slight injury. He has been suceptible perviousley.
     
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    The Korean after Lee Hyun Il and Song Sheung Mo, theyhad quite strong player in Park Sung Hwan. Could Lee CH who beat XXZ be the newest star from Korea? If he can beat Peter Gade in R16 , he probably proved he can become a star in the future. If not, it mean that XXZ play sloppy when he lost to Lee CH.

    Other interesting fight, Kenneth VS Hafiz. Can KJ beat the Malaysian this time?

    Chen Yu VS WCH. The two of them didn't play at their best level recently.

    Roslin VS Chen Hong. Probably a tough match but Chen HOng will make it to the QF.

    AS for other, Lin Dan, Bao CL, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik will sail to QF rather easily.
     
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    And, Anggun was picked because he just lost in XD ... not sure about the timing though.

     
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    Chen Yu and WCH got a lot of pressure on them. Both need to prove they are up to it to their coaches. WCH possible more to Goto WC-chen yu got no chance. But Chen Yu fighting for place in team.

    Roslin can frustrate CH, but not take the initiative to take the game.

    Must be nice for MAL fans to hear a MS player "sailing through to the quarters"
     
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    It would be nicer to see it really happening....hahahaha :)
     
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    Yes, the match between Hafix and Jonasson is scheduled in this afternoon ( japan time). It's a five star tournament, even the third round will see some tough matches .
     
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    MS (Last 16)
    Lin Dan v Lee TS (Lin just too good)
    Bao v Ng Wei (Bao just too good)
    Kenneth v Hafiz (tough fight, Hafiz has psychological edge but Ken will ignore)
    Lee CW v Joppien (Lee just too good)
    Chen Yu v Wong CH (hard to tell, think Wong is good enough to win)
    Roslin v Chen Hong (on All-England form, Chen is favourite but expect a fight)
    Kuan BH v Taufik (Taufik just too good)
    Lee CH v Peter Gade (Peter should take it but must be careful)
    Most of the matches have certain characteristics that make them interesting.

    WS (1st round & Last 16)
    The seeds are favourites to advance to the quarterfinals. But ...
    Zhou Mi has to contend with Yonekura and then either Tine or Seo
    Pi Hongyan will have to careful around Hirose
    Xie Xingfang may have Mori as her second round opponent but should be minor matter for her

    MD (Last 16)
    Eriksen/Lundgaard v Guo/Xie (Danes just too good)
    Gunawan/Bach v Boe/Mogensen (tough fight; I think Danes will win)
    Fu/Cai v Nugroho/Clark (Chinese just too good)
    Flandi/Eng v Kidho/Setiawan (hard to say; I think Indons will win :) )
    Robertson/Blair v Sang/Zheng (Chinese just too good)
    Tazari/Lin v Paaske/Rasmussen (Danes just too good)
    Jung/Lee v Chandra/Sigit (match of the day; 50-50)
    Liu/Njoto v Luluk/Alven (Indons just too good)

    WD (Last 16)
    Looks obvious that all the seeds will advance to the QFinals.
    Two matches have no seeds:
    Hallam/Munt v Ogiura/Shiota (the Japanese dispatched of Chin/Wong rather easily, today we shall see if that was due to Japanese strength or Malaysian weakness)
    Hwang Yu Mi/Jun Woul Sik v Louisa Koon/Li Wing Mui (Koreans should take it)

    XD (Last 16)
    Zheng/Huang v Xie/Zhang (does not matter who wins it)
    Zhang/Gao v Clark/Kellogg (Chinese too good)
    Sudket/Saralee v Koo/Wong (Malaysians have no other distractions; may be a close affair, but I think the Thais will win it anyhow)
    Mogensen/Olsen v Laybourn/Juhl (Laybourn/Juhl favourites)
    Hwang/Hwang v Widianto/Natsir (Indones just too good)
    Denney/Wilson v Chen/Zhao (Chinese just too good)
    Lamp/Harder v Saputra/Li (Singaporeans just too good)
    Lee/Lee v Eriksen/Schjoldager (by far, the XD match of the day; I think the Danes will turn the table on the Koreans this time)
     

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