KOREA Open 2019 : Qualifying Round-FINAL (24-29 September)

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  1. lodoss

    lodoss Regular Member

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    endo/watanabe will be quite relieved, i think.
    anyway, there are still many tournaments ahead to gain points.
    staying healthy is very important now.
     
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    wow... hopefully not serious. china can get gold-silver at Tokyo if both their top 2 XD pairs play and the draw favour them.
     
  3. lodoss

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    well, dun think LYD will play in Tokyo next yr. ranking too low that they will always meet top pairs in the first 2 rounds of any tournaments.
     
  4. yuquall

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    I wonder how's Court 3 doing.. scoreline quite tight

    Go Ginting..

    21-16 22-20 straight sets for Ginting
     
  5. Justin L

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    That may be so but I was thinking she'd want to be one of the top seeds at the Olympics, get a better draw and avoid meeting the main contenders in the early rounds.
     
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    Even Lu Guangzu is reading Chen Long's straightforward game
     
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    Another first round exit for LYD. Don't know what to say.

    Play hard. Train harder.
     
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    What happened for Chen Long nowaday, after French Open last year, Malaysia Open and China Open this year, i have thinked that he back to his peak form but the results was very bad
     
  9. Justin L

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    Apparently, Chen Long has yet to return to peak form since Rio'16 and after he took a six-month hiatus (plus some personal issue and a bit of injury woes for a while). Let's see if the newly appointed MS chief coach, Li Mao, who has said he intended to focus on Chen Long's (of course, not him alone) preparation for the Olympics, can help him reach another peak again.

    But as Chen Long is no longer young, age 30 already, it's likely to pose more challenges than if he's still in his 20s, I suppose.
     
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    Yay minions and TTY on court 1 again tomorrow.
     
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    Didnt expect Ginting to beat KW (not in 2 games anyway)

    More interesting to see Ginting can play 5 rubber matches last week. Speaks about his physical condition.
     
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    Can only say he should not retire in 2016 KoreaOpen.
     
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    His wife was pregnant at that time. he retired to take care of his wife. I think he will never regret about it
     
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    he played with yys in Us, Canada and Russian open but they haven't won titles.YYS is struggling more than kim
     
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    ROUND OF 16 (10.00am) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...1F80C2-7502-40D7-BC26-C736DF2759B2&d=20190926

    *MATCH HIGHLIGHTS*
    - Viktor Axelsen (DEN) v Lee Zii Jia (MAS)
    - Anthony S. Ginting (INA) v Jan O Jorgensen (DEN)
    - Kenta Nishimoto (JPN) v Chou Tien Chen (TPE)
    - Ratchanok Intanon (THA) v Aya Ohori (JPN)
    - Michelle Li (CAN) v Zhang Beiwen (USA)
    - Sung Ji Hyun (KOR) v Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
    - Gideon/Sukamuljo (INA) v Goh VS/Tan WK (MAS)
    - Alfian/Ardianto (INA) v Lee Y/Wang CL (TPE)
    - Choi SG/Seo SJ (KOR) v Astrup/Rasmussen (DEN)
    - Matsumoto/Nagahara (JPN) v Chang YN/Kim HR (KOR)
    - Kim SY/Kong HY (KOR) v Stoeva/Stoeva (BUL)
    - Zheng SW/Huang YQ (CHN) v Adcock/Adcock (ENG)
    - Tabeling/Piek (NED) v He JT/Du Y (CHN)

    What a bizarre circumstances that a handful of unfit players conceding retirement in opening round, understandable reason to avoid or aggravating injury in this crucial Olympic qualifying cycle.

    Recently-crowned World Champion Pusarla Sindhu once again gets unexpected result, having convincing start, 21-7 then slipped second game plot despite had good lead but Zhang Beiwen turned the tables to grab it, 24-22. It's still neck to neck at deciding game until 12-all then the Indian going down 15-21. Zhang will take on Pan American Games gold medalist Michelle Li who avenges her defeat over Thai upcoming talent Pornpawee Chochuwong. Top-half of draw is quite limping following three prominent names retired, Akane Yamaguchi, Li Xue Rui and Saina Nehwal leaving Tai Tzu Ying and Ratchanok Intanon as strongest contender to go further in this tournament.

    The biggest upset in men's singles paying attention to Lu Guang Zu who suprises his illustrious senior Chen Long in three games, the explosive young Chinese troubling below-par Chen with tight net play and lethal attacking shots. Home qualifier Kim Dong Hun continues gallant run to beat higher-ranked player Rasmus Gemke and has opportunity to face world number one Kento Momota tomorrow. In the battle of Basel world championships medalists, Anders Antonsen prevails comfortably as Praneeth looked unwell and retired in second game.

    Men's doubles top-seed Gideon/Sukamuljo drop first set to Malaysian rising stars Aaron Chia/Soh WY then back to the track to smash their less-experienced opponent in next two games. Other contenders, Kamura/Sonoda, Alfian/Ardianto, defending champion Endo/Watanabe also battle hard to vanquish their opponents.
     
  16. kenner30

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    i think lyd realized best chance to make toyko is pairing back up with kim...
    more than likely they wont make it. but ko/shin have been struggling lately too
     
  17. Pagz

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    Yes I think that decision wasn't even so much about choosing the best partner. LYD/YYS just didn't have enough ranking points to qualify for the big tournaments, let alone get seeded.
     
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    Sadly at this rate...it’s going to be Taufik’s long painful descent into oblivion all over again.
     
  19. Bugsy

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    I think KGJ can't complement his play like YYS, he is not as consistent and powerful. LYD carrying out the attacking shots from the backcourt which he is not known to be as good as his front court..
     
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    frankly i don't think anyone w/ lyd is going to make waves in md. if you want to talk about being a medal contender in tokyo he's aging out. his whole generation is aging out: kgj, yys, ksh, sbc, lin dan, zhang nan, chen long, et al.

    they're still excellent players, but, the game leaves everyone behind eventually because you can't be at the peak forever. ok, sure, setiawan is still playing/ranking at the top. it's because his style of play is less physically demanding (relatively speaking) due to his other vastly superior skills: vision, accuracy, efficiency, intelligence.

    none of this means they should stop playing, though. it's not a fans (my) decision. i still love watching them all play.
     

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