MACAU Open 2016 : Qualification-FINALS (29th November-4th December)

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  1. Justin L

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    Wow, you're one of the very few here who is excited about an all-CHN affair. :):D That's a true badminton fan. :cool:
     
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    Actually, it depends on the university course s/he pursues.

    In Tang Yuanting's case, I understand her parents aren't too keen on her putting her studies on hold for too long, so during this time when she's nursing her Olympic 'wounds' and recuperating from her health problem, she'd need to have a heart-to-heart talk with her parents after she herself has sorted out her own thoughts.
     
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    You're right about Chen Xiaoxin's potential, she put on a fine display in the way she disposed of Cheung Ngan Yi.

    I'm, inclined to agree with you that both CXX and Zhao Junpeng will be up against a big though not insuperable hurdle in the final round. I'd say CXX may offer higher resistance than ZJP to their respective opponents.
     
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    FINALS (12.30pm) => http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/s...50AA6D-483B-4CB9-9B7A-AA841518953C&d=20161204

    China has representatives in all five categories with WS title has been secured and will rest of the world, HKG, TPE, INA shuttlers spoil the party?

    XD, Zhang Nan/Li Yinhui (CHN) v Tang Chun Man/Tse Ying Suet (HKG)
    H-2-H : 0-0 / WR : 71 v 51
    Playing three tournament together, the Olympic Champion Zhang Nan and younger partner Li Yinhui became semifinalist in Paris then runner-up at homeground Premier event and book final spot here, this pair look promising and no impossible to be permanent combination in next tournaments. They surprised elite combinations, the front runners Chan/Goh and Lee CH/Chau HW in last two rounds and will take on rising Hong Kong duo Tang CM/Tse YS today who disposed Malaysian Tan/Lai in tight contest, particularly second game when the match went to the wire that ended with 30-28.

    WS, Chen Yufei (CHN) v Chen Xiaoxin (CHN)
    H-2-H : 1-0 / WR : 21 v 142
    The showcase of China future WS, both of them have same age, surname, physical appearance with tomboyish look and similar style of play. Yufei has passed her junior years with flying colour to bag Asian and World Junior Champion this year and she's strong favourite to grab maiden GP Gold title after failed last year in Malang, lost to He Bingjiao. She scored all straight-games winning en route to the final including 2015 WJC Goh Jin Wei. The underdog Xiaoxin knocked out two seeded and more experienced shuttler in her journey to first ever GP Gold finale, Tee Jing Yi and the in-form Cheung Ngan Yi.

    MS, Chou Tien Chen (TPE) v Zhao Junpeng (CHN)
    H-2-H : 0-0 / WR : 8 v 125
    A significant breakthrough for 20 years old Zhao Junpeng, 2014 WJC bronze medalist to sail into last round. Zhao capitalised the withdrawal of recent HKG Superseries winner Ng Ka Long and defeated more favoured opponent Praneeth and TPE young talent Wang Tzu Wei in quarterfinal and semifinal respectively. Chou TC is hot favourite to top podium here after series of slump performance lately, the top-seed overpowered Huang Yuxiang, the Chinese made late comeback in second set and failed to force rubber games. We'll see whether Zhao JP is inspired by his teammate Shi Yuqi to defy the odds and create big upset in Macau.

    WD, Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) v Anggia Shitta Awanda/Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani (INA)
    H-2-H : 0-0 / WR : 8 v 16
    Highly-favoured Chinese new sensational pair will up against Indonesia last hopeful in this tournament Awanda/Istirani. The Indonesians finally won over Vivian Hoo/Woon KW after lost in their previous meetings, second game was the turning point for world number sixteen as the Malaysian duo performance declined drastically in decider. It will be an uphill task for Awanda/Istirani to topple the talented Chen/Jia who won back to back French Superseries and Bitburger GP Gold last month.

    MD, Lu Kai/Zhang Nan (CHN) v Lee Jhe Huei/Lee Yang (TPE)
    H-2-H : 0-0 / WR : - v 20
    First final of first time partnerships for the unranked Lu/Zhang, it's still experiment from Chinese camp to seek lethal combination as the Olympic Champion Zhang Nan has different partner in last several tournaments. Lu/Zhang journey almost ended in last eight but they made magical comeback to overcome tournament favourite Chen HL/Wang CL. Another Taiwanese pair await them in last round, second seed Lee/Lee who clinched Dutch GP title couple of months ago. Both finalists downed Indonesian upcoming pairs in semifinal with two straight-sets.
     
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    both Tang and Tse are lefties..
     
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    Any live stream?
     
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    Seems like Li Yinhui is playing much more decisive than before. She seems to be improving.
     
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    This HK pair is quite good, Tang esp.
     
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    Li Yinhui often moves aside after playing her shots when she should be standing her ground in the front court area more, I feel.
     
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    Li Yinhui's soft touches aren't as good as Ma Jin's.
     
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    interesting interview...

    question asked in Cantonese, answered in Mandarin and interpreted into English lastly..
     
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    The commentator introduces the CHN WS, Chen Yufei and Chen Xiaoxin, as the two geniuses from CHN
     
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    It's been a great year for Chen Yufei, AJC, WJC, now ? Chen Xiaoxin is a tough nut to crack, I think.
     
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    Time for Chen Yufei and Chen Xiaoxin to start hunting the pro circuit full time next year after this tournament as they've both graduated from the junior circuit.
     
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    The two young ladies train together daily, should be very familiar with each other's game.
     
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    Yes, both making their debut here at Macau, as the commentator says, and gunning for their maiden title
     
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    The sleepy-eyed Chen Yufei, don't let her laid-back demeanour fool you, she can be fast and furious as and when necessary.
     
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    The commentator corrected himself, it's not CYF's debut performance at the Macau Open, she was here last year.
     
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    Fantastic rally
     

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