Starting this thread for the Polish Open. Seems like the Chinese who dominated the French Open are here in this tournament. Well in the first round, all the Chinese who played, predictably thrashed their opponents. Today (Friday) is last 16 day (also last 32 for singles). Tommorow, the quarters and the semis will be played. The notable players in the draw are (I'm including all the Chinese here, don't recognise all of them but their nationality is very notable): MS (hypothetical last 8s) ----- 1st quarter Yamada (Jpn) 1st seed OEDUM Kasper (Den) (last 16 with Yamada) Chen Jin (last 8 with Yamada or Oedum) ----- 2nd quarter Chien Yu-Hsiu (Tpe) 3/4 seed Luo Yigang (isn't he quite old already?) ----- 3rd quarter Gong Weijie Bobby Milroy (Can) 3/4 seed - if he can advance ----- 4th quarter PERSSON Joachim (Den) WACHA Przemyslaw (Pol) 2nd seed WS (hypothetical last 8s) ----- 1st quarter Salakjit Ponsana (Tha) 1st seed Chen Lanting ----- 2nd quarter Denyse Julien (Can) (last 8 with Li Li or Lu Lan) Li Li (Sin) Lu Lan (could face Li Li in last 16) ----- 3rd quarter Liu Jian don't recognise the rest ----- 4th quarter Zhu Lin Huang Chia-Chi (Tpe) (face Zhu in last 16) Jiang Yanmei (Sin) (face Rice in last 16) Anna Rice (Can) 2nd seed Seems like all the Chinese are put in seperate quarters MD ----- 1st half LOGOSZ Michal/MATEUSIAK Robert (Pol) 1st seed Sun Junjie/Xu Chen (to meet in semis) ----- 2nd half Guo Zhendong/Xie Zhongbo don't know the rest WD ----- 1st half AGUSTYN Kamila/KOSTIUCZYK Nadiezda (Pol) 1st seed (lost narrowly to Feng/Pan in French Open) Feng Chen/Pan Pan (to meet in semis) ----- 2nd half POLSANA Salakjit/MEEMEK Monthila (Tha) could go to semis Du Jing/Yu Yang Julien/Rice (Can) 2nd seeds to meet Du/Yu in last 8 XD ----- 1st half Sun Junjie/Pan Pan ZUEV Nikolaj/YAKUSHEVA Marina (Rus) runner-up of French Open Xu Chen/Feng Chen (meet Russians in last 16) ----- 2nd half Xie Zhongbo/Yu Yang Guo Zhendong/Du Jing (could meet in the semis) Seems like second string from Chinese powerhouse vs the best of the rest. Honestly, I hope that the rest can give some fight, or it would be boring. Like M Schu winning all the races. But the draw is good for the Chinese, as they are all scattered around.