Results from the Dutch Open

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  1. Zax

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    We have to wait until thursday before the big guns start.

    The only remarkable point is that Hendrawan lost. Are his best days really over, or does anyone think he make one final comeback?

    Andreas WOELK - HENDRAWAN
    Qualification 5 Men's Singles 11-15 15-11 15-3
     
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    Hendrawan seems to be finished to me...
    He was complaining about the 5x7 system, but he isn't any better now that we are back to sets of 15!...
    I think the problem wasn't the scoring system!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Hendrawan is over, just like the case of Ong EH.
    Tried hard to make a comeback, but the current game pace simply does not permit.
     
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    Play on wednesday

    Hi everyone,
    here's a bit of my promise to keep you up to date on the Dutch Open.

    the day isn't over yet but I watched a couple of matches,
    in a quite small and warm hall called 'de Maaspoort' in 's Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

    Remarkable was that despite her win, the Dai Yun didn't seem motivated at all, looking around to other courts between the points and not being focused.
    Xu Huaiwen, Yao Jie, Kanako Yonekura all steadily advanced to the next round (I couldn't wait to see Judith Meulendijk's match, hope she won though). Yonekura will play Yao Jie tomorrow, this will be a very interesting match between two title candidates.

    The dane Michael Christensen played very well today, but he will get a tougher opponent tomorrow in the form of Shon Seung Mo. I'm looking forward to it, because I've never seen Shon playing before.

    Quite a good impression made Lee Chong Wei, very easy and smooth playing, the style reminds a bit of Lee Tsuen Seng.

    Tomorrow the big names enter the tournament. I watched Ha Tae Kwon and Kim Dong Moon do some training on court today. Ha looks totally fit again! Although he misses a bit of rithm of course, we can definately consider them title candidates. Other Korean double was also training: Yoo was hitting some big smashes during the training today and walked around with a towel (and ice in it perhaps) around his arm afterwards, I don't know why, I don't know if that's normal habit for him?Both Ha/Kim and Yoo/Lee will have an easy first round match on thursday to warm up.

    Shuttles from Holland,

    - Mark.
     
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    Re: Play on wednesday

    No, she lost to Kaori Mori.

    Thanks for the news, tomorrow should be a big day!... :)
     
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    Any of you guys followed the web scoring earlier?
    What's the outcome of Niels Kaldau vs Lee CW?

    Hafiz is playing Dicky Palyama now. The AE champion is having a tough time!
     
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    What tough time? Hafiz just won the first set 15-10. No problem in wrapping up the set:D

    Zax, keep up the comments!! Gives a good feel of how the tournament is running and the atmosphere. Thanks!!
     
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    Man.... if you followed the live scoring, he lived dangerously at the beginning of the set. However, he stepped up the pace towards the end. Dicky seems to have lost his direction now, trailing 1-4 in set 2.

    Cheung, do you know the outcome of Lee CW-Kaldau match?
     
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    Lee CW won something like 15-10 15-4.

    I'm not sure about the exact score though...
     
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    Hafiz is 7-2 up in 2nd set. I think he was deliberately trying to make you anxious:D Hafiz seems to have a good sense of humour:cool:

    website show Lee CW beat Kaldau in 2 sets
     
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    Thanks for the result, seven!
     
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    Dicky staged a comeback, leading 9-7 now.
     
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    but hafiz pulls ahead 9-10
     
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    A ding-dong battle so far, Hafiz back to take the lead 10-9.
    Anders Boesen must be playing real badly today, won the 1st game narrowly at 15-12, but trailing in the second against an Indian player.
     
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    Wow, Dicky really proving to be quite a handful. This live update thing is really good.
     
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    Hafiz is through, 15-10, 15-13
     
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    Dicky is actually quite good, having beaten the likes of Taufik and Lee TS before.
     
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    good macth that one.

    Seven, how do you get results so fast?:cool:
     
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    Boesen made it as well, 15-12, 15-10
     
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    The 2 remaining last 8 slots should be filled by my favourite Korean players, Shon SM and Lee HI.

    Am anticipating a last 4 match-ups as followed:

    Lee HI vs Lee CW
    Shon SM vs Hafiz
     

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