SEA Games 2007 Day 6: Individual Event SEMI-FINAL

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  1. badMania

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    It will be an interesting afternoon, with matches starting at 2pm local time.

    MEN'S SINGLES
    Taufik Hidayat [1] vs Nguyen Tien-Minh -- should be Taufik's to lose....but Tien-Minh deserves a bronze medal for his good effort his year.

    Boonsak Ponsana [3] vs Kendrick Lee Yen Hui -- Kendrick took down 2 good players in the past two days. Tomorrow's match against Boonsak will be another classic hopefully, with the crowds cheering for the home player. Boonsak has the edge.

    MEN'S DOUBLES
    Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan [1] vs Gan Teik Chai/Lin Woon Fui [4] -- a rematch of the Macau Open QF in which the Malaysian nearly won. Kido/Hendra beat the Thai pair in straight sets today and it will not be easy as always against Malaysian pair :cool:

    Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Hendra Wijaya [3] vs Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi [2] -- should be a cracking match and AG/Joko will have their hands full tomorrow. A 50-50 match...and I am leaning towards the Singapore pair.

    WOMEN'S SINGLES
    Adriyanti Firdasari vs Soratja Chansrisukot -- Firda did well in beating Li Li today. Does she still have the energy to beat the home player?

    Julia Wong Pei Xian vs Maria Kristin Yulianti [2] -- Maria should win this one.

    WOMEN'S DOUBLES
    Jiang Yanmei/Li Yujia [1] vs Vita Marissa/Liliyana Natsir [4] -- an interesting match is in store and Vita/Butet have the edge.

    Duang-Anong Arunkesorn/Kunchala Voravitchitchaikul [3] vs Jo Novita/Greysia Polii -- Jo/Greysia should advance to the Final.

    MIXED DOUBLES
    Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir [1] vs Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam [3] (MATCH OF THE DAY) -- the MOTD tomorrow...recent matchups between the two pairs is 1-1. The key is to contain Sudket.

    Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia [4] vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa [2] -- another tricky match...but Flandy/Vita should hold the edge.
     
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    MEN'S SINGLES
    Taufik Hidayat [1] vs Nguyen Tien-Minh -- err, should I really vote for Taufik? I mean, he has lost to Tien-Minh before, you know .... Ah, what the heck, Taufik needs to show his daughter that he can be no 1. :D

    Boonsak Ponsana [3] vs Kendrick Lee Yen Hui -- Boonsak has the edge, check. He has the support, check. He also has the pressure, having won World Uni Games at home soil, check. Kendrick and his newfound "flagpole bearing" strength might just pull off a wonderful upset here ....... :)

    MEN'S DOUBLES
    Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan [1] vs Gan Teik Chai/Lin Woon Fui [4] -- a rematch of the Macau Open QF in which this time, there will be no mercy to the Malaysians. Gan/Lin are not in the best of form this week, hard to see them even keeping the scores close. :confused:

    Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Hendra Wijaya [3] vs Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi [2] -- A much closer match than the 1st semifinal, Gunawan/Riyadi really need to step out of their teammates shadow. Saputra/Wijaya will enjoy the same advantage as Kendrick, and with quite a few prized scalps (mostly Malaysian), they have the ability to make it an international final.

    WOMEN'S SINGLES
    Adriyanti Firdasari vs Soratja Chansrisukot -- I will give this to Firda just because Krisna needs to see her smile :D, but wouldn't be surprised if Soratja decides to exact revenge on her team semis defeat. Still quite a tall order for the Thai, her technical skills are not as good yet.

    Julia Wong Pei Xian [4] vs Maria Kristin Yulianti [2]-- This one I can't predict. Julia had been unbeaten all week, Maria had shown some vulnerabilities against Li Li. But with a 2-1 head-to-head record, the slightest of advantages is for the Indonesian. Too close to call.

    WOMEN'S DOUBLES
    Jiang Yanmei/Li Yujia [1] vs Vita Marissa/Liliyana Natsir [4] -- In my opinion, the gulf in class between these two pairs are quite far.

    Duang-Anong Arunkesorn/Kunchala Voravitchitchaikul [3] vs Jo Novita/Greysia Polii -- All INA final not in doubt, unless Jo or Greysia get injured again.

    MIXED DOUBLES
    Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir [1]vs Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam [3] (MATCH OF THE DAY) -- the MOTD tomorrow as badMania said...and this time I pick the Thais in 3 close games, the difference being the crowd support. The World Champions will really be worth their salt if they can prove me wrong in a "relatively hostile" environment.

    Hendri Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia [4] vs Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa [2] -- a more straightforward victory for Indonesia, I pick Flandy/Vita for the title.
     
  3. Jessica

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    Come on Sudket/Saralee...Hope you be in the final..Keep fighting...Sudket..
     
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    good good jobs.... at least another 9 bronze medals for sure.
     
  5. Armor_tec_14

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    Is there any online channels I can download to watch these matches
     
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    Yeah.. Hopes so too.
    It will be very tough game for Sudket as they havent been put into any challenge before the semis.. A test of mental strength for them as they will be The ONLY last hopes of Thailand to win a sole Gold medal in Badminton here.. I do not think Soratja / Boonsak will be able to upset the INA :cool:
     
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    come on julia and gan/lin!!!
     
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    To leonardklh

    Dear leonardklh,

    I also hope that Julia and our doubles pairs will make us proud and proceed to final at least.

    From:
    Ayu
     
  9. tommy_bun

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    hoping to see unseeded players win
    go..kendrick Lee,Julia wong,joko/hendra,kunchala/partner,sudket/saralee
     
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    As I am Vietnamese, when I was young, Nguyen Tien Minh seemed to be my favourite advanced badminton player and nowaday, so does he... in the latest match between them,Minh has won against Taufik but it is only statistic which is always used to appreciate.... and no more....
    Will it have the same result like the latest time they met... nobody knows.......I has watched Minh's match against Thailand player... It was the intensive and not easy for him to win..... but his goal was to beat his opponent and bring glories not only for his nation but also for all Vietnamese audiences will be waiting for his steps in his career.....
    go go Nguyen Tien Minh..... You are Vietnam's pride.......
     
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    go...for him from me...:)
     
  12. Krisna

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    Yes I like Firda's smile and I think against Soratja, she has a terrific chance! :cool: I am 90% sure we will see a Firda-Maria Kristin final... :D

    Although the official target of our Indonesian Sea Games officials is: 4 golds from badminton... [and we have 2 already]... I think realistically we can expect 5 golds with a good chance to get 6 golds, and Indonesians will be extremely jubilant if we can sweep 7 golds! :p Perhaps plus around 3-4 silvers too... =)
     
  13. Krisna

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    The Indonesian public cannot stand 9 bronzes from badminton... That's a national disaster! :p We are pretty demanding... either gold or not... :eek: Sort of like Brazil in soccer... Most countries [including Indonesia and the Philippines] would be happy to finish as semifinalists of the Soccer World Cup, but not Brazil... they will be considered dire loosers if they don't win the World Cup... :p:eek:
     
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    yeahhh...our heroes doing the best...they are not tired though non stop working since figthing in Superseries, Gold GP tournaments....hope they can close their games in 2007 with happy ending...at least improve INA's ranking in medals standings in 24th Sea Games...:cool::):cool:
     
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    This could be their last tournament this year because there won't be a SS Finals this year, I heard... BWF screwed up... :eek:
     
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    hendra s. is a bit sick, but i think there should be no problem for kindra to beat james/robert..

    sorry krisna.. here i'm rooting for julia!!! you go girl!

    hope also sudket/sarelee will be able to get through even though it's tough, at least one thai pair for the thai fans to support in the final!!!
     
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    i wish all the malaysian players all the best!!
     
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    Is it true that Saralee injured her back last week? :confused:
     
  19. IIeSumirat

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    The reason why Taufik almost lost to YKB is this, from Suara Merdeka newspaper (sorry, don't have time to translate). I bet this story will repeat in the Semi and Final, as far as he proceeds (it has happened when he played Boonsak in the team event).. so, wait for the drama. He might even go so far to leave the court in the middle of the match, even if that means he would have to say goodbye to his SG bonus money + possible sanctions, like the HK Open 06 incident. Considering this, 6 golds for INA is a safer bet.

    Protes, Taufik ke Semifinal


    NAKHON RATCHASIMA- Taufik Hidayat tidak hanya menghadapi faktor teknis melawan para pesaingnya di lapangan. Juara Olimpiade 2004 itu juga harus berjuang keras menghadapi faktor nonteknis. Misalnya sering dirugikan wasit. Namun dia berusaha menahan diri. Ini adalah demi medali emas dan keinginan kuat untuk mengibarkan Merah Putih di Gymnasium Vongchavalitkul, Nakhon Ratchasima.
    Menantu Agum Gumelar ini sempat membanting raket saat menghadapi Boonsak Ponsana (Thailand) pada pertandingan semifinal beregu, akhir pekan lalu. Kemarin, meski tak menghadapi pebulu tangkis tuan rumah, Taufik juga dikerjai wasit.
    Lawan yang dihadapi adalah Yeoh Kay Bin (Malaysia). Dua pengadil lapangan semuanya berasal dari Thailand. Wasit pertama adalah Tiparyond Pongthorn dan second judge Teekalakul Chaiporn.
    Tindakan tak fair wasit terjadi pada set ketiga ketika Taufik unggul 7-4 atas Yeoh. Wasit Tiparyond menganulir keputusan hakim garis yang menyatakan shuttlecock pengembalian pebulu tangkis Negeri Jiran itu keluar.
    Keputusan wasit tuan rumah tersebut mengundang protes Taufik dan asisten pelatih Paulus Firman. Pertandingan pun terhenti selama sepuluh menit. Kemudian pertandingan dilanjutkan. Tapi, baru berjalan sekitar 5 menit dan kedudukan 11-9 untuk kemenangan Taufik, insiden baru terjadi lagi. Kali ini, penjaga garis menyebut smes Yeoh di sisi kiri Taufik masuk. Padahal, terlihat jelas shuttlecock berada di luar garis. Kembali Taufik dan Paulus protes dan pertandingan terhenti.
    Salah Duduk
    Setelah melakukan negosiasi, Taufik yang pernah tak mau melanjutkan pertandingan bermain lagi. Meski, sempat tertinggal 12-13, pertandingan pun berakhir 23-21 untuk Taufik. Pada set pertama pebulutangkis terbaik Merah Putih itu sempat kalah 13-21. Beruntung pada set selanjutnya dia dapat merebutnya dengan 21-3.
    Kejadian yang tak mengenakkan yang dialami Taufik terus berlanjut di pinggir lapangan. Maksud hati beristirahat, tapi karena duduk salah tempat di kursi penjaga garis, dia pun diusir oleh pihak keamanan venue. Saat itu, Taufik sempat emosi dan bersitegang dengan polisi dan beberapa ofisial pertandingan.
    Setelah ditenangkan oleh Paulus, Taufik langsung keluar ruangan. "Mengapa saya tak boleh duduk di sini. Saya capek. Padahal, sebelumnya banyak pemain Thailand dan lainnya yang duduk di situ setelah pertandingan tak mendapat teguran," ujarnya dengan nada tinggi.
    Paulus menyebut ini adalah bagian dari usaha tuan rumah untuk meraih emas nomor tunggal. "Di tunggal ada Boonsak yang diharapkan meraih emas. Mereka berusaha memuluskan Boonsak," paparnya.
    Pada babak empat besar, dia akan menghadapi Nguyen Tien Minh yang sebelumnya mengalahkan Poompat Sapkulchananart, 18-21, 21-13, 21-18. Bersama Taufik, semua pebulu tangkis Merah Putih yang tampil di perempat final melaju ke semifinal. (*-40)
     
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    Ah....hopefully this will not affect his game in the next 2 days...crucial times. Hmm...James Gan/Robert Lin? Hehe...what a nice name...:D
     

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