Singapore Open 2019, April 9-14

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  1. yuquall

    yuquall Regular Member

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    Are you teasing us who don't have the good fortune to see the matches live? Especially when we couldn't watch most of the exciting matches because of the lousy court allocation planning since Day 1.
    That's not exactly the general thoughts I'd like to hear from time to time.
     
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    Communication is interesting. Meant as a positive statement, but still seen differently
    Only one court today and interesting matches:)
     
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    I wonder what happened to Sindhu. I never ever saw Sindhu playing something like that. What an embarrassment!.
    I understand that NO played really well. But for a player like Sindhu, the scoreline is unacceptable.
    Definitely, it should be money and fame that got into her.
    I am really disappointed.

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    FINAL (01.00pm) => https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/...DE66EF-A758-4B76-A1E8-C196C1163F65&d=20190414

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    Japan representatives will feature in almost all five disicipines, Indonesia will contest in two finals then KOR, MAS, THA and TPE have one slot each. Will Japan equal China result last week, scoop four titles in Singapore Indoor Stadium?

    KIND OF MAGIC
    Fourth final for reigning All England and World Champion Kento Momota in this season, the Japanese had no serious trouble in first game against former world number one Viktor Axelsen, 21-15. But something bizarre circumtances happened in next game when Momota produced magical comeback, 6-16 down then slowly but sure he romped nine consecutive points and took over the leading as Axelsen looked hypnotized, suddenly became erratic, sluggish as his opponent regain focus and fine tune to nailed the match, 21-18. On first semifinal, the faster Anthony Ginting outlasts last year winner Chou Tien Chen in marathon battle, 21-17 / 18-21 / 21-14. The fatigue Chou faltered in deciding game despite his strong determination to halt Ginting continuous point. Momoto-Ginting clash, often abbreviated as MomoGi by Indonesian badminton fans will offer intriguing plot, the Japanese outclassed the Indonesian in their last meeting, INA Masters, January 2019.

    WORLD CLASS QUALITY
    Tai Tzu Ying proved her class as world number one, stay calm and thinking hard at the edge of losing, saving five match points against Akane Yamaguchi. The Taiwanese talent was under pressure in first game where many her shots were far from precision. Thanks to the Japanese excellent court coverage to run every corner to retrieve shuttlecock and frustrating her more-fancied opponent. It's obviously one way traffic for Okuhara-Sindhu showdown, the Indian seemed lack of intensive training, like a novice against the experienced showcase, 21-7 / 21-11. Just wondering about Sindhu poor performance lately whether she's too busy for activities outside badminton.

    MINIONS TUMBLED
    Another downturn for Gideon/Sukamuljo who struggling to find their formidable form, Kamura/Sonoda responded well the Indonesian fast furious attacking style, dropping the first game then the Japanese bounced back in second, a tight battle in deciding game, the last point saw Kevin hitted the shuttlecock into the net from the baseline. Defending champions Ahsan/Setiawan reverse their fortune against Li JH/Liu YC with better tactic and smart play this time, playing flat drive and excellent placement that troubling the tall Chinese, 21-12 / 21-14. A replay of recent All England semifinal, two-time World Champions defeated the Japanese number one pair in two straight-sets.

    KOREA SENSATION
    The unheralded Kim HJ/Kong HY cruising into finale for the first time in BWF World Tour, adding Korea ammunition in this category. The aggressive with fast interception style really pressure their opponents including how they stunned Matsutomo/Takahashi in second round. Kim/Kong outplay Chinese rookies Liu XX/Xia YT who couldn't do too much to stem more powerful rivals. Last tough test for the Koreans will be reigning World Champions Matsumoto/Nagahara who tackled teammate Fukushima/Hirota, 21-18 / 21-17.

    THE BREAKTHROUGH
    Never won in six previous encounters, Puavaranukroh/Taerattanachai have learnt their mistake and trying another chance to break the jinx. Trailing behind, 5-11 on the opening game, the prospect looked bleak and could be same story for the Thais but they changed strategy to play more offensive, leaving the Chinese formidable duo Zheng/Huang surprised and started to make uncharacteristic errors. Things continued in second game, the under pressure Zheng Siwei was less confident when most of his shots didn't succeed and confused with Thai counter attack. An over confident, had easy match in three previous rounds, psychologically make the Chinese pair didn't expect the hardship. At the adjacent court, Malaysian rejuvenated duo Tan KM/Lai PJ starting to fix uninspiring performance and secure final spot here after edged out Faizal/Widjaja, 21-16 / 20-22 / 22-20.
     
  5. yuquall

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    Welcome to the world of communication where we can only rely on sentences which open to many interpretations as well as misinterpretations.
    I hope you enjoy the ride:)
     
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    I wonder, last time when I saw Kong she was playing with different Kim. But yeah, both Kim's are good at shouting.

    Play hard. Train harder.
     
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    Waiting waiting, waiting for miss tai
    Jia you!
     

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    We should just let the argument on court allocations go.

    For all we know, it is a ploy to get, ahem, more spectators into the stadium (joking). Stadium attendance paints a pretty grim picture of badminton's popularity, and the increased ticket prices globally do not help much.

    I've been to 5 tournaments this year and only the Indonesian Masters had practically sellout crowds - as always. Then again the Istora is only about half the size of Arena Birmingham/Axiata Arena or Singapore Indoor Stadium. The Singapore crowd is actually pretty decently sized, better than Malaysian crowds last week.
     
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    Always intrigued with Okuhara's talking to self and bowing before entering the court.
     
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    That s only for players who shout as part of their play. So if Kim/Kong still shout a lot, it means they are still in good form. If they go quiet, their opponents should know their energy level is down.
     
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    Any livestream besides badmintonworld?
     
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    Line calls have been bad this whole tournament.
     
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    NO is an independent player, then how come JPN NT coaches are advising her. They were there too yesterday against Sindhu.
     
  16. duchoainguyen

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    I'm pretty sure she just resigns from her company (Unisys), not from the national team.
     
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    @duchoainguyen is correct. She quit her company team to avoid the league play and local tournament duties and probably also to be completely in charge of her own training regime prior to 2020. She's still an A team member, and that's not going to change unless she drops heavily in national ranking.
     
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    Close! TTY took G1. Rubber game, please!
     
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    Gill may check BC as she's also saying the same haha. What a coincidence.
     
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    As much as I admire TTY's mastery of shotmaking, she is making my grey hairs add lustre with countless errors.

    She's like the old school turbo, drops and picks up points in the blink of an eye.
     

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