Wed 1. I arrived too late to understand how GL/ZB lost except that GL was not her smiling self. Team TPE have always played here so maybe they are comfortable with the court conditions. However, as they are still at the 'improving ' stage, they are always dangerous because it's hard to tell what else they pack at each new meeting. 2. LD was lucky he got away because NTM did not have enough weapons against him.NTM has excellent court coverage, defence, netplay but his offence wasn't strong enough to capitalise on numerous opportunities.NTM looked puny;reminds me of LCW 2 years ago before he muscled up. The crowd (a section anyway) was behind NTM. It's clear LD wasn't popular here; he's laughed at when he made silly mistakes ,maybe his recent adverse publicity has affected his image. 3. LCW was in unconvincing form.ZWL played superb and could have won if the MAS crowd had been stoned silent like in WBC07.For a rookie, ZWL seemed to know LCW's game so well whereas LCW had no clue on ZWL.I have a feeling that with no opportunity to prepare, CHN MS only prepare for one.Maybe they all each sleep with 5 manuals on LCW.Poor LCW. NO 1 CHN MS target. 4. BP looks like getting back to his SO07 winning form.Would he be able to take advantage of a LCW who seems not in peak condition? It's gonna be a hot match tomorrow. 5. I'm especially excited about the young guns.India's Kashyap, JPN's Tago,THA's Tanongsak. Tanongsak's especially great to watch;LCW, known for his defence, had no answer when Tanongsak unleashed his blistering smash winners.I hope THA sends Tanongsak for more opportunities to build up his experience and physical conditioning;he 's gonna create upsets along the way. 6. The most beautiful match must be the one between JPN's Eriko and THA's Salajit Ponsana.Both wore well-designed ladies gear, enhancing their movement into a splendid visual delight.(Yes, they can easily upstage the tennis girls here).Salajit has the face, the figure and the poise of a model.Maybe Gosen wear helps.Just like her brother, Boonsak wears tastefully designed Gosen gear.I wish Gosen could sponsor more players. It'll be great if others can add on their observations.