Some pictures for fans of TH and SS during the recent Malaysia Open. TH beat SS 21-15, 21-19 in 49 min. It was by no means an easy win for TH. Despite a minor injury to one of his racket holding fingers, I think, SS put up a good fight. Some notable names that SS scalped before meeting TH in the SF included: 1. Du Pengyu (R1) 19-21, 21-6, 21-5 (51 min) 2. Chen Jin #4 (R2) 21-12, 18-21, 21-10 (1 hr 13 min) (Poor CJ #5 also surrendered his match to younger compatriot Wang Zhengming 21-11, 21-14 (24 min) during the Korea Open, which followed the next week.) SS was in great form during the most recent Korea Open when he beat: 1. Boonsak Ponsana #7 (R1) 21-16, 21-14 (44 min) 2. Rajiv Ouseph (R2) 21-19, 21-15 (40 min) 3. Peter Gade #3 (QF) 21-17, 21-16 (45 min) SS lost to LD #6 in SF 23-21, 20-22, 21-15 (1 hr 16 min) (Therefore he came close to beating LD had he won his second game.) TH #2, on the other hand, lost to LD in QF 21-13, 8-21, 21-15 (49 min) It would seem Simon Santoso would be a better bet for INA to challenge other aspirants for the London Olympics 2012 badminton crown than TH, especially if Li Mao is engaged to concentrate on coaching him.