Thailand Open Day 2 (27/07)

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  1. xijiayu

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    A bit out of topic, now Msia have 5 MDs in top 20. We might be able to see all of them in top 10 if they continue to improve! With the quantity, I hope theyy have the quality to dominate the world badminton in the next 5 years! We might soon see another pair break into top 20 to make it 6 pairs in top 20! Would that be a new record?
     
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    Ha..ha...Thank to rexy...I think he sure will feel proud with his students...Msia doubles are really good and there are many new blood...No need to scared in the coming five or ten years..
     
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    I'm surprised that our canadian anna rice took a game from jae jin.
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    Badminton-China's Xie books Thai Open quarter-final spot
    Friday July 28, 12:52 AM
    BANGKOK, July 27 (Reuters) - Chinese top seed Xie Xingfang booked her spot in the quarter-finals of the women's singles at the $80,000 Thailand Open on Thursday with a 21-13 21-15 victory over Malaysia's Wong Choo Mew.
    The world champion, hampered by an injured lower back, used her long reach and height advantage to keep Wong on the defensive throughout the 35-minute match.

    Xie secured victory with a series of stinging returns from the back court which the Malaysian was powerless to stop.

    "It wasn't a great performance but it was enough to get through," Xie told Reuters. "My back injury made it difficult for me to play at my best, but it's not serious enough to keep me out of the tournament."

    The number two seed Yao Jie of the Netherlands progressed with a 19-21 21-12 21-9 win over Canada's Anna Rice, who struggled to get back into the contest after taking the first game.

    Yao, who previously represented China, said a heavy competition schedule may be taking it's toll.

    "I've played in a lot of tournaments in Asia over the last month and I'm finding it difficult to maintain my focus," she told Reuters.

    "I was making mistakes that I wouldn't normally have made. I'm not thinking about the singles title yet, I have to take each game as it comes."

    Lu Lan was the first Chinese to be eliminated from the tournament after going down 21-16 23-21 to unseeded Yoshimi Hataya of Japan.

    China's Chen Yu, who knocked out men's singles top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, went through to the quarter-finals after defeating another Malaysian, Tan Chun Seang, 16-21 21-12 21-6.

    Chen will next face crowd favourite Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand, who defeated South Korea's Lee Hyun Li 17-21 21-11 21-13.

    Chinese third seed Chen Hong beat South Korea's Jung Hoon Min 21-14 12-18 and fifth seed Bao Chunlai advanced with a 21-11 21-18 win over Pei Wee Chung of Malaysia.

    Four-times European champion Peter Gade of Denmark pulled out of the men's singles after aggravating a knee injury in his second-round victory over Thailand's Poompat Sapkulchananart.

    Three South Korea pairings swept through to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles.

    Top seeds Lee Jae Jin and Lee Hyo Jung took just 20 minutes to see off Shintaro Ikeda and Satoko Suetsuna 21-11 21-13, Jeon Jun Bum and Kim Min Jung beat Filipinos Kennevic Asuncion and Kennie Asuncion 21-15 18-21 21-16, while Malaysia's Tan Wee Kiong and Woon Khe Wei were downed 21-16 21-12 by Lee Yong Dae and Hwang Yu Mi.
     
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    Wow...it was a marvellous result for Adrianti Firdasari, beating Kaori Mori in straight sets 21-18, 21-19 in just 35 mins. I am really thrilled...and her next task will be Zhu Lin. Zhu Lin has the edge, but, I am keeping my fingers crossed. There's also another upset as an unknown Japanese player Yoshimi Hataya managed to beat Lu Lan also in straight sets 21-16, 23-21. Another one of Park Joo Bong's new recruits? The Jap will face Yao Jie, who continued her good run with a 3-sets victory over Anna Rice. Xie Xingfang beat Wong Mew Choo as reported earlier and she will meet Hwang Hye Youn tomorrow. Meanwhile, Ai Goto and Eriko Hirose will meet each other after they have beaten Soratja Chansrisukot and Judith Meulendijks respectively.

    In the MS Round 1/16, the home favorite Boonsak Ponsana managed to beat Lee Hyun Il in 3 sets 17-21, 21-11, 21-13. He will meet Chen Yu who beat Tan Choon Seang also in 3 sets 16-21, 21-12, 21-6. Both China and Malaysia are guaranteed a semi-final place after Chen Hong and Bao Chunlai as well as Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Yeoh Kay Bin won their respective matches. They will face each other tomorrow. The other quarter-final will feature Chen Jin against Park Sung Hwan.

    In the WD Round 1/16, Saralee/Sathinee beat Purwati/Meiliana Jauhari in 3 tight sets 13-21, 21-19, 21-17. They face a tough match against Chien Yu-Chin/Cheng Wen-Hsing tomorrow. There's also another thriller in store for tomorrow as Lee Kyung Won/Lee Hyo Jung face Wei Yili/Zhang Yawen in the quarter-final. Malaysians have a few representatives in the quarter-final. Wong Pei Tty/Chin Ee Hui will face the Japanese pairing of Miyuki Maeda/Satoko Suetsuna, while Lydia Cheah Li Ya/Tee Jing Yi will face Lena Frier-Kristensen/Kamilla Rytter-Juhl.

    In the MD Round 1/16, Chew Choon Eng/Hong Chieng Hun continued to impress after a good run in the Malaysia Open. This time, they beat Lars Paaske/Mathias Boe 21-18, 21-12. They will have another tough match against Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae tomorrow...after the Korean no 1 pair beat the young pairing of Vountus Indra Mawan/Abdul Latif Mohd Arif 21-17, 21-12. Hoon Thien How/Tan Boon Heong also won in 3 sets and they will meet the Chinese Taipei pair Fang Chieh-Min/Lee Sheng-Mu tomorrow. Korean is ensured of a semi-final place as Lee Jae Jin/Hwang Ji Man will play against their compatriot Yoo Yeon Seong/Jeon Jun Bum tomorrow. The last quarter-final will feature Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian (who beat the Japanese pairing of Shuichi Sakamoto/Shintaro Ikeda in 3 tight sets 16-21, 22-20, 21-17) against the veteran pair of Choong Tan Fook/Lee Wan Wah (who beat Tony Gunawan/Halim Heryanto also in 3 sets 21-15, 12-21, 21-16).

    So, its 3 quarter-final appearances in 6 tournamenets so far for the non-Pelatnas pair of Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian. They will also play in the New Zealand Open (together with Purwati/Meiliana Jauhari) with a chance of either a semi-final placing or even winning the event next week. I am pretty sure a top 30 ranking by end of the New Zealand Open is within reach! That will make them the no 3 ranked pair in Indo...:cool: No wonder both want to leave Pelatnas earlier this year...it seems that Djarum has lived up its promise of sending them to overseas tournaments. I believe the same goes for Purwati/Meiliana Jauhari who are also not in Pelatnas?
     
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    Looking at the draws of the NZ Open just released today...Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian is already seeded no 2 :eek: They are unlikely to be troubled all the way to the final, facing probably the Singaporean pair of Hendri Saputra Kurniawan/Hendra Wijaya (seeded 3rd). Hendri/Hendra should beat the top seed Ross Smith/Glenn Warfe. So, a title beckons for Rian/Eng Hian next week :cool: Too bad, PBSI didn't send any of its players...including the WS players. So, Firda doesn't have a chance to retain the title she won last year.

    Likewise, Purwati/Meiliana Jauhari is seeded 4th and they should progress all the way to the semi-final with a match against Jiang Yanmei/Li Yujia.
     
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    Chen Jin vs Hafiz n Bao vs Bonsak
     
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    wow, really happy for choong and lee, din expect them to win as tony and halim is a very good pair. :)
     
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    Wow, i didn't expect them to win too since they had a few bad outings after thomas cup.
     
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    :D ... check the "Malaysian Juniors" thread... for pics and other info.
     
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    Yeah, and remember to check his nickname as well.. :D
     
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    Yes!!! Semi Finals Prediction

    I think so. My prediction is Boonsak Ponsana vs Bao Chunlai, Chen Jin vs Hafiz Hashim in semi finals. :cool:
     
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    Sorry to disappoint, but Boonsak lost to Chen Yu, the conqueror of LCW, in two closely-fought games that ran into deuce! Looks like Chen Yu is real hot and may well take the TO crown! ;)
     
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    And pray tell why Hafiz is not as hot ?:rolleyes:
     
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    i think hasfiz face CJ, will a really good show...to day have live//
     
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    Of course not to disregard Hafiz altogether, but relative to Chen Yu's more recent steadier performances, Hafiz has been blowing hot and cold. Hopefully he's hot at the right time when confronting CJ in the semis and when he meets another Chinese in the final tomorrow. Probably Li Mao may be able to offer a few tips if Hafiz is interested or these could be conveyed through his coach, Misbun. :D
     
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    BADMINTON :SO NEAR YET SO FAR

    Boonsak fails to finish off Chinese rival


    Boonsak Ponsana's spell at the SCG World Grand Prix Thailand Open was over following his nail-biting quarter-final defeat to Chinese rising star Chen Yu at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium yesterday.


    The 2,000 strong spectators were served up a treat by the local hero, the conqueror of world No-1 Lee Chong-wei. And after 48 minutes and many long rallies, the Thai's resistance broke on match point, allowing the red-hot Chinese to walk away with a 22-20 22-20 victory.


    Despite the departure of the Kingdom's most popular shuttler, local fans still have the mixed doubles duo of Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam and the women's doubles pair of Saralee and Satinee Chankrajangwong to root for today. The matches will be live on UBC SuperSport Action from 1pm onwards.


    Saralee teamed up with Sudket to dismiss South Koreans Jeon Jun-bum and Kim Min-jung 22-20 21-15 in the mixed doubles quarter-finals before pairing up with Satinee to beat Chien Yu-chin and Cheng Wen-hsing of Taiwan 17-21 21-19 23-21 in the women's doubles quarter-finals.


    Boonsak was staring at defeat at 20-22 and 6-12 in the second game but that did not stop the enthusiasm of his supporters, whose decibel level increased as the match progressed. The Thai managed a mini-comeback with his unrelenting smashes and super defence game to force Chen, who knocked out the Malaysian top seed in round two, into errors.


    The Thai had a couple of game points at 20-18 but suffered a lapse including a crucial smash on his first chance to close out the game.


    "I let two chances slip through my fingers because I lost concentration. The situation was tough for me. And it was a bit unlucky to slip up on match point,'' said Boonsak, who paid compliments to his opponent.


    "He was faster today and was very focused in the match. Who knows, he could win this tournament,'' added the world No-10, who failed to repeat the glory of 2004, when he was crowned champion.


    "The field was a lot tougher than last year, where I reached the semifinal. I already did my best and was not disappointed, especially when I had such a tremendous support from the fans."


    In the other men's singles match, former world No-1 Chinese Chen Hong beat compatriot Bao Chunlai 15-21 21-16 21-14. Another mainlander, Chen Jin, downed South Korean Park Sung-hwan 21-13 21-16. Defending champion Muhd Hafiz Hashim from Malaysia beat compatriot Kay Bin Yeoh 21-11 16-21 21-14.


    Sudket and Saralee booked the semifinal spot for the second consecutive year. They played brilliantly at the net and smashed aggressively to stop the surprise run of the South Korean rivals.


    "We didn't play well in the first game and just made easy mistakes. But we took a big lead in the second game, which made it easier for us to finish off the match,'' said Sudket, who together with Saralee are chasing their second title this year after their win in the Philippines Open.


    But a Herculean task awaits the Thais in today's semifinal, when they have to confront world No-3 and top seeds South Korean Lee Jae-jin and Lee Hyo-jung. The Korean pairing toppled Denmark's Lars Paaske and Helle Nielsen 21-14 21-17.


    Sudket and Saralee trail their opponents 2-1 in head-to-head meetings. Their latest match, in Taiwan this year, ended in favour of the South Koreans.


    "We must take charge at the net and force them to reply with easy shots so that Sudket can attack,'' said Saralee, who will meet Denmark's Lena Frier Kristiansen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the women's doubles semifinals.


    In the women's singles quarter-final, Hwang Hye-youn from South Korea dethroned Chinese second-seeded Xie Xingfang 10-21 21-16 21-19 in a match that lasted 61 minutes.


    Title holder Yao Jie of the Netherlands rallied to move past unfancied Yoshimi Hataya of Japan 20-22 21-10 21-15. She was joined by fifth-seeded countrywoman Zhu Lin, who was extended to three games before packing off Firdasari Adriyanti from Indonesia 17-21 21-13 21-15.


    In the fight between unseeded Japanese women, Eriko Hirose spent an hour on court to beat Ai Goto 18-21 21-16 21-10.

    Lerpong Amsa-ngiam,


    Somporn Suphop


    The Nation
     
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    Boonsak fails to finish off Chinese rival


    Boonsak Ponsana's spell at the SCG World Grand Prix Thailand Open was over following his nail-biting quarter-final defeat to Chinese rising star Chen Yu at the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium yesterday.


    The 2,000 strong spectators were served up a treat by the local hero, the conqueror of world No-1 Lee Chong-wei. And after 48 minutes and many long rallies, the Thai's resistance broke on match point, allowing the red-hot Chinese to walk away with a 22-20 22-20 victory.


    Despite the departure of the Kingdom's most popular shuttler, local fans still have the mixed doubles duo of Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam and the women's doubles pair of Saralee and Satinee Chankrajangwong to root for today. The matches will be live on UBC SuperSport Action from 1pm onwards.


    Saralee teamed up with Sudket to dismiss South Koreans Jeon Jun-bum and Kim Min-jung 22-20 21-15 in the mixed doubles quarter-finals before pairing up with Satinee to beat Chien Yu-chin and Cheng Wen-hsing of Taiwan 17-21 21-19 23-21 in the women's doubles quarter-finals.


    Boonsak was staring at defeat at 20-22 and 6-12 in the second game but that did not stop the enthusiasm of his supporters, whose decibel level increased as the match progressed. The Thai managed a mini-comeback with his unrelenting smashes and super defence game to force Chen, who knocked out the Malaysian top seed in round two, into errors.


    The Thai had a couple of game points at 20-18 but suffered a lapse including a crucial smash on his first chance to close out the game.


    "I let two chances slip through my fingers because I lost concentration. The situation was tough for me. And it was a bit unlucky to slip up on match point,'' said Boonsak, who paid compliments to his opponent.


    "He was faster today and was very focused in the match. Who knows, he could win this tournament,'' added the world No-10, who failed to repeat the glory of 2004, when he was crowned champion.


    "The field was a lot tougher than last year, where I reached the semifinal. I already did my best and was not disappointed, especially when I had such a tremendous support from the fans."


    In the other men's singles match, former world No-1 Chinese Chen Hong beat compatriot Bao Chunlai 15-21 21-16 21-14. Another mainlander, Chen Jin, downed South Korean Park Sung-hwan 21-13 21-16. Defending champion Muhd Hafiz Hashim from Malaysia beat compatriot Kay Bin Yeoh 21-11 16-21 21-14.


    Sudket and Saralee booked the semifinal spot for the second consecutive year. They played brilliantly at the net and smashed aggressively to stop the surprise run of the South Korean rivals.


    "We didn't play well in the first game and just made easy mistakes. But we took a big lead in the second game, which made it easier for us to finish off the match,'' said Sudket, who together with Saralee are chasing their second title this year after their win in the Philippines Open.


    But a Herculean task awaits the Thais in today's semifinal, when they have to confront world No-3 and top seeds South Korean Lee Jae-jin and Lee Hyo-jung. The Korean pairing toppled Denmark's Lars Paaske and Helle Nielsen 21-14 21-17.


    Sudket and Saralee trail their opponents 2-1 in head-to-head meetings. Their latest match, in Taiwan this year, ended in favour of the South Koreans.


    "We must take charge at the net and force them to reply with easy shots so that Sudket can attack,'' said Saralee, who will meet Denmark's Lena Frier Kristiansen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl in the women's doubles semifinals.


    In the women's singles quarter-final, Hwang Hye-youn from South Korea dethroned Chinese second-seeded Xie Xingfang 10-21 21-16 21-19 in a match that lasted 61 minutes.


    Title holder Yao Jie of the Netherlands rallied to move past unfancied Yoshimi Hataya of Japan 20-22 21-10 21-15. She was joined by fifth-seeded countrywoman Zhu Lin, who was extended to three games before packing off Firdasari Adriyanti from Indonesia 17-21 21-13 21-15.


    In the fight between unseeded Japanese women, Eriko Hirose spent an hour on court to beat Ai Goto 18-21 21-16 21-10.

    Lerpong Amsa-ngiam,


    Somporn Suphop


    The Nation
     
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    As it turned out, Chen Yu was the star when he beat compatriot, Chen Jin in the final in three hard-fought games, 21-17, 21-23, 22-20 to grab his first Thailand Open MS crown, perhaps? And Chen Yu did this by ousting his higher-ranked teammate, Chen Hong in the semi-final quite easily, 24-22, 21-13! :p

    Hafiz was a pale-shadow of himself in his match against Chen Jin in the semis. He was a spent force in the second game winning only 10 points against the undignified 13 he received in the first! Perhaps he was totally drained by the spirited performance of Yeoh Kay Bin who lost to him in the QF, 21-11, 16-21, 21-14.

    Chen Yu has really surprised many in his recent matches and he did give a very good account of himself. This young man is making a comeback to show his determination and perhaps commitment in training and is probably only behind Lin Dan in his current performance. We should see more of him and maybe he will be in the China team for the WC if continues to win in August! :D
     
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    This show that boonsak wasn't bad at all, he lost a close match to chen yu just like chen jin. Boonsak had moved up in MS ranking in my book.
     
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    Boonsak has always been a home favourite. He was unlucky in the draw to have to face an in-form Chen Yu in the QF and lost both games in deuce. It could be the other way round with Chen, but I suppose Lady Luck was with him! :p Remember Boonsak did beat Korea's no.1, Lee Hyun Ill in R3 in three games!
     

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