Yonex ALL ENGLAND 2018 : Round of 32 - FINAL (14-18 March)

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  1. CLELY

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    Venue : Arena Birmingham, ENG

    Tournament website : https://www.allenglandbadminton.com/

    Competition time-table : https://www.allenglandbadminton.com/championship-info/competition-schedule-2018/

    LiveScore/Daily Schedule/Result : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=4E6160C1-6ABB-43CF-A535-2F0175C84D7D

    LIVE STREAMING : - http://videostream.dn.ua/videopage/videoPage.php?g=c2J2b2JoK2F0Y3ZsbmhZ&c=en&i=eWlhaXVidGd1bA№f№f
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf

    Birmingham time : https://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=4872&forma=Find Time

    2017 WINNERS
    MS - Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    WS - Tai Tzu Ying (TPE)
    MD - Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA)
    WD - Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (KOR)
    XD - Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (CHN)


    Promotional video :


    Player's Withdrawals : Viktor Axelsen (DEN), Kazumasa Sakai (JPN), Sun Yu (CHN), Isabel Herttrich/Carla Nelte (GER)

    Promoted players From Reserved list : Mark Caljouw (NED), Qiao Bin (CHN), Beatriz Corrales (ESP), Tang Jinhua/Yu Xiaohan (CHN)

    BWF removes qualification round for World Tour Super 1000 in effort to elevate the quality of tournament, only top 32 players are able to take part in this oldest and prestigious badminton tournament unless there's late withdrawal, players from reserved list will replace that vacant position.

    The All England charisma absolutely draws all top shuttlers around the globe flex their muscles to seek glory here as its tagline mentions “All The World’s Best”.

    Two last year champions in women doubles and mixed doubles will not defend their title since they're no longer exist pair. Lee So Hee has reunited with her initial partner Shin Seung Chan while Chang Ye Na paired up with Kim Hye Rin. Huang Yaqiong has built up partnership with world number one Zheng Siwei since last November and Lu Kai has new junior partner Cao Tong Wei.

    ROUND OF 32 ORDER OF PLAY (09.00am local time, 5 courts) : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=4E6160C1-6ABB-43CF-A535-2F0175C84D7D

    *Match Highlights :
    - Anders Antonsen (DEN) v Lee Hyun Il (KOR)
    - H.S. Prannoy (IND) v Chou Tien Chen (TPE)
    - Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN) v Lin Dan (CHN)
    - Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) v Saina Nehwal (IND)
    - Zhang Beiwen (USA) v Nitchaon Jindapol (THA)
    - Lee Jang Mi (KOR) v Carolina Marin (ESP)
    - Chen HL/Wang CL (TPE) v Inoue/Kaneko (JPN)
    - Ivanov/Sozonov (RUS) v Lee JH/Lee Y (TPE)
    - Goh VS/Tan WK (MAS) v Kamura/Sonoda (JPN)
    - Stoeva/Stoeva (BUL) v Polii/Rahayu (INA)
    - Adcock/Adcock (ENG) v Goh SH/Shevon Lai (MAS)
    - Choi SG/Chae YJ (KOR) v Wang YL/Huang DP (CHN)

    MEN'S SINGLES
    Will new Men’s Singles champion emerge in 108th edition of All England this year? Statistics display the triumvirate, Lin Dan-Lee Chong Wei-Chen Long were out as champion alternately in last decade. China badminton living-legend Lin Dan won the title six times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2016), Malaysian hero Lee Chong Wei topped podium on 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017 and the reigning Olympic Champion Chen Long tasted victory in 2013 and 2015. A mouth watering quarterfinal clash is slated to see Lee-Lin 40th meeting. The absence of world champion Viktor Axelsen who’s still undergoing recovery process post ankle surgery last month will lighten the competition little bit, particularly at top-half of draw. Indian top-ranked Srikanth Kidambi will be another primary contender to stop those illustrious names, thanks to his amazing performance along 2017 season. Familiar faces like Son Wan Ho, Chou Tien Chen could beat anyone at their best. Also the darkhorses and promising young guns may spark surprises, spreading from Ng Ka Long, Kenta Nishimoto, Lee Hyun Il, Shi Yuqi and Indonesia two potentials, Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie who show remarkable progress so far. The last time badminton powerhouse Indonesia captured MS title was 1994 through Hariyanto Arbi.

    *Last 10 WINNERS :
    2008 – Chen Jin (CHN)
    2009 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2010 - Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    2011 – Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    2012 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2013 – Chen Long (CHN)
    2014 – Lee Chong Wei (MAS)
    2015 – Chen Long (CHN)
    2016 – Lin Dan (CHN)
    2017 – Lee Chong Wei (MAS)

    WOMEN'S SINGLES
    Women’s singles is the most fascinating category to follow, no less than six players have equal chance to clinch this prestigious crown, defending champion & world number one Tai Tzu Ying who had marvelous result along 2017, the Olympic Champion Carolina Marin, reigning World Champion Nozomi Okuhara, silver medalist of last two major events, Pusarla V. Sindhu, Dubai Finals Champion Akane Yamaguchi, 2013 World Champion & last year beaten finalist Ratchanok Intanon. The vulnerable Sung Ji Hyun has consistency problem to compete with her fancied rivals. Current two China leading players, Chen Yufei and He Bingjiao haven’t reach high level yet, they need magical performance to overcome a string of powerful opponents. Saina Nehwal and Zhang Beiwen could spoil the party judging their reviving performance recently.

    *Last 10 WINNERS :
    2008 – Tine Rasmussen (DEN)
    2009 – Wang Yihan (CHN)
    2010 – Tine Rasmussen (DEN)
    2011 – Wang Shixian (CHN)
    2012 – Li Xuerui (CHN)
    2013 – Tine Baun (DEN)
    2014 – Wang Shixian (CHN)
    2015 – Carolina Marin (ESP)
    2016 – Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)
    2017 – Tai Tzu Ying (TPE)
     
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    MEN'S Doubles, WOMEN'S Doubles, MIXED Doubles

    Men’s doubles giant Indonesia once again is highly favoured to pick title through the invincible duo, defending champion and world number one Fernaldi/Sukamuljo who dubbed as The Minions by their fans. They have good start in this new season to nail back-to-back titles in Super 500 tournament, INA Masters & IND Open. Two-time winner (2011, 2015) Boe/Mogensen, reigning World Champion Liu C/Zhang N and last year beaten finalist Li JH/Liu YC are considered could thwart their mission. Also another notable participants in the fray, Japanese number one Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda, the reunited pair and 2014 champion Ahsan/Setiawan, Conrad/Kolding and Rio Olympic silver medalists Goh VS/Tan WK.

    *Last 10 WINNERS
    2008 – Jung Jae Sung/Lee Young Dae (KOR)
    2009 – Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)
    2010 – Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen (DEN)
    2011 – Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
    2012 – Jung Jae Sung/Lee Young Dae (KOR)
    2013 – Liu Xiaolong/Qiu Zihan (CHN)
    2014 – Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA)
    2015 – Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
    2016 – Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (RUS)
    2017 – Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA)

    Talking about women’s doubles certainly can’t separated with China supremacy to produce so many outstanding combinations who topped All England podium even all Chinese finals happened frequently in BWF major events. But the pendulum had shifted to their neighbor in last three years, China is struggling to find another formidable duo post Zhao Yunlei era. Indeed, the talented Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan soared to claim world champion title last year but still struggling to maintain consistency and being fragile lately. It’s arduous task for top-seed Chen/Jia to reclaim WD crown back to China, their major threats will comprise three Japanese top contenders, the Olympic Champion Matsutomo/Takahashi, Dubai Finals champion Tanaka/Yonemoto and Glasgow WC runner-up Fukushima/Hirota alongside with Denmark remarkable veterans Juhl/Pedersen, the rapid-improved Polii/Rahayu and last year winner Lee So Hee who reunited with her original partner Shin Seung Chan.

    *Last 10 WINNERS :
    2008 – Lee Hyo Jung/Lee Kyung Won (KOR)
    2009 – Zhang Yawen/Zhao Tingting (CHN)
    2010 – Du Jing/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2011 – Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2012 – Tian Qing/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2013 – Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2014 – Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2015 – Bao Yixin/Tang Yuanting (CHN)
    2016 – Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
    2017 – Chang Ye Na/Lee So Hee (KOR)

    Mixed doubles discipline gained popularity since Sudirman Cup inauguration in 1989 and made the debut on 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Both China and Indonesia pairs occupy the winner list in last 10 years and no exclusion for this year edition considering their performance recently. The reigning Olympic and World Champion Ahmad/Natsir and Chinese latest lethal duo Zheng SW/Huang YQ are slated to meet in last round but they should pass some stumbling blocks en route to finale, second seed Wang YL/Huang DP, the in-form HKG pair Tang CM/Tse YS, home heroes The Adcocks, Danish newest combination Christiansen/Pedersen that may derail the scenario. This will be last All England tournament for double specialist Liliyana Natsir as she will be retired after Asian Games next September.

    *Last 10 WINNERS :
    2008 – Zheng Bo/Gao Ling (CHN)
    2009 – He Hanbin/Yu Yang (CHN)
    2010 – Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2011 – Xu Chen/Ma Jin (CHN)
    2012, 2013, 2014 – Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir (INA)
    2015 – Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
    2016 – Praveen Jordan/Debby Susanto (INA)
    2017 – Lu Kai/Huang Yaqiong (CHN)
     
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    great promo:


    i don't know how i missed it when it came out.
     
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    omg last 10 of AllEngland XD titles been CHN and INA only? insane....
     
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    That was a formidable pretournament write up.
     
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    Fabulous writeup to start. But @CLELY it's ALL ENGLAND Rd32- Finals, seriously? atleast the SF and Finals deserve seperate threads like last year.
     
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    since Koo/Tan won the AE title in 2007 edition, until today still no MAS representative yet to win AE title...
     
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    LCW don't exist? :rolleyes:
    What do you expect, they are far too down the standards.
     
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    i mean for the MD title...
     
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    Thanks :)
    Not enough single thread? We'll see BCers respond until quarterfinal stage ;)

    10 MATCHES LIVE TV COVERAGE (Court 1) :

    1) Ratchanok Intanon (THA) v Michelle Li (CAN)
    2) Gabriela Stoeva/Stefani Stoeva (BUL) v Greysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu (INA)
    3) Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) v Saina Nehwal (IND)
    4) Ashwini Ponnappa/Reddy N. Sikki (IND) v Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
    5) Brice Leverdez (FRA) v Kidambi Srikanth (IND)
    6) Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN) v Lin Dan (CHN)
    7) Chung Eui Seok/Kim Duk Young (KOR) v Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN)
    8) Manu Attri/Reddy B.Sumeeth (IND) v Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge (ENG)
    9) Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Herttrich (GER) v Mathias Christiansen/Christina Pedersen (DEN)
    10) Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (ENG) v Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (MAS)
     
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    Sun Yu's name taken out last-minute, withdrawn and replaced by a reserve ?
     
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    and it's all downhill from there for them
     
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    thanks for all the nice info and links!
     
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    The legendary Morten Frost is a free man now, here commentating at the All England. Good to have him back.
     
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    Qiao Bin was lucky to get his ticket to the AE only to be drawn against his formidable compatriot in the opening round.
     
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    Morten frost commentating?
     
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    awesome video sounds from AE on BWF channel!
    sounded like Michelle having a higher tension vs RI
     
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    Who's the guy co-commentating with Morten ?
     
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    Marc Caljouw got promoted to main draw from reserve list? and also Qiao bin.

    Lucky
     
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    Frost thinks Ratchanok will win it outright but I'd not underestimate Michelle whom I believe is back to her best lately. Fighting chances for Michelle though
     
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