Yonex ALL ENGLAND Open SS Premier 2015 : QUARTERFINALS (6th March 2015)

Discussion in 'German Open / All England Open / Swiss Open 2015' started by CLELY, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    51,063
    Likes Received:
    3,938
    Location:
    Citizen of The World
    About LXR's condition, there's a report here http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sp...hamp-lin-dan-admits-life-getting-tougher-2015

    (Extract)

    CREATIVE STROKES

    Earlier, the other Olympic champion Li Xuerui suffered one of the most saddening defeats of her career, when she lost 21-13, 21-12 to Sun Yu, her young Chinese compatriot.

    Li's wide range of creative strokes, so hard to contain when they are flowing, produced too many mistakes to allow much chance of survival.

    It was quite different from when Li appeared as an unknown here in 2012 and won the All-England title, forcing her way belatedly into the Chinese squad, and paving a pathway to London where she won an Olympic gold medal.

    "I haven't recovered properly from a foot injury and my feet really hurt," Li said.

    "I've only been training normally for two weeks and I only came to this tournament because I love it. I didn't expect a lot. I just tried to come and enjoy the game."

    - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/sp...ng-tougher-2015#sthash.CbyzVi8E.zA0Kh4tY.dpuf
     
  2. scorpion1

    scorpion1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,747
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Exciting one
    Location:
    India
    This title is Lindan to take.. Nobody in this tournament can block him from getting his 6th consecutive title.
     
  3. Eskoo

    Eskoo Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Helsinki
    Having been in All England 2013, I dare to say that 5pm starting time is a very good option in overall. This is mainly because the unique atmosphere in all england which is created by the massive and intense live audience. Compared to 2014 WC I would say that AE's setting was just extraordinary. Taking account of late finishing time for some players, I honestly believe that it is still a priviledge to play in front off loud and big crowd versus small and quiet. Furthermore, I feel that the live audience and atmosphere should be a priority before the internet/television audience. Better to show badminton action with massive crowds and great atmosphere at not so good time (for part of the people) than show good quality badminton action that doesn't inspire recreational watcher who needs the extra stimulating factor (I.e. Atmosphere) in order to be interested. I believe that we should promote the sport in the name of athletes and live spectators who participate concretically in the event. This is what sport has always been. And as someone said, the problem is same for Europeans when the event is held in Asia, many times my alarm has rang 5-6am because of bwf stream. Let's keep in mind that even if badminton is the one of biggest sports in Asia and there are the masses, the game itself is a universal thing. Also promoting the game in Europe (and why not in US), is a important task for the whole badminton family. This is how we concretically grow our sport, not just the money flows in it.
     
  4. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,862
    Likes Received:
    4,138
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    Interesting comment designed to create a lot of feedback?:D:D LOL
     
  5. scorpion1

    scorpion1 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,747
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Exciting one
    Location:
    India
    Here it comes... First comment from you....;).
     
  6. *___*

    *___* Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    519
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    www.badmintonbetting.blogspot.co.uk
    Xuerui looked tired on court after her R1 win vs Beiwen despite it being fairly comfortable. She was warned twice by the umpire to speed things up.


    This is probably Ousephs best chance at reaching an All England SF, I think he will do it.

    With Gabby's constant flick serving I dont give the Adcocks much chance of winning today sadly.
     
  7. opruh

    opruh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2014
    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    8
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Manila, Philippines
    Of course Lin Dan will win if he gives his 100%.
     
  8. renbo

    renbo Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,805
    Likes Received:
    247
    Location:
    HK
    It's all right to support your country's player, but you're over the top with them!:eek:
     
  9. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    51,063
    Likes Received:
    3,938
    Location:
    Citizen of The World
    I'm not so optimistic after reading how he struggled quite a bit with Wei Nan, dropping G2 with erratic play, and, yesterday, watching him being pushed hard by Tian HW who admittedly was playing well forcing Lin Dan to dig deep to beat him.

    In fact in that R2 match, THW was able to catch up with LD to 14-all in G1 before LD sensing danger re-asserted himself to win 21-15, then in G2, THW held the lead several times and it was only towards the end did LD managed to pull off victory by a close margin, 21-19.

    Lin Dan is clearly far from his best coming back from injury and LYB's cautious assessment of him should not be ignored, for me at least. Should he get past K Momota today and face Chen Long tomorrow - assuming the latter dispose of Chou TC, not a sure thing - I daresay Chen Long, realistically speaking, has at least a 50% chance of scoring his first victory over Lin Dan , a little better than their last meeting at the Asian Games. We'll see.
     
  10. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    51,063
    Likes Received:
    3,938
    Location:
    Citizen of The World
    Agree, that's what Peter Gade also said, except that he is unable to give 100% even if he wants to when his fitness is not at or near 100% which is the case here.
     
  11. nilesh123

    nilesh123 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2014
    Messages:
    5,949
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Rajkot
    Agreed justin
    CL has a 50% chance but I believe CTC can drain CL today..and the 50-50 chance will polarize towards LD surely..but the main concern isn't CL(I don't think he can win this tourney any how) its JOJ who is very confident and also enjoying a easier draw he will be packing more glucose than any other MS player
    Still this year's AE trophy would be carving to reach the stands where her friends are showcased(6th consecutive)
     
  12. Penwinack

    Penwinack Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    BELIEVE
    I agree with you. :D
     
  13. nokh88

    nokh88 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13,861
    Likes Received:
    1,069
    Occupation:
    Badminton Trainee
    Location:
    Badminton Academy
    MS

    CL vs CTC
    KM vs LD
    SS vs RO
    VA vs JOJ

    I am supporting those in bold. All underdogs.

    WS

    SY vs RI
    SN vs WYH
    CM vs SJH
    TTY vs WSX

    I am supporting those in bold. All have never won the AE.
     
  14. pcll99

    pcll99 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    8,610
    Likes Received:
    592
    Occupation:
    Cylon
    Location:
    N/A
    I like CTC very much. He has the real passion, like LD in his earlier days.
     
  15. renbo

    renbo Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,805
    Likes Received:
    247
    Location:
    HK
    Yes, very refreshing. And he has guts
     
  16. |_Footwork_|

    |_Footwork_| Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    970
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Smashikon, Driveland
    You support all the guys that will lose...;-)
     
  17. Giga01

    Giga01 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Sweden
    Could be many good matches today...
    The Youtube stream seems to be blocked from Sweden, for some reason. Looking forward to the Kento Momota - Lin Dan match
     
  18. taufik-ist

    taufik-ist Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    5,713
    Likes Received:
    9
    Occupation:
    it administrator
    Location:
    indonesia
    Gideon/kevin.. the match i'd like to see
     
  19. galaxyduo

    galaxyduo Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    684
    Location:
    Olympics

    But LD won't give his 100%. I don't think he cares about winning AE that much anymore since he has won it so many times already.

    If he wanted to win AE, he would have attained the ranking points to enter AE in the last 2 years. Frankly, I don't think LD wants a 3rd Olympic gold that badly since he already has 2.

    LD is playing for the money. My guess is the first prize for AE is peanuts compared to his sponsorship deals (and yes, LD has more sponsors than just Yonex).
     
  20. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    51,063
    Likes Received:
    3,938
    Location:
    Citizen of The World
    That may be so but I've a better theory. Probably LXR wants to do her worthy opponents, Intanon and the rest, a favour for she knows they won't derive any satisfaction or feel good beating her when she is not match-fit at all. Worse, what if she still manages to beat them one by one and even lifts the trophy on Sunday?

    Imagine how distraught, desolate, embarrassing and humiliating it might be for them, their confidence taking such a big hit that they may never recover from it and start questioning whether they can ever beat her, their inner belief gone and unable to recover from it for a long,long time.

    Maybe we should feel sorry for the hapless Zhang BW who failed to make the most of her chances as LXR somehow didn't spare her the agony in which case the rest should count themselves more fortunate. So for the rest, I'm sure they would rather lose to the up-and-coming Sun Yu than to take advantage of yet still end up beaten by the unfit LXR.

    You see, I believe LXR understands and upholds the principle that any top player or challenger worth their salt will want to defeat a champion who is at her best as that is the only way to prove how capable they really are.

    Anyway, like you two, I'm also speculating but I think I'm right. No offense.
     

Share This Page