Monday, January 22, 2024

India Open 2024 S750

India Open. Congratulations to all the winners. Quite a balanced event. Click on the links to see the results and videos.

xd. Thailand came back into this tournament with a vengeance after losing to Singapore in Malaysia Open. They beat the Japanese team who won last week Malaysian Open.

wd. Japan Matsumoto and Nagahara did well to win their 1st tournament of the year beating the weaker chinese pair.

ws. ASY had to pull out due to knee injuries. Not looking good for her for the coming olympics. Many ws are still recovering from injuries. eg. yama, okuhara, marin, sindhu. Chen Yu Fei did well to enter final but still cannot stop TTY who was in red hot form. At the moment, TTY and CYF will be the front runner for the Olympics.

md. A lot of drama in this event. Liang and Wang the no 1 seed lost to the Thai pair in the early round. Aaron and Soh did well to beat China Ou and Liu. Unfortunately in the semi finals, Aaron's right eye was hit by the shuttle and that caused them to lost momentum in the 2nd game. They lost in 2 sets. The Korean pair Seo and Kim did well to beat the top Japanese pair. They also managed to beat the favourite local pair in the final. Their performance was fantastic. They held on to the small margin lead all the way in the 3rd set over coming the pressure from the local Indian pair. Kudos. Now there are 4 big contenders. China, Japan, Korea and India. Malaysia, Indonesia and Denmark are outsiders for the Olympics.

ms. Notable players like Viktor, Antonsen and LKY did not play in this tournament. Lee Cheuk Yiu from HongKong surprisingly did well beating big players with the likes of Vitid, Ginting and Naraoka. Lzj did well to beat Jojo but lost to Naraoka in stamina. SYQ did very well beating Pranoy in semis and also using his experience to win the tournament beating LCY.

Next tournament is Indonesia Masters.

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Monday, January 15, 2024

Malaysia Open 2024

Congratulations to all the 1st time winners. This is a S1000 big event. The 1st tournament of the year. It is also the Olympic year.

XD. Top seed was upset by Korean Kim and Jeong. Singapore did well to beat Thailand in Qtr final. Good money for them. Yuta and Higa did well to beat the Korean in the final. They are also lucky that the Chinese lost in the earlier rounds.

WD. In short, China juniors did very well to enter final. Malaysia and the rest of the seeds were not doing well.

WS. Yamaguchi trying to make a comeback and only managed to get into qtr final. TTY did very well in beating CYF. ASY beat China Zhang in 3 games. In the final, TTY did numerous error by playing risky shots. This caused her to make mistakes by pushing or smashing the shots out. I bet her coach did not inform her to play 'margin of error' strategy where it is safer to aim the shots 1 feet inside the line. ASY was lucky to win it. The front runners at the moment for OG is ASY, TTY and CYF. The 4th can be either Yama, Marin or Sindhu.

MD. It was a fitting semifinals for this tournament. China did well to beat Japan in semis and India managed to beat Korea. India did well to take the 1st game. In the second game, the chinese step it up and managed to win the other 2 games. A fitting win for the World Ranked no. 1

MS. The local malaysian players lost again in the 1st round. LZJ lost to LGZ. NTY was injured when playing Koki. SYQ did very well to beat top seed Viktor in 3 games. His netting was superb in the semifinals. Viktor did not get the chance to smash much. This is how you should play with tall players. Another way is to make sure that the shots go high up and make the opponent move around.
Antonsen was in great form disposing Taipei in 2 games. In the final, Antonsen must have read SYQ's game by dominating the front net shots. SYQ also looks tired from the 3 games played earlier.




Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023

HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2023 - Hangzhou

Congratulations to all the winners. Big Money. Few surprises. Click on the yellow links to see the video highlights. Malaysian Open next in January. S1000.

xd. Zheng and Huang did well to win in the final again. Earlier matches we saw Malaysian pair beating Japan pair for the 1st time in their career.

wd. China did well to win it by beating the surging korean pair.

ws. This is a big surprise to see TTY winning it. She is 29 years old and defying the odds by beating ASY in the semi finals and Marin in the finals. It's a shame we haven't seen Yamaguchi returning from her injuries. ASY also not 100% recovered. So, the Olympics is open for the time being. Anyone can win it as long as they are injury free.

md. Aaron and Soh dissappointed again because they lost in all their matches. The Indian top pair also did not participate in this event. The indonesians also did not do well. Korean world champ did well to beat the WR1 home favourites in 2 games. Perhaps too much pressure for China. Expectation was too high at home.

ms. Viktor lost to SYQ in the round robin game. Ginting looked promising but did not qualify for the semis. Viktor had his revenge in the final and pocketed a cool sum of money for Christmas. This is his record 5th title. He has elevated himself to legend status.








 

Monday, December 11, 2023

LI-NING CHINA MASTERS 2023

Congratulations to the winners of  the S1000 event. Big money. The big event WTF is next.

xd. Zheng and Huang did well again to beat their arch world champion rival Seo and Chae in a dominating fashion. Straight sets.

wd. Fukushima and Hirota did well to beat the Chinese top seed Chen and Jia in 3 tough games. However, Shida and Matsuyama did well to win it. This is their biggest win. A morale booster.

ws. Nozomi did well to beat Tunjung who won last week's Japan Masters. Too tired perhaps. In the finals, CYF did well to beat Han Yue who gave a WO.

md. He and Ren who won Japan Masters last week did not manage to beat the world number one from India. Liang and Wang did well to reach the final beating the India pair in a close encounter. Exciting 21-19 rubber games.

ms. Viktor pulled out due to injury. LKY got a mental block vs ginting again. LZJ lost tamely to Nishimoto. In the final, Naraoka did well to win this big event.

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Japan masters 2023

Well done to the winners. 

xd. Zheng and Huang managed to beat their compatriot in the final.

ws. Tunjung did very well to beat Chen YF. The score seems lopsided and suspicious. 21 12, 21 12. This is her biggest victory to date. Well done.

In earlier rounds, An SY tried to make a comeback from  injury but still cannot beat CYF who qualified for the finals. CYF seems to have the magic to beat Marin all the time. TTY gave a WO to Zhang who lost to Tunjung in semis.

wd. Slightly more exciting with rubber games.

md. He and Re managed to upset Liu and Ou.

In earlier rounds, Aaron and Soh lost in 2 games to Koga and Saito but they lost to Liu and Ou who went to the finals beating Teo and Ong.

ms. Viktor did well to beat SYQ in 2 sets. Quite close. Viktor form looks good.

In the earlier rounds. Ng Tze Yong met Viktor and did well to pull him to 3 games. So did Jojo.

Antonsen did well to beat Naraoka in 2 games but lost to upcoming Kobayashi in 3 games.

The resurging momota who won the Korean masters did very well to beat Gemke in 3 games but lost tamely to SYQ. Probably too tired. This means momota has not fully returned yet.

Chou TC did very well to beat Pranoy in 3 games and then beat Koki. But SYQ got the upper hand on CTC in the semis.

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