Monday, December 20, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021
World Tour Finals 2021 is just after Indonesian Open and many players are still tired from the games. Congratulations to all the winners. No chinese players this time also.
MS won by Viktor, MD won by Hoki and Kobayashi, WS by ASY, XD by Dechapol and Sapsiree and WD by Kim and Kong.
Friday, December 3, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
This is an amazing tournament for Loh Kean Yew. It is like a perfect red carpet laid out for him to win this tournament. This is a once a lifetime achievements where he managed to beat all the higher ranked players to win this tournament. Albeit a smaller Super 500 tournament. 25K usd 1st prize.
This year alone, he managed to beat so many of them. Well done. The task now is to maintain the form and reach top 10. Top 5 is also not impossible. He played well against LZJ with his solid defence and his smash towards the body. Final score is 19-21, 21-13, 17-12. This is a back to back win against LZJ. The last one was French Open. It will be remembered for him for many days to come. A great history for him.
Of course LZJ smashes where not effective today. Not hitting near to the line much. More on brute force until he landed wrongly and injured himself to retire from the final in rubber game.
LKY was born in Penang and came to Singapore at the age of 13 through scholarship from Sports School. A gain to Singapore and a loss to Malaysia. This is what happens to a country when they don't know how to keep their talents.
Well done to Minions also for winning their 1st Tournament. Thai XD pair and WS did well. Japan WD won. Yeo was nervous and fumbled badly.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Another exciting tournament where there were incidents.
LKY Singapoe beat LZJ from Malaysia. Sen from India got his revenge over LKY from Dutch Open.
Minions lost again and this time to the Korean wc veteran pair of Ko and Shin. Perfect match.
Yamaguchi the Ironlady again won the Womens Singles from compatriot Takahashi.
Japan Mix doubles Watanabe and Higashino did well again to win after Denmark Open.
Srikanth messed up a 19-19 tap into the net against tired Momota in rubber game Qtr finals.
Tsuneyama won the semis against tired Momota and also beat the tired CTC in finals. 1st title for him luckily. If Tsu lost, Japan will be very angry. He shd have retired to Momota in semis instead to save momota energy.
Well done to Viktor for winning the Mens singles title by beating Momota. Viktor was struggling but still managed to pull through. Momota was over confident in this match just like the one when he beat SYQ in Sudirman cup. Momota have finish off the game earlier. Now he must win in 2 games.
Also Yamaguchi did well to win Womens Singles. She really did an awesome marathon match vs Korea ASY.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Well done to Indonesia for winning their 14th Thomas cup title. And China ladies for winning the Uber cup.
The biggest controversy for this tournament is Shi Yu Qi retired from the semifinal match at match point itself which is very unprofessional and sheer stupidity (against Momota). Hope he is not involved with any betting syndicate taking commissions, which can cost his career. I wonder BWF and CCP is going to investigate further.
Everyone was expecting Denmark to enter final but was upset by Indonesians. JC did well to beat Antonsen. The Japanese ladies was riddled with injuries for Okuhara and some doubles players.
If China brings along their Olympic medal players, they could have won it. I guess the management are reeling. Japan also did not do well because of weaker doubles department. Indonesia did well to win it with a decisive 3-0 margin.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Congratulations to China team for winning the Sudirman cup 2021. Japan has never won it till today. Well done to SYQ attacking display even though he was extremely tired. Momota was tired as well. Put on weights and did a few careless mistakes and also not able to defend well for this game.
A surprise by Akane beating Olympic champion Chen YuFei.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Well done to the winners of the 2020 Olympic finalist. It is amazing that there is no home japan winners and also there is no world number 1 ranked player to win this.
So, better not to get ranked number 1 in 2024. This grouping system sure mess up the top players.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Well done to Lee Zii Jia for winning the mens singles title. He also beat Kento Momota in Quarter Finals. Solid performance this week. Mental needs to be strong and focused. Will he be the first to win Olympic Gold or World Championship for Malaysia?
Also well done to the japanese contigent for winning 4 categories.