2005 WC Day 5 (Friday)

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  1. badMania

    badMania Regular Member

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    My predictions :
    MS
    Lin Dan bt Lee Hyun Il
    Peter Gade bt Chen Hong
    Lee Chong Wei bt Bao Chunlai -- match of the round
    Taufit Hidayat bt Kenneth Jonassen

    WS
    Zhang Ning bt Kaori Mori
    Pi Hongyan bt Xu Huaiwen -- match of the round...both former Chinese players now playing in their adopted countries
    Wang Chen bt Cheng Shao-Chieh -- would love to see the young junior world champion Cheng Shao Chieh going through to the semifinal, to confirm her status as an upcoming WS player (she's only 19 this year)
    Xie Xingfang bt Tracey Hallam

    MD
    Gunawan/Back bt Eriksen/Lundgaard bt Gunawan/Bach - I am predicting an upset here....
    Luluk/Alven bt Jung/Lee -- the young Koreans can sneak a surprise unless Luluk/Alven is playing their best badminton
    Flandi/Eng Hian bt Chan/Koo
    Candra/Sigit bt Paaske/Rasmussen -- match of the round...a repeat of WC 2003 final. Candra/Sigit in top form, whereas Paaske/Rasmussen still has yet to win any title this year

    WD (SEMI)
    Yang/Zhang bt Lee/Lee -- match of the round....Lee/Lee have beaten Yang/Zhang, but they are pretty unstable
    Gao/Huang bt Zhang/Zhang

    XD
    Lee/Lee bt Shirley/Runesten
    Chen/Zhao bt Xie/Zhang
    Widianto/Natsir bt Bergstrom/Persson
    Zhang/Gao bt Sudket/Saralee -- match of the round...I hope the Thai pair can win
     
  2. streamyx

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    any 1 know what time is the play off of Quater MS

    I am from Malaysia. What time is our local time the match will play off. As, RTM1 (Malaysia) is showing live at 3am Sat morning. U have LCW play off time?? I m really his Fans.....
     
  3. genjyo

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    Chong Wei Lee
    - Chunlai Bao
    14:40 MS Crt 1

    so it will show on 4:40 in malaysia
     
  4. sunzhi

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    i think it shd be 5:40...
     
  5. Mag

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    Lin Dan has been struggling against "worse" players so far. It is time to stop fooling around now, or he might well get toppled by LHI.

    I agree about Gade beating Chen Hong. Gade certainly looks on form, and with a 6-1 head-to-head it is clear that he knows how to handle Chen.

    Although his opposition so far hasn't been the best, Kenneth looks strong, and doesn't seem to be bothered at all by his injury. Taufik is perhaps the more likely winner, but this match has the potential of becoming a nail-biter... I am nominating this one for "the match of the round"!

    Gunawan/Bach vs Eriksen/Lundgaard... I am going to stick my neck out and say that I think the Danes need to under-perform badly to lose this. They're going to target Howard and try to break him, if they succeed this could be over quickly. If not, it might take a little longer... :p Tony is a blessed player but he can't win this alone.

    I think Flandi/Eng will beat Chan/Koo.

    Candra/Sigit vs JR/Lars... whew, tough call! I'll go with JR/Lars again, just based on what JR has said: "we are HOT" -- it is the first time for years that I hear him openly say that they are playing their best badminton... and if they do, Candra/Sigit are in for another defeat. :D

    Exciting it will be! There are a bunch of potentially classic matches in this round! :eek: :D
     
  6. genjyo

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    oh, yes, sorry i made a mistake:eek:
    it will show on 5:40
     
  7. Cheung

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    I'm going to go for Tony and Howard to win their match. They have home crowd support!
     
  8. david14700

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    Could somebody watching it live on TV do a commentary or at least keep us updated on the scores? Like last year during the Olympics, that was great.

    Thanks
     
  9. xijiayu

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    yes, we cannot depend on live score on web page. It is not reliable.



     
  10. LolAlan

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    It will be sweet if Howard and Tony won. I'm predicting an upset here like many of you because of the draft which makes the match unpredictable, the home-crowd support which can be nerve-racking, and that TOny is just so good lol.
     
  11. sunzhi

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    will try to do that if i cd keep my eyes opened :D gonna post screen captures too if possible...
     
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    Today Super Dan Is Going To Lose.
     
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    Anyone knows the men's singles timings in singapore time?
     
  14. sunzhi

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    home crowd support alone may not be enough to upset the top seed. hopefully they have practiced/played long enough in the notorious hall hence more familiar and have better control on the draft problem.. yup, i wd love to see a big win for tony...

    btw, any problem of connecting to the livescore webbie?? hv bn trying since an hour ago bt thr was no connection :mad:
     
  15. Gade supporter

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    Me too no connection...
     
  16. sweetluv

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    plenty of good picss:)
     
  17. yuval_ba

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    agreed, not saying LD can't win this match but it looks like it's a dangerous one !!

    agreed, I am in favore of Gade here.

    also agreed
     
  18. The Commentator

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    Ok here's what I have got to say at this moment....

    So far there has been no upset in all the MS matches and so I believe there will be no exception tomorrow.

    1) LD vs LHI
    Winner - You guess it. :D
    Chances - 65 : 35

    2) PG vs CH
    Winner - I would either put my money on PG or keep them in my wallet :D
    Chances - 60 : 40

    3) LCW vs BCL
    Winner - LCW. Why? Psycology! On the records, BCL lost all the 4 matches to LCW and that will haunt him whenever he faces LCW. On the other hand, LCW should know how to beat BCL again by now. The only fear I have for LCW is that so far in this tourney, he has yet to face a real challenger of his level.
    Chances - 60 : 40

    4) TH vs KJ
    Winner - I have a feeling that TH is more determined than KJ to win this tourney but KJ is not going to make it any easy for TH.
    Chances - 55 : 45

    Summary - Wind factor will definitely affect the game but it affects all players and no player can capitalise on this because none of them were trained to play under this condition. (Perhaps with the exception of TG & HB which was why they beaten the M'sian pair?). All no more warm-up matches for the MS. Tomorrow will be the real test for all MS players.
     
  19. legendarycroc

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    hey i cant even get on the website... it says 'operation timed out when trying to excess www.tournamentsoftware.com..' So you guys better do some good updating...;)
    I say lin dan's chances of advancing are 4-6/10 by how he played yesterday, if he was up to his normal self I'd rank his chances at 8-9/10.
    Peter Gade has an almost straight record against Chen, 6-1. And By what I've seen so far, Peter Gade is in a better position than Chen Hong, who have stretched it to 3rounds twice already. Im saying Peter 7-8/10.
    LCW has the best scores in MS so far and normally has beaten BCL, so i think LCW will take its 7-9/10
    Taufik had a relatively poor performance yesterday, we had some suspesions of him actually losing. Kenneth has beens trong through this tournament, barely breaking a sweat.
    By what happened yesterday, Taufik's chances are very low, I'd say Ken, 5-7/10. But Taufik at his best will beat Ken 7-8/10.
    Kenneth also is the msot 'muscular' out of the 8 remainders, he, In my opinion has the biggest chance of winning to far.
     
  20. taufik-ist

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    good ideal ms semifinal :

    LD vs LCW : it will become be lindan's sweet revenge, 55:45

    Taufik Vs Gede : it will become the best full thriller game , tight game 3 sets, 50:50
     

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