2014 Li Ning BWF Thomas & Uber Cups - Day 5 : QUARTERFINALS (22nd May 2014)

Discussion in 'Thomas Cup / Uber Cup 2014' started by CLELY, May 21, 2014.

  1. rajat_remar

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    Yamaguchi cannot play WS1 as her ranking is lower than Minatsu, Sayaka and Eriko
     
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    I wouldn't mind Korea beating China either, but that's more or less impossible. SJH can never beat LXR, Chinese WD are practically unbeatable, and as for BYJ versus WSX...enough said.
     
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    CHN will probably win both MS2 and MS3 against MAS if they meet, while the other matches are probably tossups.
     
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    miracle happens. but not often. we never expected Korea to beat China in 2010!!
     
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    It looks like a wishful thinking anybody can beat CHINA. What about JPN's chance?
     
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    Oh, ITA. Malaysia may have an easier time against China than Indonesia because of the strength of Indonesia's MD. As for Malaysia versus China: LCW will deliver the first point, both of China's MD are beatable, CWF can take on DPY...it's only if it comes down to the third MS where it will be impossible for Malaysia.

    And yes, I'm still mourning the crashing out of both France and Denmark. :crying:
     
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    Surprisingly, Chong Wei Feng never met Hayom Rumbaka but Simon has won all his matches vs. CWF : h2h : 2-0.
     
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    Anybody can predict anything. But only time will tell what will happen tomorrow.
     
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    Why did Lee/ Yoo became the first MD when their rangking is lower than Kim/ Kim ??
     
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    I think better choice for Japan would be to field MM against Saina, as she has beaten SN in their last two meetings.
     
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    I fully agree with this:)
     
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    Practically impossible, too.

    Well, to me it wasn't entirely unexpected, because as much as I love WYH I knew then as I do now that she is a highly temperamental player. LXR isn't like that at all, and SJH just doesn't have what it takes to beat her. BYJ can never beat WSX, and for the life of me I don't know why. I think Korea's line-up in 2010 was much more favourable than their current one.
     
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    Because of notional points, I believe. A similar issue was mentioned in relation to Cai/Fu for the Chinese selection that notional points were involved in determining whether a pairing played MD1 or MD2.
     
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    Simon is cruising comfortably in 1st set : 16-9. Let's talk about MAS match-up versus INA tomorrow. I hope it is better be in court #1 (unless it is clashing with IND vs. JPN Uber match :( )
     
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    In team championships, I venture to say that nowadays there are several teams that have fighting chances to upset CHN. In the Uber Cup, despite CHN having the top 3 WR WS, none of the three are as stable and reliable as Zhang Ning used to be in the past, as any one of them can crack under pressure.

    Perhaps that's why LYB only give CHN's prospects as 50% for the Thomas Cup (mainly because of their relatively weak MDs) and 60% for the Uber Cup.
     
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    Simon running away with G1. 19-10
     
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    please don't humble yourself. CHINA Uber Cup has a 90% win against anybody/any nation in the whole wide world.
     
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    it is interesting that LYB has mellowed down quite a bit lately. i think he internally would give a higher % for Uber Cup, but seems that he doesn't want to appear as too arrogant publicly anymore.
     
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    2010 Korea win as much as you can attribute to WYH was also because of Korean Doubles team, this time I dont see there doubles falter which I highly doubt hence taking just 1 singles isnt going to win it for Korea...
     
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    China is the favourite to win both the titles.
     

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