Akane Yamaguchi ( 山口 茜 )

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  1. fries

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    does anyone know which racket shes using?
     
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    Looks like she's using VT80
     
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    Hope Akane can win today's match against Li Han :)
     
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    [MENTION=62790]ssj100[/MENTION] said akane will be in world ranking top 10 at the end of this year
    so let see if she can,but i will say this is not realistic,maybe 2016 or even longer.
     
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    Nothing is impossible. If she is active this year, I don't see why not but she is still in high school. Maybe, this is why she won't be in the top 10.
     
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    let time tell the truth:)
    she will also participate in malaysia open next week.
    tough draw for her,if she advance to main draw,1st round against ratchanok intanon.
    JS or MM will be waiting next.:eek:
     
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    I think that even if she has a tough draw and she loses, I think it will still be a very positive experience being able to play against top players.
     
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    Well, at least she can learn from top players to become a more mature sportswoman.
     
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    Well, she's taken us by suprise again. Won against Intanon in he first round of Malaysia Open today.
    21-18, 23-25, 21-16.
    I'm really hoping to see her at Rio de Janeiro.
     
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    Bwahaha, this girl! That's all I can say.
     
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    She is a complete player i must say. Very good to see a 16 year old girl emerges out from nowhere and beating reigning world champion.

    Whoever beats world champion or olympic champion , they will get confidence which paves way for the future tournaments and motivates them to do much better in the days to come.
     
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    Her next opponent seems to be Mitani. Should be interesting, but thinking back to YOJ 2013, Uchida who was defeated in the final by Yamaguchi, won over Mitani in the quater finals. If she plays well tomorrow, she could have a pretty good shot at winning against Mitani.
     
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    Yes, finally someone to compete against those dominate Chinese. Would like to see more non-Chinese rpo player in badminton. Had enough of all Chinese final.

    Japan all the way!!
     
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    Amazing teeny prodigy who beat my fav May.

    Still a long way to go..... but definitely a player to watch in the future~
     
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    Now in quarter final. Good play.
     
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    Too bad about the loss today. Nice to see that BWF:s youtube channel showed her match against Bae...
    On another note, this is the first time I've seen Bae playing. I'm not liking her fist pumping and looks towards her opponent. For a while there I thought I was watching Boe, Mogensen or Jorgensen.
     
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    Fist pumping especially when facing the opponent was considered very rude and unacceptable during its early days.

    However, nowadays it seems most fans are accepting it and other antics like LD's shirt tearing and salute, as part of the drama on court that makes badminton characters more interesting to watch.

    Fist pumping and cries of victory are very much part of a player's psyche to motivate himself.
     
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    Don't get me wrong. I don't think there is something wrong with motivate oneself through fist pumping and cries. I scream quite a lot on court as well, but never towards my opponent. The right word for fist pumping and screams etc towards an opponent wouldn't be motivation. I think 'taunt' is a more suitable word for it.
     
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    Me too. Dislike Bae's reaction on court. Yamaguchi is still young. She will learn from this defeat and improves her skills.
     
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    still a long way to go...approx the same std of play as He Bing Jiao imho....

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