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Discussion in 'Singapore Open / Malaysia Open / Chinese Taipei Op' started by Loh, Jun 6, 2006.
haha, who is it?
mind to tell?
Its Kanako for me.
Could it be because there are not much pretty girls in the malaysian team?
I kind of suspect Shoji and Eriko. They are kind of chatting and joking a lot. But don't quote me as I don't know what they are talking about. They could simply be engrossed in a discussion about nuclear proliferation and non-cooperative game theories.
Analysis of Time Taken For Matches
AVIVA OPEN SINGAPORE 2006
TIME TAKEN FOR MATCHES
(21-Point Rally Scoring System)
Time: Below 20 min /20-29miin/30-39 min /40-49 min
MS 1 29 24 15
MD 4 13 12 7
WS 2 9 15 6
WD 3 8 9 4
XD 4 18 12 3
Total 14 77 72 35
50-59 min/1 hr & above/Walkover-Retired/Total Matches
MS 6 5 4 85
MD 3 2 3 44
WS 8 3 0 42
WD 3 0 0 27
XD 0 1 2 40
Total 20 11 9 238 (229 Played)
Interestingly a total of 11 matches took over an hour to complete out of 229 matches played (9 walkovers and retired games) with the MS leading with 5 matches, followed by WS 3, MD 2, and XD 1.
Of the MS matches the longest of 1 hr 11 min was fought between Ronald Susilo (SIN) and Nguyen Tien Minh (VIE). Tien Minh almost suffered from cramps as he had played a R2 match against Tan Chun Seang (MAS) lasting 27 min in the morning. However, Ronald also had to endure a longer R2 match of 34 min against Juergen Koch (AUT). Ronald was knocked out by Peter Gade in the QF in 45 min. But it is to Ronald's credit that he could last this long after recovering recently from an Achillies tendon injury. His most crucial test came during R1 when he met and beat Kuan Beng Hong in three games, 21-16, 18-21, 21-16 in 50 min.
Peter Gade had to be on court the longest as he had to defeat Indonesia Open runner-up, Chen Yu (CHN) in R3 in 1 hr 5 min and again in the SF against Bao Chulai in 1 hr 3 min.
Similarly in the WS, Yoshimi Hataya (JAP) had to play two matches lasting longer than an hour. They were in R1 against Weny Rahmawati (FRA) in 1 hr 3 min and in Q2 against Aditi Mutatkar (IND) in 1 hr 10 min. She also played an energy sapping match against Zhang Beiwen (SIN) in another qualification round before winning 21-14, 13-21, 21-18 in 53 min. Finally she was stopped by compatriot Kaori Mori in R2 with a score of 19-21 13-21 in 43 min. But this Japanese girl showed a lot of promise and we should be seeing more of her especially now that her older teammates are considering to retire.
The ignominious distinction of remaining on court for the shortest time went to the inexperienced young Singapore scratch pair of Pu Yunbiao/Daniel Yudi Kurniawan in Q2 in just 14 min. They were surrepititiously ushered out by teammates Hendry Saputra and Hendra Wijaya who became the pair most talked about in this tournament for their gusty display. This hitherto unheard-of scratch pair of brothers Hendry and Hendra defeated two highly world ranked pairs of Lee Wan Wah/Choong Tan Fook (MAS) WR6 and Hendra Setiawan/Markis Kido (INA) WR13 before they were halted by the eventual MD runner-up Danes, Thomas Laybourn and Lars Paaske during the QF in three keenly-contested games.
The bulk of the matches centred around the 20-29 min (77) and 30-39 min (72) range or 34% and 31% respectively of the total number of matches played (229). In total these two groups formed 65% or the bulk of the matches. If this is the pattern, we should expect most future NSS matches to last an average of not more than 40 min.
If we were to calculate the total number of minutes taken to play 229 matches (taking only the mid-point of the above time range categories), the answer is an average of 35.2 min for every match played (8060 min divided by 229 matches).
But we do have two extremes - the long and the short, 1 hr 11 min versus 14 min for a match as detailed above.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I don't see any good looking ones in Badminton --- tennis, yes. Sorry.
Men's Singles Quarter Finals
Here are some pics of the MS QF.
Bao Chulai (CHN) completely harnessed Saman Ismail (MAS) who had no answers and surrendered meekly 21-11 in both games in 24 min.
Anup Sridhar (IND) did slightly better against Kenneth Jonassen (DEN) in two identical games of 21-15 in 35 min.
Ronald Susilo did well in the first game 19-21 to contain Peter Gade but also fell badly in the second 16-21 in 45 min. There were longer rallies but Ronald did not capitalize on his opportunities to attack more. Instead Peter Gade took every opportunity to initiate attacking moves and finish off with powerful smashes.
Chen Hong found his touch after losing the first game to finish off Hafiz Hashim 13-21, 21-13, 21-15. With his defeat, no Malaysian were able to advance to the semi-finals as all five quarter-finalists were all eliminated. Certainly a sad day for Malaysia as it was for Singapore when Hendry and Hendra also lost in the MD.
Singapore Open Pics
Here is my pics
li yujia is sooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!
nice pics terry... =)
waow!!! li yu jia is now sooo popular among male fans/players/friends =P
not really,i think pi hongyan and xie xing fang are prettier
yeah...n lucky kuan beng hong got her...
I think Pi Hong Yan and Kanako are pretty.
from yannie (a girl)'s view... i think reiko shiota is the prettiest...
No guy will dispute that.
Woah!You guys are talking about pretty girls!Haha!
How about this cute girl from the Thai Team?!
Anyone recognise her?!
She came for Aviva Open 2006!
I do I do... and I'm sure that Ants will recognise her too... wahaha... thanks Georgina! She's sooo sweet!
You are welcomed Yannie!Hehe!
I agree with you that Ants will recognise her too!
Ah.. its Mothila Meemek from Thailand.
Terry, where is the one with chen hong?