Badminton in Japan

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by gaDEfan, May 6, 2007.

  1. kurako

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    I'm sorry, but I have no idea. I did search, but nothing came up. If it is an injury, then I don't think his place on Team A is going to be in jeopardy, though. Allowances will be made..., as they were for Okuhara a couple of years ago.
     
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    The top B Team MD pair, Koga/Saito, convincingly beat Inoue/Kaneko; ... I would hazard a guess that the latter have lost their position on the A Team.
     
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    Even simply looking at the score-board must be nerve-wracking; at the moment both pairs are fighting point for point.

    Edit: Oooops..., Sakuramoto/Takahata have suddenly surged ahead.
     
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    For those interested in photographs/match digests of the All Japan Championships, please check out the SMASH and NET.TV twitter page at https://twitter.com/san_inform.

    The digest of Momota's QF match against Koga Minoru is highly recommended. :)
     
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  5. Michael V

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    Shame if Sakuramoto/Takahata lose this (esp if it leads to an A Team exclusion). It's not a fault of theirs whatsoever to peak last 2018 and be shut out of the A Team because it was "full".
     
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    Why is that? At least they had their chance to play bigger tournaments. They did f... all there, to be honest. Not a single impressive result and lots of first round exits.

    1000
    All England - first round
    Indonesia - first round
    China - first round

    750
    Malaysia - first round
    Japan - first round
    China - first round
    Denmark - second round
    French - first round

    That is a solitary win in the 8 biggest tournaments. They shouldn't be anywhere near the A team anymore.
     
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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAA!!!! :D:D:D
     
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    What a marathon! And a truly well-deserved chance for ShidaMatsu to make it onto Team A.

    I will be heading out to Tokyo early tomorrow morning. I will, no doubt, be treated to a Former Saishunkan v Saishunkan affair. :)
     
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    Is the semifinalist really guaranteed for Team A spot?
     
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    So far, so good. Let's hope Naraoka beats Kenta Noshowmoto.
     
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    yes! so they will go to team A? besides they are also ranked higher than SakuTaka on bwf :D
     
  12. kurako

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    No. But as Yonemoto/Tanaka have been side-lined, possibly permanently, there is a good chance that ShidaMatsu will take up the vacant spot. Their performance at the Gwangju Masters will be taken into account.
     
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    The top four Japan WS through to semifinal, Nozomi Okuhara, Sayaka Takahashi, Aya Ohori and most likely Akane Yamaguchi - expected to overcome Asuka Takahashi today.
     
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    I agree, ... but Takahashi Asuka is a promising player. Unfortunately, as she has played four more matches than Yamaguchi, stamina is a concern.
     
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    Simply allowing them to participate without the proper training doesn't help them. It even stunts them imo. They're not used to winning anymore and it's a shame because they were on a roll. Meanwhile the vacancy they left in lower tier tournaments gave Shida/Matsuyama less competition (and they didn't even win as much). Anyway, whatever.
     
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    Any news about MD? How's the JPN 1 and 2 pair doing?
     
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    Sonoda/Kamura haven't played yet, ... but they are a shoo-in. Endo/Watanabe are already through to the SF, where they will face Okamura/Onodera, .... which isn't a particularly daunting prospect.
     
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    Ahhh, what a shame. Physically, it must have been tough for an 18-year old. He did well to take it to three games, though.

    Sob, sob... This means that I will be watching an all-Tonami SF tomorrow. Here's hoping that Tsuneyama takes it, otherwise it will be a consecutive Momota v Nishimoto final.
     
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    Different Onodera, right ?
     
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