Indonesian Open semifinals...

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  1. 02011953

    02011953 Regular Member

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    Thank god we were spared another display of those ribs. He doesn't even have a good torso. After the boast last night he had his come uppance. Good for Taufik too. mabe now he will start to live up to the great expectations we had of him for the last 6 years.
     
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    haha, it's good to see how passionate we all are... irregardless of which country or player we are supporting...

    i'm absolutely delighted that hendra/li yujia had advanced into the finals! they are a good pair, in my opinion, unless they suffer a burn-out.

    nice to see KKK/Wong Pei Tty advancing too.
     
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    is there a typo there cos hendra/li yujia has been edged out by zhang/gao.... so sad...
     
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    Two wrongs don't make a right.
     
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    OOOPS! arrrrgggghhh...
    haiz.. haha, never mind lor.. next time try again... build up more chemistry on court... :eek:
     
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    Waaa great match between Taufik Vs. Lin. Especially in set three when both players did many hard rallies and nettings. They smashed only at the right moment, and it usually worked! Even though the smash didn't that hard but the accuracy and precision were great.

    But he enjoyed to show it huh? :D
     
  7. HIDAYAT taufic

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    one question,thank you

    where can find this match(taufic vs Lindan)download,thanks.
    thank you for your score about the match.
     
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    Can anyone imagine if Chinese scoop 5 golds in IO ?
     
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    Indonesia Open Finals Live in Astro Supersport...1.30PM-Sunday,19
    DON'T FORGET TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p
     
  10. ronk

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    How can I forget when I am in the US and cannot get Astro [:D].

    Oh well!
     
  11. haryanto

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    hey, i got 7 videos of the Lin Dan v Taufik match taken using my digital camera. So, they are quite low quality, just 2-8 Mb in size each. And one of them is 52 mb, because it was a 3 min video. But i don't know how to upload them...

    Some of the better pics i took...

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    taken from where i was seated, u can see that the stadium had many empty seats left...quite disappointing




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    I was very puzzled when i first saw him because those 20 or so people/staff around didn't even give a damn about him ! At that time, i began to wonder if its the right guy. Taufik was joking around with 3 of his friends. This was taken 15-20 minutes before his match v Lin Dan.


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    This is Lin Dan's girlfriend, Xie Xing Fang, who has qualified for tomorrow's WS final. I'm pretty sure she's going to win it, and i'm pretty sure she got pretty legs ! My god, just check them out...




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    Jae-Youn is the sole reason i came to watch the tournament. I think she's one of the cutest women singlers around and i was so damn freaking happy when she agreed to pose for my camera. i was like her only supporter during her match vs Eriko Hirose (JPN) which she eventually lost. She only reached the round of 16s, when i was expecting her to play Xie Xing Fang in the final -_- nvm, Jae-Youn FIGHTING !



    VERY IMPORTANT !!!
    Ok, i think i'm the only one who knows the real reason why Lin Dan lost to Taufik. It happened when i was walking pass the player's waiting room. Peeping into the room, i was very much disturbed by what Lin Dan and his teammate was up to... I HAVE PICTURES TO PROVE THIS. I will write a full report of this tommorow. IT IS VERY SHOCKING, TRUST ME...
     
  12. ctjcad

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    Hmmm, wow, can't wait to read what you have to write about tomorrow...Another conspiracy brewing here??... :rolleyes:

     
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    Here's an article I found today in the Jakarta Post website..

    Taufik advances to Indonesia Open final against Chen
    Musthofid, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

    Taufik Hidayat and Chen Hong will meet in the finals of the Indonesian Open badminton championship for the third consecutive time after winning their semifinal matches here on Saturday.

    Taufik of Indonesia has won the previous two meetings and he will face the third seed from China at the expense of top seed Lin Dan whom he beat 15-5, 5-15, 11-15 in front of noisy home supporters inside the Bung Karno Tennis Indoor Stadium.

    Chen Hong booked his final place after outlasting fellow Chinese and second seed Bao Chunlai, also in three games, 6-15, 15-6, 15-9.

    "Holding two wins from the previous two final matches, I guess I have a good chance to win the third," Taufik said during a media conference after his semifinal match.

    But Indonesia's hopes for a guaranteed title in the men's doubles did not materialize after Flandi Limpele/Eng Hian failed to overcome second seeds Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun of China, losing 17-15, 15-8.

    Title hopes now rest on Luluk Hadiyanto/Alven Yulianto, who brushed aside Malaysian pair Chew Choon Eng/Choong Tan Fook 15-7, 13-15, 15-3.

    China dominated the event also with representatives in the remaining three events.

    They are already assured of the women's doubles title after top seeds Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen set up an all-Chinese final with third seeds Zhang Dan/Zhang Yawen.

    Yang/Zhang were too strong for South Korea's Lee Kyung-won/Ha Jung-eun with an easy 15-3, 15-5 win, while the other two Zhangs were involved in a three-game fight with compatriots Du Jing/Yu Yang before pulling away with a 13-15, 15-8, 17-14 win.

    In the mixed doubles, top seeds Zhang Jun/Gao Ling, who edged out Hendry Kurniawan Saputra/Li Yujia of Singapore 15-10, 15-8, will be challenged by English pair Robert Blair/Natalie Munt, the 15-9, 3-15, 15-8 winners over Malaysia's Koo Kien Keat/Wong Pei Tty.

    Chinese contender in the women's singles is Xie Xingfang, who will be challenged by Japanese Eriko Hirose, a surprise 11-2, 9-11, 7-11 winner over Salakjit Ponsana of Thailand.

    Xie cruised to the final after holding off Tracey Hallam of England 11-4, 11-4.

    It looked dull on Saturday after rain fell outside the sports compound and clouds remained above. But that did not hold back spectators.

    Few were seated early but when Taufik took to the court the number grew, almost filling the 4,000-seat stadium, shouting relentlessly at him.

    Taufik honored their loyalty on court, though it was not an easy task in the early stage as the Indonesian star had to cope with a strong wind from the building's AC system.

    "It was blowing too hard. I felt my shuttlecock was in the wrong place whatever shots I made. It was difficult to take control of my shots," Taufik said.

    Taufik's hardship was evident when he fell to a string of either long or wide shots which handed Lin Dan eight points on the trot.

    In the second game, it was Lin Dan who had to struggle with the wind, which allowed Taufik to level the score.

    "In the third game, Taufik began the game on an unlucky side of the court and I told him to try to win as many points as possible," coach Mulyo Handoyo said.

    Olympic champion Taufik was leading 8-5 during changeover. Though, he was dealt a brief fright when he trailed 9-11 before regrouping to wrap up the match.

    While admitting difficulties caused by the strong wind, Lin Dan, who beat Taufik in 2001 in the only other meeting between them, appeared disappointed by the defeat.

    "I had been confident about my prospects. I played well in the opening game but I could not maintain that winning momentum," he said through an interpreter.
     
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    The pictures did not come through. Can you repost them and find a way to get the videos up somewhere? Thanks.

    Having S** with a female just before a competition? That would be the most shocking! Me and my bad bad mind.
     
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    how can i foeget 2 watch ? tis is very important for me , i muz watch ! catch it out !
     
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    Where are the pic? :D
     
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    Interesting to note also that Taufik's current coach, Mulyo Handoyo was also the coach of Ronald Susilo(Singapore)..And coincidentally it was Ronald Susilo who beat Lin Dan in straight sets in the 1st round in the recent Olympics..Could Mulyo apply the same strategy and tactics for Taufik against Lin Dan's in yesterday's SF??..

    Here is the article which mentioned about Mulyo..

    Olympic Champion Taufik eyes Aviva Open crown

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    SINGAPORE, 25 OCTOBER 2004 – Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat is among the first marquee name to be confirmed for next month’s Aviva Open Singapore 2004 (Nov 15 –21) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

    The 24-year-old Indonesian ace, who missed last year’s Open, will start as one of the pre-tournament favourites this year. The temperamental and flamboyant shuttler broke into tears after winning the Olympic men singles gold in Athens back in August. Taufik, the reigning Asian Games champion, also won the Asian Championships in April.

    The current world number eight will have fond memories of the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where he won the 2001 Singapore Open in an epic final against Malaysia ace Wong Choon Hann. Taufik, who trained in Singapore briefly in 2001, is popular among badminton fans and is trained by famed coach Mulyo Handoyo, who used to guide Singapore ace Ronald Susilo.

    “Taufik, like Ronald, both stand a good chance of winning big tournaments like the Aviva Open,†said Mulyo, speaking from the Indonesian training camp in Jakarta earlier today. “Of course, the Athens experience puts Taufik in good stead in the long run and he is in a very strong position for this year’s Singapore Open. I believe Taufik will still be playing even in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, but by then, age will be a factor for him.â€

    Chinese star Chen Hong may have won the last two Singapore Opens, but if there is anyone who can break his stranglehold, it will be Taufik. The talented Indonesia ace has a perfect 5-0 head-to-head record against Chen Hong and holds a 1-0 lead against world number one Lin Dan and 3-2 lead against 2003 world champion Xia Xuanze in head-to-head meetings.

    Besides perennial crowd favourite Taufik, badminton powerhouse Indonesia will also be deploying all its top doubles specialists to the US$170,000 Aviva Open Singapore.

    Indonesia failed to win any of the five titles in the last two Singapore Opens, but this year, Olympic bronze medallists Flandy Limpele and Eng Hian, current world number two Luluk Hadiyanto and Yulianto Alven, 2003 All England champions Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto are all possible contenders for men’s doubles.

    Flandy and Eng Hian won the Singapore Open back in 2002, but were representing England that year. The experienced pair is back playing under the Indonesian flag and this year, they managed to reach the semifinals of the All England, Korea Open, Japan Open and Asian Championships, before winning the bronze in Athens.

    Luluk and Yulianto meantime are the hot Indonesian pairing after climbing to a career high world number two on Thursday. The relatively new pairing won this year’s Thailand and Malaysian Opens and finished runner-ups in the Malaysia and Swiss Opens.

    But Indonesia’s best hopes for the men’s doubles title could lie with veterans Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto. The two veterans are re-united once again after competing most of this season with other partners. Sigit has been playing with Tri Kush Aryanto, while Candra has had three different partners in his last three tournaments.

    Candra and Sigit are one of the most interesting men’s doubles pair in badminton history. The pair became world champions in 1997 at the age of 22, but their glory days were thought to be over after Sigit failed a dope test in 1998 and was banned for a year by the International Badminton Federation (IBF).

    Candra then teamed up with Tony Gunawan and went on to win the 1999 All England and the 2000 Sydney Olympics gold. However, Candra and Sigit were again reunited in 2001, won the Japan Open the same year and reached the final of the 2003 World Championships, before splitting up again. Now reunited for a third time, the Indonesia pair will be hoping to win their third Singapore Open titles after wins in 1997 and 1998.

    Besides the Indonesian team, fans can also expect several other Indonesian ‘imports’ at the Aviva Open.

    Tony Gunawan will represent the United States and he will play in the men doubles with Howard Bach. Dicky Palyama will be wearing Holland’s colours in the men singles, while Agus Hariyanto, Yohan Wiratama and Albertus Susanto Njoto is representing Hong Kong.

    India, meantime, has already confirmed three entries - Puella Gophichand and Abhinn Gupta (men singles) and Aparna Popat (women singles).

    Gophichand, who won the All England in 2001, used to be one of the most skilful and exciting players on the world circuit, but he has struggled with injuries in the past two years and will have to struggle through the qualifiers. India’s best hopes would lie with world number 37 and current Indian number one Abhinn Gupta who won the Mauritius International in April this year.
     
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    YahOoOo!!""!

    Taufik Beat Lin Dan in a close game. This has to be a ''Must see'' game.

    Sad that we can't see Taufik Vs Bao for a sweet revenge since he lost to Chen Hong. I'm sure He would have beat Bao anyways in China open whitout his injury.
     

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