Korea Open 2008: Day 3 (24 Jan)

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  1. vching

    vching Regular Member

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    my predictions:

    After Day 1 pretty much went to plan, players now brace themselves to a tough round tomorrow.

    Wang Chen vs. Kaori Mori
    Mori put on an impressive display of badminton today, beating the more fancied Eriko Hirose in 3 tight sets. Wang Chen on the other hand, showed an unconvincing game to beat a little known Korean player ranked way below her. If Wang Chen can recover her form to put on her usual deceptive badminton game, Wang will surely beat Kaori, but I fear that Wang will once again make an early exit if she continues her performance on from today.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro vs. Shon Seung Mo
    The resurgent Korean will be determined to advance far into this tournament. However, standing in his way is reigning Badminton [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif]World [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif]Championship[/FONT][/FONT] Silver Medallist Sony Dwi Kuncoro. Shon had to slog today to beat giant killer Kendrick Lee in 3 sets, while Sony brushed off the yoyo Hafiz Hashim. This will be a tight match, but I think Sony will continue his deceptive badminton game to sweep past opponents.

    Bao Chunlai vs. Wong Choong Hann
    Another [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif]grudge [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif]match[/FONT][/FONT]. Bao beat Wong in exactly the same position (2nd round) last week, after losing to Wong in Macau Badminton Open. Wong had to play an hour long three setter against fellow Malaysian veteran Lee Tsuen Seng. Bao will be eager to make up for the disappointment of losing to Kenneth Jonassen in the Malaysian Open last week, and will be eager to show the badminton world that he is in the same league of Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei. It will be another explosive encounter, and I think Wong would have learned from his earlier mistakes and would beat Bao in a thrilling 3 setter.

    Hadiyanto/Yulianto vs. Mohd. Zakry/Mohd Fairuzizuan
    Hadiyanto and Yulianto managed to beat long time rival Guo Zhengdong and Xie Zhongbo yesterday for the first time. They now face the gritty Malaysians hoping to make it through to the [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Sans-Serif]Olympics[/FONT][/FONT]. Both pairs will go all out, especially in anticipation of the Thomas Cup. I expect an explosive badminton encounter, with the Indonesians coming out barely on top.

    Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae vs. Chan Chong Ming/Chew Choon Eng
    This pair of Malaysian veterans Chan and Chew have exploded back into the badminton world by reaching the quarterfinals in the first badminton tournament they have participated in. The Korean aces on the other hand, are defending their only Super Series title so far. I believe there is enough firepower left in Chan and Chew to just pull this on off again, and that they well defy all odds, including the Korean home crowd, who are unusually quite for an Asian audience, to please their fans at home. Chan/Chew in 3 sets.

    All the best to all players!

    The Badminton Blog - Korean Open 2008 Round 2 Predictions
     
  2. jasonmarc

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    Tomorrow 2nd round match between LCW and LHI(if he win today)...........its going to be a harder match for LCW compare to MO final........ A in form LHI plus home ground advantages plus jin-sing power ................I predict LHI to take it...but my heart still goes for LCW....
     
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    hope lee chong wei will win his match 2moro!!!
    camon chong wei!!
     
  4. epaphroditus

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    Crucial game for LCW. LYI is in form plus home court advantage. Hopefully the line judges won't be a factor! 51-49 to LCW.
     
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    yeah a difficult situation for lcw if he met lhi...but i hope he will prevail!Lcw jia you~~!!!!
     
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    If LCW clear 2nd round, the path is pretty bright onwards.
     
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    QF have to face Park S H.......tough one again:mad:
     
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    its time for LCW to show wat he can do even at other player's country. i hv faith in him. go LCW!!
     
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    Matches involving Team INA:

    2:00pm Vita Marissa/Liliyana Natsir [8] vs Kamilla Augustyn/Nadiezda Kostiuczyk -- another early defeat in XD for Butet means that she will now be focused on the WD match. A tricky match for them, but, I think they should have an edge.

    3:20pm Sony Dwi Kuncoro [6] vs Shon Seung Mo -- a rematch of the Olympics 2004 Semi-Final match where Sony lost. If Sony plays to his potential, I think he can beat the Korean.

    6:50pm Luluk Hadiyanto/Alvent Yulianto [6] vs Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari/Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif -- a rematch and it will be explosive as always. The MAS pair holds a slight edge.

    6:50pm Simon Santoso vs Park Sung Hwan -- another fiery contest is expected and another QF finish for Simon will do him good. However, Park should be the favorite.

    7:30pm Flandy Limpele/Vita Marissa [4] vs Devin Lahardi/Lita Nurlita -- Flandy/Vita to progress all the way!

    7:30pm Hendra A. Gunawan/Joko Riyadi vs Fang Chieh-Min/Lee Sheng-Mu -- it was such an important win for AG/Joko today. Tomorrow's opponent will be slightly easier for them, but, the Chinese-Taipei pair has been improving. A tricky match definitely.

    7:30pm Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan [1] vs Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen -- what a rematch...just shortly after that breathtaking nail-biting finish on Sunday. Kido/Hendra still have the edge.

    8:15pm Rani Mundiasti/Endang Nursugianti vs Kumiko Ogura/Reiko Shiota [6] -- the cuties will win once again...no doubt abt it!

    8:15pm Joachim Fischer-Nielsen/Britta Andersen vs Mohd Rijal/Greysia Polii -- the Danish pair upsets the Malaysia Open winner today and it will be tough for Rijal/Grace to beat them. Rijal is still "rusty".
     
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    It might be SS. Anyway, LCW has better records against the players in his path. He should live up to his World #2 status.
     
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    Almost all Malaysian shuttlers have tough matches tomorrow..Scary...hopefully they can make it..
     
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    he already did - win in other countries, just not finals with host country player
     
  13. jesminekia

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    good luck and all the best for them......no matter win or lost i will always support u guys especially LCW,WMC,KKK&TBH.......................:)
     
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    LYD/JJS vs CCM/CCE should be another good match,expect LYD/JJS to win this one.
     
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    btw, kkk/tbh did not participate in this tournament..:)
     
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    Tough day for Malaysia

    Day 3 (2nd round) will be a tough day for Malaysia.

    4:45PM MS Chunlai BAO [3] [CHN] vs [MAS] Choong Hann WONG - A rematch of 2nd round at Malaysia Open last week. The Chinese should take it again.

    5:25PM WD Aki AKAO/Tomomi MATSUDA [JPN] vs [MAS] Pei Tty WONG/Eei Hui CHIN - A tough match but the Malaysians should have the slight edge.

    6:50PM MD Luluk HADIYANTO/Alvent Yulianto CHANDRA [6] [INA] vs [MAS] Zakry ABDUL LATIF/Fairuzizuan MOHD TAZARI - A tricky match and the Indonesians should prevail.

    6:50PM WS Pei Xian Julia WONG [MAS] vs [CHN] Ning ZHANG [2] - Zhang is too strong for Julia.

    7:30PM WD Pek Siah LIM/Chiou Hwee HAW [MAS] vs [CHN] Ling GAO/Tingting ZHAO - The Chinese pair is too strong for the Malaysians.

    8:15PM MD Jae Sung JUNG/Yong Dae LEE [3] [KOR] vs [MAS] Choon Eng CHEW/Chong Ming CHAN - A tight match but the Koreans should win this one.

    8:15PM MS Hyun Ii LEE [KOR] vs [MAS] Chong Wei LEE [2] - A rematch of Malaysia Open final last week. With the new found confidence and homeground advantage, the resurgent Korean should have the slight edge.
     
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    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    but i have faith in lee chong wei!!
    hope he will try his best to win 2moro`s match...
    MALAYSIA BOLEH!
     
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    Wow according to Robin's predictions only Women double can enter quarters... That's like a tragedy to Malaysian Badminton if that happens.
     
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    Today will be a total whitewash for MAS team
     
  20. eaglehelang

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    We'll see, we'll see
     

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