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Discussion in 'Dutch / Danish / German Open 2003' started by Zax, Sep 16, 2003.
you won't believe what kind of connection i have, i am logged in via my cellphone!
Re: Home in Denmark
JR, do you have a special talent for numbers? Maybe you can help me with some lottery numbers as well
Kwun, I'm at work on a 1.5M connection
Never practicing together!!
Simon and Karina are not on the national senior training so they don´t train together much!!
Before the match would have put my money on a comfortable win for Laybourn/Juhl, but all credits to Simon and Karina for taken it in the last points!!
sad day indeed. but he will be back.
Just pick 4, 10, 14, 19, 24, 28 and 29!!
my lucky number is 15 and 17...
used to be 7 a year and a half ago. and sometimes 11......
Emms/Robertson got to the q/final without having to play a match!!! Do they still get ranking points for that?
My numbers are 2-0...because I'd be very lucky to get those
I missed the final result...
oops I hadn't seen the second page sorry!!!
seems that you've made a good summary of the day without being there;
I know these live scorings are addictive... Poor boss
The surprise of wednesdayevening was the loss of Judith, she was really mad about missing this opportunity to get an olympic nomination. In the Danish it will be a lot more difficult.. Today we lost another Dutch lady in the tournament, in form of Karina de Wit, losing against the little Korean "Seo Yoon Hee" who has this little habit of cheering up herself with something of a 'yoooo' (or perhaps some other slogan I can't understand) just before the opponent starts serving.
About the rest of Thursday: really not very shocking suprises on the second day. It was again a sunny day in the Netherlands, probably in favor of the Asian players.
All favorites advanced, Lee Hyun Ill (playing Joppien tomorrow), Shon Seung Mo (having a tough match against Park Tae Sang), Hafiz (should be able to beat Anders Boesen as I compare their play today) and Lee Chong Wei (playing the other Dane Kasper Fangel).
Woth mentioning is that Bjoern Joppien put on a great fight against Rony Agustinus, winning 8-15 15-12 15-9. Later he also beat Swedish Rasmus Wengberg.
I would like to remark is that Chris BRUIL & Lotte BRUIL are obviously still not 100%, but Lotte is making a good recovery and it's good that she stepped on court anyway.
Palyama made Hafiz work hard, these guys surely fired some hard smashes at each other, but Hafiz showed no emotions, played consistent and did what was expected of him: 15-10 15-13. Palyama certainly has the capability to trouble the very best players, but does not get much competition in Holland and can therefore usually not hold on to the highest level for a whole tournament to come far.
These poor Greek players today against Yoo/Soo, they spend more time on the warming up than on the match probably. Yoo/Soo will have a tougher match tomorrow against the constant playing Michal LOGOSZ & Robert MATEUSIAK. All the doubles still have quite easy matches tomorrow. I also quickly asked Ha how fit he is, and he assured me he feels 100% fit again.
To make a little prediction: the Koreans could well take 4 of the 5 titles here. With Kim & Ra, Kim & Ha, Ra & Lee you can be sure of 3 titles. The 4th looks like a battle between Malaysia and Korea. In the ladies singles they also still have two players, but the thee Chinese (or former Chinese) are more favorite: Xu Huaiwen, Yao Jie and Dai Yun.
I will have little time tomorrow to watch, but I will be there the whole final weekend.
Cheers from Holland.
Oh I forgot to mention, some doubles were given free badminton lessons by Ha/Kim, too.
Re: Lucky numbers!!
I don't know how you guys can make it so exciting as though you are watching the matches live!
But I'm going to try my luck with JR's numbers by punting with TOTO system 7 (Six numbers to win, the extra number hopefully will give me better odds!).
Pray hard that I strike on Monday.
Yes they would, since they won by walkover. You don't get points for BYE, but getting a walk over is the same as beating your opponents.
Yeah, and they had a very hard quarter against players from New Zealand!!
finally won 15-10 in the third.
Lee HI is the first MS player to book his semis ticket.
Won 15-9, 15-9 against Joppien.
Another 1 hour to wait before Lee CW go on court.
Hafiz leading 10-2 against Anders Boesen...
... and Lee CW won against Kasper Fangel a bit earlier (15-11 15-11)
We might get two semis KOR vs MAS!
surprise win : Laugesen&Mogensen won against Clark&Robertson in three sets!
Mogensen is a former junior european champion, still quite young I think (approx 20?)
With other "power house" did not send their top elites, seems KOR are dominating in Dutch Open. MD, LD, XD all seems having 3 pairs in the semi. Guess this is a good time to boost up their rankings.
The only exception seems to be LS. Dai Yun and Yao Jie are on their way to spoil the "grand slam" for KOR.