Singles Men's. In and outs.

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  1. Cheung

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    Seeds through to 2nd round.

    Chen Hong
    Wong CH
    Xia XZ
    Kenneth J
    Anders B
    Ronald Susilo
    Bao CL
    Lin Dan
    H Yamada

    Out
    Taufik H
    Agus H
    Joppien
    Sony DK
     
  2. Cheung

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    So Peter Gade meets Bao Chun Lai

    M'sian press too hopeful of Lee Chong Wei's match against Ng Wei. Never assume an easy win.
     
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    Cheung,
    You meant Chong Wei lost tamely?
    What was the score?
     
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    15-10, 15-8 to Ng Wei.

    M'sian press always too optimistic. Lee had one great tournament but hasn't yet had the chance to shine on the world stage. Newspaper reporters never learn.

    Now they will write him off.......but remember the example of Chen Hong? Became ABC winner a few years back. Went through a tame patch. Now one of the top players to beat.
     
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    Long way more to go for Lee Chong Wei...

    Did Lee Tsuen Seng get thru?
    And Taufik lost to Dicky Palyama? That's pretty surprising!
     
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    Agreed, Malaysian press always place too much expectation...
    and are too quick to turn on the very players they place their expectations

    I personally believe that whenever a player steps onto court they give their best. Sometimes their best isn't good enough and that's dissapointing but the opponent was probably just too good on the day. I just think the press could handle things a lot better.

    However, I do remember Indra Gunawan (ex-Malaysian national coach) mentioning that Lee Chong Wei is one for the future. And him winning the national title is a good start. Perhaps more to come from him in the future.
     
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    Most seeded and established players have survived the first round....now for the real battles.
     
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    Interesting first round for mens singles. Chen Hong seems to have an easy daw with Peter Gade and Taufik out. Powerhouse Indonesia is left with aging warrior Marleve. Most of the Chinese and Malaysian are still in while Denmark still has the highest seed but lost both Peters. The excitement continues.

    Ron
     
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    But Ng Wei still gave Chen Hong a very tough time, taking the match over 90 minutes in a 3 game match.
     
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    And Yong Hock Kin and Wong Choon Hann, both of Malaysia, had to play against each other in the second round and Yong won. The second seed has bit the dust.

    Ron
     
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    Chen Hong vs Bao Chunlai....

    Congrats to both men, especially Bao who just returned from knee surgery and beat Peter Gade! I was hoping for them to meet later on in the draw, but either way, I hope the winner of this match can make it to finals and win it.
    Any ideas on who has upper edge? Chen had a very tough 2nd round against Ng Wei of HK, and Bao had two tough matches, especially against Gade.

    Good luck Chen, good luck Bao.
    Nice job by Hock Kin in decisive win over Wong CH also!
     
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    Ng Wei vs Chen Hong

    Ng Wei plays a game of consistency and rallies with defence.

    This may be the sort of game that really troubles Chen Hong. I don't think Ng Wei was just lucky either. In 2001 China Open, he really pushed Chen Hong as well.
     
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    Re: Ng Wei vs Chen Hong

    Never had the chance to see Ng Wei play. Is he a player also able to rise when the occasion comes? That is not afraid of the strong challenges? If positive this is the worst opponents that you can find in a tournament.

    I've Bao CL play in a few seconds clip about 2 years ago. Though young I was really impressed with the shots featured in that short sports news clip. Believe he has the potential and skills to be the future no. 1. Hope he will have a good tournament.
     
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    Re: Re: Ng Wei vs Chen Hong

    Difficult to say. Not seen him enough. But he does have some funding for his training (I think Olympic fund) so he must show some potential.

    Not seen him play recently either. Before then, I think although his game was very consistent, it was more one dimensional with the pace and type of shots. Maybe that is what Chen Hong has difficulty with.
     
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    I think Chen Hong is resigned to the fact that every time he meets

    Ng Wei he can only win in 3 sets.

    Against Lee Chong Wei this time it's 2 sets as against 3 in Asian championships,

    that's an improvement.

    Chen Hong only got 2 points from Sonny Dwi Koncoro in Asian Champs,

    either he decided to throw it, was injured or is a slow learner.

    Bao Cun Lai thrives on speed. Some of the players in Msia tried to match him

    for speed but ended up with only 5 points.Maybe he can be outlasted as proven by

    Hafiz.So far CH is living a charmed life in this group of death.
     
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    Considering Gade's excellent performance in the recent Danish Championships, I suspect his loss to Bao should be interpreted as a sign of strength on Bao's side rather than that Gade played poorly. Also it will be a great confidence boost for Bao. I think Chen Hong might be in for a surprise.
     
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    anybody got any footage of the Gade - Chunlai match?

    wanted to see Peter in action

    wish i'd got tickets for today :(

    Neil
     
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    In the end a M'sian victory.

    Better for Hafiz that Roslin did not make it through to the final. Otherwise, many people would say one brother was giving it up for the other.

    Hafiz may be the steadiest player when the chips are down. Came back from behind in Thomas cup and now in AE final. I think this victory seals the label that he is the man for the big occasion.
     

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