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  1. nugroho

    nugroho Regular Member

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    yesterday the 1st seed of mix double had lost to Germans pair...
    and 1 seed of WS Xu from german also almost send home by the dutch Maulendijk...
    :eek:
    well... the new system are just good i think
     
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    Do you mean Robertson/Emms lost???:eek:
     
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    nugroho Regular Member

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    yup they lost:confused:
     
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    WHOA - that's major! Who did they lose to?
     
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    Yes, definitely major. I wonder if there's any injury problems? They lost to Kristof HOPP and Birgit OVERZIER. Not to take anything away from the Germans, but I'm extremely surprised!

    Also, Nina WECKSTRöM and Anu NIEMINEN (they are sisters right?) lost pretty tamely to a pair from Croatia.
     
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    Robertson and Emms and Hallam crash in Den Bosch

    THE efforts of the Commonwealth Games caught up with England's golden trio tonight in Den Bosch when they all crashed out of the European Championships.

    First top seeds Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms surrendered their title 21-15 21-18 against German's Kristof Hopp.

    And within 10 minutes Tracey Hallam went down in straight games 21-11 21-14 against Tine Rasmussen.

    It was a bad night for England. Aamir Ghaffar, Andrew Smith and Nick Kidd all went into the last 16 of the men's singles at the start of the evening. One by one they fell by the wayside, Kidd beaten by top seed and defending champion Peter Gade while Smith lost to Eric Pang in straight games and Ghaffar lost in three to Joachim Persson.

    Hallam and Elizabeth Cann were the remaining hopes in the women's singles. But Cann lost to defending champion Mia Audina and Hallam was a shadow of her golden self against Rasmussen.

    At least Emms has the consolation of being in the last eight of the women's doubles where she and Donna Kellogg are top seeds. Anthony Clark and Robert Blair are still in men's doubles contention and they are also in the mixed with Kellogg and Natalie Munt respectively along with young England pair Kristian Roebuck and teenager Jenny Wallwork

    Robertson said after their mixed doubles exit: "We were flat. I went to the Commonwealth Games wanting that gold medal. That was the priority. It was hard to lift ourselves so soon afterwards.

    ""We were playing at about 60 per cent our usual level. Our bodies are tired.

    "But my two big goals remain the world championships and the Beijing Olympics."
     
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    Archer gives the holders a scare

    Just as The Eagles are doing their farewell England tour in a few weeks, so the Simon Archer Farewell Tour continues to rumble round the world.

    He's hardly the new kid in town and today's appearance was for one night only at the European Championships in Den Bosch.

    But the former European men's doubles champion - he won it twice with Chris Hunt here in Den Bosch in 1994 and again in 1998 - very nearly made it an unexpected, extended stay.

    He and David Lindley gave top seeds and defending champions Martin Lundgaard and Jens Eriksen a real scare with former England performance director Finn Traerup, now back doing a similar job with his native Denmark, looking on.

    Eriksen, going for this fourth consecutive European title and his third in a row with Lundgaard, was on the receiving end in the first game as the England pair snatched it
    21-19.

    Needless to say the Danes came back to take the second 21-13 and then raced into a 4-0 lead in the final game. It looked ominous. But Archer wasn't finished yet. He and Lindley doggedly fought back to level at 9-9 and a couple of rallies later could so easily have sneaked into an 11-9 lead.

    In this frenetic new scoring system the Danes edged ahead again from 10-10 and at 17-13 they looked almost there as it is so hard to recover late in the game with this 3x21 scoring.

    But the England pair clung on and it finished 21-16.

    If Archer had to lose in his opening match, at least he had the satisfaction of going out to one of the best pairs in the world. But, simon being Simon, that was scant consolation.

    What are the plans now? "I'm going home!" But then he added: "I need a break and then the plan is still to play the world championships in Madrid in September."

    Of the match he added: "We made too many simple errors. The confidence was good but it didn't quite work out."

    So having won a silver in the team event at the Commonwealth Games and bowed out with distinction here in Den Bosch, there is still one final stop on the farewell tour to come. Madrid in September is the place to be.

    Meanwhile England's men's singles trio of Nick Kidd, Aamir Ghaffar and Andrew Smith are through to the last 16 tonight - although Kidd has the unenviable task of facing top seed Peter Gade of Denmark.

    Once again Kidd went in for the long-match approach, needing 47 minutes to beat Rafal Hawel of Poland 21-12 11-21 21-16. That doesn't seem a long time but half-an-hour is more the norm under this new system.

    Elizabeth Cann and Tracey Hallam also moved through to the last 16 but Jill Pittard failed to join them when she lost to France's Perrine Lebuhanic 21-18 18-21 21-19.

    Cann now faces defending champion and third seed Mia Audina while Commonwealth champion Hallam meets Danish No 1 Tine Rasmussen. Victory for Cann would present the chance of a revenge match against Susan Hughes after the Scot beat her in the Commonwealth bronze medal match.
     
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    Rasmussen beat Hallam 21-11 21-14 in a match where Tracey seemed to be totally out classed.
     
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    The intermittent use of "Me" and "Us" is lsightly worrying. He appears to be indicating that when they win it is his doing, and when they lose it is "them".

    I think that someone needs to tell him that he didn't win anything, and is "focussing" on only the one event, But Gail is the European WD champion, playing two events. (despite the "flatness" of playing the CG-where she played two events also and only playing at 60%).

    It is all about the attitude.
     

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