Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by SaniaFan » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:11 am

Weird grouping. Top 2 players in same group ???

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by sameerph » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:33 am

Yes, because the grouping is based on their superseries rankings not their world rankings. World rankings include other tournaments such as world championships or lower level events like grand prix gold etc.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by Tolamu » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:40 am

Both Indians start on a losing note.
Saina lost to Okuhara 14-21 6-21.
Srikanth lost to Momota 13-21 13-21.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:47 am

wow, pathetic losses.

Our medal prospects at the Olympics are bleak as things stand.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by sameerph » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:02 am

Saina said she was rusty after not playing for 3 weeks while Gopi said that Srikanth has played too many matches in recent weeks and therefore was not at his best yesterday. Completely opposite reasons given. :D

Rio is still about 8 month away. So, I am still hopeful particularly on womens side. Both Saina and Sindhu are very much capable of rising to the occasion. Saina won a world championships silver this year while Sindhu won a medal in the same in last 2 years.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by SaniaFan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:40 pm

Saina defeated Marin today and is back in contention.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by kaustav » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:50 pm

Solid match from Saina...But Its important that Narin loses to Okahura tomorrow first and then Saina have a chance seal the semi final spot... :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by SaniaFan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:03 pm

With this win Saina is 4-2 against Marin but the two losses have come in world championship final and All England final.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by sameerph » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:04 pm

Please also update the scores instead of just discussing.

Saina NEHWAL (IND) d. Carolina MARIN (ESP) 23-21 9-21 21-12

Srikanth lost his second match.

K. Srikanth (IND) l. Viktor AXELSEN 13-21 18-21
kaustav wrote:Solid match from Saina...But Its important that Narin loses to Okahura tomorrow first and then Saina have a chance seal the semi final spot... :bounce: :bounce:
Yes, if Okhura beats Marin and Saina beats Tai, Saina wil be thru to the SF.

Another scenario is if Marin beats Okhura in straight games, if Saina also beats Tai also in straight games, she is still in with a chance and in that case it may come down to number of points.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by SaniaFan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:50 pm

sameerph wrote:
Another scenario is if Marin beats Okhura in straight games, if Saina also beats Tai also in straight games, she is still in with a chance and in that case it may come down to number of points.
Not really. In that case Okhura would have lost 2 games whereas saina has lost 3. So Okhura would qualify.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by akmohanty » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:47 pm

Because saina has lost more games (and points), she has to pretty much hope that Okuhara continues her run and beats Marin as well. I don't think there is a scenario where Marin wins and saina can still get to the SFs.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:40 am

Yes, understood. Okuhara-Marin match is before Saina-Tai match. So, Saina will know exactly if she has a chance to qualify for SF before she plays.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by Saniapower » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:38 am

Okuhara is the best player from this group so she is obviously expected to beat Marin.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by SaniaFan » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:28 am

OK so Okuhara has done her bit and defeated Marin in straight games. Now Saina has to beat Tai and avoid any complications of getting into games and points.

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Re: Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

Post by prashanthm » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:51 pm

Saina wins the first game 21-16....

Update: 5-11 in the second game...
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