Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by rajitghosh » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:16 am

As expected Tai beat Sindhu though Sindhu did put up a fight this time.

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Post by jaydeep » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:55 am

Missed opportunity for Sindhu against WR#1 Tai as she wasted one match point in the second game ... Sindhu had a match point at 20-19 which she faile to convert.
Srikanth is facing Chinese top-5 player Yuqi Shi in the semis.

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[QF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt Sai Praneeth B. (IND,16) 25-23 21-17
[QF] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) l (1) Tzu Ying Tai (TPE,1) 21-10 20-22 16-21

[SF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) vs (4) Yuqi Shi (CHN,4)

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Post by jaydeep » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:40 pm

Saina also lost in three games against Yu Sun ... After losing the first game Saina made a strong comeback for winning the second comfortably ... In the third, Saina was up 12-9 and 15-13 but after that, she lost 7 points in a row and Sun converted a 3rd match point.

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[QF] Saina Nehwal (IND,16) l (6) Yu Sun (CHN,6) 17-21 21-10 17-21

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by prashanthm » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:57 pm

Sindhu was also leading in the decider and combusted from 15-15.. :-(

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:15 am

Srikanth crushes Shi Yuqi 21-10, 21-14 to reach a third successive SS final.

Only the 5th men's singles player to make it to 3 consecutive SS finals. Very impressive.


Had a bad fall right at the end, I hope he is ok.

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Post by rajitghosh » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:43 am

Since Saina bust onto the scene in 2006 the women have been dominating. Is the tide now turning? While the men had plenty of wins at the Garnd Prix gold level, such sustained performances in Super Series events was always missing barring the odd title Srikanth had won in the past.

Rather the depth in the women's section is now becoming a question mark whereas on the men's side there are 5-6 exciting prospects.

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Post by sameerph » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:48 am

I watched Srikanth's match and he was simply superb today. He made the world #4 and China's biggest future hope look like a novice. I have never seen him play so well before.

Final will be a big test for him though.

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries)

[SF] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) d. (4) Yuqi Shi (CHN,4) 21-10 21-14

Next,

[F] Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) vs. Chen Long (CHN,6)

Sri is 0-6 against Chen Long so far in his career. Hope he can turn it around this time.

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:04 am

Srikanth seems to be in the form of his life. If he beats Chen Long, he will have proved he is close to being the best player in the world at the moment.

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:57 pm

Srikanth might well be the best attacking player at the moment but he is going to run into the best defensive one in a sport (badminton MS) which is dominated by those.

It will be a major step in his evolution if he can beat CL.

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Post by arjun2761 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Great run by Srikanth. He may well be the defacto best player in the world right now - a title here would be a good confirmation.

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by srini » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:16 am

Reaching 3rd consecutive Super series final is not a common feat achieved due to the fatigue factor and due to the short time gap between super series tournaments in BWF calendar.Players get just 2 day off after finishing their Sunday finals to start their campaign for next tournament on Wednesday. Indonesian coach Mulyo Handoyo's arrival on Indian badminton scene seems to be already fetching good ROI.Good to see Gopichand working with other coaches without the usual ego issues that other indian coaches seem to have with foreign coaches in all other sports. Getting exposed to different training methods/routines definitely helps players in a BIG way.

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by sameerph » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:56 am

From 17-19 down, Srikanth wins the first game 22-20. :D

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by ankit1407 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:21 am

Amazing performance 22-20, 21-16... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by sameerph » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:22 am

Taking out the Olympic champion
Back to back super series titles. :bounce: :bounce:

At $750K Australian Open 2017, Sydney (Superseries


Men's Singles Final
Kidambi Srikanth (IND,11) bt Chen Long (CHN,6) 22-20 21-16

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Re: Singapore Open / Indonesia Open/ Australian Open Super Series 2017

Post by suresh » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:40 am

Congratulations to Srikanth. Yes he is the hottest player on the men's circuit.

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