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Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by sameerph » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:46 am

So, after a brief break after world championships, most of our players are back this week for these 2 super series tournaments.

Kashyap and Satwik-Ashwini qualified for main draw with 2 wins today.

At Victor Korea Open Superseries

[Q1] PARUPALLI Kashyap (IND,46) d. LIN Yu Hsien (TPE,44) 21-19 21-9
[Q2] PARUPALLI Kashyap (IND,46) d. KAN Chao Yu (TPE,405) 21-19 21-18

[Q1] Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY / Ashwini PONNAPPA (IND,416) d. Peter KAESBAUER / Olga KONON (GER) 21-12 21-15
[Q2] Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY / Ashwini PONNAPPA (IND,416) d. Ronald RONALD / Annisa SAUFIKA (INA,104) 27-25 21-17

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by sameerph » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:58 am

Saina and Srikanth withdrew from main draw due to minor injuries.

At Victor Korea Open Super Series

Main draw -

[R1] (Q) PARUPALLI Kashyap (IND,46) vs. HSU Jen Hao (TPE,28)
[R1] Sameer VERMA (IND,26) vs. (8) Tanongsak SAENSOMBOONSUK (THA,13)
[R1] Sourabh VERMA (IND,32) vs. Kenta NISHIMOTO (JPN,60)
[R1] PRANNOY H. S. (IND,18) vs. (6) NG Ka Long Angus (HKG,9)
[R1] SAI PRANEETH B (IND,17) vs. HU Yun (HKG,29)

[R1] (5) PUSARLA V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs. CHEUNG Ngan Yi (HKG,17)

[R1] Manu ATTRI / REDDY B. Sumeeth (IND,33) vs. KIM DukYoung / CHUNG Eui Seok (KOR,39)
[R1] Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY / Chirag SHETTY (IND,38) vs. LEE Sheng Mu (TPE) / LIN Chia Yu (TPE,100)

[R1] Ashwini PONNAPPA / REDDY N. Sikki (IND,24) vs. Jing Yi TEE / Fie Cho SOONG (MAS,138)

[R1] Pranaav Jerry CHOPRA / REDDY N. Sikki (IND,20) vs. (4) Praveen JORDAN / Debby SUSANTO (INA,7)
[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY / Ashwini PONNAPPA (IND,416) vs. TANG Chun Man / TSE Ying Suet (HKG,14)

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:38 am

Kashyap and Sameer started with an upset win over higher ranked opponents ... Sameer scored an upset win over top-15 Saensomboonsuk in three games.

Disappointing loss of Sourabh against his Japanese opponents after winning the first game.

Satwik and Ashwini also lost in straight games against top-15 Hong Kong pair.

At $600K VICTOR Korea Open 2017, Seoul (Superseries)

[R1] (Q) Parupalli Kashyap (IND,46) bt Jen Hao Hsu (TPE,28) 21-13 21-16
[R1] Sameer Verma (IND,26) bt (8) Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA,13) 21-13 21-23 21-9
[R1] Sourabh Verma (IND,32) l Kenta Nishimoto (JPN,60) 21-18 13-21 19-21

[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l Chun Man Tang (HKG)/ Ying Suet Tse (HKG) 18-21 19-21

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm

Kashyap having tough second round against WR #1 and local favorite Wan Ho Son and Sameer will be facing WR #14 Wing Ki Vincent Wong.

Sindhu scored a comfortable win over her top-20 opponent ... Next, she is facing Thai girl, Nitchaon Jindapol.

Sai scored dominating win against Yun Hu and next facing WR #12 Tzu Wei Wang.

Disappointing loss of Sourabh against his Japanese opponents after winning the first game ... Prannoy also lost in three games against top-10 Ka Long Angus Ng.

In MXD, Pranaav and Sikki lost after winning the first game against 4th seed Indonesian pair.

At $600K VICTOR Korea Open 2017, Seoul (Superseries)

[R1] Prannoy H. S. (IND,18) l (6) Ka Long Angus Ng (HKG,9) 17-21 23-21 14-21
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) bt Yun Hu (HKG,29) 21-15 21-10

[R1] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) bt Ngan Yi Cheung (HKG,17) 21-13 21-8

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) l DukYoung Kim (KOR)/ Eui Seok Chung (KOR) 11-21 10-21
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt Sheng Mu Lee (TPE)/ Chia Yu Lin (TPE) 21-9 22-24 21-12

[R1] N. Sikki Reddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l Jing Yi Tee (MAS)/ Fie Cho Soong (MAS) 21-19 13-21 17-21

[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (ND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l (4) Praveen Jordan (INA)/ Debby Susanto (INA) 21-13 19-21 15-21

[R2] (Q) Parupalli Kashyap (IND,46) vs (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1)
[R2] Sameer Verma (IND,26) vs Wing Ki Vincent Wong (HKG,14)
[R2] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) vs (7) Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,12)

[R2] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs Nitchaon Jindapol (THA,16)

[R2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs (7) Jhe-Huei Lee (TPE)/ Yang Lee (TPE)

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by indiansportsfan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:04 pm

The doubles coach not producing the desired results yet, but maybe its a bit early for that.

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:15 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:40 pm
Sameer will be facing WR #14 Wing Ki Vincent Wong.
Good luck, Sameer!

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by sameerph » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:29 am

Thank you, Prasen. ;)

Anyway, Sameer indeed had second consecutive win against a top 15 player today. Sindhu too moved ahead and Kashyap put up a very good fight against the world #1.

[R2] (Q) Parupalli Kashyap (IND,46) l. (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1) 16-21 21-16 16-21

[R2] Sameer Verma (IND,26) d. Wing Ki Vincent Wong (HKG,14) 21-19 21-13

[R2] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) d. Nitchaon Jindapol (THA,16) 22-20 21-17

Sai Praneeth's match to come later as well mens doubles match.

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am

Impressive upset win by young Satwik and Chirag against WR #9 Taipei pair in three games ... Next, they r facing WR #4 Japanese pair.

Sai lost in two games against Wang, Sai missed couple of game points in the second game ... Sameer is facing WR #1 Wan Ho Son and Sindhu is facing Japanese girl, Minatsu Mitani.

[R2] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) l (7) Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,12) 13-21 24-26
[R2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt (7) Jhe-Huei Lee (TPE)/ Yang Lee (TPE) 23-21 16-21 21-8

[QF] Sameer Verma (IND,26) vs (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,1)

[QF] (5) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs Minatsu Mitani (JPN,19)

[QF] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs (3) Takeshi Kamura (JPN)/ Keigo Sonoda (JPN)

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by rajitghosh » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 am

Where is Ajay Jayaram? He was runner up in this tournament a couple of years ago.

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:01 am

rajitghosh wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 am
Where is Ajay Jayaram? He was runner up in this tournament a couple of years ago.
He is injured and recovering.
Ajay twitter entry from 2nd September

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by prasen9 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:24 am

jaydeep wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:01 am
rajitghosh wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 am
Where is Ajay Jayaram? He was runner up in this tournament a couple of years ago.
He is injured and recovering.
So the answer to Rajit's question must be "at home".

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:31 pm

Very true, Prasenjit ... I forgot to give ... :D

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by sameerph » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am
Impressive upset win by young Satwik and Chirag against WR #9 Taipei pair in three games.
Excellent win indeed. Satwik and Chirag are the first pair to reach a super series QF after 5 years.

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by jaydeep » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:53 pm

sameerph wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Excellent win indeed. Satwik and Chirag are the first pair to reach a super series QF after 5 years.
Thanks Sammer for sharing this interesting titbit.

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Re: Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

Post by sameerph » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:14 pm

Just to clarify they are the first mens doubles pair to reach a Super Sseries QF since 2012. In womens doubles, Ashwini and Jwala have done better.

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