Korea Open / Japan Open Super Series, September 2017

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

Post by Varma » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:24 pm

Prasen, while the 3rd game score looks much more similar to that of World Championship finals, it was a lot more physical yesterday. Sindhu won it with pure grit since she was clearly struggling to catch breath while Okuhara was totally ready for the next point. I don't know if Sindhu's exhaustion was just one-off thing yesterday. But, if she were a little more fresher Okuhara wouldn't have scored more than 12 points in the decider. It takes a champion to eek out a win from such a physical situation. Sindhu had proved it beyond doubt that she is one!

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

Post by prasen9 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:47 am

Varma, thanks for the update. At the WC, both were gone. So, I was surprised. So, indeed Sindhu needs to work on her conditioning more.

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

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:16 am

Sindhu played 66 minutes in the semis vs 38 for Nozomi, so I wouldn't be as certain about the relative conditioning.

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

Post by jaydeep » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 am

Young Satwik with Ashwin qualified for the main-draw with two comfortable wins over local pairs ... In the doubles qualifying, Satwik-Chirag started with comeback win over local pair ... Later in the day, they defeated another local pair and qualify for the main-draw.

Kashyap started with a comfortable win over his higher ranked Danish opponent, but disappointing loss against lower ranked local player in the final qualifying round.

At $325K YONEX Japan Open 2017, Tokyo, Japan (Superseries)

[Q1] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,45) bt Emil Holst (DEN,37) 21-15 21-14
[Q1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt Hirokatsu Hashimoto (JPN)/ Hiroyuki Saeki (JPN) 14-21 22-20 21-18
[Q1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Hiroki Midorikawa (JPN)/ Natsu Saito (JPN) 21-13 21-15

[Q2] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,45) l Yu Igarashi (JPN,74) 11-21 21-18 14-21
[Q2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) bt Keiichiro Matsui (JPN)/ Yoshinori Takeuchi (JPN) 21-18 21-12
[Q2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Hiroki Okamura (JPN)/ Naru Shinoya (JPN) 21-18 21-9

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

Post by jaydeep » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:21 am

Big Indian contingent is participating in Japan open ... Saina and Srikanth r back on the court ... Tough matches for Sourabh, Prannoy and Srikanth.

At $325K YONEX Japan Open 2017, Tokyo, Japan (Superseries)

[R1] Sourabh Verma (IND,33) vs (7) Lin Dan (CHN,3)
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) vs (Q) Dong Keun Lee (KOR,50)
[R1] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs Tian Houwei (CHN,10)
[R1] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) vs Anders Antonsen (DEN,15)
[R1] Sameer Verma (IND,26) vs (Q) Khosit Phetpradab (THA,32)

[R1] (4) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs Minatsu Mitani (JPN,19)
[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) vs Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA,25)

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) vs (8) Lee Jhe-Huei (TPE)/ Lee Yang (TPE)
[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs (3) Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (INA)/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA)
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Reddy N. Sikki (IND) vs (3) Ye Na Chang (KOR)/ So Hee Lee (KOR)

[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs Tinn Isriyanet (THA)/ Pacharapun Chochuwong (THA)
[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (ND)/ Reddy N. Sikki (IND) vs Tomoya Takashina (JPN)/ Rie Etoh (JPN)

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

Post by sameerph » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:35 am

What an effort by young Satwik playing 4 qualifying matches ( 2 in mens doubles and 2 in mixed doubles) in a day and winning all 4. Wish he gets some wins in main draw too.

Pranav and Sikki started with a win.

[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (ND)/ Reddy N. Sikki (IND) d. Tomoya Takashina (JPN)/ Rie Etoh (JPN) 21-19 17-21 21-15

Other first round matches to be played tomorrow.

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

Post by Sin Hombre » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:28 am

Good start today with Satwik/Ashwini winning and Srikanth beating his Chinese nemesis in Houwei.

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

Post by jaydeep » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:54 am

Yes, Satwik with Ashwin started with straight games win over Thai pair ... Next, they r facing top-10 Indonesian pair.

Srikanth scored really good win against similar ranked Chinese opponent, Tian Houwei, in thre games ... Next, he is facing Hong Kong player, Yun Hu.

Sourabh started dominantly against Lin Dan and won the first game comfortably but afterwards Lin Dan recovered and won next two games without much trouble.

At $325K YONEX Japan Open 2017, Tokyo, Japan (Superseries)

[R1] Sourabh Verma (IND,33) l (7) Lin Dan (CHN,3) 21-11 15-21 13-21
[R1] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) bt Tian Houwei (CHN,10) 21-15 12-21 21-11

[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Tinn Isriyanet (THA)/ Pacharapun Chochuwong (THA) 21-17 21-13

[R2] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs Yun Hu (HKG,28)

[R2] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs (4) Praveen Jordan (INA)/ Debby Susanto (INA)
[R2] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (ND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) vs Yuki Kaneko (JPN)/ Koharu Yonemoto (JPN)

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

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:41 am

Prannoy with a nice win over higher ranked Antensen but Sai Praneeth lost in 3 games against much lower ranked Korean. Manu-Sumit lost too.

[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) l. (Q) Dong Keun Lee (KOR,50) 23-21 17-21 14-21

[R1] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) d. Anders Antonsen (DEN,15) 21-12 21-14

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) l. (8) Lee Jhe-Huei (TPE)/ Lee Yang (TPE) 18-21 15-21

So, we are 3-3 for the day with 5 more matches still to come.

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

Post by jaydeep » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:19 am

Sameer and Saina r in the second round with comfortable wins ... But our all doubles pairs lost against seeded pairs but in that Satwik and Chirag gave fighting performance.

Next match is between to former WR #1 as Saina is facing Carolina Marin.

[R1] Sameer Verma (IND,25) bt (Q) Khosit Phetpradab (THA,32) 21-12 21-19

[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) bt Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA,25) 21-17 21-9

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) l (8) Lee Jhe-Huei (TPE)/ Lee Yang (TPE) 18-21 15-21
[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) l (3) Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (INA)/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (INA) 23-25 15-21
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l (3) Ye Na Chang (KOR)/ So Hee Lee (KOR) 17-21 12-21

[R2] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) vs Jen Hao Hsu (TPE,27)
[R2] Sameer Verma (IND,25) vs (2) Yuqi Shi (CHN,4)

[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) vs (5) Carolina Marin (ESP,5)

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

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:06 pm

Sindhu comes thru after losing the first game.

[R1] (4) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) d. Minatsu Mitani (JPN,19) 12-21 21-15 21-17

So, that brings Sindhu-Okuhara part III tomorrow.

[R2] (4) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,4) vs Nozomi Okuhara (JPN,9)

So, overall decent day for us with 6 out of 11 wins. The only real disappointment was Sai Praneeth losing to a much lower ranked Korean after winning the first set. The other 4 losses were against seeds and were expected. Good fight by Satwik and Chirag there against a pair which has won 3 super series titles this year. They are getting there slowly at this level.

We have 3 in mens singles, 2 in womens singles, 2 in mixed doubles left in last 16.

The most difficult ones appear in womens singles - Saina against Olympic champion Marin and Sindhu against world champion Okuhara.

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

Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Badminton has an asinine seeding policy. At least the top 16 should be seeded.

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

Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:22 pm

sameerph wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:06 pm
The most difficult ones appear in womens singles - Saina against Olympic champion Marin and Sindhu against world champion Okuhara.
So, Sameer thinks Yuqi is not that difficult :-) #selfconfidence

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

Post by Atithee » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Maybe he's confusing Yuqi with Yuki. :D

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

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Haha. Everyone is difficult here but current and world champions are higher in terms of difficulty. :D

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