Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

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Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by rajuu » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:13 am

India’s favourite Saina Nehwal, sailed into second round after defeating Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong at the 2018 Malaysia Open Super 750 with 21-12, 21-16 in the 42-minute encounter of Women’s Singles.



Saina, who clinched gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, has been in good form and will face the second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the next round on Wednesday.



While in the Men’s Singles, Sameer Verma made an early exit in the opening round thrashed by Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia with 13-21, 5-21 in just 32 minutes.



In the Mixed Doubles category, the debutants Kuhoo Garg and Rohan Kapoor of India ended the campaign after losing to the World no. 8 pair He Jiting and Du Yue of China with 9-21, 10-21 in the match that lasted for half-an-hour.



“Everyone at the Malaysia Open are way senior to us. To play on the international circuit against such big players, I don’t consider it as rivalism but that would be a good learning experience,” said Kuhoo Garg.



Another Mixed Doubles duo, India’s top N. Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra will face Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China in their opening round.



After a month-long break, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, will resume their quest for glory to face Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark and Aya Ohori of Japan in their opening round. While another Men’s Singles player B Sai Praneeth will face Wang Tzu Wei of Taiwan, who has head-to-head record of 2-0.



It will be all-Indian match in the second round of Men’s Singles, if Praneeth and Srikanth get past their opponents in the first round.



The young pair in Men’s Doubles from India, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face the seventh seeds Takuto Inoue and Yuki Kaneko from Japan in their opening round.



The seven-day long tournament will have its finals on Sunday, July 1st.

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Re: Malaysia Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm

These were the first round results yesterday -

Men's singles: 4-Kidambi Srikanth bt Jan O Jorgensen (Den) 21-18, 21-9; Tzu Wei Wang (Tpe) bt Sai Praneeth 21-12, 21-7;
Men's doubles: 7-Takuto Inoue/Yuki Kaneko (Jpn) bt Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty 21-16, 21-15.
Women's singles: 3-Pusarla V Sindhu bt Aya Ohori (Jpn) 26-24, 21-15.
Mixed doubles: 4-Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (Chn) bt Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Sikki Reddy 21-16, 21-12.

And these were the results today-

[R2] (4) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,7) d. WANG Tzu Wei (TPE,15) 22-20 21-12
[R2] (3) Pusarla V Sindhu (IND,3) d. Ying Ying LEE (MAS,39) 21-8 21-14
[R2] Saina NEHWAL (IND,10) l. Akane YAMAGUCHI (JPN,2) 15-21 13-21

Next,

[QF] (4) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,7) vs. Brice LEVERDEZ (FRA,22)

[QF] (3) Pusarla V Sindhu (IND,3) vs. (6) Carolina MARIN (ESP,6)

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Re: Malaysia Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Sindhu scored a tight straight games win over former WR #1 Carolina Marin ... In the first game, Sindhu saved two game points from 18-20 down to win it ... In the second game, Sindhi took a lead in the middle of the game and kept that till the end of the match ... Next, she is having a lot tougher match against WR #1 Tzu Ying Tai ... Sindhu having poor win-loss record, 3-8, and she has lost last four matches against Tai.

Sri scored a comfortable win over Frenchman Leverdez ... Next, he is facing Japanese challenge of Kento Momota ... Sri having 3-5 win-loss record against him, but those all losses were before 2017.

At $700K Malaysia Open 2018, Kuala Lumpur (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750)

[QF] (4) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,7) bt Brice Leverdez (FRA,22) 21-18 21-14

[QF] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) bt (6) Carolina Marin (ESP,6) 22-20 21-19

[SF] (4) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,7) vs Kento Momota (JPN,11)

[SF] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) vs (1) Tzu Ying Tai (TPE,1)

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Re: Malaysia Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:18 pm

Good to see quality wins by Sri and Sindhu to move to SF.

Next matches for them are really tough though with 2 of the dominant players on tour this year. Momota has been 24-2 for the year while Tai has been 23-1 .

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Re: Malaysia Open 2018

Post by arjun2761 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:34 pm

Yes, tough matches for both but they are both quite capable of winning if they play their best...

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:18 pm

Prannoy scored three games win over legendary Lin Dan ... After winning the first game Prannoy lost the second easily, but in the third Prannoy took early control and opened 12-7 lead ... He kept that advantage and won this game comfortably ... In the second round, he is facing Tzu Wei Wang, who defeated Sai comfortably.

Sameer also started with three games win over Gemke ... After winning the first game easily Sameer lost the second cheaply ... In the third, Sameer took 6-1 lead and then he was leading 16-10 and 18-14 ... Gemke caught with him at 18-all, Gemke saved 2 match points from 20-18 but Sameer converted the 3rd match point for the win ... Next, he is facing WR #1 Danish player, Viktor Axelsen.

Saina started with a dominating win over local lower ranked opponent ... Next, she is having Chinese challenge of WR#5 Yufei Chen, in the beginning of 2018 Saina had a win over her.

In the doubles, Satwik and Chirag had a bad loss against lower ranked Japanese pair ... Meghana and Poorvisha also lost against lower ranked Indonesian opponents.

At $1.25M BLIBLI Indonesia Open 2018, Jakarta (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000)

[R1] Sameer Verma (IND,18) bt Rasmus Gemke (DEN,28) 21-9 12-21 22-20
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,20) l Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,15) 10-21 13-21
[R1] (8) Prannoy H. S. (IND,13) bt Lin Dan (CHN,8) 21-15 9-21 21-14

[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,10) bt Dinar Dyah Ayustine (INA,48) 21-12 21-12

[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) l Hiroyuki Endo (JPN)/ Yuta Watananbe (JPN) 8-21 15-21
[R1] Jakkampudi Meghana (IND)/ Poorvisha S Ram (IND) l Agatha Imanuela (INA)/ Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (INA) 11-21 18-21

[R2] Sameer Verma (IND,18) vs (1) Viktor Axelsen (DEN,1)
[R2] (8) Prannoy H. S. (IND,13) vs Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,15)

[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,10) vs (5) Yufei Chen (CHN,5)

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:19 pm

Surprisingly Sindhu needed three games to win over thai girl Chochuwong ... Next, she is facing Japanese girl, Aya Ohori.

Sri had a tough match against Kento Momota, with whom he lost easily in last week's Malaysian open ... Here, he started well after winning the first game, but after that he failed to keep momentum and Momota won next two games comfortably ... The top-25 Danish girl proved too strong to Vaishnavi.

In the doubles, Manu and Sumeeth gave a fighting performance against WR #2 Chinese pair ... They took the first game but Chinese pair fought back for winning next two.

At $1.25M BLIBLI Indonesia Open 2018, Jakarta (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000)

[R1] (4) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,7) l Kento Momota (JPN,11) 21-12 14-21 15-21

[R1] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) bt Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA,24) 21-15 19-21 21-13
[R1] Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka (IND,55) l Line Højmark Kjaersfeldt (DEN,25) 12-21 10-21

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) l (3) Cheng Liu (CHN)/ Nan Zhang (CHN) 21-15 15-21 17-21

[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l (4) Siwei Zheng (CHN)/ Yaqiong Huang (CHN) 12-21 14-21

[R2] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) vs Aya Ohori (JPN,16)

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:07 am

Prannoy defeated Tzu Wei Wang in three games ... After losing the first game Prannoy took control of the match and won next two games comfortably ... Next, he is facing Chinese top-5 player Yuqi Shi.
Sindhu scored a comfortable win over Aya Ohori ... Next, she is facing Chinese girl, Bingjiao He, they have shared 5-all win-loss record but Sindhu won in their last two meetings.

Saina lost in straight against Chinese girl Yufei Chen ... Sameer also lost in straight games against WR #1 Viktor Axelsen.

At $1.25M BLIBLI Indonesia Open 2018, Jakarta (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000)

[R2] Sameer Verma (IND,18) l (1) Viktor Axelsen (DEN,1) 15-21 14-21
[R2] (8) Prannoy H. S. (IND,13) bt Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,15) 21-23 21-15 21-13

[R2] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) bt Aya Ohori (JPN,16) 21-17 21-14
[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,10) l (5) Yufei Chen (CHN,5) 18-21 15-21

[QF] (8) Prannoy H. S. (IND,14) vs (3) Yuqi Shi (CHN,3)

[QF] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) vs (8) Bingjiao He (CHN,7)

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Our both players lost their respective matches to Chinese opponents ... Prannoy gave a decent fight to WR#3 Yuqi Shi ... Other hand Sindhu failed to repeat result of last two matches against Bingjiao He and lost easily.

At $1.25M BLIBLI Indonesia Open 2018, Jakarta (HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000)

[QF] (8) Prannoy H. S. (IND,14) l (3) Yuqi Shi (CHN,3) 17-21 18-21

[QF] (3) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,3) l (8) Bingjiao He (CHN,7) 14-21 15-21

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by prasen9 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:37 pm

He defeated her :-(

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by rajitghosh » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:33 am

Indian badminton has regressed in 2018. Maybe time to get in some fresh thinking.

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:34 pm

I think Mulyo Handyo's exit towards end of the last year has proved to be critical. We need a good coach to support Gopi.

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by Sin Hombre » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:04 am

Another poor performance in the slightly lower level Thailand Open by our shuttlers with only PV Sindhu reaching the finals and losing to Nozomi Okuhara.

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Re: Malaysia Open / Indonesia Open 2018

Post by rajitghosh » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:24 am

Sindhu has made it a habit to lose finals. Saina had a much better record in finals. Maybe it is a case of mental strength. Sindhu doesn't have a whole lot of Wangs and Lis to deal with. There is only Tai and Carolina who were there earlier also and a few Japanese.

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