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YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« on: September 05, 2015, 04:31:10 AM »
Yonex Open Japan

Dates:   9/8/2015 to 9/13/2015
Week:   37
Category: Superseries
City:    Tokyo
Country:   JPN
Prize money:   USD 275,000
Entry deadline:   7/28/2015
Website:   http://www.yonexopenjp.com
Tournament link:   Yonex Open Japan
Updated date:   8/18/2015
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 04:34:40 AM »
A fired-up Lee Chong Wei is ready to break into the top 10.

Chong Wei, who is currently ranked 28th in the world ranking, will be taking part in his first Superseries tournament this year at the Japan Open in Tokyo. He will open his campaign against Scotland’s Alistair Casey in the first round of the qualifying tournament on Tuesday.

This is also the time the Malaysian will be playing in the qualifiers since the Superseries’ inception in 2007.

The Japan Open is the seventh stop of the 12-leg Superseries Tour.

Chong Wei missed the first six as he was serving an eight-month suspension for a doping violation at the World Championships in Copenhagen last year.

During his absence his ranking dropped from No. 1 to No. 180 but he managed to move up to the current spot after competing in five international tournaments since May.

Besides Japan, he will also compete at the Korean Open (Sept 8-13), Denmark Open (Oct 13-18). French Open (Oct 20-25), China Open (Nov 10-15) and Hong Kong Open (Nov 24-29).

Chong Wei said he is ready to make his presence felt in the Superseries again.

“I have put the disappointment of the World Championships behind me,” said Chong Wei, who lost to Chen Long of China in the Jakarta final to end up with a third World Championships silver medal.

“It was not easy to come back after eight months. It was mentally draining and I felt a heavy burden on my shoulder. Despite that, I made it to the final again ... so, that’s good.

“I will now focus on qualifying for my last Olympics in Rio next year. I hope to get back into the top 10 by doing well in the next six Superseries.

“And who knows, if I am consistent in this second half of the Tour, I may even sneak into the World Superseries Finals (in Dubai from Dec 9-13),” he added.

Only the top eight players after the 12 legs will make the trip to Dubai.
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 03:35:12 AM »
The easy part is over. Now comes the hard part.

Former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei breezed his way into the main draw of the Japan Open after brushing aside his two opponents in the qualifying round in Tokyo.

The 33-year-old Chong Wei, competing in the qualifiers of a Superseries event for the first time in his career, needed just 23 minutes to beat Scotland’s Alistair Casey 21-3, 21-3 before returning to court a few hours later to sweep aside South Korean youngster Heo Kwang-hee 21-10, 21-12 in just 28 minutes.

World No. 28 Chong Wei, who reached the World Championships final in Jakarta last month, will face Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana in the first round.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost was pleased with the way Chong Wei has bounced back from his Jakarta setback – losing to China’s Chen Long in the final.

“He is in good spirits ... he is feeling fine after the world meet,” said Frost.

“He played two good and solid matches today and he didn’t waste any energy against his opponents.”

Malaysia are also banking on two men’s pairs and two mixed pairs to make an impact.

Top men’s pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong should have no problem getting past qualifiers Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata of Japan to set up a second-round clash against either No. 8 seeds Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin of Taiwan or Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

Independent duo Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah have a trickier first-round challenge as they’ll be up against South Korea’s Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

In mixed doubles, world No. 17 Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying take on China’s Wang Yilv-Luo Yu in the first round while Tan Aik Quan-Lai Pei Jing are up against third seeds Tontowi Ahmad-Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia.

RESULTS (Malaysian only)

Qualifying first round

Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei bt Alistair Casey (Sco) 21-3, 21-3.

Men’s doubles: Kazuya Itani-Tomoya Takashina (Jpn) bt Lee Yan Sheng-Lin Woon Fui 20-8, rtd.

Qualifying second round

Men’s singles: Lee Chong Wei bt Heo Kwang-hee (Kor) 21-10, 21-12.
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 08:08:29 AM »
Shuttler Lee Chong Wei had to huff and puff his way into the second round of the Japan Open.

The former world No. 1, who went through two rounds of qualifying for the first time in a Superseries event, needed to use every trick in his book to pull off a 10-21, 21-15, 21-16 win over Thailand’s Boonsak Ponsana in the first round in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Up next for the world No. 28 Malaysian, a finalist at the World Championships last month, is five-time world champion and old foe Lin Dan.

The 31-year-old Lin Dan also struggled in the first round, needing 93 minutes to subdue world No. 10 Son Wan-ho of South Korea 17-21, 25-23, 21-17.

The odds are against Chong Wei as the Penangite has not beaten Lin Dan since the Korean Open in 2012.

The pair last met at the Asian Games in Incheon last year, with world No. 5 Lin Dan coming away with a 22-20, 12-21, 21-9 win.

“Chong Wei did not have one of his best days on court today, but it was very good that he pulled through,” said Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost.

“But the match tomorrow will be pretty balanced and interesting ... I know Chong Wei will be ready for it.

“My advice to him though, is to play with no fear and enjoy the challenge against Lin Dan.”

Two-time world champion Chen Long, who is also in Chong Wei’s half of the draw, enjoyed an easy start by thrashing England’s Rajiv Ouseph 21-10, 21-14.

Home favourite and world No. 3 Kento Momota also progressed by beating Hong Kong’s Wei Nan 21-17, 21-17 to set up a second-round clash with Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto.

In men’s doubles, top Malaysian pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong struggled to get past Japanese qualifiers Hiroyuki Saeki-Ryota Taohata 19-21, 21-19, 21-16.

The world No. 13 will meet Denmark’s Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen for a place in the quarter-finals. The Danes beat eighth seeds Lee Sheng-mu-Tsai Chia-hsin of Taiwan 21-14, 22-20 in the first round.

“Our opponents played well in the first game and we were rusty and made some mistakes. Every opponent will only be stronger from here on and we will need to work harder,” said V Shem.

Independent pair Hoon Thien How-Lim Khim Wah bit the dust after losing 23-21, 19-21, 11-21 to South Korea’s Kim Gi-jung-Kim Sa-rang.

Mixed pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying also got off to a fine start by beating China’s Wang Yilv-Luo Yu 21-16, 21-18 in the first round.
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 03:38:37 PM »
Later this evening Lin Dan Vs LCW  :clap:
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 04:49:04 PM »
Later this evening Lin Dan Vs LCW  :clap:

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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 04:58:31 PM »
Later this evening Lin Dan Vs LCW  :clap:

battle of 2 oldies from the past

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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 01:23:17 AM »
Later this evening Lin Dan Vs LCW  :clap:

LCW = Lee Cannot Win
Can someone to give me a Loan and then leave me Alone?

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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 07:17:36 AM »
Defending champion Lee Chong Wei ran out steam against his bogeyman Lin Dan in the second round of the Japan Open in Tokyo.

Chong Wei went down 17-21, 10-21 in 46 minutes for his second blow in a month, having been sent packing by China’s Chen Long in the final of the World Championships in Jakarta.

Against Lin Dan, former world No. 1 Chong Wei got off to a good start – taking an 11-7 lead against the five-time world champion.

But Lin Dan, as usual, refused to give up and made a remarkable comeback to take the opener.

A demoralised Chong Wei tried to change the tempo in the second game but to no avail as a fired-up Lin Dan won for the 25th time in their 34 meetings.

Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost attributed Chong Wei’s defeat to his poor net play – especially in the second game.

“Lin Dan played a very good match and raised his game,” said Frost.

“Chong Wei still lacks match practice and match fitness. He could not get his net play going today.”

The Japan Open is only Chong Wei’s sixth tournament for the year since his eight-month doping suspension ended.

Frost, however, is optimistic.

“There are about eight months before the Olympic Games in Rio. There are many more tournaments ahead for Chong Wei ... he will only get better,” said Frost.

Top doubles shuttlers Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong made up for Chong Wei’s failure by checking into their first quarter-finals in a Superseries this year.

The duo came back from a first game defeat to beat Kim Astrup-Anders Skaarup Rasmussen of Denmark 15-21, 22-20, 21-16 in 63 minutes.

They will take on Indonesia’s Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi for a place in the semi-finals.

“It was a close second game ... they were lucky to win it. It was good to see them finally playing in their first quarter-finals tomorrow.”

Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying’s mixed doubles challenge ended when they went down fighting 15-21, 18-21 to top seeds Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei of China in the second round.
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2015, 07:19:11 AM »
No matter how strong is LCW, he still MUST LOSE to Lin Dan and Chen Long  :sweat:
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2015, 07:20:23 AM »
Sorry I just realized your comment  :handshake:

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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2015, 10:19:52 AM »
No matter how strong is LCW, he still MUST LOSE to Lin Dan and Chen Long  :sweat:

its over for him
he cant win major tournaments anymore
he shud retire and make babies

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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 01:15:54 AM »
Malaysia’s top men doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong have to make an honest assessment of where they stand in world badminton.

Three defeats in four months to Indonesia’s second ranked pair is not a statistic that augurs well for their aspirations to qualify and win a medal at next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

V Shem-Wee Kiong went down 16-21, 13-21 to Angga Pratama-Ricky Karanda Suwardi of Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo on Friday in just 29 minutes.

The duo, ranked 13th in the world, also lost to the same pair in the men’s team event at the Singapore SEA Games in June and in the second round of the Taiwan Open in July.

The world No. 11 Angga-Ricky are currently Indonesia’s second ranked pair behind two-time world champions and world No. 2 Mohd Ahsan-Hendra Setiawan.

The duo’s loss marked the end of Malaysia’s challenge in the Japan Open. On Thursday, Malaysia’s top singles player Lee Chong Wei and top mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying crashed out in the second round.

V Shem admitted that they were blown away by the Indonesians’ solid display at the front of the court.

“They have grown to be a strong pair. And it did not help that we played poorly. Wee Kiong and I could not get our game going today,” lamented V Shem.

“We will find a way to end our losing streak against them,” added V Shem, who will head to the Korean Open in Seoul next week.

Morten Frost, BAM’s technical director, said that the consolation was that V Shem-Wee Kiong made it to their first quarter-finals in a Superseries event this year.

“We just have to accept that the Indonesians played much better. Pratama played a key role in the Indonesians’ victory. He was controlling the game with so much confidence,” said Frost.

“Our boys did well to reach the quarter for the first time but there is more work ahead for them,” said Frost.

In the last six legs of the Superseries, V Shem and Wee Kiong did not go beyond the early rounds, losing in the second round of the All-England and Indonesian Open and crashing out in the first round of the Malaysian Open, Singapore Open and Australian Open.
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Re: YONEX OPEN JAPAN 2015
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2015, 04:00:00 AM »
It looks like Morten Frost can’t handle Lee Chong Wei all by himself.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have made a surprise – and unprecedented – move by sending national coach Tey Seu Bock to join up with Chong Wei at the Korean Open, which starts in Seoul on Tuesday.

Seu Bock will leave for Seoul on Sunday.

Chong Wei was accompanied by BAM technical director Frost at the ongoing Japan Open in Tokyo, but the Malaysian lost in straight games to China’s Lin Dan in the second round on Thursday.

Being the only men’s singles player in Japan, Chong Wei found it hard to find sparring partners to prepare for his matches in Japan.

He was also without his coach Hendrawan, who did not have a visa to travel to Japan.

The drastic move has raised speculations that things are not all that rosy between Frost and Chong Wei, but BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai rubbished such talks.

He said that Seu Bock is being sent to support Frost in taking care of the players, including top men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong and top mixed doubles combination Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying.

“It was a decision we made after seeing how Chong Wei lost to Lin Dan at the Japan Open. We felt that Seu Bock’s presence will help Chong Wei prepare better and Morten has agreed to this arrangement,” said Chin Chai.

“The sparring and warm-up sessions before a match are important for Chong Wei. We believe that Seu Bock can help him in these aspects.

“We couldn’t send Hendrawan because we could not get a visa at a short notice. Seu Bock has trained Chong Wei before and knows him well.”

Frost, when contacted yesterday, said: “We need someone here to be able to warm up and exercise with him. That’s all. It’s a mutual agreement.

“I’m close to 60 years old and am not able to do that. We agreed that it was best to bring in Seu Bock.

“During the Japan Open, Chong Wei was sparring with other players ... he even sparred with Marc Zwiebler (of Germany).”

Chin Chai also revealed that they are proposing for Frost to be monitored by the coaching and training committee (CNT) to ensure accountability.

Since taking over in March, Frost, who was hired by the Youth and Sports Ministry, has been reporting to the BAM executive committee.

“Frost reports to the exco directly. We are proposing to the exco for the CNT to monitor him instead,” said Chin Chai.

“We have re-instated the CNT, the tournament and the development committees into BAM’s structure. The CNT chairman will be (BAM deputy president) Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria.”

Meanwhile, five-time world champion Lin Dan showed that he’s back in business when he defeated Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia 21-17, 21-17 to set up an intriguing final against former world junior champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark on Sunday.
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