Saturday, June 20, 2009

Time for Revenge

Jakarta - Korean Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung can take revenge on China's Zheng Bo and Ma Jin. The world number one pair subjugated Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 21-13, 21-13 in just 36 minutes.

When Lee/Lee reached 17 in the second set, Lee Yong-dae accidentally hit Lee Hyo-jung's face with his racket. Lee Hyo-jung asked for time out. Fortunately, she could continue and maintained the lead. She and Lee Yong-dae won 21-13.

Zheng/Ma, who had beaten Lee/Lee in Singapore Open semi-final last week, won over another Danish players, Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter Juhl in rubber sets, 18-21, 21-17, and 21-11.

In the men's doubles, Lee Yong-dae and Jung Jae-sung can avenge China's Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng. The Chinese pair, who had beaten Lee and Jung in Sudirman Cup 2009 final, made nightmare to third-seeded Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong with a 18-21, 21-11, 21-15 win.

Meanwhile, Lee Yong-dae/Jung Jae-sung sent out local favorites, Markis Kido/Hendra Setiawan in an easy match. They crushed the top seeds 21-19 and 21-17 in 39 minutes.

Tomorrow (6/21) fixtures:
5-Zheng Bo/Ma Jin (CHN) vs. 2-Lee Yong-dae/Lee Hyo-jung (KOR)
3-Wang Lin (CHn) vs. 6-Saina Nehwal (IND)
1-Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui (MAS) vs. 2-Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei (CHN)
1-Lee Chong Wei (MAS) vs. 5-Taufik Hidayat (INA)
6-Lee Yong-dae/Jung Jae-sung (KOR) vs. 5-Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng (CHN)

Other results:

Women's singles
3-Wang Lin (CHN) def. 8-Xie Xingfang (CHN) 21-19, 21-13
6-Saina Nehwal (IND) def. 7-Lu Lan (CHN) 25-23, 21-19

Women's doubles
1-Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui (MAS) def. Cheng Wen Hsing/Chien Yu Chin (TPE) 21-17, 21-17
2-Cheng Shu/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) def. 4-Ha Jung-eun/Kim Min-jung (KOR) 12-13, 21-12

Men's singles
1-Lee Chong Wei (MAS) def. 6-Chen Jin (CHN) 21-15, 22-20
5-Taufik Hidayat (INA) def. 4-Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) 21-17, 21-14

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