Lee Moves to Second All England Final

The unlikely upset against Lee Chong Wei had to be done for Gade to reach the final but it was another unlikely man who reached the All England Final. However, the day has been a successful one for Danish Badminton.

Mens Singles:

The dream that was Peter Gade’s 2nd All England title ended today as top seed Lee Chong Wei continued his excellent run in the Super Series with his third final of the year and ending Peter Gade’s fabulous run at the semi final stage, the Malaysian winning 21-17, 21-14 in 47 minutes.

In the other semi final, world #20 Kenichi Tago played 6th seeded Bao Chunlai, who defeated Lin Dan in the quarterfinals. The first game was dominated by the Chinese 6th seed, winning 21-18, however the second game was a much tighter affair but Bao Chunlai had a chance at 20-19 to book his place in the final, only for the unseeded Japanese player to win the next three points to take it into a third game. Tago was clearly motivated by his second game victory and dominated the deciding game and won the match on his third match point, winning the 3rd game 21-18 to book his place in the All England Final.

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Women’s Singles:

Tine Rasmussen done what Peter Gade could not and reached the final, her third final in succession with a 21-19, 21-17 victory over the 7th seeded Saina Nehwal in her semi final match, The 2010 final will be a rematch of the 2009 final, with top seed Wang Yihan defeating her Chinese compatriot Wang Xin in the second semi final, the 2009 winner coming through 21-17, 26-24.

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Mens Doubles:

The Danish success continued in the men’s doubles, with an All-Danish final. 4th seeded Boe and Mogensen booked their place first with a win over Guo and Xu, the 7th seeds from China, winning the match 21-16, 21-16. Unseeded Paaske and Rasmussen continued their love affair with the NIA, the location of their world championship victory in 2003. They defeated the 3rd seeds Kido and Setiawan in three superb games to book their place in tomorrow’s final, winning 14-21, 21-13, 23-21.

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Women’s Doubles:

An all-Chinese final was assured in the women’s doubles, but it is an unlikely final with the 3rd seeded Zhao and Cheng defeating last weeks German Open winners and 2nd seeded Ma and Wang in the semi final, winning 21-17, 21-18 in 49 minutes. The other semi final pitted the top seeds Du and Yu against Pan and Tian, with the first game being won narrowly by the top seeds 24-22, with Pan and Tian having the opportunity to win the game at 21-20 after saving 4 games points previously. The second game was too much for the unseeded pair and the top seeds progressed 24-22, 21-10.

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Mixed Doubles:

There was unseeded success for a Chinese pair in the mixed doubles, with Zhao Yunlei reaching her second All England Final after winning her women’s doubles semi final against Ma and Wang, she partnered up with Zhang Nan to defeated the 4th seeds and fellow countrymen He Hanbin and Yu Yang to reach the final, winning 21-14, 23-21. They will meet the 2nd seeded Widianto and Natsir in the final, as they defeated 3rd seeds Lee and Lee in the other semi final 21-16, 18-21, 21-8 to book their place in the final.

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Day 4 Results

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15 Responses to Yonex All England Super Series 2010: The Dream Ends For Gade

  1. What’s the deal with those one-sleeved Yonex shirts that Gade and Wei were wearing?

  2. Emmet Gibney says:

    I think it’s supposed to have easier mobility for your racket arm. Look a little silly if you ask me, but Allen Iverson gets away with it, why not Gade and Lee Chong Wei ;)

  3. Eddie Smith says:

    I would have gotten one of Peter Gade’s top and gave you a full description as my friend who is linejudging asked for one, but Peter declined. :(

    Lee Chong Wei was far too strong for Gade today, delighted to see Kenichi Tago through a Super Series final also!

  4. Emmet Gibney says:

    Ya, it is nice to see someone not from China, Denmark, Malaysia, Korea or Indonesia make it far. Bao seemed like he was on such a roll, Tago must really be playing well.

  5. Eddie Smith says:

    Tago just seemed to run every shot down, Bao Chunlai started making really fundamental errors towards the end, wonder if Tago’s success is anything to do with him using the new Yonex ArcSaber Z-Slash racket. He’s generating a lot of power and looks twice the player I watched at the Scottish Open in 2008.

  6. zubeth says:

    one-sleeved Yonex shirts are created for world top 5 players only

  7. gplim says:

    All worldclass players r unbeatable when they hit 100% top form. Look at the way Prakash or Hafiz Hashim who won when they were at 100% top form. Both could only won just once. Not surprise if Tago wins this yr’s All England.

  8. Chun Kit says:

    Bao Chunlai does not lose his match to Tago on the skill but the stamina…

  9. faisal admar says:

    i think lcw will win this competition. i like the shirt tho :)

  10. Emmet Gibney says:

    If Lee Chong Wei doesn’t win it’s a BIG CHOKE on his part. The only guy who should beat LCW is Lin Dan, nobody else is as strong.

  11. Thim Chen says:

    History will repeat itself when a Japanese (Masao Akiyama) lost to a Malaysian ( of Chinese desent) Tan Aik Huang in 1966. It is about time a Malaysian Chinese rules the All Englang arena again.

  12. Thim Chen says:

    Interested to hear 2 more predictions. If Lee Chong Wei wins tonight as what Tan Aik Huang did in the All England mens singles in 1966,my prediction No 1 : Lee Chong will win the 2010 Commonwealth Games Men’s Singles Badminton gold medal as what Tan Aik Huang did in the men’s sigles in the 1966 Kingston Commonwealth Games. Prediction number 2: England soccer team will win the 2010 World Cup (remember 1966). So all you Englishmen out there please support Lee Chong Wei today and the cycle of events will follow.

  13. a says:

    i will support lee chong wei

  14. Fifthtouch says:

    Do not look down on Kenichi Tago. He maybe the finest japanese player in the making. But yeah, I agree that only Lin Dan can defeat Lee Chong Wei..

  15. faisal admar says:

    tago is well trained by legend park joo bong (can’t remember the spelling).

    if lcw couldn’t win straight, rubber game sure belong to tago. he is only 20 and very energetic :)

    congrats lcw!

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