Heading into the quarter-finals the Chinese team has secured all but one of the remaining eight places, and Malaysia’s Wong Mew Choo has managed to spoil the party by defeating the top seed Wang Yihan 21-18, 21-17. Perhaps equally surprising was the defeat of Denmark’s second seeded Tine Rasmussen at the hands of China’s Wang Xin 13-21, 21-12, 21-19 on the other side of the draw.
The men’s singles was far less dramatic with no seeded players falling, however Carl Baxter pushed Simon Santoso to the limit but failed to win the match. Santoso won in three games 14-21, 21-12, 21-18 to set up his quarter-final against Lin Dan. Lin Dan had another relatively smooth match, defeating yet another one of his teammates Chen Long 21-12, 21-15. The quarter-finals however should prove to be very exciting as there are a number of tough match ups. Of particular interest will be to see whether or not Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen is capable of going the distance, or if perhaps his big wins are restricted to the earlier rounds.
Chinese Taipei has reason to be happy with two pairings in the quarter-finals after Fang Chieh Min and Lee Sheng Mu upset third seeds Hendra Setiawan and Markis Kido in the second round. The match went the full distance with the Chinese Taipei pair winning 21-19, 11-21, 21-15. Unfortunately the two Chinese Taipei pairs must now face each other in the quarter-finals.
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China Super Series 2009
This is a fan report from one of our readers. Tommy Bun from Indonesia is currently attending the Djarum Indonesia Super Series.
The qualification rounds of the Indonesia Super Series are over, and the strongest players of the day have made their way through to the main draw where their opponents await them. However, in spite of home court advantage, no Indonesians made it through the qualifying rounds in the mens singles draw. Hayom Rumbaka, Yunus Alamsyah and Tommy Sugiarto all failed to book a place in the main draw.
In womens singles the young Singaporean Fu Ming Tian, who played very well at last week’s Sinapore Super Series by beating Lu Lan, didn’t perform quite as well as she struggled to beat her opponents in the qualifying round this week.
Controversy surrounded the mixed doubles match between Moh Tazari/Wong Pei Ty and Lee Sheng Mu/Chien Yu Chin. After splitting the first two sets the match headed in to extra points in the final set after some exciting badminton. As the Malaysian’s lead 23-22 Tazari hit a smash that appeared to be wide to the line judge, however the umpire overruled the call, and in spite of the Taiwanese pair’s protests, the call stood, and the match was over.
Stay tuned for results from the main draw
Djarum Indonesia Super Series 2009 Draws