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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Conclusion of All England 2010

The most anticipated match was Lee Chong Wei's 2nd attempt to win the AE title in the finals.

The fisrt game was tightly contested, with Kenichi Tago racing to the lead. Lee Chong Wei managed to claw back, with the Japanese youngster committing a string of unforced errors which allowed Lee Chong Wei to get the lead.

The 2nd game was similar with the Japanese player stubbornly match Lee Chong Wei point for point. The final point was an out of court shuttle played by Lee Chong Wei who drive shot. The video camera captured the moment.


The 1st Mixed doubles game was between Indonesia's Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir vs Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei, score was 21-18 23-25 21-18. The Indonesians were controlling the games most of the time and was one of the best matches in the All England 2010 after all the matches were played.

In WS, Tine Rasmussen managed to beat Wang Yihan in a rubber game 21-14 18-21 21-19.The game was closely fought as Wang Yihan shown great resiliency to retrieve shuttles from every corner, as Tine controlled the game. 1st game was won by Tine who pushed Wang Yihan left/right and followed by fierce smashing. Wang Yihan countered in the 2nd game to exploit Tine's front/back movement, by clearing and dropping. Tine's mobility was exposed by the frequent clears of Wang Yihan. The rubber game, was won by Tine owing to a more simpler game of smashes and drives which played to Tine's strength.

The WD and MD were internal affairs of China and Denmark respectively. It doesn't have the excitement and charged affair but pleasing for badminton purist to watch as
both went to rubber game.

The MD was won by Lars Paaske/Jonas Rasmussen over Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen 21-23 21-19 26-24.

One of the memory from watching the All England was Rasmussen pulling off this outrageous, between the leg reflex move in the semifinals. Here Rasmussen is defending against a smash at the body by Markis Kido.


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