Latest Badminton News and Articles

Pedesen: Koreans have edge over hosts

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 15 May 2008
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 1043
AS hosts, Indonesia are seen to have the advantage over South Korea in their Thomas Cup semi-finals encounter tonight. But Denmark chief coach Steen Pedesen begs to differ. He picks the Koreans to progress to the final for the first time in the history of the competition.

The Danes were ousted 2-3 by the Koreans in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Pedesen feels that the indifferent form of the top two Indonesian singles players, Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Taufik Hidayat, as seen in their previous matches, would prove to be the downfall of the hosts.

Both players were beaten in Indonesia's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Thailand in a group match.

“Having taken on and lost to the Koreans, I would think that Indonesia will find it difficult to get points in the first and second singles,” said Pedesen yesterday.

“Park Sung-hwan and Lee Hyun-il are playing well in Jakarta and they definitely have the better form than their Indonesian opponents.

“I would put my money on South Korea to enter their first-ever final. Indonesia have good home crowd support but they will find it tough to break down the Koreans, who can also bank on their reliable doubles pairs.”

Against Denmark, Sung-hwan lost to Peter Gade-Christensen in an 80-minute struggle. Lars Paaske-Jonas Rasmussen made it 2-0 for Denmark when they upset the in-form Jung Jae-sing-Lee Yong-dae.

But South Korea stormed back to win the next three matches through Hyun-il, Lee Jae-jin-Hwang Ji-man and Shon Seung-mo.

Indonesia made it to the semi-finals easily. They were too powerful for England, winning 3-0.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying clinch Russian Open and get entry to World Championships

Vladivostok: Malaysia's mixed doubles pair, Chan Peng Soon a

China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team,

Tommy Sugiarto, Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong quest for Russian Open glory

Vladivostok: Men's singles top seed Tommy Sugiarto made smoo

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended badminton news for you