Thursday, June 28, 2007

Peter Gade lost the semifinal

Peter Gade, Denmark, lost the semifinal to Chen Jin, China, on somedubious line calls in 2. game.Chen Jin and Peter Gade played a very even 1. game, where Chen Jin won21-16. But in the 2. game Peter Gade was playing very confident, andchased Chen Jin around the court. The dane had a good lead, but towardsthe end a few dubious calls went against him. Peter Gade is not the typeto protest, but tonight he startet arguing with the umpire. This lead toprotests from Chen Jin and the umpire had to work hard to get tempersdown. But it seemed to break Peter Gade concentration and he never gotback in the game. Chen Jin won the second game 21-19.Peter Gade left the court visibly dissatisfied and stood for a long timetalking to coach Morten Frost, using big arm movements.Chen Jin are in the final against Simon Santoso, Indonesia. SimonSantoso had an easy match due to Lin Dan's sudden withdrawal. Lin Danspend a long time with the doctor, and he did not look well at all.2. Mens Doubles.It was Denmarks grand old men who made it to the final. JensEriksen/Martin Lundgaard beat Eng Hian/Rian, INA in 21-18, 15-21, 21-18It was a very exiting match from first stroke. The pairs match up verywell - as it is usually the case in matches between danes, indonesiansand malaysians. Crazy strokes and incredible fast shuttles over the net.The first game went to Rian Sukmawan and Eng Hian 21-19 but was veryclose. There was no doubt about the 2. game. It went to the danes 21-15.The 3. game was wide open and a close call until 19-17. When the finalpoint was won, the danes gave their trademark victory celebration - ahigh five, a hearty hug and then they applauded the captivated andentusiatic audience. The indonesians on the other hand was verydisappointed.In tomorrow finals Jens Eriksen and Martin Lundgaard will face Koo KienKeat and Tan Boon Heong, Malaysia, whom they met in last weeksquarterfinal at All England. The danes lost then, but Martin Lundgaardbeleives, that this time is different: "We had them covered until 9-6 inthe 2. game, where we made som stupid mistakes and never recovered fromthat."Jens Eriksen was very happy af tonights match. His comment was "It isnice winning, particular if You are not playing well." Both stoodoutside St. Jakobshalle waiting for the bus, with big grins on their faces.

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