Macau Open 2006

   

GP-Turnier 10/06 - 120 000 US-Dollar Preisgeld - 4* - Vom 19. bis 23. Juli - Macau, Tap Séac Multisport Pavilion.

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Die vollständigen Ergebnisse (Excel-Datei).

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Zeit: 6 Stunden weiter als MEZ. Ortszeit 13 Uhr ist 7 Uhr hier.

  

Fotos von © Edwin Leung, Mirror Fok, Samuel To und Henry Wu.

Drei gänzende Siege über Zhang Ning (Foto), Wang Chen und Yip Pui Jing machten die Woche von Macau zu einem Höhepunkt in der Karriere von Judith Meulendijks. Foto: Samuel To.

Unverständliche Schiedsrichterentscheidungen in einem unerwarteten Dameneinzel-Finale

   

Am Ende weinte die wütende Judith vor Freude

    

A report by Baron Chan
Judith Meulendijks cried in joy. After beating two Hong Kong Chinese in a roll, Judith got her second ever Grand Prix single trophy here in Macau (her first win was 10 years ago). By winning with the score of 18:21, 21:10, 21:11 against the first time finalist young Hong Kong Chinese YIP Pui Yin, she becomes the ladies single champion in the 4* Macau Open Championship 2006.

In this dramatic and emotional final game, two players started by showing their utmost determination in getting their long-awaiting championship. Two rare final participants played carefully in the first game with level rally and occasional mistakes. Score went on one by one on each side until 18:18 when one of the climax of the match happened.
Trotz Aufschlagfehleransage wurde weitergespielt
Pui Yin  serve and the service judge called out “service fault” and the rallies still continue, finally Judith hit the shuttlecock out of the court. However, the umpire announced a score went to Pui Yin without any recognition of the service fault Judith immediately complained to the umpire. Yet, helplessly, she was refused to talk over about it. Anger, frustration and hopelessness went straight away to her head. She refused to continue the match and the chiefcoach of the Dutch team, Martijn van Dooremalen rushed to the referee table with the similar feeling. However, complaint was in vain. Moreover, Judith was given yellow card warning for her poor attitude. Her emotion was greatly disturbed and quickly lost the last two points. Her resentment towards the unfair judgment could not be soothed by only the time of two points. She smashed her racket hardly to the ground. Once again, the umpire asked her to calm down and requested a talk.
Rote Karte ohne Folgen
But she refused as she thought it was the break time and she needed the break to discuss with her coach. Finally, a red card warning was given to her. When everyone in the stadium thought that the game would start again at the score of 1:0 taken into account of the red card warning, the second game started at 0:0. When everyone in the stadium thought that Judith would be greatly discouraged by the unhappy incident and Pui Yin would get the most advantage and got her first trophy, story did not go in line with the audience’s script.
Judith kontrollierte die Sätze zwei und drei
In the second and in the last game, Judith controlled the shuttle and the speed of the games very well. She did not show any signal of disturbance by the abnormal ruling. Yet, on the other hand, Pui Yin’s power and speed deteriorated steeply. As a result, the last two games were finished with a rather large margin. Finally, Judith cried in joy and she was the focus.
Reichlich Kritik am Umpire
“The umpires were just confusing”, commented by the chiefcoach van Dooremalen on the two chaotic judgments happened in the end of the first game. “He simply refused to acknowledge the service fault while only wrongly focusing on the shuttle out… the umpire did not communicate well the players, he should try to listen to the player instead of refusing any communication… it is also incorrect by not starting the game as 0:1 when a red card warning was given.”
Perhaps, the standard of the umpires in this championship should be an important agendum in the evaluation meeting. Judgments of the line judges were greatly questioned during the whole championship as well.
“Hör nicht auf ihn”
The Dutch coach continued: “I told her that she may be one point behind already due to the red card. And thus I ask her to focus on her own tactics and be concentrated. Let the chief umpire speak but don’t listen to him.” It may be the reason of her calmness after the incident.
Das Spiel gegen Zhang Ning war das beste
Judith talked about the Quarterfinal-victory versus Zhang Ning: “I still think the match against Zhang Ning was the best match of mine. I am not sure about how well my performance was today in the final. But I am sure, mentally I have paid 110% effort just now. I have played really good matches this week and it no doubt helped boost my confidence in the coming tournaments. But I am quite tired now. I think I will take a few days of rest before I move on to the Thailand Open.”

badminton.de-reporter Baron Chan (Mitte) und Lau Ying Kai mit dem holländischen Coach Martijn van Dooremalen...
...und mit der strahlenden Überraschungssiegerin Judith Meulendijks, die mentale Stärke zeigte.
Einen ersten Platz und noch einen dritten durch Yao Jie - die niederländische Reise nach Macau war ein voller Erfolg.

Ergänzung zum obenstehende Bericht durch Edwin Leung: I have met the deputy referee Mr. Henry after the finals. He admitted the mistakes should be reponsible by both the Malaysia umpire and the Singapore sevice judge. The rally should be finished and the point should be given to Judith. The umpire himself should raised the question to the service judge, In case the umpire havn't do so, the service judge should remind the umpire that he already called "service fault", and every disputes could be settled. On the red card, he admitted the point should be started at 1:0.

Zwei jubelnde Überraschungsfinalistinnen: Judith Meulendijks...
...und Yip Pui Yin aus Hongkong.

Lin Dan bezwang Lee Chong Wei erneut knapp - Laybourn & Juhl holten sich das Mixed

   

Judith Meulendijks Erfolgsritt dauert an bis ins Ziel

   

Herreneinzel
HF: LEE Chong Wei (MAS) - CHEN Hong (CHN) 21:17 21:12
LIN Dan (CHN) - LEE Hyun II (KOR) 21:10 21:17
Fin.: LIN Dan (CHN) - LEE Chong Wei (MAS) 21:18 18:21 21:18
Das dritte Aufeinandertreffen der Nummern eins und zwei der Welt in den letzten fünf Wochen. Bei den Malaysia Open gewann Lee in Taipei Lin Dan.
Dameneinzel
HF: Judith Meulendijks (NED) - WANG Chen (HKG) 21:19 13:21 21:17 
YIP Pui Yin (HKG) - YAO Jie (NED) 22:20 12:21 21:17
Fin.: Judith Meulendijks (NED) - YIP Pui Yin (HKG) 18:21 21:10 21:10
Herrendoppel
HF: FU Haifeng & CAI Yun (CHN) - Lars Paaske & Mathias Boe (DEN) 19:21 21:16 21:19
GUO Zhendong & ZHENG Bo (CHN) - HWANG Ji Man & LEE Jae Jin (KOR) 21:19 21:17
Fin.: FU Haifeng & CAI Yun (CHN) - GUO Zhendong & ZHENG Bo (CHN) 21:12 9:21 21:19
Damendoppel
HF: Huang & Gao (CHN) - Lena Frier Kristiansen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) 21:9 21:14
Lee & Lee (KOR) - WEI Yili & ZHANG Yawen (CHN) 21:19 11:21 21:17
Fin.: HUANG Sui & GAO Ling (CHN) - LEE Kyung Won & LEE Hyo Jung (KOR) 17:21 21:14 21:14
Mixed
HF: Laybourn & Rytter Juhl (DEN) - ZHENG Bo & YU Yang YU (CHN) 17:21 22:20 21:18
Zhang & Gao (CHN) - Lars Paaske & Helle Nielsen (DEN) 21:17 21:13
Fin.: Thomas Laybourn & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) ZHANG Jun & GAO Ling (CHN)  21:19 22:20.

Viertelfinalergebnisse:

Herreneinzel
Lee Hyun Il schlug erst Hidayat, dann Chen Jin
LEE Chong Wei (MAS) - BAO Chunlai (CHN) 21:14 21:10
CHEN Hong (CHN) -Sairul Amar Ayob (MAS) 21:15 19:21 21:19 
LEE Hyun II (KOR) CHEN Jin (CHN) 22:24 21:13 23:21
LIN Dan (CHN) - Hafiz Hashim (MAS) 19:21 21:18 21:15
Dameneinzel
Großartige Judith bezwang Olympiasiegerin
Judith Meulendijks (NED) - Zhang Ning 21:16 16:21 21:16
WANG Chen (HKG)  - LU Lan (CHN) 21:17 21:11
YAO Jie (NED) - ZHU Lin (CHN) 21:13 15:21 23:21
YIP Pui Yin (HKG)- Li Li (SIN) 21:12 19:21 21:18
Lesen Sie Chinese players all knocked... bei Xinhua.
Herrendoppel
Gunawan & Halim Haryanto raus gegen Jung & Lee
FU Haifeng & CAI Yun (CHN) - Thien How HOON & Boon Heong TAN (MAS) 21:13 21:23 21:14
Lars Paaske & Mathias Boe (DEN) - JUNG Jae Sung & LEE Yong Dae (KOR) 21:18 17:21 21:16
HWANG Ji Man & LEE Jae Jin (KOR) – Tadashi Ohtsuka & Keita Masuda (JPN) 21:12 12:21 21:15
GUO Zhendong & ZHENG Bo (CHN) - CHOONG Tan Fook & LEE Wan Wah LEE (MAS) 23:21 16:21 21:13
Damendoppel
Japanerinnen ohne Durchschlagskraft
HUANG Sui & GAO Ling (CHN) - Jo Novita & Gresya Polii (INA 25:23 24:22
Lena Frier Kristiansen & Kamilla Rytter Juhl (DEN) - Miyuki Maeda & Satoko Suetsuna (JPN) 21:19 21:16
WEI Yili & ZHANG Yawen (CHN) – WONG Pei Tty & CHIN Eei Hui (MAS) 21:13 21:7
LEE Kyung Won & LEE Hyo Jung (KOR) - Aki Akao & Tomomi Matsuda (JPN) 21:10 21:16
Mixed
Zwei dänische Paare nutzten ihre Chancen
ZHENG Bo & YU Yang (CHN) - LEE Jae Jin & LEE Hyo Jung (KOR) 21:14 21:19
Thomas Laybourn & Kamilla RYTTER JUHL (DEN) - Hendry Kurniawan SAPUTRA & Yujia LI (SIN) 21:17 21:12
Lars Paaske & Helle Nielsen (DEN) - FANG Chieh Min & CHIEN Yu-Chin (TPE) 21:17 21:12
ZHANG Jun & GAO Ling (CHN) - LEE Yong Dae & HWANG Yu Mi (KOR) 11:21 21:18 21:19.

Deutsche waren in Macau nicht am Start.

Fotos vom Sensationssieg von Judith Meulendijks gegen Zhang Ning

Der größte Sieg ihrer Karriere

Das Match of the Day...

...der ersten Runde fand im Mixed statt. Das Spiel zwischen den indonesischen Altmeistern Tony Gunawan (jetzt USA) und der  mittlerweile 38-jährigen Minarti Timur (in den Neunziger Weltklassespielerin) forderte den zweifachen chinesischen Olympiasiegern Zhang Jun & Gao Ling alles ab. Am Ende hieß es 21:19 18:21 21:19 und die Indonesier hatten trotz der Niederlage sichtbar viel Spass an ihrer überraschenden Vorstellung. Gunawan und Timur hatten sich zufällig zu der Paarung zusammengefunden. Minarti hat ihre internationale Karriere vor vier Jahren beendet und lebt mittlerweile auf den Philippinen.

Abschuss für Minarti. Foto: Mirror Fok.
Freude über die gelungene Vorstellung: (v.l.) Gunawans WM-Partner Howard Bach, Coach Halim Haryanto, Minarti Timur, Tony Gunawan und der amerikanische Spieler Eric Ko.

Ausstatter der Nationalmannschaften des DBV
Der Tap Séac Multisport Pavilion...
...in Macao.
Innenansicht.
Abendliche Illumination.
badminton.de-Team: (v.l.) Lau Ying Kai, Henry Wu, Edwin Leung, Baron Chan und Alfred Lau.

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