World Super Series Masters Finals 2008 – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
World Super Series Masters Finals 2008, 18 December – 21 December
Official Website : http://www.worldsuperseriesmasters.com/
Semi Final Result:
Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia) bt Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari (Mas) 22-20, 21-14
“Today we beat them (Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif-Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari) in straight games.
“Reaching the final is more than we expected here. Now it is the title, hopefully we can achieve that. If we do that it will be our first big title after winning the Macau Open which is a GP event.” – Koo Kien Keat
“It has been good going for us in the Super Series. We skipped only the Japan Open after the (Beijing) Olympics and competed in all other tournaments. It is very tiring but we have been having a good time here.” – Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia)
Lee Yong Dae-Jung Jae Sung Bt Markis Kido-Hendrawan Setiawan 22-20, 15-21, 21-16 (53 Minutes)
“We are on a winning streak and we want to try a little harder. We didn’t play well in the first two games but we were determined to try harder in the rubber game. We had a pretty good result against the Malaysian pair in China We all know each other very well and it all depends on our condition.” – Lee Yong Dae
“We have played each other four times, we have won two and lost but we just slightly ahead of them. It will be close tomorrow.” – Jung Jae Sung
“No excuses, they were simply too good today. We tried our best but they had the upperhand.” – Markis Kido
“The wind in the stadium affected us a little bit but the crowd was fantastic. It was just like playing in Indonesia where the crowd is fanatical. I will be back for the Malaysian Open. Our main focus next year is the All England as we have already won the Olympics and world titles.” – Hendrawan Setiawan
WOMEN DOUBLES SECOND SEMI-FINAL
Wong Pei Tty-Chin Eei Hui beat Ha Jung Eun-Kim Ming Jung 14-21, 21-19, 21-17 (53 minutes)
“We still haven’t played our best game as we are unable to read the wind direction. When trailing in the third set, we decided to be cautious, played safe shots and only attack when we had the opportunity.
“Tomorrow’s final will be tough. In our last meeting at the Japan Open, we beat the Indonesians. But they will not be easy opponents and we must be patient if we want to win.” – Wong Pei Tty
“Our performance today is better than yesterday. But I am still not satisfied and I hope tomorrow will be better.
“We didnt panic when we were trailing, but just focused on getting one point at a time. We are getting used to the crowd. They are giving us inspiration to push further in the match.” – Chin Eei Hui
Final Lineup / Play Sequence and Draw
Nova Widianto/Liliyana Natsir (INA) vs Thomas Laybourn/Kamilla Rytter-Juhl (DEN)
Zhou Mi (HKG) vs Wang Chen (HKG)
Lee Chong Wei (MAS) vs Peter Gade (DEN)
Koo Kien Kiet/Tan Boon Heong (MAS) vs Lee Yong Dae/Jung Jae Sung (KOR)
Wong Pei Tty/Chin Eei Hui (MAS) vs Liliyana Natsir/Vita Marissa (INA)
STADIUM TERTUTUP LIKAS KOTA KINABALU, SABAH
LIKAS SPORTS COMPLEX KOTA KINABALU, SABAH
Likas Sports Complex is located about 10 minutes from the city centre and is Sabah and Kota Kinabalu’s most comprehensive sporting venue.
Kota Kinabalu’s sprawling hub of sport and recreational activities, the Likas Sports Complex houses various sport diciplines, and is also a regular venue for large events, such as the annual Chinese New Year and Rahmadan open houses.
The sports complex, famous as the home for various of Sabah’s sporting associations including the football team, Sabah Rhinos, is in close proximity to the Sabah Trade Centre and a nearby driving range.
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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