Latest Badminton News and Articles

German Open GP Gold: Simon Santoso overpowers Shon Wan Ho in Men’s Singles quarter-final (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 04 March 2012
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 491

Indonesia’s Simon Santoso remained lucky as he overpowered Korea’s Shon Wan Ho with a tight margin in Men’s Singles quarter-final of German Open GP Gold 2012 at Mulheim, Germany, on Friday, March 2.

Santoso, who has been positioned at number 11 in world rankings, had to employ all of his skills to get rid of Wan Ho, who is World Number 17 at the moment.

The Indonesian, who was also the fifth seed in the tournament, could not dominate the rallies as his rival also played at the same level.

However, Santoso remained lucky in the ending points of third game and won the contest with a dramatic margin.German Open GP Gold: Simon Santoso overpowers Shon Wan Ho in Men’s Singles quarter-final

Both shuttlers played fast badminton from the opening rallies and remained close on the score board. They did not commit unforced errors and displayed their impressive skills.

After the break, the contest progressed in the similar entertaining fashion. However, Wan Ho managed a small lead in the ending points but could not maintain it as the Indonesian levelled the score at 19-19.

At this stage, Santoso could not produce positive strokes and committed a crucial mistake and lost the set with a 19-21 score on the board.

In the second game, Wan Ho was ahead at 4-1 when Santoso surprised the crowd by playing killing badminton. He grabbed 10 consecutive points to set up a wonderful lead of 11-4 until the break.

After the interval, Wan Ho played better game and reduced the lead of his Indonesian rival. However, Santoso remained ahead and won the second set with a close score of 21-19.

In the deciding game, it was Santoso who dominated the game in the first half and set up a good lead of 11-7 until the interval.

However, Wan Ho played well after the break and managed to level the score by reaching at 14-14. Both men progressed closely from this stage and reached at 21-21.

At this crucial stage, Santoso played composed game by taking the bird early from all areas and won the set with a 23-21 score on the board.

The overall score of this contest was 19-21, 21-19 and 23-21.

In the semi-final, Santoso will be up against Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen who defeated Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki in the other quarter-final showdown.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: World Champs 2014

playbutton-2014-square-world-championships

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Lee Chong Wei sets up Chen Long final

Copenhagen: World number one Lee Chong Wei barely broke a sw

Carolina Marin, Chen Long win World titles

Copenhagen (AFP) - Spain's Carolina Marin pulled off a monum

World Champs: Lee Chong Wei powers into semi-finals

Copenhagen: With a dominant display of superb badminton, Lee

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

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

Chan Peng Soon to split with Lai Pei Jing

Kuala Lumpur: Despite gradual progress towards stabilization

Koo Kien Keat’s last shot at World Champs

Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is a rigorous and physically demandi

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
Previous Next