Sunday, January 15, 2012

My First Experience at 2012 Maybank Malaysia Open

I never watch a live badminton match in my entire life and this year, I am determine to watch the Malaysia Open Super Series at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

Unfortunately for me, I was a bit late where the Premium and the Lower Tier ticket seat were sold out on the final day. I am left only with Upper Tier seat (RM 25).

There is already a long queue at the stadium as early as 12pm to watch our local champion in the final.

The first match was the mixed double, an all China affair between Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei and Xu Chen/Ma Jin. It was a one sided match as Xu Chen and Ma Jin made a lot of mistakes. Xu Chen has a powerful smash where sometimes I can't even spot the shuttle.

The Women's Single is another all China affair between Wang Yihan and Wang Xin. I like Wang Xin attacking game but she made too many mistakes which cost her the title.

The Men's doubles was the most interesting match of the day. The pace was fast and I truly enjoy their game. At the end of the match, the Taiwanese pair was able to kept their composure and win the title in the process.

The most anticipated match was the Men's Single between Lee Chong Wei and Kenichi Tago. The Malaysian crowds were just superb and supportive. Now I understand why Lee Chong Wei was able to defeat Chen Long a day before.

Kenichi Tago played well in the beginning but unable to keep up with the Chong Wei's game plan after 3 minutes of the first set.

Lee Chong Wei won his 8th Malaysian Open title. This will probably his last appearance and I strongly believe there won't be any Malaysian players in the final for the next year edition.

The last match of the day is women's double between Christinna Pedersen/Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Ha Jung Eun/Kim Min Jung. Both pairs made a lot of mistakes during their game but the Danish pair came off victorious in the end after a tight battle.

There was a minority of Danish supporters here. The Danish pair was cheerful and playful after the win. Christinna threw her racquet to the crowd and Kamilla gave away her shoes.

Well, the event did not went on without incident. I notice there were many bad line calls in almost all the final matches. There are times where the organizer looked a bit disorganized, especially during the prize giving ceremony.

It was truly a memorable experience for me and I hope I can come back again next year to watch the game. Surely, the nation's best player, Lee Chong Wei will no longer be around. Let's hope some new talents would emerge by then.


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wenn said...

that's great!

winstonz said...

Is LCW retiring, who's gonna fight for Malaysia now?

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