The Danish team came with their 2nd level of players to this tournament, now out of luck without any shuttler in the quarterfinals round. Hans Kristian Vittingus (12) as the last envoy of Danish player, lost from seeded #2, Chetan Anand in the third round. Meanwhile, all of China players have better luck to advance the next round.
The first upset of Day 3 German Open Grand Prix 2009 opened by the world #54 from Korea, Hong Ji Hoon who destroys seeded #12 the winner of Swedish International Challenge 2009, Jan O Jorgensen in rubber set, 22-20, 21-23, 21-19 for the longest match more than one hours. Both players have equal skills but Jorgensen has less of luck at the end of first and third set. Hoon finally took his quarterfinal ticket after beating another seeded from Japan, Kenichi Tago (4) , 21-14, 11-21, 22-20 in the third round.
The other Japanese shuttler, Sho Sasaki (6) take an advantage from his junior, Kazushi Yamada in the second but considerably lost from China’s, Gong Weijie 15-21, 18-21 in the third round.The England’s Rajiv Ouseph still make his impresses in the second round when he stopped the winner KLRC Australia Open 2008, Tan Chun Seang, 21-18, 17-21, 21-15 but then surrender so easily from the Chinese youngster, world #213, Chen Long 12-21, 14-21.
The last shuttler from Denmark in Men’s Singles event, Hans Kristian Vittingus (16) might progressed to the third round after beating his junior, Kasper Ispin but have no luck over India’s Chetan Anand (seeded #2) in the last match of day 3. Vittingus could leveled Anand’s attractive game in the 2nd set 21-18 after went down 14-21 in the first. But he lost his focus and power in the third set and blew his chance to the quarterfinal 12-21.
The upset from women’s doubles created by Japanese ladies, Mizuki Fujii/Reika Kakiwa who crashed seeded #8 from Singapore, Yu Yan Vanessa/Fan Frances Liu 21-19, 18-21, 21-12. Fujii/Kakiwa had less experienced but they could manage their errors and play effectively with their placing in front of net.
Seeded #2, Ha Jung Eun/Kim Min Jung from Korea have to play rubber to stop Japan’s pair, Shizuka Matsuo/Mami Naito, 18-21, 21-12, 21-15 when their youngster, Jang Ye Na/Kim Mi Young not strong enough to face Singapore’s Yao Lei/Shinta Mulia Sari (6) and lost their game 19-21, 11-21.
Another interesting match represented by host ‘new collaboration’ pair, Birgit Overzier/Sandra Marinello. Although they have to face two Chinese, Pan Pan/Tian Qing, both of them plays so relax without any scarify. The China thumb down 18-21 in the first set after making so many mistakes when the Germany came with their attack and netting, But in the next two set, both of players plas effectively with less of errors and beautifully placing and netting. Pan/Qing changes their strategy in the last two set and plays aggressively before took it 21-10, 21-19.
Three senior players originally from Indonesia, Halim Haryanto, Flandy Limpele and Tony Gunawan still have their clinging edge. Halim/Flandy continued to quarterfinals after stop England’s 1st seeded, Richard Eidestedt/Andrew Ellis 21-10, 21-17. In the other match, Tony Gunawan who partnering with Howard Bach breezed Danish pair, Mikkel Delbo/Rasmus Bonde 21-13, 21-16. But unfortunately in the next round, both of these pairs should against each other to wrest semifinal ticket.
Another upset in this sector created by Japanese pair, Naoki Kawamae/Shoji Sato who dust off seeded 4 from Denmark, Simon Mollyhus/Anders Kristiansen, 21-14, 21-15. Park Joo Boong also succeeded to carry his new pair, Kenichi Hayakawa/Kenta Kazuno who advanced to quarterfinal after beating Malaysian, Chang Pen Soon/Mohd Razif, 21-23, 21-15, 21-18.
Elizabeth Cann leads three upset to Japanese ladies who started from Megumi Taruno, 22-20, 21-14. Bae Youn Joo who plays very great in the previous round and breezed Juliane Schenk now continue her dignity over Masayo Nojirino 24-22, 9-21, 19-15. Masayo stop her game after get injury in the third set. A giant killer, Ai Goto seems lost her spells and surrender to Wang Yihan (6) in easily match 13-21, 7-21.
The Netherland, Judith Meulendijks having no problems to stop Bulgaria’s rising star, Petya Nedelcheva 21-19, 21-10 when Xu Huaiwen as the second seed have to fight 64 minutes to eliminate Singapore’s Xing Aiying, 19-21, 21-15, 21-14.
Two Chinese pair Zheng Bo/Ma Jin and Xu Chen/Zhao Yunlei progressed to quarterfinals after both of them make impresses European pair, Mikkel Delbo/Mie Schjoett (8) 23-21, 21-9 and Kristof Hopp/Birgit Overzier, 21-15, 21-11.
Flandy Limpele who partnering with Anastasia Rushkikh also advanced to quarterfinals after took their winning from Japan’s Noriyasu/Shizuka but his partner, Halim Haryanto who duets with Peng Yun lost from India’s Diju/Jwala (seeded #4), 21-10, 21-12.
The new Malaysia collaboration, Mohd Razif/Woon Khe Wei not having their good luck to make an upset over Korean, Ko Sung Hyun/Ha Jung Eun and get lost in the rubber game 21-19, 13-21, 8-21.