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Ipoh Masters: The Two Peters To Clash In Final
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November 6, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Peter Gade and Peter Rasmussen made the
men's singles competition at the all-star Ipoh Masters invitational badminton
tournament a Danish preserve when the two Peters both won the last of their
preliminary group matches yesterday at the Indera Mulia Stadium in Ipoh,
Perak, Malaysia to move into today's final. Gade beat Roslin Hashim of
Malaysia 17-16, 11-15 and 15-8 to capture the Group A pennant with 3 wins and
no losses, while Rasmussen defeated the winless Indra Wijaya of Indonesia
9-15, 15-5 and 15-13 to take the Group B banner with a similar record.
In the other men's singles matches, Hendrawan of Indonesia beat Ong Ewe Hock
of Malaysia 12-15, 15-7 and 15-13 in a Group A contest, while Wong Choon Hann
of Malaysia defeated Fung Permadi of Taiwan 8-15, 15-10 and 17-14 in a Group
Indonesian players took both places in the men's doubles final. Chandra Wijaya
and Tony Gunawan overwhelmed Simon Archer and Nathan Robertson of England
15-4 and 15-3 to emerge as the men's doubles Group A winner. Flandy Limpele
and Eng Hian turned back Malaysia's Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah 3-15,
15-11 and 15-11 to win Group B.
In the Gade-Hashim match, the two players battled to a 14-all tiebreak in
the opening set. Hashim held a set point at 16-14 but Gade turned him back
and then scored three times to take the set.
Hashim took the second 15-11 to send the match into a decider.
The Malaysian stayed in-form early in the third set and took a 3-0 lead. Gade
then bore down and overhauled Hashim's advantage. The Dane raced to a 9-4 and
then 11-6 lead before finishing the Malaysian off at 15-8.
In the Rasmussen-Wijaya contest, Rasmussen fell behind early in the same
manner as he had in his first two matches of the tournament. Wijaya scored 7
points before the Dane found his rhythm. Rasmussen then reeled the Indonesian
in and tied the set up at 9-all.
Wijaya though was able to counter as the comeback effort took a toll on the
Dane. Wijaya scored the next 6 points to win the opener 15-9.
Rasmussen came back strongly in the second and dominated the play to win at
In the decider, the two kept pace with each other until 9-all when Wijaya
was able to get a small two-point advantage. The Dane then took over the
rallies and pounded away at Wijaya for a 15-11 victory.
In the crucial men's doubles Group B contest between the Limpele-Hian
combination and the Choong-Lee pairing, Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah
overwhelmed the Indonesians in the first set with their powerful jumpsmashes
and their quickness around the court.
The play in the second was much closer. After the Indonesians had opened up
with a 6-3 spurt, Choong and Lee were able to pull even at 6-all and then
10-all. However, the Malaysians were not able to sustain their aggressive
play without making mistakes and the Indonesians went on to take the second
In the third set, Choong and Lee took an early 3-1 advantage but Limpele and
Hian capitalized on several mistakes from the Malaysians to grab the lead
and to pull away to a 13-7 advantage. Choong and Lee mounted a fightback but
their efforts fell short with the Indonesians taking the set 15-11.
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