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Japan Open: Permadi Ousted In Opener

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April 6, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Fung Permadi of Taiwan, currently listed as the world's number two in badminton men's singles, crashed out of the five-star Japan Open championships in Tokyo today. Permadi who had won the men's singles title in this year's first two major tournaments was thrashed by Boonsak Polsana, a 17-year old Thai player in straight sets 11-15 and 8-15.

Permadi's game was off, specially at the net and the young Thai player took full advantage of Permadi's poor form by being aggressive in the front court.

World number one Peter Gade of Denmark fared much better than Permadi. He put out Thailand's Anupap Thiraratsakul 15-7 and 15-12. Gade who had flown in only on Sunday used the match to fine-tune his game and was trying out some shots in the second set.

Defending world champion Peter Rasmussen of Denmark who must reach the fourth round of this tournament if he is to defend his world title at the upcoming world championships this May moved closer to this goal by winning his first round match against Shuichi Nakao of Japan 15-7 and 15-5.

China's Sun Jun, winner of the World Grand Prix Finals last February, also moved into the next round with a 15-8 and 15-7 victory over Takaaki Taniuchi of Japan.

The USA's Ardy Wiranata, a transplanted Indonesian who has won the Japan Open men's singles title three times, beat Hideki Furukawa of Japan 15-9 and 15-3. Wiranata next plays former teammate Heryanto Arbi, the 1995 world champion who defeated Keishi Kawaguchi of Japan 15-8 and 15-4.

Following are some unofficial results from today's action:

Men's Singles
First Round
Peter Gade Christensen (Denmark) beat Anupap Thiraratsakul (Thailand) 15-7, 15-12
Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) beat Yosuke Nakanishi (Japan) 15-5, 15-9
Dong Jiong (China) beat Akihiro Kishida (Japan) 15-8, 15-5
Chien Yu-hsiu (Taiwan) beat Takahiro Suka (Japan) 15-11, 15-4
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia) beat Tetsuyoshi Watanabe (Japan) 15-7, 15-7
Ahn Jae Chang (Korea) beat Hidetaka Yamada (Japan) 15-9, 15-4
Johan Hadikusuma (Indonesia) beat Hosemari Hujimoto (Japan) 13-15, 15-2, 15-13
Shinji Ota (Japan) beat Simone Vincenzi (Italy) 15-3, 15-1
Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Naoshige Kataoka (Japan) 15-6, 15-12
Shinosuke Murata (Japan) beat Chang Jeng-shyong (Taiwan) 13-15, 17-14, 15-13
Wong Choong Hann (Malaysia) beat Ryo Nihei (Japan) 15-6, 15-11
Kazuhiro Shimogami (Japan) beat Toshinobu Hashimoto (Japan) 15-9, 15-13
Chen Gang (China) beat Shon Seung Mo (Korea) 7-15, 15-4, 15-9
Keita Masuda (Japan) beat Salim (Brunei) 5-15, 15-4, 15-12
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Mark Constable (England) 15-5, 15-11
Wu Chun-sheng (Taiwan) beat Shuichi Sakamoto (Japan) 15-4, 15-12
Tsutomu Kinjo (Japan) beat Allan Nielsen (Denmark) 15-6, 15-6
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Toru Matsumoto (Japan) 15-3, 15-4
Luo Yigang (China) beat Takaaki Yahashi (Japan) 15-12, 7-15, 15-1
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Hideki Yamada (Japan) 15-10, 12-15, 15-5
Lee Hyun Il (Korea) beat Daisuke Yoshikawa (Japan) 15-11, 15-2
Rosobin Jeffer (Indonesia) beat Tadashi Otsuka (Japan) 15-9, 15-7
Liu En-horng (Taiwan) beat Masafumi Hirayama (Japan) 15-6, 15-2
Sun Jun (China) beat Takaaki Taniuchi (Japan) 15-8, 15-7
Ardy Wiranata (USA) beat Hideki Furukawa (Japan) 15-9, 15-3
Heryanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Keishi Kawaguchi (Japan) 15-8, 15-4
Chen Wei (China) beat Colin Haughton (England) 15-13, 15-10
Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Shuichi Nakao (Japan) 15-7, 15-5
Fumihiko Machida (Japan) beat Andrej Pohar (Slovenia) 15-7, 15-2
Chen Hong (China) beat Irwansyah (Indonesia) 11-15, 15-10, 15-6
Shinya Otsuka (Japan) beat Kim Gi Suk (Korea) 15-13, 15-4
Boonsak Polsana (Thailand) beat Fung Permadi (Taiwan) 15-11, 15-8

Men's Doubles
First Round
Liu Yong and Chen Qiqiu (China) beat Osamu Takeda and Akio Ishimoto (Japan) 15-3, 15-8
Choi Min Ho and Jung Sung Gyun (Korea) beat Naoshige Kataoka and Hosemari Hujimoto (Japan) 15-7, 9-15, 15-11
Shuichi Sakamoto and Syuichi Nakao (Japan) beat Huang Shih-chung and Chien Yu-hsun (Taiwan) 17-14, 15-8
Kim Dong Moon and Ha Tae Kwon (Korea) beat Toshio Masuda and Ryo Nihei (Japan) 15-2, 15-8
Akihiro Kishida and Tatsuya Hirai (Japan) beat Shogo Inagaki and Atushi Yamashita (Japan) 15-9, 15-6
Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Panvisvas (Thailand) beat Mitsuru Matsui and Keishi Kawaguchi (Japan) 15-2, 15-11
Takaaki Hayashi and Katsuya Nishiyama (Japan) beat Chen Hong and Chen Wei (China) 15-11, 15-3
Yuichi Shimokawa and Shoji Sato (Japan) beat Kosuke Yasumura and Jun In Chol (Japan) 15-13, 15-11
Karel Mainaky and Rony Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Masayuki Sakai and Koichiro Tsuda (Japan) 15-10, 15-11 Lee Dong Soo and Yoo Yong Sung (Korea) beat Mino Hiroyuki and Kimura Takayuki (Japan) 15-4, 15-10
Haryanto Halim and Sugiharjo Santoso (Indonesia) beat Akihiro Imai and Kazuhiro Honda (Japan) 15-11, 15-12
Chan Chong Ming and Jeremy Gan (Malaysia) beat Fumihiko Machida and Seiichi Watanabe (Japan) 15-6, 15-11
Kim Gi Suk and Lee Hyun Il (Korea) beat Naoya Mizusawa and Hideki Yoshioka (Japan) 11-15, 15-2, 15-13
Takanori Aoki and Toru Matsumoto (Japan) beat Allan Nielsen (Denmark) and Shinosuke Murata (Japan) 15-9, 15-3
Hiroshi Kagaya and Masahiro Yabe (Japan) beat Andrej Pohar (Slovenia)and Takahiro Suka (Japan) 15-6, 15-6

Women's Singles
First Round
Asuka Kuge (Japan) beat Maria Luise Mur (Italy) 11-3, 11-3
Tomoko Nakayama (Japan) beat Lee Ji Sun (Korea) 5-11, 11-1, 11-2
Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn (Thailand) beat Eriko Iwamatsu (Japan) 3-11, 11-5, 11-0
Kim Ji Hyun (Korea) beat Yumi Akashi (Japan) 11-6, 11-3
Mayumi Ito (Japan) beat Agnese Allegrini (Italy) 11-4, 11-6
Machiko Yoneya (Japan) beat Rebecca Pantaney (England) 11-5, 10-13, 11-7
Lee Hyo Jung (Korea) beat Sachiko Sekimoto (Japan) 11-3, 11-2
Maja Pohar (Slovenia) beat Mika Anjo (Japan) 11-8, 13-11
Takako Ida (Japan) beat Lee Kyung Won (Korea) 13-10, 11-0


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