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Singapore Open: Rasmussen Tires Out

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August 25, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - 1997 world badminton men's singles champion Peter Rasmussen of Denmark continues to fall short of the lofty perch he once occupied on top of the badminton world. Rasmussen today was upended in second round action at the Konica Cup Singapore Open championships by Indonesia's Marleve Mainaky 12-15 and 9-15.

Rasmussen, seeded at number four, had a promising start earlier today when he quickly disposed of Korean Lee Hyun Il in a first round match 15-0 and 15-4. However, he faced an opponent of a different caliber in Marleve Mainaky this evening.

The two contested the opening set very closely but the Danish player seemed to tire late in the set. Mainaky was then able to pull away and post a 15-12 win. In the second, Mainaky was in control despite several scoring surges by Rasmussen and went on to win 15-9.

Men's singles top-seed Peter Gade of Denmark went through to the third round after getting a walkover in his first match and then romping over Ramesh Nathan of Malaysia 15-3 and 15-5 this evening.

Second seed Fung Permadi of Taiwan also went through to the third stage. He defeated Daniel Eriksson of Sweden 15-5 and 15-2 in the first round and then put out Chen Wei of China 15-8 and 15-5 this evening.

In the highlight match of the evening, sixth seed Hendrawan of Indonesia survived a stiff challenge from Malaysia's Ismail Saman. Hendrawan was taken to a tiebreak in the third set before he was able to pull out a 15-11, 11-15 and 17-15 victory.

Following are the results of some of today's matches (number in front of player's name indicates seeding):

Men's Singles
First Round
1-Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Tjitte Weistra (Netherland) walkover
Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) beat Rasmus Wenberg (Sweden) 15-12, 15-9
9-Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Klaus Raffeiner (Italy) 15-5, 15-4
Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Nikhil Kanetkar (India) 17-14, 15-9
5-Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Patrick Boonen (Belgium) 15-1, 15-6
Alvin Chew (Malaysia) beat Phua Boon Leng (Singapore) 15-2, 15-0
14-Keita Masuda (Japan) beat Chien Yu Hsiu (Taiwan) 4-15, 15-13, 15-12
James Chua (Malaysia) beat Frederik Kohler (Denmark) 15-8, 15-5
4-Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Lee Hyun ll (Korea) 15-0, 15-4
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Dicky Palyama (Netherland) 15-7, 15-6
Yap Yong Jyen (Malaysia) beat 15-Rio Suryana (Australia) 15-13, 15-9
Boonsak Polsana (Thailand) beat Hendrik Bengtsson (Sweden) 15-6, 12-15, 15-12
8-Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Lee Mie Chow (Taiwan) 15-8, 15-6
Jason Wong (Malaysia) beat Abhinni Shyam Gupta (India) 15-7, 15-13
13-M. Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Thomas Sogaard (Denmark) 15-6, 15-4
Xia Xuanze (China) beat Kazuhiro Shimoga (Japan) 5-15, 15-8, 15-1
Anders Boesen (Denmark) beat Sidharth Jain (India) 15-12, 15-11
11-Luo Yigang (China) beat Ruud Kuijten (Belgium) 15-1, 15-11
Ismail Saman (Malaysia) beat Pullela Gopichand (India) 15-2, 13-15, 15-11
6-Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Fumihiko Machida (Japan) 15-6, 15-6
Oliver Pongratz (Germany) beat Su Yi Hsuen (Taiwan) 15-13, 13-15, 15-12
12-Thomas Johansson (Sweden) beat Gerben Bruijstens (Netherland) 15-11, 15-6
Ali Book (Finland) beat Liao Sheng Shun (Taiwan) 6-15, 15-11, 15-1
3-Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat Yeoh Kay Bin (Malaysia) 15-4, 15-1
Ahn Jae Chang (Korea) beat Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) 15-9, 7-15, 15-9
10-Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat Noor Izwan Paini (Singapore) 15-0, 15-5
Xiao Li (China) beat Bruce Flockhart (Scotland) 15-8, 15-9
7-Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Lu Cungcong (China) 15-8, 15-3
Ayob Sairul Amar (Malaysia) beat Kasper Fangel (Denmark) 15-12, 15-12
16-Hariyanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Jeroen Van Dijk (Netherland) 15-6, 15-12
Chen Wei (China) beat Allan Tai (Malaysia) 15-7, 15-12
2-Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Daniel Eriksson (Sweden) 15-5, 15-2

Second Round
1-Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) 15-3, 15-5
9-Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Ji Xinpeng (China) 15-5, 15-10
5-Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Alvin Chew (Malaysia) 15-5, 15-4
James Chua (Malaysia) beat 14-Keita Masuda (Japan) 15-10, 15-2
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat 4-Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) 15-12, 15-9
Boonsak Polsana (Thailand) beat Yap Yong Jyen (Malaysia) 15-13, 15-1
8-Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Jason Wong (Malaysia) 12-15, 15-8, 15-1
13-M. Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Xia Xuanze (China) 17-15, 15-4
11-Luo Yigang (China) beat Anders Boesen (Denmark) 15-10, 15-6
6-Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Ismail Saman (Malaysia) 15-11, 11-15, 17-15
12-Thomas Johansson (Sweden) beat Oliver Pongratz (Germany) 15-6, 16-17, 15-12
3-Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat Alexander Book (Finland) 15-2, 15-4
10-Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat Ahn Jae Chang (Korea) 15-4, 15-2
7-Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia) beat Xiao Li (China) 15-1, 15-13
16-Hariyanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Ayob Sairul Amar (Malaysia) 15-12, 15-7
2-Fung Permadi (Taiwan) beat Chen Wei (China) 15-8, 15-5

Men's Doubles
First Round
Choong Tan Fook and Lee Wan Wah (Malaysia) beat Dennis Ho and Jack Hee (Singapore) 15-6, 15-1
Xiao Li and Lu Cungcong (China) beat Louis Chiong and Yap Wee Jin (Singapore) 15-7, 15-2
Patrick Boonen and David Vendewinkel (Belgium) beat Swandi Kitto and Foo Chuan Chiang (Singapore) 15-3, 15-5
Huang Shin Chiung and Chien Yu Hsun (Taiwan) beat Prapakamol and Ngernsrisuk (Thailand) 5-15, 17-15, 15-1
Yuzo Kubota and Takuya Katayama (Japan) beat Kuo Wan Wayne and Basri Malik (Singapore)15-0, 15-0
Hadi Saputra and Endra Mulyajaya (Indonesia) beat Guo Siwai and Deng Chuan Hoi (China) 15-5, 15-5
Tadashi Ohtsuka and Keita Masuda (Japan) beat Khoo Kian Teck and Chua Yong Joo (Singapore) 15-7, 15-3
Victor Wibowo and Lee Wei Jen (Taiwan) beat Song Yoon Leon and Kok Hon Por (Singapore) 15-1, 15-1
Peter Axelsson and Par Gunnar Jonsson (Sweden) beat Dicky Porwutsugiono and Chua Yong Mong (Singapore) 15-3, 15-2
Simone Vincenzi and Enrico Galeani (Italy) beat Ang Wee Cheng and Ang Wee Hua (Singapore) 15-7, 15-8
Jonathan Phoon and Tan Chee Keong (Singapore) beat Talip Ermadena and Michael Nyau (Brunei) walkover
Ng Kean Kok and Teo Kok Seng (Malaysia) beat Frederik Bergstrom and Henrik Andersson (Sweden) 15-13, 15-6
Tseng Chung Ling and Chen Chun Chi (Taiwan) beat Kenny Quek and Yeo Chua Leng (Singapore) 15-4, 15-10
Yang Ming and Yu Yang (China) beat Kevin Lim and Eric Law (Singapore) 15-6, 15-7
Chris Hunt and Julian Robertson (England) beat Lin Wei Hsiang and Lee Shung Yuan (Taiwan) 15-11, 15-4
Nikhil Kanetkar and Sidharth Jain (India) beat Nunung Wibiyanto and Toh Wee Kai (Singapore) 15-4, 15-9
Rosman Razak and Chew Choon Eng (Malaysia) beat Kamaruddin Musa and Rudy Iskandar (Singapore) 15-1, 15-2
Khunakorn Sudhisodhi and Kitipon Kitikul (Thailand) beat Arman Santosa and Patrick Lau (Singapore) 15-13, 15-5
Cheng Rui and Wang Wei (China) beat Shinji Ohta and Takuya Takehana (Japan) 15-10, 15-10
Chien Yu Hsiu and Liao Sheng Shun (Taiwan) beat Kendrick Lee and Gerald Ho (Singapore) 15-3, 15-12

Women's Singles
First Round
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Lee Yin Yin (Malaysia) 11-1, 11-2
Margit Borg (Sweden) beat Kong Mui (Singapore) 11-0, 11-2
Nicole Grether (Germany) beat Agnese Allegrini (Italy) 11-4, 11-1
Yuli Marfuah (Indonesia) beat Julia Mann (England) 11-7, 11-9
Ng Mee Fen (Malaysia) beat Christina Sorensen (Denmark) 11-7, 13-10
Wei Yan (China) beat Wong Miew Kheng (Malaysia) 11-1, 11-0
Fatimah Kumin Lim (Singapore) beat Neelima Choudhary (India) 11-8, 4-11, 11-1
Judith Meulendijks (Netherland) beat Petra Schrott (Italy) 11-1, 11-2
Wong Sze Mei (Malaysia) beat Michelle Lek (Singapore) 11-4, 11-2
Takako Ida (Japan) beat Liu Fan (Singapore) 11-4, 11-1

Women's Doubles
First Round
Fatimah Kumin Lim and Xiao Luxi (Singapore) beat Maria Luise Mur and Agnese Allegrini (Italy) 4-15, 15-2, 15-4
6-Helene Kirkegaard and Rikke Olsen (Denmark) beat Nicole Van Hooren and Lotte Jonathans (Netherland) 15-11, 15-11
Lee Kyung Won and Si Jin Sun (Korea) beat Hiromi Yamada and Naomi Murakami (Japan) 4-15, 15-13, 17-14
3-Joanne Goode and Donna Kellogg (England) beat Chien Hsui Lin and Cheng Wen Hsing (Taiwan) 15-10, 15-5
Yim Kyung Jin and Lee Hyo Jung (Korea) beat Rong Muxi and Michelle Lek (Singapore) 15-2, 15-6
Karen Stechmann and Nicole Grether (Germany) beat 8-Nathanael Eliza and Deyana Lomban (Indonesia) 15-11, 15-9
Mette Schjoldager and Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) beat Chor Hooi Yee and Ang Li Peng (Malaysia) walkover
Chen Li Chin and Tsai Hui Min (Taiwan) beat Chikako Nakayama and Takae Musumo (Japan) 7-15, 15-11, 15-10
Indarti Isoliana and Carmelita (Indonesia) beat 5-Sujitra Ekmongkolpaisarn and Saralee Thungtongkam (Thailand) walkover
Xie Xingfang and Wei Yan (China) beat Toh Wee Kia and Koh Ee Boon (Singapore) walkover
4-Ann Jorgensen and Majken Vange (Denmark) beat Cheah Kah Ling and Chin Eei Hui (Malaysia) 15-9, 15-5
Chen Lin and Jiang Xuelian (China) beat Foo Shui Yen and Liu Fan (Singapore) 15-3, 15-3
7-Haruko Matsuda and Yoshiro Iwata (Japan) beat Lim Pek Siah and Joanne Quay (Malaysia) walkover
Joanne Davies and Sarah Hardaker (England) beat Anika Sietz and Nicol Pitro (Germany) 15-8, 15-13

Mixed Doubles
Fredrik Bergstrom and Jenny Karlsson (Sweden) beat Lee Swung Yuan and Chan Ya Lin (Taiwan) 5-15, 15-3, 15-6
5-Chris Bruil and Erica Van Den Heuvel (Netherland) beat Ju Hsun Khien and Wen Hsing Keng (Taiwan) 15-4, 15-6
4-Jon Holst and Ann Jorgensen (Denmark) beat Paini Noor Izwan and Xiao Luxi (Singapore)15-1, 15-4
Jens Eriksen and Mette Schjoldager (Denmark) beat Klaus Raffeiner and Petra Schott (Italy) 15-2, 15-1
7-Michael Keck and Nicol Pitro (Germany) beat Jesper Larsen and Ann Lou Jorgensen (Denmark) 15-6, 4-15, 15-13
Khunakorn Sudhisodhi and Saralee Thungtongkam (Thailand) beat 8-Chris Hunt and Donna Kellogg (England) 15-9, 9-15, 15-6


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