• Join our newsletter: 
  • Welcome Guest


    Page 22 of 22 FirstFirst ... 121819202122
    Results 421 to 423 of 423
    1. Top | #421
      Vlad Celler is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Russian Federation


      Join Date
      Dec 2018
      Posts
      487
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 141 Times in 100 Posts
      Will hope.....
      And then, how lucky ...... Of the 11 Chinese women will be a maximum of 7 plus two seeded in the main grid ....

    2. Top | #422
      apacible is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Singapore


      Join Date
      Apr 2019
      Posts
      43
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 67 Times in 34 Posts

      Race to Tokyo Standings After Bulgaria

      Japan Women's Standings after Bulgaria Open
      Name:  WJNT Standings 2019 Bulgaria.jpg
Views: 56
Size:  52.2 KB
      I'll do a more in-depth analysis after the Czech Open, since a lot can still change in terms of WR, seeding, etc. after this tournament. For now, I'll just outline some potential "goals" for some of the players in the Czech Open to help them in achieving their Olympic Dream. Again, for the top 3 contenders (Ito, Ishikawa, Hirano), at least a SF finish is needed for any type of gain in the Jan. 2020 WR.


      • Ishikawa- She wants to at least reach the final in order to maintain her standing as the highest WR Japanese Woman. Anything less will lead to Ito overtaking her next month. It won't really affect her seeding in tournaments, but given JTTA's obsession with WR, some of the opportunities that may have been given to her had she still been the highest ranked Japanese player may be given to her other teammates. Of course, she'll also want to continue working on Mixed Doubles, as it will be her safety net to the Olympics in case she doesn't finish in the Top 2 by 2020.
      • Hirano- Her performance in this tournament will dictate how easy or difficult the rest of her year will be in terms of draws. In my opinion, her performance in the World Cup, due to the high WR points given, will play a big part in determining if she will play in the Singles Event. To overtake Cheng I-Ching and be a top 4 seed in the World Cup, she's needs to reach the final. If Hirano manages to win the tournament, and Ishikawa doesn't make the final, she'll end up overtaking Ishikawa in WR, which would drop Ishikawa to WR #9. If she manages to pull that off, it'll be a big boost to Hirano's Olympic chances since all of Hirano's tough R16 draws will become Ishikawa's for the last few tournaments of the year. Given Hirano's current form, it may seem far-fetched, but she needs to have a breakthrough performance sooner or later, as Ishikawa is close to overtaking her.
      • Hayata- According to the article Zeio posted, the JTTA wants Hayata to improve her WR to make it easier for them to choose her for the Olympics since it will be hard for them to justify selecting her over other higher-ranked players if her ranking is so low. Even though she's out of the singles race, she may still have to be ranked 4th or 5th on the team at the end of the year for JTTA to consider her, so her goal is just to go as far as possible in the remaining tournaments while hoping her other teammates don't advance too far.
      • Ito- Something more important for her than doing well in this tournament is monitoring her eye injury to make sure it doesn't get worse. If not, she and Mizutani will become the most legally blind doubles pairing on the world tour.


      As promised, I did a table for the Japan Men's Race as well:
      Name:  MJNT Standings 2019 Bulgaria.jpg
Views: 53
Size:  66.7 KB


      • Mizutani- If he can continue pairing well with Ito, he'll at least have a safety net in being chosen for the Olympics in case he doesn't finish in the Top 2 WR among Japanese Men.
      • Niwa- His recent World Tour performances have been disastrous. Even though he was an advantage over Mizutani by that fact that he's playing in the World Cup, this may be offset by the fact that's he's not in the top 15 of the World Tour Standings. He's in danger of not being invited to the other T2 events and may not even make the Grand Finals while Mizutani will probably do so. He has to focus more on his singles performances from now on since he doesn't have the "doubles" safety net that Mizutani has with Ito.
      • Harimoto- His Olympic spot is locked in place, so he should mainly focus on improving himself and gaining confidence through this year's events in preparation for next year.

    3. The Following User Likes apacible's Post:

      Vlad Celler (1 Day Ago)

    4. Top | #423
      Vlad Celler is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Russian Federation


      Join Date
      Dec 2018
      Posts
      487
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 141 Times in 100 Posts
      Indeed, in order for Ishikawa to maintain an advantage over Ito in the ranking, she must reach the final in the Czech Open......Nine against one, that she will not succeed ....
      Hirano faces big deductions, and reserves are small ..... The result is a drop in the next rating list ....
      Hayata, on the contrary, will rise .... Tentatively, it will be at the end of the third ten, 28-30 places ....
      (but this is due to the fact that players above Hayata in the ranking have big deductions for old bonuses ...)

    Page 22 of 22 FirstFirst ... 121819202122

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Log in or Register
    BACK TO TOP