2012 French Open Semi finals--More schooling from the elders


Lee Yong DaeKo Sung hyun

Lee Yong Dae / Ko Sung Hyun


After having three great runs in the past two years stopped by Lee and former partner Jung Jae Sung, the two Kims this time were just shy of pushing Lee Yong Dae and Ko Sung Hyun  to a deciding game.  The younger pair, though, are managing the tactical side much more efficiently against players they play regularly at the national training centre.


Despite a very close second game, the newly reformed pair of Ko and Lee looked confident from the beginning to close out this match in their favour and rush to the final where they will meet another up and coming, in the name of Bodin Issara and Maneepong Jongjit.

The Thais met China’s Hong Wei and Shen Ye.  Both pairs claimed their first major titles in Europe in the past year but it was the young Thais who had the intensity to take home this semi-final and get a shot at their second Superseries title of the year.... <FULL ARTICLE>