BORACAY, Philippines – Satono Ishitsubo and Asami Shiba did quick work of Sakurako Fujii and Minori Kumada, 21-14, 21-18, to seize the girls’ gold medal in an all-Japan finale Sunday, May 26, in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open supplied through Globe at the White House Beach Station 1 here.
Shiba capped her unbeaten run with Ishitsubo with a drop shot to foil Fujii and Kumada’s bid to increase the suit.
Chalking up their second profession victory, Shiba and Ishitsubo displayed their advanced abilties on offense and defense that made them No. 86 within the world in the front of a packed Sunday crowd that stuffed the beachfront on this island resort’s first wearing event considering the fact that is remaining October’s reopening.
Narongdet Kangkon and Banlue Nakprakhong of Thailand took the guys’ gold with the aid of topping Japanese qualifiers Yuya Ageba and Nobuaki Taira, 19-21, 22-20, 15-eight, inside the four-day match organized through the Beach Volleyball Tournament.
The Thais rallied inside the 2d set after their opponents first reached championship point to pressure a decider which they ruled.
In the semifinals, Japan turned into the confidence of triumphing a 2nd consecutive Beach World Tour ladies’ gold inside the Philippines as Ishitsubo and Shiba swept Brittany Kendall. Stefanie Weiler of Australia, 21-sixteen, 21-17, and Sakurako and Kumada crowned Tjasa Jancar and Tjasa Kotnik of Slovenia, 21-15, 18-21, 19-17.
Kendall and Weiler nipped Jancar and Kotnik, 24-26, 21-13, 15-13, to say 3rd vicinity.
The Philippines matched its fifth area finish inside the Manila Open closing year at the back of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons.
The united states have proven development inside the Beach World Tour, with Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez additionally making it to the Round of 12, while Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño placing up a tough fight in opposition to the difficult Russian pair of Ekaterina Filipina and Ekaterina Zazhigina earlier than exiting in pool play.
Algebra and Taira overcame Simon Baldauf, and Maximilian Trummer of Austria, 21-17, sixteen-21, 15-12, in thunderstorm-behind schedule semifinals whilst Narongdet and Banlue thwarted an all-Japanese men’s very last with an 18-21, 21-18, 19-17 win over Jumpei Ikeda and Katsuhiro Shiratori.
Davydenko defeated no less than Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-four, the slayer of Roger Federer and Robin Soderling.
“I became [looking at the trophy], till 2008, [there are] so many names there, like Djokovic, Federer, every person, [Pete] Sampras,” stated Davydenko, who was contesting his 5th directly yr-give up the championship. “In 2009, [it says] Davydenko for all time on this trophy. I assume it is first-rate. [In the] history of the [Finals], for my call to be there is something superb for me.”
Davidenko had a wonderful run and deserved to win. However, del Potro turned into strolling on empty, and the kick from the young horse from the pampas turned into no longer there. Therefore the saying applies; ‘Easy to Beat a Dead Horse!’
Nevertheless, del Potro, unlike Roger Federer ( Tennis – The Dark Side of Federer? ), confirmed outstanding sportsmanship right at the cease of the in shape by clearly congratulating his opponent on the net and along with his words to Davidenko in front of the gang.
“This event has a superb champion, like Nikolay,” stated del Potro, a winner of three tour-degree titles this season. “He labored difficult to conquer each participant right here this week. So maybe I must improve a little bit the little things. But he performed much higher than me, and that is it. He performed fantastic tennis. He awesomely beat me.”