PSA QF-4/PSA準々決勝-4

[1]Leo Au (HKG) 3-2 [5] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 10-12, 6-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7 (83 min)

香港No.2とNo.3の対戦だ。序盤、6-1とリードされたAuがドライブを安定させてタイブレークに持ち込んだが、先にゲームボールを握ったYipにそのままゲームを取られる。第二ゲームもTipの激しくミスの無い攻撃に、Auは終始守りになる。少しずつタイミングをずらされてリードされ、レフリーの判定にもいらつきを見せるAuに対し、Yipは時間を旨く使ったラリーをしてこのゲームも取る。第三ゲームはお互い一歩も引かない攻防が続き、6-6、8-8、9-9で、レットを四回も重ね、ここで初めてAuがゲームボールを握るも、Yipも引かずにマッチボールまで追い込むが、後のないAuが執念でゲームを取る。第四ゲームは1点ずつサーブが入れ替わりゲームが進む、お互いに攻めては守る苦しいラリーが続く。9-8辺りからYipのミスが続いてAuがこのゲームを取り、勝敗の行方はファイナルゲームへともつれ込む。最終ゲームでは、ショットの質が変わらない者に勝利が行く。Auは少し甘くなったYipから旨くミスを引き出し、必死に食い下がるYipを振り払って勝利を手にした。

神谷 典子

This is the match between two Hong Kong players. It is between No.2 and No.3 players. Au was behind by 1-6 at the beginning but he was able to catch up to tie break with steady drive but Yip cashed in the game ball of match. Yip played very steadily without errors and Au had to play defensively all the time. Au was irritated by Yip’s off the timing play and was also annoyed by the referee’s judgment. Yip managed the time in rallies effectively and won this game also. In the 3rd game, the game was deadlocked and went on 6-6,8-8 and 9-9 with 4 lets. At this point, Au got the game ball whereas Yip did not cash in the match ball and Au took this game while realizing that he was cornered. In the 4th game, game went on by both winning a point alternately and both struggled in attack and defense. Yip started to make more errors at the game point of 9-8 and Au took this game. Now the decision was to be made in the final game. In the final game, the winner will be the one who played the shot steadily. Au caught up with Yip’s mediocre shot and forced him to make errors. Yip tried very hard to catch up with Au unsuccessfully.

Noriko Kamiya

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