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Chen Yufei (陳雨菲)

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by pcll99, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. RedShuttle

    RedShuttle Regular Member

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    Reasons to think that she is good: being the World Junior Champion for one, and not losing to any junior players for more than a year for another.

    She is solid but not spectacular. To me, at this point, she does not look like someone who can reach the very top echelon but should be able to find a place in top 10 ranking.
     
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    I think if Chen Yufei is temperamentally stable which she appears to be, and continues to be consistent in her shotmaking(neat and accurate but could improve on variation) and, importantly, able to inject pace often enough with maximum effect, I believe she can go far. Don't forget she's only 19, born 1st March, 1998, and still developing her game, maybe not completely out of the formative stage yet, so I'd say a sort of transformation is possible.
     
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    My Girl did it. No one believed in her except me. I told you that she is a wonderkid but people made more fun of her than ever.
     
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    It's almost unthinkable that AY can be out-resilient by another player. CYF showed some grit and did it.

    CYF's mistake-free style may have unknown potential after all. I thought that she can be very good at capitalizing on opportunities when her opponents are not in top form, but CYF showed that she can take on a top opponent head-on.

     
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    I saw the game and felt that the coach played a big part in her victory......real good game plan.......disappointed the Japanese coaches and AY didn't or wasn't able to adjust during the game.....(not that I know what shud be done)....
     
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    Chen Yufei's giant-killing feat continues, today in R3, she disposed of the former WS WC, Intanon Ratchanok, who's also one of the frontrunners for the title at Glasgow.

    Two remarkable feats in sensational fashion in consecutive days by a young, promising player just a year out of the junior circuit into the pro circuit and in her maiden performance at the world championships at Glasgow is the kind of stuff that makes sports headlines.

    As it is, successfully making her way into the semifinals already guarantees the 19-year-old reigning world junior champion at least a bronze medal at the proper world championship level regardless the outcome tomorrow.

    Nevertheless, as sweet dreams are made of this, who are we to say Chen Yufei is not to go all the way and wear the crown of Women's World Champion come Sunday ? Hope springs eternal, so let us wish Chen Yufei great success the next two days at Glasgow ! JIAYOU !

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    As expected Chen Yufei's amazing run at the Glasgow WC2017 came to an abrupt end at the semifinals. However, while her loss to Sindhu is no surprise, the manner of her defeat is somewhat disconcerting to me.

    CYF went down as badly as Chen Long did before her to Viktor Axelsen in humiliating fashion. Just as Chen Long couldn't get his game going inexplicably, nothing went right for him as much as it was his opponent playing superbly, the same applied to CYF as she gifted points like nobody's business, there was none of the flair she exhibited in previous rounds when she astoundingly took out in turn Akane and Intanon.

    In fact, in that disastrous match with Sindhu, she was all at sea as if she had forgotten how to deal with a tall, fast attacking player with the height and reach, just as Chen Xiaoxin was seemingly clueless in dealing with Intanon's deceptiveness to run circles around her, completely outclassed as if CXX was not only in awe of the occasion but also of the famous opponent, the former world champion.

    Nonetheless, Chen Yufei has already created sensations and caused quite a stir at Glasgow by her phenomenal feat as aforementioned. For such a talented young aspirant, it's natural to be inconsistent and have more ups and downs early on in the career. That's how they grow and mature as a player.

    May Chen Yufei go from strength to strength in the coming years and scale greater heights. I wish Chen Xiaoxin the same.
     
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    Once CYF started to make uncharacteristic mistakes, it was clear that it was not going to be her day. As the commentators remarked, she had never gone past quarter-finals at super series level tournaments. The gravity of what she had accomplished might have finally dawned on her and she was not her usual self in that match.

    She definitely have raised eyebrows by beating AK and RI back to back at the World Championship. While I am still not convinced that she is the answer for Chinese WS, I will certainly be watching her more.
     
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    Hearties congratulations to Chen Yufei for winning the Chinese National Games 2017 Women's Singles Championship !

    For CHN players, the CNG is a big event, so it's considered her first major achievement. A huge boost to her confidence and inner belief. Way to go ! Jiayou !
     
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    IMHO, Chen Yufei's game is simple, straightforward, mostly textbook shots, quite effective when she is on top of her game but not difficult to prepare against her if you are experienced enough.

    In today's match with Sindhu at the French Open QFs, Chen Yufei who is usually calm and composed, appeared tense, more error-prone than normal, esp at the net. On the whole, she's not reading Sindhu's game, was forced on the defensive more often than not, her vulnerabilities exacerbated by Sindhu's fine play.

    Contrast CYF with He Bingjiao, the latter has a wider repertoire, more creative, deceptive, and able to keep the opponent guessing. However, HBJ is too unpredictable, inconsistent , and error-prone to my liking at the moment, but, I admit, I much prefer her game to CYF's, and still believe she can tighten her game, cut down on simple errors, stay focused, and rise another level.

    Glad to say, her fitness and stamina has improved now, still she must continue to work at it, can't afford to slacken as that was her worst shortcoming for some time.

    Honestly, while I do like Chen Yufei and think she will go far one day, I'm not too excited by her as I am by He Bingjiao whose potential seems greater and more appealing to me. I hope to be able to say the same of Chen Xiaoxin in good time.
     
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    http://sports.qq.com/a/20171115/037279.htm

    Chen Yufei was dispirited after losing to Tai Tzu Ying today at the China Open PSS:" Mainly, I became to anxious in G2 (after taking G1, 21-11), demanded a bit too much of my shotmaking and made quite a few mistakes."

    But Tai Tzu Ying, who originally thought she might lose but in the end managed to come up on top through her strength and experience, gave recognition to Chen Yufei's performance:" From the time she came out to compete (in the pro circuit) till now, her improvement has been rapid."
     
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    While Chen Yufei has fighting spirit, I feel she is mentally not strong enough. In today's match with Tai Tzu Ying at the HK Open QFs, she was holding two gamepoints in the second set but failed to convert and went on to lose the deuces 21-23.

    I hope she learns to handle the crucial points better. At the same time, I'm glad that she gets to play TTY twice in two weeks as I believe such match experience with presumably the best WS player at the moment can only be beneficial to her growth and development as a young up-and-coming aspirant, particularly when she acquitted herself reasonably well despite defeat based on how she played and not just the scoreline.

    At the China Open, CYF lost by 21-11, 18-21, 17-21. At the HK Open, she lost by 15-21 and 21-23.
     
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    I think both Chen and Gao have way too many unforced errors to get to the very top. Chinese coaching staff needs to figure out how to fix this. However, this looks familiar. TTY was (and still is) a colorful player, but she too made a lot of errors in her games. In recent 1-2 years, Tai had improved in this area.
     
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    Interestingly, Tai says what Chen lacks is some fierceness/character (霸气). I think mentally, Chen is strong. There's one match where she went from lagging behind by a lot of points to closing the gap (can't remember which competition and against who), although she still lost it in the end. A number of players would have crumbled, but Chen didn't, so that speaks a lot of her mental strength.

    That said, it might just be her character. She's very calm and stable for someone of her age. That might put out the fire in her, and thus, a lack of character. Offhand, I can't think of any players who is quite lacking in character in their games. Every player is interesting in some aspect, but Chen doesn't give off that vibe.
     
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    Indeed, Chen Yufei is the Most Promising Player of The Year in 2017 as awarded by BWF. Congratulations.
     
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    Chen Yufei is by far the best Chinese WS.
     

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