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Kenichi Tago ( 田児賢一 )

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by jhirata, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

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    The nineteen year old Japanese singles player Kenichi Tago is Japan's hope for the future in Men's Singles. He is currently ranked 19th in Men's Singles.

    He caused a major upset in the Japan Open 2008 SS, when he beat Chen Yu. :eek:

    Tago came runner-up in the Boys' Singles round in the World Junior Championships held in 2007.

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    huh???kenichi tago is wjc champion...are u sure he is runner up???lost to who???
     
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    finaly...my fave ms have his own thread...
     
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    he is a world junior runner up , losing to chen long of china
     
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    oh...from my memory...he is the champion..why huh???memory failure...T.T...
     
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    this guy playing style looks like Taufik, even the way he walks. Anyone has the same thought as me?
     
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    Off course his style look like taufik. Kenichi tago idolizes taufik very much. He also bandage his knee like taufik, eventhough he doesn't have knee problem..
     
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    Any video of Tago playing?

    It would be interesting if can replicate Taufik's backhand too. :cool:
     
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    Some info from wikipedia:

    Name in Kanji: 田児賢一
    Nickname: Kenbo
    DOB: July 16th 1989
    Raised up in: Saitama
    Height: 174cm
    Weight: 66kg
    Blood-type: A
    Handedness: Right

    Record:
    2001- All Japan Elementary Schools Badminton Championships Boys' Doubles Winner
    2003- All Japan Secondary Schools Badminton Championships Boys' Doubles Winner
    2004- All Japan Secondary Schools Badminton Championships Boys' Doubles Winner
    2005- All Japan Junior Championships Men's Doubles Winner
    2006- Nationals MS and MD winner
    2006- Inter-high MS and MD winner
    2007- All Japan Nationals MS and MD winner
    2007- Inter-high MS and MD team winner
    2008- All Japan Nationals MS winner

    Internationals:
    2006- Asia Junior Championships MS Winner
    2007- Sweden Open MS Winner
    2007- World Junior Championships MS Runner-up
    2008- Belgium Open MS Winner
    2008- Yonex Japan Open round of 14
     
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    He put up a good fight against Wong Choong Hann at the Thomas Cup 2008.
    Tago looked relaxed but actually wasn't - his errors cost him the match.

    This young man will go a long way if he can learn to be consistent :)
    And, as others have pointed out, he does mirror Taufik's playing style.
     
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    Waw... interesting to know that he plays (or try) like Taufik... but.. I think Taufik doesn't scream like him (look the pic above), hehe... :D:D:p:p but yes, all the best for him since he is still so young, still many years to come...:):)
     
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    Lets wait to see if he comes up with crazy backhands and trickshots in the future.. ;)
     
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    agree..........he is promising player in MS...i think he can be the next TH ...i wonder if he against LD in finall (any kind of tournmnt)....it will be exciting games:):):)
     
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    Tago was supposed to play against Chen Jin at the China Open but he withdrew. Maybe he's not ready yet.. but Tago is aiming for a medal at the 2012 London OG :)
     
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    After watching Kenichi Tago play, he's promising for sure but tries to be too flashy and deceptive and makes tons of errors because of that. Taufik has that problem also, but for him it's natural. I feel like Kenichi Tago forces it. He also doesn't have the flash of explosiveness that Taufik sometimes shows. And for sure he doesn't have the powerful jump smash and the touch.

    Yet. :D
     
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