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Kenichi Tago ( 田児賢一 )

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

  1. madbad

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    I thought you were going to say "myself" or "george" :p:p
     
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    good, surprising performance by him in this yr's AE..if he keeps this up, who knows, he might indeed be following his own baddy idol, Taufik Hidayat..:cool:
     
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    Kenich's movement is awesome. "It's not just footwork!" He is moving around all court so smoothly, seamlessly and freely. I thought Shoji was one of the quickest MS players but Tago sang goes beyond that.

    Not just movement, his mentality got very strong - check the scoring graphs against CJ and BCL.

    :)
     
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    Kenbo...let's call him that :p

    Anyway, congratulations for him to enter the All-England finals. He is a player to watch, following spectacular defeats against Chen Jin and Bao Chunlai. Can he add Lee Chong Wei to the list?
     
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    Quite amusing...just that Kenicki wins over CJ and BCL, praises flow freely, like Tago is the next one, the chosen one. LD lost to BCL, and that is an end of an era, washup and history. Lets see how CHN and LD perform at WC10 and AG10 before we say the end of his domination:D Next time, LD will bring along his secret weapon 'Itu Barang':D
     
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    The better man wins this time and all the time, Tago earns his ticket to the final and may the better man wins tomorrow...I was thinking if LD took 3 months off, sucked in his last tournament which is EAG09 and it took BCL who is a top 5 world class player playing his best baddy in top form 3-set to beat LD, what happens if LD regain his old form and game sharp next time. This loss could be a blessing and may actually push LD so to say Lin Dan is Done and write him of is quite dangerous.
     
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    nah
    watanabe tatsuya is the most handsome;)
    handsome than lyd;)
     
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    LIMSY that was quite gay. IMHO
     
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    Kenichi won the Asian Junior Championship... :D But runner up of the World Juniors...

    Emiko Ueno! The All England WD champ of 1977 and WD World Champ of 1977... She was the queen of WD back then... ;)
     
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    Agreed! 200% :D

    watch the QF last nite but couldn't keep my eyes open when kenichi played the 2nd set... but our instinct said he could pull a win and that he did... good job!
     
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    Exactly........i tot the one who always right with his facts never wrong !! :D:D:D
     
  12. limsy

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    anything funny from the post 2 years ago??:D
    maybe someone is 2 year behind from my time frame;)
     
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    yeah, his mentally and physical is so strong and good throughout this tournament. Besides, he show NO fear and played bravely against the china number 2 and 3 ms player respectively and he manage to beat them!;) His never say die attitude also i respect a lot..

    anyway, good luck to him against datuk lee later on;);)

    Being in the FINAL of the ae already very big achivement already for this youngster.. i hope mas youngster will follow tago's attitude and commitment..:rolleyes::)
     
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    he will be serious contender for 2010 wc,2010 ag,2011 ae,2011 wc,2012 ae,2012 og:D
    and the list go on
    iah!
    will he be as good as taufik hidayat?
    my heart and brain say YES!!!
     
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    perhaps better than taufik? heheheheh:D

    China team will surely watch out of this youngster too in the future:cool;
    anyway, congrats for being the finalist of the ae ms final today:)
     
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    yeah
    thats why he deserve to be my fave
    even lcw doesnt qualify to be my fave;)
    hopefully
    another of my fave will also shine
     
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    Tago 1st Japanese in 44 years to reach final at All England Open

    Japan Today
    Sunday 14th March, 07:37 AM JST

    LONDON

    Kenichi Tago became the first Japanese in 44 years to reach the men’s singles final at the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

    Tago, No. 20 in world rankings, rallied to defeat Bao Chunlai of China 18-21, 22-20, 21-18 to advance from the semifinals for the first time since Masao Akiyama finished runner-up at the 1966 meet, according to badminton officials.

    Tago also etched his name in Japanese history by becoming the first-ever to make the final in the 12-legged super series event, which was established in 2007 and features the world’s top 32 players.

    Tago next faces top seed and Beijing Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in Sunday’s final.
     
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    K. Tago has probably arrived:D? I mean either he wins it all or not, it's already a big statement by itself by making it thus far!

    Poor LCW, he can win as many and ppl would still say things and if he don't (specially the AE)...arghh, I just feel sorry for the hard working LCW.
     
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    Great job by K.Tago.Hopefully he can keep up the good work and be in the top levels like the other top players.
     
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    It is a feat to beat CJ and then BCL, and took LCW to 19 pts in final. But just like Choi beat LD and then fizzles like an ice cream cone in the hot malaysian sun (I just been back from KL), I like to see how Tago perform in the next major before he can be called the 'next one' or 'rising one'...err.. I mean the 'rising star';):D
     

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