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Lee Hyun Il ( 이현일 / 李炫一 )

Discussion in 'Korea Professional Players' started by cooler, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. blabl

    blabl Regular Member

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    So once again Lee Hyun Il proved it with his actions. He won the MS title. That is just so good. At such an old age you have proven to the whole world that you are still capable of winning a MS title.



    But then sad to say although it seems right now you are the only Korea MS player who can reach the finals, you won't be playing in this year Olympics.


    I could never explain how happy I was to see you hold the grand big trophy after you won the MS title today. But then I am also in tears at that time because you are the only Korea player to be able to do it today.


    To be honest the whole Korea is so proud of you. So here I am representing all my Korean friends telling you we will be supporting you forever. We really appreciate all your efforts to glorify Korea name at such an old age. Keep up your good work. Hope that you can continue to win more MS titles.




    As a conclusion I am so proud of your achievement. You have been shouldering your responsibility so well at such an old age. Congratulations brother.
     
  2. nthanhhai

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    I am glad to see LHI win again. He is one of my favorite MS players.

    I think those coaches in Korean team will have to look again how demanding they were that made LHI leave the national team, and pursuit his career as an independent player, and only play for himself.
     
  3. blabl

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    I agreed with you. Lee Hyun Il has long ago been an independent player staying in Thailand playing for Granular Club.
     
  4. Jimmy_Goh

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  5. Jimmy_Goh

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    Lee Hyun Il is still Korea best MS as of today, based on #games played :)
     
  6. event

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    On the number of tournaments played, yes. It is interesting to see where he is poised on the Rio standings but it seems highly unlikely that he will qualify. The M&Q lists are out for the next few weeks and he isn't in anything so he'll be resting at least until mid-March. Theoretically, he could catch the current #16 Wei Nan simply by losing in the first round of the Malaysia and Singapore Opens but he'd have to do better to catch the #16 in early May. There are only 3 SS, 1 GPG, and 6 ICs that he may yet enter. But last year, he did enter Malaysia and Singapore so I guess you never know.
     
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    His game is really fascinating. His court coverage , his shot making quality, his economy in finishing matches are really impressive. It will not be easy to defeat him unless you are extremely good in shot precision and with a good strategy against such a quality player. I watched one of his matches against one of the current crop of youngsters who is regularly giving trouble to top players. I must say LHI was simply amazing in that match. He simply moves the opponent all over the court while he sits in the bench and watching.Lol
    Hope to see him in RIO. But nobody knows what will happen at that time.
     
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    Certainly it will be very interesting to see Lee Hyun Il okay. He is till now still the best Korea MS. Till now at such an old age he still proved that he can win in tournaments. I sincerely hope that he will play on forever until the age of 50. Whenever he plays it will certainly be very interesting to see it.
     
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    Lee Hyun Il is still going strong, he beat Jorgensen easy in game 3.
     
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    LHi should be coach
     
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    Yes he should try coaching. I see SWH has several coaches came and gone like rolling door and his coaches primarily are from INA.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
     
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    If I were KBA, I'd persuade him to coach the KOR WS and impart them his excellent skills in stroke play, ideally speaking.
     
  13. SibugiChai

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    do korean coaches need to stay in sport camp like players?

    if so i doubt LHI will do it
     
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    Reached semis at the denmark open facing compatriot SWH. Never ceased to amaze with his precision and footwork, toying his opponent to all of 4 sides of the court

    Yeah ^ he's at the age where he should focus on his family espescially his kid
    Do u guys think he's giving SWH a freeride to the final or just a purely lost
     
  15. SibugiChai

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    i dunno but i remember LHI said that he will not compete in tournament where there are other korean players to prevent playing against them.

    i think there is a sense of patriotism in LHI in which he dont want to beat any players inside the Korean National camp or is there an arragement or maybe its his good will?

    just my guess
     
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    Kim Moon Soo says they do but they get weekends off.
     
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    How come he's playing independently and trained in malaysia for a while if he's that patriotic?
     
  18. Ch1k0

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    He already explained before. He wanted to give way to the younger players in BKA so they could be further developed. But he still wanted to continue playing the sport out of passion. As for why a Malaysian club and not Korean. Could be sponsorship differences. He probably got an offer that far better allowed him to continue playing on the international stage.
     
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    Well he's reached the finals of the Yonex French Open. Many years ago, I didn't think much of his defensive style but now I can better appreciate the skill involved with his method. After all, who is more impressive, Bruce Lee out-kicking-punching-speeding eveyone else (i.e. Lin Dan), or a skinny old bearded man, defeating young thugs with one hand while drinking tea with the other. The latter is what LHI reminds me of. Ng Ka Long didn't seem to know what to do; baffled by a guy who looks more like a chess player than badminton, and unable to keep up with the grandmaster pawning him all over the court like a drunken knight. I hope this grandpa can show one more time tomorrow, that he has a trick or two up his socks.
     
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    I feel both Lin Dan and LHI play with similar styles these days. I am starting to like LHI more. Wish he wins today.
     

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