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Lin Dan ( 林丹 )

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by seawell, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. latecomer

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    He had fulfilled all his obligations to his country and beyond, he is free to release himself whereas LCW still has a mountain at his back. I don' think LCW will beat LD ever again in any major, may be in LCW'S retirement match.
     
  2. OneToughBirdie

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    You may be right, assuming you consider AG, WC, OLY, TC and SC as majors. Add in AE for old timers' sake as major too.
    That is because LD may not play AG, WC, AE next year. OLY is 3 years away and who knows what condition will LCW be? Too long to even think about it now. If LD starts playing in 2013, that may be an indication that LD is looking to gain ranking points to qualify for RIO and to try a 3-peat.
    TC and SC, even if LD plays, he will not meet LCW due to his ranking.
    So, 'I don't think LCW will beat LD ever again in any major' may have some merit;)
     
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    Trying to get into LD's head, I believe he will play the next WC, as for OLY, there is 51% that he will play.
     
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    i think we should have a poll. Will LD play 2014WC?

    a. Yes, entering via wildcard
    b. Yes, entering by having enough World Ranking points
    c. No, because he doesn't have enough WR points and is denied wildcard.
    d. No, because he doesn't want to play.
     
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    yes, I pick answer a.
     
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    My answer is e. Yes because its becoming easier and easier to beat LCW.
     
  7. OneToughBirdie

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    An indication whether LD plays WC14 would be if LD does not start playing in Jan 2014 to get ranking points, then I would say he gives a flying flip about WC2014...ie he couldn't care less.
     
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    BTW is there a reason why LD often plays relatively few tournaments vacating the 1 spot to LCW? I mean he won a ton of big tournament so he can probably live with LWC having more weeks at #1 than he has and he is probably doing that to save energy for the big tournaments but at least in the non olympic years he could play the full tour and take the #1 ranking back, couldn't he? sorry if that question sounds basic, I'm quite new to the sport.
     
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    LD is not interested in winning more tournaments, especially the minors ones. He has won so many majors that world ranking now appears of least interest to him. It was reported that his priority now is his family. Hopefully he can become a father soon.

    However, if he decides to participate in the WC or the Rio Olympics, he has to start entering more high level tournaments to earn more ranking points in order to qualify. I believe he also has to fulfil his commercial obligations to his sponsors, etc.
     
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    What Loh said, plus there're also many tournaments within China that Chinese players have to compete in, so especially playing in singles which is more taxing physically, LD chooses to go only for the major international tournaments.
     
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    Watching Lin Dan vs Du Peng Yu in China National Games made me realise that LD has reach a new level of game. The slow Lin Dan is even more lethal than the rapid fire LD of old. The way he made Du run while he effortlessly move around the court should make all contenders wary. As long LYB feels LD can whip Du, CL, and WZM asses, he will make sure LD qualifies for OLY 16.That's why he is not out in many tournaments. He is already milking money from his sponsorship and retirement money from Govt for the two golds he won. LYB is making sure that LD body is not overworked and making him peak at the right time. LCW on the other hand does not have that luxury, the back up are no where near his standard and the Msian govt has not guarantee his future income so he needs to play in more tournaments. There is also obligation to play in tournaments his sponsor sponsors. We havnt seen the last of LD yet.
     
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    Try doing these tricks yourself, see if it works?

    [video=youtube;C8CjvR38sfc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8CjvR38sfc[/video]
     
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    Service is very important

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    What is the black racket LD is using in CBSL ?
     
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    Maybe a prototype from Li-Ning? There's also a rumor going around that Yonex has re-signed LD. Not sure how true can that be though since the CHN team is sponsored by Li-Ning.
     
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    I noticed that Lin Dan is getting tanner every time I see him play. Seems like the opposite of Michael Jackson :D
     
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    Are you saying that LD is sponsored by Yonex ?

    I don't think Li Ning would release LD to other competitor... LD is the national hero there....

    Especially, considering China is the biggest badminton's market in the world..
     
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    Black is white and white is black or should I say yellow instead of white.
     
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    Well, as far as I know he'd have to basically resign from the Natl team or at least pass on the salary as Li Ning has a contract with the whole Ntl team. Then, assuming he has no running individual contract, he'd be free to go with whatever brand he wants. Thing is that I don't really see him going that way as he's always been shown to be pretty patriotic.
     

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