I was watching the R2 match between these 2 young players. It was "ab-so-lutely riveting!" to borrow from Gill's perceptive commentary. Both of them are young players, and are singled out as the ones for the future from their countries. Tago is already No. 1 player for Japan, while Chen Long has won the China SS 2010 and is on the way up. He is certainly one of the China players identified as with the most talent and potential. Both of them are still improving, and adding new weapons to their game, with every tournament they play. They are both fun to watch, and are not shy of expressing their feelings sometimes on court! They still need to learn the value of patience, but that will come with experience. Both have very contrasting styles. Chen Long is tall (and "Long") and excels at controlling the mid-court with his fast and accurate interceptions. He can be very dangerous from the back as well, and some of his cross-court half-smashes are lethal. Kenichi Tago is very quick, unbelievably good at retrieving shots others would never get to, and excels at the net and at play below the net. His court-craft is very clever, and many players have made the mistake of underestimating this pocket dynamo, to their misfortune. What is similar, to me, is their approach and attitude. Both are very, very nice guys, with great manners, often smiling, polite, and respectful of each other. Hopefully, we will see many great matches between these 2 warriors, in the years to come! The game will be the winner.