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Discussion in 'Indonesia Professional Players' started by mnda_315, Jun 2, 2004.
Cant change him.....
According to Sony..it was rumour........but he indeed has a girlfriend
The Hendrawan Effect
It'd be sad, unfair and wrong to blame Sony's weaknesses on Hendrawan.
In his prime, Hendrawan was a supremely dignified sportsman, always on his best behaviour whether on court or off it (he still maintains that dignity). But he certainly had a champion's instinct... one that enabled him to wrest big titles from more gifted players.
In many ways, Hendra Setiawan's demeanour mirrors that of Hendrawan.
The overall calmness, the lightning pounces and the unfurrowed brow... on a closer look, it's clear that Setiawan is whatever Sony is not!
It's fascinating what Fidget and huangkwokhau say.
Sony has it... but, yet, doesn't have it!
what is hendrawan last name?
from watching sony play over the past years it still does seem he has the game to trouble the top players....but agreed that killer instinct is lacking..personally id like to see him attack more
Really? What edition NOVA?? The Newest?? I'll buy it for detail.............Oh my God, why didnt u just tell me..........:crying::crying::crying::crying:
Hendrawan is his first, last and only name
In post #79 I wasn't trying to say Sony suffers from bad coaching. Just that the one remaining skill Sony needs is an unteachable one because it is personality. No impugning of the revered Hendrawan was intended.
One other thing about that 'lack of killer instinct': Perhaps if you play badminton every day for endless hours for years and years.....perhaps it just gets boring. One rally is the same as another. Points/ games/ tourneys all just run together.
An intelligent, philosophical person might say to himself, why am I here when I could be fishing/ dancing/ studying molecular biology and generally becoming something more than a one-dimensional human being.
Maybe Sony's problem is that he suffers from deep thoughts.
he he, cos Setiawan is doubles player? Setiawan has his partner Markis Kido aka mighty mouse to nudge him if he loses any 'killer instinct'. wouldnt want to get into bad books with mighty mouse.
Opposite of Taufik...
...whatever it is that's missing from Sony from reaching true greatness, i think it boils down to the what's going on in his mind..In a sense, his traits encapsulate the opposite of his compatriot, Taufik..
Really!!Sony will get married, congratulation sony, hope the girl that you choose is good girl, and you will be happy forever!!!
Sony Dwi Kuncoro has finally made it to his dream podium - the winner's platform at the Indonesia Open
It's amazing that, for a player blessed with almost every required trait, Sony has won almost nothing remarkable in his six year career... until today
His highest MS results are:
Winner - Asian Championships 2002
Winner - Asian Championships 2005
Winner - Chinese Taipei Grand Prix 2007
Winner - Indonesia Open 2008
Obviously, this is his biggest win to date
PS: Runner-up at the WC 2007 is big too.
But that's not as good as Gold!
Cant u see a gold ring on Sony's finger?? Aww. . Sweet!!
congratulations to sony for wiining the mens single title of the ina ss 2008!
finally, you can win IO!!!!!
Wat a beautiful year for him! Go to BO! and make it!
If i may add..
..he also won the 2003 Asian Championships, as well as the MS Gold in the SEA Games in 2003 and 2005. But yes, this is his biggest individual tourney he has won, besides the Chinese Taipei Open last yr (which was only a Gold GP event, if i'm not mistaken).
He was also a bronze medallist in Athens 2004. Makes sense for him to be aiming for gold this time...
Sony is finally coming out of TH's shadows...bravo!!
May I ask those who saw the tournament, was there anything different about Sony that led to his success this time? Was he able to overcome the nerves that was evident in the Thomas Cup? Was he more consistently aggressive?
Earlier in this thread there was talk about Sony being too passive and how that may be impossible to change because it is a personality issue rather than a skill issue. However it would seem that Lee Chong Wei has changed his on court personality this year. At the Singapore open he seemed to pose and swagger a little. And he would look deadly serious and put-out if something didnt' go his way (which wasn't often).
Would anyone agree with this impression of LCW? And if so, is there sign of Sony showing more confidence too? If he lets just a little of his dark side out (aggression, ego) he'll be in good shape for the Olympics.
Winner of Asian Championships 2003
Winner of SEA Games Individual Gold 2003, 2005; and Team Event 2003, 2007.
Bronze of Athens Olympics 2004.