taufik call lin dan a great actor Friday December 19, 2008 Taufik slams ‘drama king’ Lin Dan INDONESIA’S most celebrated men’s singles shuttler Taufik Hidayat has branded China’s Lin Dan an “actor”. Yet, he sees the ‘drama king’ as his main challenger in the pursuit to end his elusive chase for the All-England title next year. “Lin Dan is a powerful player but sometimes, he puts on an act. “Like how it was at this year’s All-England (in March),” said Taufik. Stretching it: Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat in action in the Super Series yesterday. Lin Dan lost to compatriot Chen Jin in the final. “But a week later, he put up a great show to win the Swiss Open. “He plays with heavy straps on his knees sometimes. He loses in one tournament and then goes out to win in another. “The fact is he is a powerful player,” said Taufik. This is not the first time that the 28-year-old Taufik has hit out at Lin Dan. The Indonesian had also criticised the Olympic champion’s on-court behaviour on previous occasions. Taufik, a two-time former All-England runner-up, however, admitted that the going was getting tougher for him by the year. “My goal is to win my first All-England title next year but it will not be easy. I am getting older and injuries are of concern to me. Next year could be my best chance to pull it off,” he said. Taufik almost became the second big name after world No. 2 Lin Dan to miss the ongoing Masters Finals Super Series. Luckily, the Indonesian had a change of heart. Lin Dan and the rest of China’s players had pulled out from the prestigious tournament. “I was not supposed to be here. “I am nursing a back injury. But my sponsor wanted me to come and I obliged,” said Taufik. Taufik lost his first Group B match against compatriot Sony Dwi Kuncoro yesterday. But he bounced back in his second match to get the better of Denmark’s Joachim Persson, 20-22, 21-11, 21-17. --------------------------------------------------------------- TH is jealous. He thinks anytime LD lost it is acting. He is jealous that LD doesn't put an act on him so he can win some titles. LOL This is his another slam on LD. Hmm, how many time LD slammed TH ?(except on the court). LD does his talking on the court. That's how a professional suppose to behave.