Taufik still 17-18 years old when he told the media after winning an open tournament that his long time goal was to win an olympic gold and to be a world champion. It took him some (painful) years before he saw his dreams come true. After winning the Athens Olympic gold, did not he say that his next target was to be the world champion? ctjcad in one post said, that after winning the World Championship in 2005, Taufik told the media that his next target was 2006 Asian Games. And indeed, we saw he won the gold. Meanwhile he has lost interest in the world championship since it is held every year. He valued Asian Games more because it is a once in every 4 years event. So it is interesting to know what's next in Taufik's mind. And he did not mention All England nor any open tournaments. He did not even mention one tournament in 2007. This is what he said : “I’ll go to Beijing to defend my Olympic title but I won’t be there in the 2010 Asian Games." http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2006/12/11/sports/16283414&sec=sports I hope he will still has the ability to deliver when the time has come to fulfil his dream once again. I guess it will be more difficult, because he is getting older and other players getting stronger. Taufik, good luck.