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The best and the rest

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by AlanY, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. AlanY

    AlanY Regular Member

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    People seem to accept that the best 4 men’s singles of recent years are Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat and Peter Gade. But if you look at their achievements over the years more closely they are not as equal as some would assumed.

    Here are some numbers;


    [TABLE="class: grid"]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Lin Dan[/TD]
    [TD](LCW+TH+PG)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Olympics[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]World Champion[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]1[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]World Cup[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Thomas Cup[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]2[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Sudirman Cup[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]0[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]All England[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]



    or you can look at it this way;


    [TABLE="class: grid"]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Lee Chong Wei[/TD]
    [TD](LD+TH+PG)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Malaysia Open[/TD]
    [TD]7[/TD]
    [TD]3[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]



    or

    [TABLE="class: grid"]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD]Taufik Hidayat[/TD]
    [TD](LD+LCW+PG)[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Indonesia Open[/TD]
    [TD]6[/TD]
    [TD]4[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]



    So, we can say that LCW, the best in Malaysia, and
    TH, the best in Indonesia.

    But, the best of them all.

    LIN DAN.
     
  2. dlp

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    Or you could say in the last 9 years Lin Dan has won more majors than the rest of the world combined. Gade/LCW haven't won a major.

    Another analysis would be Lin Dan 5 majors, Taufik 2, Chen Jin 1,
     
  3. Jonc108

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    why the best are so better than the rest: 林李世纪大战让专家反思 呼唤训练理念的深层变革

    people, particular those in BWF, really need to think about this article (link below) and how badminton could continue to develope in a sustainable manner:

    http://www.badmintoncn.com/view-13681-1.html
     

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