The atmosphere in Msia is that of stone silence and people gathering in groups and placing bets on the outcomes of the 2002 Soccer World Cup. I suppose you could hear sth abt badminton in the halls where the fanatics gather, the rest are just reacting with cynicism. Anyway trust Msia to break the monopoly of T Cp which is killing the sport worldwide.I think the earlier gp match and Denmark's semi has exposed the weaknesses and limited options of their rivals.Msia I guess is the next best thing. Look out for the following matches when videos flood N America/Europe in next few weeks : 1) Xia-Wong CH-spectacular moves and strokes. 2) Bao-Hafiz-Don't play hard, play smart 3) Jonassen- Marleve- Controlling net 4) Taufik-Boesen-Badminton like it was in the 50's and 60's.Sheer determination and will power vs skill and craft.