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TOTAL BWF WORLD Championships 2015: Postmortem and Afterthoughts

Discussion in 'World Championships 2015' started by pcll99, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. xiaoqiao

    xiaoqiao Regular Member

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    Well... Taipei open isn't a good representative.
    Chen Long was clearly playing easier, and saved the preparation for the WCH. He only upped the pace when it was the end of the second set, since he was gonna lose if he didn't try.

    This defeat wasn't due to mental strength problems, he was outplayed physically.
     
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    This is only your opinion. Mine and many people I know is different. It's good that everyone can have his own ;).
     
  3. xiaoqiao

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    Anyone who plays decent singles could notice LCW was being movement pressured by Chen Long like crazy. If he was late, he got punished...

    It's also public knowledge LCW has less stamina than Chen Long, so LCW in a sense is forced to play winners after a while in the rally.

    TBH, I don't think LCW lacks any mental strength since about 3 years ago. People were whining how he lost to Lin dan so closely in 2012, but there was no stupid unforced error from LCW.
    This wasn't one of those 'close calls', LCW got outplayed.

    Then again, depends how you define mental strength. If you push the boundaries, everything is mental strength...
     
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    Agree with most. After all LCW is like 7(!) yrs older than CL.

    Re OG 2012 final, LCW's mental mistake showed late in G3, when LD stepped up a gear and LCW mistakenly let a shot go past him thinking it was long. It was in by a few inches. Then it was all downhill from there.
     
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    What about Rathanok and rest of THA ladies, then JPN ladies?
     
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    From experience in competitive matches, I would say that even moving slower can be a symptom of nerves.
     
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    Racket matters. Blocking smashes is LCW's best, but he failed so many times in this tournament.
    Also there's something wrong with his stamina. He sweats way too much than before(recent tournaments).
    However, he accomplished his commercial mission of bringing Duora 10 to Finals.
     
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    His sweating was something I noticed too... After flicking sweat and waiting to receive serve, sweat continues dripping like water again.
     
  9. Ch1k0

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    Could have just been the climate =/ Indonesia isnnot exactly in the best location for not sweating.
     
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    malaysia isn't exactly any different too :p
     
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    Exactly. He could just be perspiring a lot more now due to the extortion and his age during matches or in training and we just don't see it.
     
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    Of course they are there...
    I think in his later half of the post he was only concerned with SN's performance and SN never struggles against RI to that extent...other THA girls yes BO is a surely talented and will get better and better
    Even against the JPN SN didn't struggle much except if that ST did well to shock everyone in this WC
     
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    Women Singles / Men Singles is unpredictable and very tough nowadays and thereby, treat for us :D
     
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    2 years back, every new Japanese WS could beat Saina, not anymore. Nazomi was promising but again seems to be going downhill, after a promising year.
     
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    This is exactly what I'm trying to say. I lost few matches to players I win usually because of my mentality. I had some problems with concetration and because of that I was to slow, had to many stupid mistakes. If you play against someone like LD or CL you have to do it at 110%. For me LCW played well, but this was not his best he could do.

    We will never know the truth unless someone ask him honestly for that.
     
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    He already answered; that's what he said: "Those who watched the match today must have been disappointed as well. They ought to. It was not my best performance.".

    (Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/Sport/Badminton/2015/08/16/Chong-Wei-second-again-in-Worlds/)
     
  17. xiaoqiao

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    Strategy wise it felt he was in a lockdown. He's moving slower I think is because he's worried if he plays any faster, he's gonna energy even more.

    You may expect to have mental strength problems or whatever, and 'weak' mental strength at LCW's level is like much much more than us mortals. Come on, he's got psychologists and stuff to analyse and break down his problems, it's bound to be tough.
     
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