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What do you think about Russian players?

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Noapte, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Noapte

    Noapte Regular Member

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    What is your opinion about badminton quality in my country ( Russia :) )?
    I know, it's not really good, however, there are some good players : Pukhov, Karachkova, Russkikh... What can you say about them? :p
     
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    i think ella's a good player, still needs a bit of work to trouble the top players, but she's improved a lot recently and has potential ....

    i'm not too familiar with the others you mentioned though ...
     
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    yes, they can improve.. wish them best of luck.. never give up!
     
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    i can see russian players are certainly improving.....so is badminton popular in russia?
     
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    do russia tv shows live badminton matches?? nice to hear more spectators from other countries.. badminton is a multi national game..
     
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    one thing 4 sure, Tennis is more popular than badminton
     
  7. Noapte

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    Of course. Badminton becomes more and more popular in Russia, however, you can't find a lot of information about it in mass media - the magazines and newspapers don't write anything about it; badminton matches are shown on TV very seldom... But I believe, in the next 10 years it will become as popular as, for example, football and basketball.=)
     
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    good to hear that....really hope that there will be another few nations producing world beaters other than Denmark, China, Malaysia, Indonesia.......
     
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    Losing now is ok.. Important is train hard for future.. Good players learnt from losing too. Good luck to Russia players.. I'm proud that badminton is the fastest racket sport.
     
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    I saw some/a lot of russian player, and Ukrainian players at this Dutch Junior Open.

    i'd say they play excellent. They all play a simple error-free no-nonsense game, with a good pace as well. But their style is horrible...some actually panhandle, or swing really rusty...but they would kick my ass (mostly, I might have a shot against 2-3..but theck, they're the national selection of russia!)

    they're the best players with the weirdest style I've ever seen:eek: Haven't seen much of the seniors though..
     
  11. JimmyG

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    How can you say Russian players are not good when Ella is No 21? in the world although she has just lost in 1st round in Swiss this afternoon. It is a pity Elena Sukhareva has retired as she moved very well over the court and was good to watch and good competition for Ella K. Zuev and Pukhov were very interesting to watch because of their aggresve style. Ella K is a lovely girl and always takes time to talk to familiar faces which many young players could learn from. Anastasia Russkikh is entertaining to watch in level dbls by the way she anticipates shots. Vislova has a weird style with her rolling head and the way she wraps the racket around her head when defending. The future is bright if the youngsters have the desire to put in the hard work. There are Russian websites that give info. badm.ru and badminton.ru

    Keep working hard and one day you can be there
     
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    who says so? me? then read again;) :p
     
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    volan looks dated try the 2 sites I mentioned
     
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    Ella is probably the most agile (non-chinese ethnicity) european woman-by that I mean smooth movement and quick direction changes.

    Not the most powerful or fastest though.

    I watched her game on and off against niemenen in AE2007. She definitely has the potential to break into the second tier players behind CHN WS. not sure if she is up to matching CHN players, but with a little better tactical approach to the game and consistency of simply strokes, she could be up there.
     
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    i watched some russians play in the final of the austrian open and i have to say their not bad players but their playing style is abit different from what we usually see.....the strokes n swings....awkward
     
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    maybe we need something totally different to break china domination;)
    Ex. if their stroke is so different, it would be hard to read into by asian players: advantage russian.
     
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    I agree, Russian players' game style is quite different from others'. But I don't think it's bad. Their game gets more difficult to understand, so, it's harder to play against them.
    However, it is MY personal opinion... ^.^
     
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    From my own experience...

    ...i would say they have some interesting & intriguing talents..You can read more abt their performance in last yr's U.S. Open in this link, which they, to put it mildly, dominated the competition:cool: :
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34946
    Btw, welcome to BC, Noapte!..;) :cool:
     
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    Anyone have any video of Russian players to share?

    I'd like to see this 'different technique'.
     

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