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Who are the Top-4 MD pairs in the world at the moment?

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Inky2000, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Inky2000

    Inky2000 Regular Member

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    Scope: We are looking at MD pairs' performances from the beginning of 2007 till now.

    I think we are pretty sure who are the top-3 pairs (in no particular order),

    CY/FHF
    KKK/TBH
    MK/HS

    Then, which is the last pair?

    CW/TG?
    JJS/LYD?
    CTF/LWW?
    JE/MLH?
    or ...?

    What is your opinion? The choice could be based on your own criteria - just explain why in your reply.
     
  2. DinkAlot

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    CW/TG. They consistently get there but don't necessarily have the finishing power.
     
  3. Krisna

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    DinkAlot is right! Candra Wijaya-Tony Gunawan should be the 4th...
     
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    Agree with both of you too. What triggered me to create this thread is that I read what Rexy told the press after Macau Open,

    "The world's best four pairs were there (in Macau). And I certainly want to thank and congratulate the players (KKK/TBH and perhaps CTF/LWW) for a job well done."

    TG/CW didn't participate. Wonder if he was referring to JJS/LYD as the 4th pair.

    If JJS/LYD works harder, they may replace TG/CW one day. That will bring us back to the later part of 1980s where the "4 Heavenly MD Pairs" came from these four countries - CHN (TBJ/LYB => CY/FHF), INA (RG/EH => MK/HS), KOR (PJB/KMS => JJS/LYD) and MAS (RS/JS => KKK/TBH) while the No.2 pairs from these countries were not strong enough to consistently challenge them.
     
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    Yup, I think that's what Rexy meant... ;) From the looks of it, we might very well enter another era of the "4 Heavenly MD Pairs"... :cool:
     
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    CW/TG is far more superior compare with JJS/LYD in terms of skill/consistency
     
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    Thats true.. but it seems that Candra and Tony is losing their Edge already.
     
  8. Inky2000

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    On the other hand, Denmark is still pretty much relying on the veteran pairs. JE/MLH (World #2 prior to the pairing up of KKK/TBH) is losing their edge as well. Former world champion LP/JR seems to be bouncing back recently but I doubt it could last long. So, I foresee the new era of "4 Heavenly MD Pairs" to arrive in 3 years' time.
     
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    I like JE/MLH a lot. They are still playing top class doubles despite their age, and this goes to show their class and professionalism. Dont write them off in Beijing, this oldies may just spring a surprise.
     
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    age factor maybe?? and also the fact tat they are not training together rite?? :confused::confused::confused: :cool:
     
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    i still see tat potential winners in OG '08 to be KKK/TBH, CY/FHF, MK/HS, JJJ/LYD.. others might create upsets... referring to CTF/LWW, MLH/JE.. but i dun think LP/JS can do much cuz they have been toooo unconsistent.. ah.. i think the biggest threat is definitely TG/CW.. :D
     
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    Markis/Hendra is the 4th :D
     
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    MK/HS is markis/hendra lol....:D
     
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    TG/CW can't play in OG '08... they can only represent one country :D..
     
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    The veterans pair for example JE/MLH & LP/JR; CTF/LWW will be the main threat in OG.. That's where the experiences do matter most..
    If Fu/Chai meets any of the above pair before the semis, they will be in deep trouble... :rolleyes:
    But personally i think KKK/TBH have great record against those veterans pairs.. maybe with the exceptions of their own teammates..
    It will be tough for MK/HS to win OG to repeat their greats success
    in WC07. but it is not impossible too.
     
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    its gotta b

    cy/fhf
    kkk/tbh
    lww/ctf
    cw/tg
     
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    hurmmm...IMO

    kkk/tbh
    cy/fhf
    ctf/lww
    mk/hs
     
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    whats the score between mk/hs and cw/tg??
     
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    1:2

    2006 IO - TG/CW won
    2006 KO - TG/CW won
    2007 WC - you know who
     
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    so TG/CW still have a better record against MK/HS........
     

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