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Who's the best player at the net?

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Badmintan, Feb 11, 2008.

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Best frontman in men's doubles

  1. Park Joo Bong

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  2. Kim Dong Moon

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  3. Kim Moon Soo

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  4. Rexy Mainaky

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  5. Tony Gunawan

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  6. Hendra Setiawen

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  7. Cai Yun

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  8. Koo KK

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  9. Jens Eriksen

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  10. Sigit Budiarto

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  11. Lee Yong Dae

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  12. Christian Hadinata

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  1. Badmintan

    Badmintan Regular Member

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    Normally in men's doubles, there is a distinct role each player has,

    especially in an attacking position; where the front person becomes the 'netman' and the back person becomes the 'baseline smasher'.

    I feel that the netman is the key to win in Men's doubles...his role is like a quarterback in American Football....setting up shots for his back partner to violently hit the shuttle downwards. The netman normally wins the point by driving or smashing directly near the net which is almost impossible to return.
    The net man is also a very strong leader...cocky and very vocal.

    I feel the best netman in World badminton today are:

    1) Koo Kian Kiat: a delight to watch...arrogant...and creative...one of the best badminton brains.

    2) Cai Yun: Pure attacking player...sets up Fu Haifeng very well....also has a killer diving net smash...nasty desposition on court...intimidates opponents.

    3) Hendra Setiawan....very good at intercepting crosscourts clears and drives...beautifully sets up Kido for jump smashes

    4) Lee Yong Dae....creative player with lightning speed...sets up Jae-Sung
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    5) Jens Eriksen....his height enables him to intercept weak clears with devastating net smash.
     
  2. Kardel

    Kardel Regular Member

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    You forgot Tony Gunawan. I myself like both Cai Yun and Tony Gunawan.
     
  3. bic33

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    you forgot Tonay Gunawan!?? He's old, but yeah, he's still one of the best... :D

    *i was a minute late lol*
     
  4. george@chongwei

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    Koo Kien Keat is the best frontman...
     
  5. ye333

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    Currently, definitely Setiawan. I would say his recent performance is above both KKK and Cai Yun, and is close to Tony Gunawan in 05.

     
  6. MSHSBadmPlayer

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    Lee Yong Dae! lightning speed indeed. superb defence, excellent brains ^_^
     
  7. ye333

    ye333 Regular Member

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    Then how come they were beaten easily every time they met CY/FHF? :D

     
  8. abedeng

    abedeng Regular Member

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    Something to do with KOR vs CHN incompatibility .... :D
     
  9. Cheung

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    One person cannot beat two;) He only mentioned one name.

    Best forecourt men's doubles player today is a good question.

    Hendra must be a favourite.
     
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    how about Kim dong moon?
     
  11. jhirata

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    Isn't KDM a 'back-man' ? He just does crazy steep smashes and crazy high lifts..
     
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    Nope, KDM sets up for HTK in MD. Of course in XD, RKM sets up for KDM.
     
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    then how come they have never beaten KKK/TBH?:)
     
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    Cai yun = O w n a g e ~
     
  15. Makunouchi

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    Aside from those already mentioned........ I would say Sigit Budiarto
     
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    Tony = brilliant
    Sigit = excellent

    but yeah, i think currently, the best net players are in MD are cai yun, kien keat and hendra. i'm still a big fan of taufik's net play though, i always wonder what he'd be like playing in MD. certainly would have given all the frontmen mentioned here a run for their money.
     
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    Guys like Rexy, KDM, Tony and Sigit were the best ever. Currently, i only see KKK and Hendra hv to potential to become great like them.
     
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  18. Sgbad

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    Yes, i totally agree, Sigit is super sharp at the front. Only that sigit might be a little error prone.
     
  19. LazyBuddy

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    For the "show" purpose, my vote goes to Sigit. For the "win", I prefer Tony and KDM. ;)
     
  20. badMania

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    Hendra Setiawan's netplay has indeed improved a lot in the past 1 year.
     

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