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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. coops241180

    coops241180 Regular Member

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    i'm a big fan of jens eriksen - especially his deception at the net.. and his height and reach mean he intercepts loads.. pretty good for a guy that is almost 40!
     
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    For speed and intimidation, Cai Yun
    For skill and athleticism, Koo Kien Keat
    For patience and finesse, Tony Gunawan
    For sheer presence and reach, Jens Eriksen
    For placement and alertness, Hendra Setiawan

    For killer deception, style and "Wow! Wow! Wow!", Sigit Budiarto ;)
     
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    Yeah, that's where the "wizard" kicks in. :p
     
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    If it's the best frontmen in MD ever, I would vote for Sigit.

    If it's currently then it's kind of tough. However I would say the top 3 would be Cai Yun, Hendra Setiawan and Koo Ken Keat. All of them are very fast at the net and can enforce in the back as well.
     
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    These 6 front players are indeed the best ones. But personally i still think tony gunawan is the best among them. Reason being; him winning WC MD title with howard bach in 2005, especially playing against candra/sigit in the final.
     
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    Well said Nick....we are meeting in AE anyway see you there...hehehehe Ayo Indonesia!
     
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    The best front players at all time:(on my opinion)
    - Christian Hadinata
    - Sigit Budiarto
    - Tony Gunawan
    - Rexy Mainaky
     
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    The name says it all , i vote for dinkalot:p
     
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    Tony's nickname for frontman is VIPER...........in his heyday, he is the best one along with Sigit...
     
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    In the past - Sigit
    present - KKK
     
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    cai yun is GOD lol
     
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    dinkalot is panda in case u dunno lol
     
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    Agree. Sigit at his best is simply unbelievable. A combination of superb physique, superb anticipation, and superb technique/touch.

    I have to say I like Setiawan's style most, seemingly effortless yet lightning fast and lethal.

     
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    I wonder what would happen if they had a chance to play against each other (age and health being the same of course)?????
     
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    My personal opinion: Sigit 1997-98 vs. KKK 2007, KKK will have no chance.

     
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    Tony Gunawan... if you don't believe me, just simply watch the match between him and Howard vs Fu/Cai in the Cop. Masters 05 final... the 1st point of the 1st game showed you how good Tony Gunawan really is.:cool:
     
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    Watch the first 8 points. :D Tony was like superman. No matter what Cai and Fu did, the shuttle just could not pass Tony.

    Unfortunately he was already too old to stay at that level, otherwise the first game would be a massacre to Cai/Fu. :cool:

     
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    kkk is among the best frontmen ever!
    even jens eriksen said kkk was the big reason for their lost in Denmark Open 2006...
    "kien kiat made the difference", he said..if i'm not mistaken...
     
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    I would say KDM as well. Super killing block with his height, and his speed is just incredible. He is almost like a wall in the front.

    Even RKM was doing alot of back court to have KDM in the front while playing mix to setup for the strongest formation.

    And for current player I would vote Setiawan. Tony is old now and I think he is missing the power to finish it off, KKK is fast but he is unstable and not performing sometimes.
     
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    Thats why he is called VIPER.........:D
     

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