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Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by chris-ccc, Apr 6, 2009.
I think because he's not yet married with Mew Choo. MPV kan?
Will he? Will he?..
..with this new decision, as mentioned here:
Chong Wei will now play in selected tourneys
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
By RAJES PAUL
World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will finally do what three-time world champion Lin Dan of China has been doing over the past one year – to make appearances in selected tournaments.
And he has decided to skip the Denmark Open, which will be held in Odense from Oct 20-25, and also an earlier domestic tournament, the Terengganu Open from Sept 30-Oct 3.
The short breaks in his hectic schedule will give him time to work on some areas of his game and peak in selected events.
Former world No. 1 Lin Dan has competed in six international tournaments thus far this year while Chong Wei had featured in 12.
National chief coach Rashid Sidek said: “We have reviewed his schedule and for now, Chong Wei has dropped one international and one local tournament.
“He will stay home during the Denmark Open and concentrate on rising up to the expectation in the French Open. He was a semi-finalist at France last year, and the goal is to go one step better.’
But Chong Wei’s immediate target is to capitalise on the absence of Lin Dan in the Japan Open, which will begin today in Tokyo.
Another Chinese player, Chen Jin, has withdrawn from the tournament. Chong Wei ran out of steam against Lin Dan in the semi-finals of the China Masters last week.
Lin Dan went on to show that having won the world title for the third time in Hyderabad last month had not diminished his fire and hunger to win more tournaments when he tamed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand to take the title.
Today, Chong Wei will get to gauge where he stands against Boonsak, who played exceptionally well to upset Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen and China’s Chen Jin to reach the China Masters final.
The match will also be a sneak preview on what can be expected from both the shuttlers, who will resume their rivalry in the Laos SEA Games in December.
The other Malaysian men’s singles players in the fray are former internationals Wong Choong Hann and Pei Wee Chung, who will take on South Korean Park Sung-hwan and Andrew Smith of England respectively in the first round.
Courtesy of The Star
A challenger with an intention to replace LCW's WR No.1?
Yes, back in 06-Apr-2009, we started this thread;
We shall now wait and see. Currently, LCW still remains having scored a big difference in World Ranking points compared to the others.
At the BWF WR positions (released on Thursday, 24-Sep-2009), we have;
#1 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) ........... 80,371.06 points
#2 Lin Dan (CHN) ...................... 69,944.58 points
#3 Chen Jin (CHN) .................... 66,620.00 points
#4 Peter Gade (DEN) ................. 66,195.18 points
#5 Taufik Hidayat (INA) .............. 63,680.00 points
#6 Park Sung Hwan (KOR) ......... 53,326.67 points
#7 Boonsak Ponsana (THA) ........ 48,771.75 points
#8 Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE) ......... 47,490.00 points
#9 Joachim Persson (DEN) ......... 46,410.49 points
#10 Wong Choong Hann (MAS) ... 46,340.00 points
Lin Dan is the closest; but he is still quite far away (even though he is not interested to regain the WR No.1 crown). We shall continue to monitor players who could come forward to challenge Lee Chong Wei.
Btw, we are not talking about individual tournaments, but about a sum of tournaments for a challenger with an intention to replace LCW's WR No.1 position.
The next one to be WR1 is surely LD...'the God'..........with only 8 tourney already 2nd place.....If he's WR1 then everyone will happy.........
If Lin Dan is WR1, then everyone will happy
But CHN is not interested to regain the Mens Singles World Ranking No.1.
Therefore, IMHO, we can leave Lin Dan out.
..what do you mean??..
Btw, there's another recent news which mentions LCW may be thinking of taking the rest of the yr off from competition..If this will be the plan til 2012 OG, then we probably can figure out the chances for him to retain his WR#1 til then..
I feel as long as the WR#1 could bring good rating and fans, good for the sport then there's no reason for BWF to drop his ranking. LCW is a UN good-well ambassador so there's a lot of respect and praise for that man.
Not everyone will happy. At least DLCW will feel sad.
I am just afraid that even DLCW skip some tourney and concentrate on certain majors, he is still not able to win. By that time, he will be more frustrated, as well as lost prizes that may be won by him by not skipping tourneys.
When selecting skipping tournaments, who will be his high-level sparring partners? Those Back-Up Primary-kids, or Those Kinder-Kids?
Not from those...jia-u fans, Dato Asbullah, uncle Loh, Alexyong,
How can you put me and Dato together. Dato always gives me trouble leh.
Your hero should really examine his mental which is getting worse after the WCM episode. Even Simon can beat him and if he continues like this NTM will find him easy to beat next time. And of course, he wont be No.1 anymore after that....
And I hope the crystal ball gazer should stop his predictions altogether since it does LCW no badminton good.
To me u r all in the same catergogy .......
If he rest from tournament due to his injury , what is the percentage for him to remain World Number 1 ranking?
I only know...he has Chn Open 2nd place and French Open SF's points to defence..........
But it will be definately LD for WR1 if he plays in just 2 of the remains tourney....to make it 10 tournaments.
What's the point keep WR No.1, but not able to win Major Championships?
Remain WR No.1 until 2012? HAHAHAHAHAHA..........
which one is major title?
the "major championship" class, who class them?
like it or not, maintaining world number 1 is not as easy task too. love it or not, all the sponsor's promotion are indicating world number 1.
brand a - advertise "our product is world number 1". certified by "this and that agencies"
brand b - advertise "our product has won this and that major championships". so called "major championships" are what the fans said so.
Who wants to hold the Badminton World No.1 Mens Singles position?
I mean who wants to replace LCW in the WR No.1 position?
Lin Dan doesn't want it... Therefore the question is "Who wants to hold the Badminton World No.1 Mens Singles position?"
Wow, this sounds like the women's world #1 before the US open, how could Safina be WR#1 when she hasn't won any of the majors etc etc etc... While I'm not a LCW fan(BCL fan here), he is definitely a top 3 player in the world, but WR is just that, a ranking, I'm sure they could probably come up with a better system than the one right now but no system is perfect. We could do what they do in college football(BCS poll), but people even complain about that system..
Who...and based on what criteria(s)..??..
..who class them??..Well, the simple answer is BWF:
Then of course, all of us fans would argue, agree, disagree on their ranking..
- "Who wants to replace LCW in the WR No. 1 position?" Hmm, how many players are there in the top 10? I'm sure quite a few of them would like or want to be WR#1. But is that a priority for any of them?? That we don't know...
- I don't feel "LD doesn't want the WR#1 back". I think he just doesn't feel the urgency or need or the priority to get it back.
- The question of "Who wants to hold the Badminton World No.1 MS position?" is and should be a different thread topic...
It is not easy to be world ranked No. 1.
But if CEH/WPT & KKK/TBH can be World's No.1, then what is difficulties of being so?
DLCW is World Ranked No. 1, but with no major championships title in hand.
Tell me what sports in the world that the sportsmens hold WR No.1, but without winning any major championships before....
IMHO, Lee Chong Wei could remain as World No.1 until he retires after the 2012 OG
As it was quoted in opening post of this thread, namely;
And repeating here again: "This thread is created to monitor players who could come forward to challenge Lee Chong Wei".
We haven't seen anyone serious enough to come forward to topple LCW.