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09-20-2011, 03:36 AM #1
Interchange partners in Korea's top 2 Men's doubles team. Lee/Jung, Ko/Yoo
This is happening now in the Japan open. Splitting up to partner and guide less experienced members of the korean team is understandable, but I do not see the rationale for splitting partners between the top 2 teams.These guys are partners and doing darn well! In the last 3 tournaments LYD/JJS won the china masters and Ko/Yoo was a finalist in the world championship and won taipei open!
anybody knows any insights??
09-20-2011, 03:47 AM #2
The pair LYD/JJS and YYS/SHK are absolutely current two of strongest MD in the world.
but, that is the fact that no one of two pairs secure already gold medal (I think the bet is OG 2012)
Notice that there is WR #1, FHF/CY. JJS/LYD may win some matches over them, but in other occasion, the Korean could lost tamely
(remember in last 3 World Championship, Koreans failed to stop CHN)
IMO, the splitting is just trial and error. Nothing to lose. (in Denmark, LYD will come back with JJS)
If LYD/SHK is better than LYD/JJS, the new pair will continue
(theoretically, SHK is younger than JJS, and in some aspect of games or others , SHK individually better than JJS )
LYD/SHK is unstoppable in US GPG and Canada GP
Let's see how far they progress in this real tournament. When they come from qualifying round, and will be same pool with Boe/Morgensen and Kindra.
Last edited by mr.bulutangkis; 09-20-2011 at 03:49 AM.
09-20-2011, 03:50 AM #3
watch out for this pair.. they will spring a surprise for us.
09-20-2011, 04:05 AM #4
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09-20-2011, 04:51 AM #5
My view is that by swapping, they will gain more experience and maybe have a different perception playing other top pairs.
Might be good when they are back to their regular partners
09-20-2011, 06:46 AM #6
09-20-2011, 07:35 AM #7
looks like LYD/KSH will be the main pair, gunning for og2012...
09-20-2011, 07:56 AM #8
^^Yah, JJS is the oldest of the four md players and will likely retire in the next two years , so they have to start experimenting now with the smaller tournaments like this and US and Canada open.
09-20-2011, 08:03 AM #9
09-20-2011, 08:45 AM #10
09-20-2011, 08:53 AM #11
checking the draws, it will be really interesting if these 2 met in the semi-finals .
09-20-2011, 11:04 AM #12
09-20-2011, 11:11 AM #13
Reasons for split:
1. Pairing with more experienced partner temporarily for guidance in difficult games (i.e. look towards OG 2012)
2. Pending retirement
3. Practice for Thomas cup
4. Hedge your bets in case one of the players gets injured in the OG run up.
5. Keep other teams guessing on game plans.
09-20-2011, 12:39 PM #14
That became question in my mind after a bit of time.
LYD will still play with HJE (still did not see sign the pair will end in near time), even (I am sorry) I have to say that this pair do not have yet extraordinary prospect like when they were junior.
Yoo plays XD, but I think he will be still prospected in MD. More than 50% Korean MD (also WD) players also play XD, do not they?
IMHO, Ko is actually more promising in XD than LYD and Yoo.
09-20-2011, 01:03 PM #15
09-20-2011, 02:29 PM #16
Sort of off topic here, but what happened to the Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang partnership, that was winning everything ? Weren't they both quite young ? I notice that Kim Ki Jung is playing with Shin Baek Choi. But where is Kim Sa Rang ?
Also, why are Jung/Yoo #5 and Lee/Ko had to qualify ? This puzzled me...
I would say though, that Korea from a doubles point of view have many players that are very useful, and probably have more depth at the top ATM, than China.
09-20-2011, 02:45 PM #17
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