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04-11-2012, 08:09 AM #171
agree with cobalt. WSX can use this as test for her mentality.. if she can pass this, she maybe even has the chance to grab the gold instead 2 other wangs.
btw, a bit unfair too to stated LXR just did well in the last 2 weeks. WR#4 isn't that easy to achieve i think.
04-11-2012, 10:26 AM #172
The battle has two sides. First getting to WR4 and second being better than the pack of other WS's in the Chinese team. She just received more attention now because she won two tournaments in a row, beating the queen (WYH) in the second.
sometimes a good win is all you need, both for moral, points and attention.
04-11-2012, 01:21 PM #173
In January 2010, LXR began her journey ranked in the 140's. She played a lot of tournaments, slowly and consistently made her way up the rankings and finished 2010 ranked 11 in the world.
It doesn't require a very Mensa-ish IQ to accept that breaking into, and remaining in the top 10 requires a consistency which most of us can only talk about, academically, and like we really understand. The fact is, we don't really know from experience. Even if you factor in conspiracy-theory stuff like LYB etc, the player needs to perform, day in and day out, at a freakishly high level.
LXR spent most of 2011 in the teens, but finally broke through for good in December last year. But the really revealing stat is that her ranking shot up more quickly after than, when it is becomes a huge task to gain every single ranking point from 10 upwards.
She must be doing something right. Very right. And it has nothing to do with LYB, or any other player.
WSX broke into the top 5 in August 2010 and has never fallen below 5 ever since. In fact, since January 2011, she has never been ranked lower than 3. She too, must be doing something right.
If all 4 CHN players qualify for OG selection, then the CBA bosses will decide which 3 girls will represent China at the OG. I think they know their job better than we give them credit for. After all, CBA has won more titles and medals at TC, UC, OG, AG, BAC and WC in the last 5-8 years than any other country; possibly (and sadly, from my point of view) more than all others combined.
If in the process one of the girls has to be left out, it's just life. It's still a better life than working in the fields, or in an assembly line, or starving in an AIDS-ridden African country. It's all a matter of perspective.
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04-11-2012, 02:00 PM #174
Nevertheless, WS is going to be slightly open this time because the Chinese players nowadays apart from Lin Dan can choke easily.
Li Xuerui has been amazing no question about it in German and All England Open. However, I am still slightly concerned by her sudden rise as though she has just peaked at the wrong time and it wont last for a long duration.
Furthermore, i havent seen her comfortably beating the slightly lesser threatening players like Bae Younjoo, Sung JH and Taiphoon as well as the Japs and Thais. Of course from the seeding perspective, those are the players you definitely gonna meet first before facing Baun or Nehwal in the Olympics. Forget about this Nehwal, the chinese can start worrying about her once they advance to the semis as long as you can overcome these batch of players.
In comparison, when WSX is at her best, she along with WYH are immune to upsets by these players. I wont worry too much or sweat about their probability of losing to these players. Based on my analysis, I notice Wang Xin is the one who has been losing a lot to these players in the first/second rounds of the SS more than Wang Shixian and Wang Yihan. The risk and chances of WX losing early is so much higher compared to Wang Shixian if you look at it that way. But of course, i never forget the main reason of her inclusion is because she has a flawless record against Baun...but what are the chances of you meeting Baun??? 1/4 ?
Li Xuerui hasnt proven yet to overcome these batch of players yet. As far as i could remember, she lost to Bae Younjoo before WSX eventually beat her to win the title subsequently. That's another thing CBA should take note of...
Back to Li Xuerui, from the start of 2011 she has been playing the footsoldier role for the three Wangs and slowly accumulated points to reach the top four. So the BAC and India Open will be a good gauge for her performance against the first batch of opponents before eventually faced Baun or Nehwal.
04-11-2012, 02:07 PM #175
What are the chances of the 3 selected to be WYH, WSX and LXR?
WX to be excluded; yes, her recent form has been worrying
04-11-2012, 02:10 PM #176
04-11-2012, 02:12 PM #177
LXR is the main reason why WSX is put in this situation now...If LXR remains in the fifth spot after All England, i bet all three of them will be absent from India Open to train intensively for the Uber and Olympics.
But having said that; WX has from time and time again proven she could bounce strongly to win the tournament after she lost the previous one. But I am worry which tournament she will not screw up....
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM #178
LYB is never shy to make decisions to serve CHN so personal sentiments can be thrown out of the window. Remember he wasn't hesitant in relegating WYH after he UC meltdown. I don't, know...maybe I'm stirring the pot a little here with WX.
04-11-2012, 02:23 PM #179
The draw seems impossible for WSX to make a good impression so I have feeling she might be also dropped as a third WS in the Uber Cup.
Correct me if i am wrong. Could a nation finalise the players they wish to send after Thomas/Uber Cup competition or earlier ? Then WSX has already put aside her loyalty and hope China's Uber Cup defeat serves her agenda. The best outcome would be China losing the Uber Cup because of Li Xuerui from the decisive match. That would play out well in WSX's plot as she has nothing to lose and cant be blamed for the defeat. She can always target to recapture the Uber in 2 years time. That's not an issue right now..
04-11-2012, 03:54 PM #180
For me WSX is pretty boring and has a game that can be beaten. LXR has a fast paced control game and is more likely to become a champion. WSX style can be beaten by playing her more.
Either way, lets just wait and see!
04-11-2012, 10:54 PM #181
their top priority now is preparing for the Uber Cup. Winning the India Open and ABC are secondary. I would not be surprised if HAN Li wins both.
Last edited by pcll99; 04-11-2012 at 11:08 PM.
04-11-2012, 11:44 PM #182
To show my support for the Three Wangs as well as China !
04-12-2012, 11:42 AM #183
hmm, how about WSX enter india open SS as a part of china strategy? maybe china want her to be WR#2 and WX as #3 as part of their preparation in UC? i don't know.. afterall, this is 'proving land' for WSX if she want go to london. win it with pass by the hard path, and maybe she can convince LYB. hehe
04-12-2012, 11:49 AM #184
04-12-2012, 11:59 AM #185
If the All England final 2012 was a seriously fixed match, i think the other option CBA could explore is to push Wang Shixian to be the first seed hence the pressure could be taken off from Wang Yihan. I donno it's just my 2cents..
I just feel LXR came in at the wrong time...causing a lot of speculations about the selection for Uber Cup and London OG
04-12-2012, 01:02 PM #186
04-15-2012, 06:20 AM #187
it's official. those selected to play in Thomas/Uber Cup will be the ones to play in Olympics. That's what LYB's boss, Liu, said today.
WSX or LXR? any guess?
Last edited by pcll99; 04-15-2012 at 06:29 AM.
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