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    Lin Dan asked LCW to swap shirt after the final.
    What he really saying was you may be still here next year but i certainly wouldn't be.
    Ladies And gentlemen , you have witnessed the last AE match between the two.

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    Don't worry about Wang Yihan. She will be one of the three going to olympics. I think this games was fixed even before it was played. The intention is clear from the chinese team. They want Li XueRui to overtake Saina so that they have more options. All credit to Li XueRui who played incredible badminton over the last two weeks. She is much more reliable and efficient than Chen Jin to claim the world fourth ranking. The true WS final between chinese players probably only happens in Olympics final like the one between Zhang Ning and Xia Xin Fang in 2008.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miqilin7 View Post
    Guys who love Wang Yihan, commiserations to her loss today..but look at it in different perspective, she wont be affected by jinx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Licin View Post
    What a sad & unexpected ending
    Yeah, too bad the match between the two best couldn't finish due to LCW injury...

    After 9 years empty handed, finally INA bagged a title from the prestigious AE
    Good tactical play showed by Towi/Liliyana meanwhile anti-climax performance by Danish XD.
    Third time lucky for Liliyana after two attempts failure

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    She will become a dominant figure soon. Let wait and see.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    LXR reminds me of XXF.

    LYB will have a hell of a job to do to pick 3 for the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobeer View Post
    Yea.. with its hardness and lack of vibrationdampening it's most likely a shoulderkiller :-)
    Whether or not the Z-Force contributed to his injury, it will be interesting to see if LCW continues to use it. Maybe the most hyped racquet of all time, Yonex has a big investment in the Z-Force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alany View Post
    apparently years back that was a friendly game that ended in love. Say no more
    lol.................:d :d :d

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    I only managed to watch half of the Game 1 and incompleted Game 2. Although Lin Dan played with some unforced errors last night, his determination to win was there. His pace was quite fast especially in game 2. I just had a feeling that he was going to speed up and finishing the Game 2 as soon as possible. Then Lee Chong Wei decided to retire and stop Lin Dan to finish the game the way he wanted. Personally, I think Lee Chong Wei could still play if his opponent was not Lin Dan last night. During the games he felt the determination and the increasing pace of Lin Dan. He knew very well that he couldn't win game 2 and might lost very badly (likely under 10) with the injured right shoulder. I think it is a good decision to quit because the injury could get worse. I hope he could recover well in time for the olympics game.

    Quote Originally Posted by CLELY View Post
    Yeah, too bad the match between the two best couldn't finish due to LCW injury...

    After 9 years empty handed, finally INA bagged a title from the prestigious AE
    Good tactical play showed by Towi/Liliyana meanwhile anti-climax performance by Danish XD.
    Third time lucky for Liliyana after two attempts failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i thought that's a nice gesture despite the circumstances. players should do that more often.
    Applies to all female players too. I can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miqilin7 View Post
    The tournament has been by far the most entertaining one in the SS standards despite the horrendous management by the organisers and flak by the top players aka Peter Gade.

    It will take a lot of years for us to forget the following eventful moments and we will cherish them to the max:

    Indonesia finally ended their decade of medal drought by winning in the category which they havent won for 33 years. A fantastic achievement and kudos to them for winning on a tough European soil. They break the duck at last and will encourage Indonesians to perform even better in the coming All England tournaments.

    After more than 12 months of Immortality, the Three Wang Kingdom's winning streak has finally come to end but to the hands of an unknown player also from China who primary role is to play as a foot soldier for the Wangs. Li Xuerui's current form has put more pressure to LYB as to who should he pick to represent China for the Olympics. One thing is for sure one of the Wangs who get replaced will not be an entirely happy bunny. A big blow to the Wangs' dominance.

    Yes the match didnt conclude as what we expected to be. But Lin Dan has done what no other players could ever achieve. Winning the fifth All England title in his eight final appearance has surpassed the likes of Liem Swie King and Morten Frost in the Modern Era.
    Fans get to witness Lin Dan's true colour as a sportsman with integrity and respect for his opponent by convincing everyone that Lee Chong Wei will make a speedy recovery because he has to fulfill his responsibility as a Malaysian representative and is looking forward to meet each other again in the Olympics Games to fight it all out as rivals and friends.

    That speaks volumes of Lin Dan as the greatest player of all time and one of the memorable points which i can take away from this tournament. Case close !
    LD's PR and sportmanship now is an improvement in huge leaps and bounds since his younger days. We can see from the first set that he too is human, sensitive to the pressures of competitive sport (maybe against LCW only) when he faltered on 2 low serves. Plus the exchange of T-Shirts initiated by LD shows that he respects LCW and treasures the fact that this maybe LCW's last AE participation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
    ...absolutely terrible the translation..guess she was too stunned LD was standing next to her that she cannot do her job properly
    She is indeed quite stunning

    Quote Originally Posted by yves. View Post
    The matches I was really looking forward to (MD and MS) were disappointing except for the first set of MD. Something was wrong with Cai and Fu in the following 2 sets, that bandage on Fu's elbow was worrying and he didn't seem to smash nearly as hard as in the first set. Still you have to give credit to Jung and Lee for displaying some excellent badminton.
    Also LCW played a great first set if you consider that he couldn't smash freely, of course I hope that he'll come back really soon.
    LYD/JJS attack & defense is an absolutely incredible throughout AE2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by KB@TB Em View Post
    What a great sunday!! I just love it, for the first time watching it with friends on the flat screen thanks to a great bw.tv 480p live stream... Maybe sometime soon we could get a 720 HD stream... It was only a bit laggy for the MSF today.
    What a great week with hours of watching badminton and playing badminton.
    A next week watching the action live at the Swiss Open in Basel! Just great....
    Yeah i do really enjoy AE week.. Good to you able to watch Swiss Open live.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    agree with the disappointing MD and MS.

    MD was a great first game, fast, hard, and nice come back from behind for Cai/Fu. but starting 2nd game, both pair felt the strain of the first but kudos to Lee/Jung they picked up again while the Chinese never woke up from their slumber. 3rd game it was all history. JJS is definite the player of the match with his incredible power from the back, the coverage on the front and well, he crazy dives and floor shots.

    MS was a disappointment from the start with LCW holding back and LD just capitalizing on it. and of course giving up the match was definitely disappointing for anyone who wishes to see a glimpse of the predicted Olympics final. the number of encounters by these two dwindles by the day.
    Two Thumbs up for LYD/JJS... CY/FHF is just unlucky & not in their best form, since injury sucking FHF attack power a lot..

    Quote Originally Posted by STRING View Post
    Lin Dan said he "hope" LCW's injury is not serious because they are preparing for the big "O". She said LD "think" that LCW injury is not serious!! LD made a gentleman comment, she translated it to a sarcastic comment. It made LD look bad.
    LCW also laugh for the wrong translation..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakito View Post
    LD's PR and sportmanship now is an improvement in huge leaps and bounds since his younger days. We can see from the first set that he too is human, sensitive to the pressures of competitive sport (maybe against LCW only) when he faltered on 2 low serves. Plus the exchange of T-Shirts initiated by LD shows that he respects LCW and treasures the fact that this maybe LCW's last AE participation.
    Agree. As LD matures, he becomes more thoughtful and less arrogant. Unfortunately, that may be negated by some of his fans who become more arrogant and boastful of his abilities. But there s no doubt he has a lot of respect for LCW. In fact, all of Team CHN including LYB, as well. In fact, a growing number of CHN fans now blatantly show support for LCW when he plays in CHN tournaments, implying they consider him part of their own.

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    2012/03/11 18:51:48

    Taipei, March 11 (CNA)

    Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying was knocked out of the women's singles at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships on Saturday, but her run to the semifinals was the best showing ever by a Taiwanese woman at the prestigious event.

    The 17-year-old Tai lost to seventh-seed Li Xuerui of China 19-21, 21-16, 21-10 in the semifinal round after a run that saw her defeat eighth-seeded German Juliane Schenk in the second round and Korean Sung Ji Hyun -- who had ousted second-seed Wang Xin of China -- in the quarterfinals.

    Tai's semifinal opponent, currently ranked fifth in the world, has been hot of late, having won the women's singles at the German Open last week, and she was to play top-seeded Wang Yihan of China for the title.

    Despite the defeat, Tai, who is currently ranked 16th in the world, helped her cause for a slot in the Olympics by picking up 7,700 ranking points at the super series premier event.

    It was Tai's second-highest point haul in a single event in her career, trailing only the 7,800 ranking points she got for finishing second at the Singapore Open in mid-2010.

    Both Tai and veteran Taiwanese player Cheng Shao-chieh are hoping to land spots in the women's singles draw at the Summer Olympics and can be assured of making the draw if they are both ranked in the top 16 as of May 3, the Olympic cutoff date for badminton.

    Cheng, the world No. 9, got a tough draw at the All England Championships in Birmingham and was ousted in the first round by third seed Wang Shixian of China 21-9, 21-15.

    Meanwhile, in the women's doubles in Birmingham, Taiwan's Cheng Wen-hsing and Chien Yu-chin, who are also hoping to secure an Olympic birth, lost to an unseeded Chinese duo in the second round in three games.

    In men's doubles, unseeded Taiwanese Fang Chieh-min and Lee Sheng-mu upset fourth-seeded Koreans Ko Sung Hyun and Yoo Yeon Seong in straight games in the first round before bowing out in the quarterfinals to Japanese pair Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Noriyasu Hirata 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Licin View Post
    LCW also laugh for the wrong translation..
    perhaps she's a psychic too and knew what LD was really thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nokh88 View Post
    Applies to all female players too. I can't wait.
    Naughty and cheeky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjswift View Post
    Naughty and cheeky!
    Nah, they don't have to take off their shorts to show their cheeks, just only the tops off...

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    I don't think WS Final is Fixing match.
    I enjoy to watch this match, the quality is high, so much amazing hard hitting. We see WYH's smash return by smash by Li Xuerui. In many time we see how Li forced WYH out position then kill by her smash.

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    LCW chickened out of the final man.

    All players usually carry some kind injury even when 100% fit. Injury is no excuse.

    The crowd was more enthusiastic and pressure demanding this year. LD brought his A game to the final this time unlike other LCW-LD encounters.

    If you ask me, reitiring was just an easy way out for LCW and he would definitely have continued if he was playing other player (PG,CJ, TH, or PSH etc. ) in final.

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