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03-17-2012, 10:14 PM #409
Well, i think you may be analysing too subjectively on his record against LCW.
Objectively his initial results are good in the short time he has been around, but subjectively if you take a look at his play, technique, etc... I think you can tell he is not in the league of somemother players. Maybe he can develop into one, but when you make hard work of relatively easy matches you make it harder to progress in later stages.
03-17-2012, 10:42 PM #410
03-17-2012, 11:45 PM #411
I think the defeat last night to LHI actually is good thing for CL. CL doesn't need points but he needs to know the strength and weakness of his main opponents prior to London Olympics. He certainly is not at his peak. As I said in the past, it is quite difficult for a player to maintain at the top form all the time. Even Lin dan didn't try to do it. Most chinese players are trained to be peak at the right time. There is why they win so many important tournaments. CL was at his peak in last quarter of 2011 to collect his points. He is more at the relax mood and try to study his opponents more. I am not worry about his defeats at the moment. You will see his true colour at London Olympics. I remember LHI beat Lin Dan at korean open in January 2008 but Lin Dan was the one who grapped the olympics title in August 2008.
03-18-2012, 12:19 AM #412
If motivation is the key, we should see CL perform at the same level when against LD as he did against LCW. But that's not the case. CL anticipates LCW's shots much much better than LD's -- it's a weird thing when you think about it, as he plays against LD everyday while meets LCW only a few times before.
Seems to me, route training or not, it is very clear that Team China specially prepared CL to surprise LCW. This is a good strategy because this would force LCW to spend much time prepare against CL -- which LCW clearly hadn't done before the end of last year, and thus spend less time on LD; While at the same time LD can put much more time in studying LCW, since he really doesn't need to worry about CL. So don't be surprised if we see something like OG08 final again... It's kind of unfair to LCW, but that's just reality. :-)
This is why I really wish old guys like TH, LHI, and PG to be in their best possible form in OG12. This would force LD/LCW to spent less time on studying each other and make the games more interesting to watch.
03-18-2012, 12:30 AM #413
03-18-2012, 01:25 AM #414
not to mention kenichi tago(twice),boonsak(twice),lee hyun il(twice),uncle peter(twice) and uncle taufik(twice)
liverpool too beat man utd 4-1 away,they boast a lot about it
but end up man utd is the league chanpion
and they say,we beat them 4-1 at their home
we are better than the champion
looks familiar to me
Last edited by limsy; 03-18-2012 at 01:32 AM.
03-18-2012, 03:09 AM #415
just a food for thought, hmmm when was the last time a non-Chinese player defeated LCW in a Super Series event. The last one i could barely remembered was Sony..who outplayed him in Singapore 2 years ago.
So far only two players have managed to stop LCW;'s killing spree. Lin Dan and Chen Long; most of the victories belonged to lin dan though. no discredit to chen long but i guess he fought really hard to win them last year
03-18-2012, 03:20 AM #416
Taufik beat LCW in WC 2010 if not mistaken, not SS tourney but still a major international tourmey.
Anyway, main pt is wow factor. When LD came to the scene, wow. Taufik,wow. LCW andPG, sorta wow. Even Bao2, not bad wow. Chen Long, hmmmmmm, like an improved version of robot's style - some China fans think so too, so its not the so called bias of non China fans.
Face it, aft watching LD, Taufik,LCW,PG, the current youngsters seem bland in comparison. I'm waiting to see if Tian Hou Wei has the wow factor at senior stage.
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03-18-2012, 04:07 AM #417
My picks for the day:
WD - Zhong QX/ Bao YX
MD - Fang/Lee
MS - Lee HI
WS - Wang SX
XD - Tantowi/Lilyana
03-18-2012, 04:38 AM #418
03-18-2012, 04:57 AM #419
03-18-2012, 05:06 AM #420
This time round I've confidence in Wang SX esp against a known quantity. If it were Mitani,the element of surprise might be there,who knows this is the start of her sudden rise, but Saina, we more or less know her capability or lack thereof, a bit lucky she only have to meet one 2nd-tier CHN player not in the top 5, even Jiang YJ could have taken her out. Well,we shall soon see but on current form, WSX is back to her best, and, I concur with you on the LXR factor which should motivate her even more to win this one.
03-18-2012, 05:12 AM #421
Saina isn't a Pushover!
Saina isn't a complete pushover and this is really unfair on her even after proving herself on the world stage for so long. Of course she's being having a dull patch lately and yet the fact that she competes against the top Chinese players consistently and has to clear one juggernaut after another is testimony to her skill. I understand that the chinese are probably a hundred times better coached than the others but Saina has done more than her share of hard work to earn her wins and not having to be gifted by them!
Just my two cents!!
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03-18-2012, 05:17 AM #422
On another note! Thank you very much abedeng for your live updates! I went through all of them in the morning today and felt as if I had seen the match itself! Thank you!
Its also very nice to see fellow BCer's step up and stand up for him when a couple of members were interrupting with annoying comments in between, asking him to stop!
Hope to see more you mate! Keep up the good work!!!
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03-18-2012, 05:18 AM #423
My head picks Lee HI,The Dangerman, though my heart goes to Chen Jin. I know Chen Jin has it in him but he has yet to thoroughly regroup himself and gather his thoughts during the recent see-saw,lacklustre performance. If he beats LHI tonight,then I'd say he's coming back to form and,hopefully,make it to London OG. Wish him all the best.
03-18-2012, 05:32 AM #424
I'm sure nobody in his right mind would think Saina a pushover,far from it,we all respect her, I certainly do. Its just that she has been in the circuit for a number of years already - ditto Juliane,Tine - her best results seems to be in 2010, and since then she 's been stopped time and again by one or the other of the Chinese top players,that's why I'm looking for a new non-CHN star to arise, specifically, Ithanon,Tai TY,Sung JH,maybe a Japanese hopeful. That's not to say Saina has no hope tonight,only the odds are stacked against her,particularly when facing a resurgent WSX now.
03-18-2012, 05:36 AM #425
Nobody likes to play against Lee Hyunil in any tournament. chances of you losing is very high even though you are supposed to win. Such a dangerous person to meet in the London Olympics. Even LCW was scared to face him, Lin Dan maybe yes. I think they both met a couple of times and Lin Dan had the upper hand..
The semifinal match against LHI in all england was proof that he can push lee chong wei to the limits, making him injured his shoulder to that extent..
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