your cute and up beat persona is starting to affect me, I rooted for WSX even though my brain clearly told me who's the superior player. And i was thinking " awww, azrenth is gonna be so disappointed." when she conceded. what the hell
Clearly a fake concession - she walks off with her bag on her back. Ridiculous. She'll never be champion (world no. 1 etc) again.
You don't suppose her back pain is that serious that she couldn't carry her bag on her shoulder, do you? It's just bad enough for her not to aggravate it. Besides,there's no way she can fight her way back trailing so far behind with a slight injury, why take the risk.
After all, she has achieved more than what she set out to do in this tournament, that should be good enough for now. It's only the beginning for her comeback.
It's interesting because the definition of the "greatest player" is different between people. I personally see it from what the player achieves as well as the quality of their game. Others like GC choose to include their support for badminton as a sport across the world.
Speaking strictly from the quality of the game and achievements, I would say Lin Dan would be the greatest player hands down when considering how many world championships, 2 olympic gold medals, etc. he has won even though he may not have won as many of the smaller super series tournaments. He also holds a vastly superior H2H against LCW and has defeated LCW at almost all the big occasions.
If the greatest player were to include the support for the sport and maintaining the highest integrity, it would definitely make a much closer argument because of LD's walkovers and withdrawals (which I suspect were not always his choice, mind you).