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03-17-2013, 10:59 AM #715
03-17-2013, 11:21 AM #716
Great performance and achievement by Chinese team.
They sent 3 men's singles, they got both 1st place and 2nd place.
They sent 3 women's singles, they grabbed the title.
They sent just 1 men's double, they still grabbed the title with just 1 pair.
They sent just 1 mixed double, they got the 2nd place.
They didn't sent any women's double, because they are too dominate in this field.
03-17-2013, 11:44 AM #717
When Chai Biao played with Guo Zhengdong, those experts and commentators claimed the same thing. They credited all the good things to GZD, and all the mistakes to CB.
In my opinion, both Chai Biao and Hong Wei's talents have been wasted by playing with mediocre players like GZD and SY. Without them, CB/HW will be the best in the world.
I think both GZD and SY should retire, if they played together, they would not have any chance to win.
Zhang Nan is a great player, but he was to concentrate on mixed double. The men's double is so different from mixed double. In mixed double, the man has to defense 3 quarters of the fields. To win in men's double, you have to be fast and powerful, while in mixed double, good control is the most important. Zhang Nan is very good at mixed double but lacks winning weapons in men's double.
03-17-2013, 11:53 AM #718
Satisfying to see Wang Zengming, Wang Shixian and Chai Biao and Hong Wei shine in this tournament.
03-17-2013, 12:00 PM #719
They sent 4 men's singles incl a "World No 7" - none got pass round 3.
They sent 5 women's singles incl a "World No 2", all got knock out before the second round except 1 got into the SF and lost.
They sent 2 men's double, all lost before round 2.
They didn't sent any Women's or mixed doubles, presumably not high enough to get into the reserve lists.
Last edited by AlanY; 03-17-2013 at 12:10 PM.
03-17-2013, 12:03 PM #720
Zhang Nan no doubt is an outstanding mixed double player. But I haven't given up on him for MD. If he can find the right parter, i think Zhang Nan still is a top level MD player. Maybe Zhang Nan should play with Liu Cheng.
03-17-2013, 12:05 PM #721
think again, it's not polite to call anyone '2nd stringers' especially they are probably not.
in men's double, Chai Biao / Hong Wei should be the best not only inside China team, but also in the world. That's the main reason I stroked out "2nd stringers"
In men's singles, WZM should be at the same level as CL, unfortunately, WZM has not showed his full at international tournaments.
In women's singles, Intanon has been extremely strong in China club competitions, Lu Lan is strong too. Unfortunately, WSX, LXR, WYH are not.
In mixed double, neither Zhang Nan/Zhao YL, nor Xu Chen/Ma Jin have been solid in China club competitions, both of them lost a lot to local provincial pairs. Saying that, Zhang Nan / Tang JH should be one of the best now China national team can offer.
03-17-2013, 12:41 PM #722
Rats, on a cold winter's day in March, May has not arrived yet .
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03-17-2013, 01:22 PM #723
Off topic, but still on Switzerland, Christian Roux has some incredibly amazing videos.
03-17-2013, 03:53 PM #724
Still to early to say.
However, despite all the critics given to her, mostly from her fans, her hard work (for so long!!!) come together with self belief in order to prove herself that she is not finished yet, has led her to a new hope for the better future.
Congrats to WSX for the title !!!
03-17-2013, 06:39 PM #725
03-17-2013, 09:45 PM #726
Badminton is not at all a enthusiastic sport in India. I am happy with the way indians are playing nowadays.
Our world No '2' ranked player never disappointed us by reaching either quarters or semifinals in the tournaments which were held in 2013. But World No '1' and world '3' both the WS players from China knocked out of the tournaments in the first round itself (Don't need to mention the name of the tournament) . SO, With the background we have in badminton, we are proud now that we are proving ourselves .
03-17-2013, 11:20 PM #727
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