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    Being halfway through the match against their Danish opponents, I must say I'm not impressed with Yoo. Pretty sluggish, definitely not moving as well as I remember him doing before his military service. Quite stiff in his movement as well, and his panhandle technique doesn't seem to get better...also noticed him giving away the attack or even the point a few times by not moving fast enough around the back, either playing a weak attacking shot or just letting the shuttle drop in. Very puzzling as I remember his movement to be good. Also has a weak jump on his smashes (for a world class pro^^), not very high and drops far before he actually makes contact.


    That being said, he is more solid than Ko was with Lee where flat play and creative defense are concerned. Also can really step up the pace when he goes forward and gets the shuttle into his panhandly forehand (can you tell it bothers me? ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by j4ckie View Post
    Being halfway through the match against their Danish opponents, I must say I'm not impressed with Yoo. Pretty sluggish, definitely not moving as well as I remember him doing before his military service. Quite stiff in his movement as well, and his panhandle technique doesn't seem to get better...also noticed him giving away the attack or even the point a few times by not moving fast enough around the back, either playing a weak attacking shot or just letting the shuttle drop in. Very puzzling as I remember his movement to be good. Also has a weak jump on his smashes (for a world class pro^^), not very high and drops far before he actually makes contact.


    That being said, he is more solid than Ko was with Lee where flat play and creative defense are concerned. Also can really step up the pace when he goes forward and gets the shuttle into his panhandly forehand (can you tell it bothers me? ).
    Agreed. It wasn't the most convincing performance, but it is too early to tell. They need time to learn each others game and for the coaches to make adjustments. Also don't forget that whilst Yoo is quite experienced, I've no doubt he will be under a bit of pressure as the whole world looks to see if he lives up to the decision to pair him with LYD.

    Yoo's defense and flat play is definitely better than Ko and so doesn't leave an obvious target for opponents to smash to. Having said that, their attacking ability doesn't fill me with confidence. It's good but I can't see it worrying any top MD pairings.

    I have a feeling the coach will have to change the tactics and push them towards more flat play.

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    With The trend set by the Indonesian, no point having big smashes if you can not get the oppurtunity to do so

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    Quote Originally Posted by SibugiChai View Post
    With The trend set by the Indonesian, no point having big smashes if you can not get the oppurtunity to do so
    Have to say that I'm really impressed with this pair.
    Love the new style - it actually suits LYD much more. KSH/LYD was becoming just a front back combination but now both of the players are scouring the net which makes such a dangerous pair. Remember that YYS took the front net duties in his partnership with KSH.

    Love it. Things look great for LYD as his mixed pairing really looks like a winning combo as well.

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    IMO, the YYS/LYD pairing feels more solid than KSH/LYD pairing.
    KSH was the obvious weak link in the partnership and this was totally exploited by the opponents.
    On the other hand, YYS appear more stable and does not come across as the chink in their amour..
    But of course only time will tell, if the YYS/LYD can succeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SibugiChai View Post
    With The trend set by the Indonesian, no point having big smashes if you can not get the oppurtunity to do so
    Actually i am quite keen to see Hendra/Ahsan play with this new pairing. The koreans are renowned for their strong defense. Was wondering if LYD/YYS would be strong enough to withstand the Indonesian strong attacking style and turn around their defense into attack...

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    ^ and so you shall have your wish at DO finals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    ^ and so you shall have your wish at DO finals...
    Hahahaha... yeap Looking forward to the match today

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    Very impressed that they beat BO/Mog in the semi finals. I have only seen one of their earlier rounds so i dont know how well they played but got to be excited that they got to the final. Set/As look pretty unbeatable at the moment though. Will be fun to see how they play and match up today

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    They can only get better. Congrats to this new pair.

    To win this highest SS level MD title by beating the highly regarded INA pair in their first international outing is no mean task!

    YYS is "mean" and tough and can only push LYD to do better.

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    Oh my goodness!! Cant believe they won neither LYD nor YYS fail to impress~

    Initially I really didnt like the way they played cuz yys looked abit sluggish..? Not his usual! But OMG THEY WON. Totally changed my view on the new pairing heh. I think over time, if the coaches nurture them well~ imo theyre definitely more solid than ksh/lyd.

    They played really well~ looking forward to more!!!

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    Nice to see LYD playing like his old self again. No more babysitting needed!
    YYS has his back like JJS did!

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    Awesome performance today. Such a good tournament!
    Future will tell if they can be more than a no.1 pairing (what Ko/Lee have been) and win more big titles (SSP+ events). Actually they will play the Indonesians in the QF of the French Open 13 next week again. I hope they beat them a second time. They have one advantage: they are a new combination and know everything about the others, but the others not about them.
    They have it all to be the best imo: Serve, Return, third shot; flat game what is most important against BoMo, MA/HS and LX/QZ! As all Koreans they are very strong in the defense as well as in the offensive. They could lack a bit in hard smashes, but both Yoo and Lee vary the direction and tempo a lot better than with Ko before. And the way the mens doubles game develops big fire power from the back isnt that important as it was.
    Very impressive combination.

    Btw.: I really, really dont like they way doubles is played now or at least the way pairs like the Indonesians play (I thought BoMo would be the most annoying in the department of short rallies before, but they top it easily). From a spectator view it is a bad development as the MD was the most exciting game. Now for non-Badminton viewers is not usable. Too fast and short (only Badminton players know how much it takes to play these shots and I have very big respect for the Indonesians or Danes, but it is rather boring to watch).
    Remember finals like the HongKong Open 11 with almost 80min of exciting badminton and now we have close three seters within 45min
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    Nope, they won't meet in France because Ahsan withdrew. Injured.

    My opinion on this match is that Lee/Yoo were playing without pressure. Ahsan/Hendra playing well to catch up in the 1st game. 2nd game their performance a bit dropped.

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    Watched the DO final last night and Lee/Yoo does look pretty solid. Yoo has been playing with more energy than I remember him previously, seems more eager... which is good, but he must be able to sustain it.

    I didn't feel that Ahsan was any where near his best. He wasn't intercepting and anticipating as well as he usually does and didn't move around the court as quickly. From Sen's post, I guess he may be injured?

    Either way, really happy for LYD/YYS to have bonded so well together so soon. Their style does seem to counteract the indo style far better and exposing Setiawan as the weaker defender shows they really have been doing their homework.

    It's a shame we may not see Cai/Fu play against this new pairing as it would be very interesting to see how they fair.

    The fact that they won the tournament the first time they play together, and against the pair that Lee/Ko could never beat (and convincingly) does confirm Ko's weakness in the pairing. Hopefully he continues to improve and give Korea stonger MD teams.

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    Yes, this KOR pair is off to a flying start, astounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin L View Post
    Yes, this KOR pair is off to a flying start, astounding.
    Amazing combination! I wonder if LYD was the one to request for the change in partnership.
    Really looking forward to their next tournament.

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