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    Default Hans Kristian Vittinghus

    Now, there is already a thread for this player but it doesn't cover his actual playing style. I am a big fan of HKV but I watch him play, he always starts strong. Plays a fantastic first set. But more often then not (in important matches where he is putting pressure on himself to win the match) he completely falls apart mentally in the second and pulls himself together at the beginning of the third, but still cannot convert it. You can see this portrayed in these matches. Matches he WANTS to win.

    Hans Vs Du (super series finals 2012: Semi Final)

    Hans Vs Tommy (World Championships 2013: First Round)

    Hans Vs Tanongsak (Yonex Denmark Open: First Round)


    But in total contrast when he is not under self pressure, he is not expected to win, he doesn't expect himself to win, he plays a very impressive steady game and really takes the play to his opponent. seen in this example

    Hans Vs Lee Chong Wei


    these results are very interesting to me. I feel he a very strong physical player, but psychologically very weak. Very similar to Bao Chunlai on the psychological side of the game.

    What are your thoughts? How could a player like that improve his mental game?

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    For pure sports entertainment, HKV is great value for money. I love watching him.

    His drive is certainly not in question.

    But one could say that he is wasting precious energy in some of those hopeless diving rallies. While fun for the spectator, they are only useful to HKV if it causes an opponent to make mistakes in their attempt to hit shots that he can't reach. But calm experienced opponents (like LCW) will just keep playing their game knowing that they are more consistent than he is.

    Not sure how one becomes more "wise", or self-possessed, apart from by time passing. HKV seems pretty bright. It's just possible that he'll be one whose wisdom strengthens before the body weakens.
    It'd be nice to see him on more podiums.

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    I think he is very handsome and I'd like to marry him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vixter View Post
    I think he is very handsome and I'd like to marry him.
    It is quite refreshing to see a post on a male player's looks.

    It ever-so-slightly lessens the embarrassment of seeing the number of posts on female players' threads that refer to their beauty, or lack thereof.

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    Nevertheless, this thread could use a bump for the OP's interesting original question.
    [HKV's Facebook page here]

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    Which asics shoes is he using at this picture?

    https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/...76&oe=54FF4174

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    No badminton tournament safe from fixing, says Vittinghus

    "Money is growing in badminton, which is a positive thing in many ways," Vittinghus said by telephone from Denmark during the Singapore Open, which finished on Sunday.

    "But of course money also attracts other interest like match-fixing, for example... I am sure (match-fixing) is still going on, I think it will be naive to say that it's not."

    He said he was approached via Facebook at the Japan Open by a man he had met at previous tournaments, who claimed to have fixed matches at last year's Singapore Open and Thomas Cup.

    "I think no tournament is safe because of the world we live in with the Internet and the implications it has, so it can happen anywhere and not only in Asia," Vittinghus said.

    Denmark's Mads Conrad-Petersen said he hoped badminton would pour resources into combating match-fixing, or risk having its integrity compromised.

    "It's just important to have some resources into this (match-fixing issue) so we can get it stopped," Conrad-Petersen told AFP in Singapore.

    "It's in every sport, also in football and when there's betting and there's someone who wants to cheat it's important that people focus on (getting rid of) it."

    "I don't feel unsafe or anything because I went public with the story and I have never played in a match where I thought my opponent was fixing or anything," said Vittinghus.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/s...w/46904575.cms

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