I have just watch some of the games of the Thomas cup. I was quite impressed by Kento Momota. At 19 he steadily won all his matches in the later stage of the competition. He never waived.
Other players played well too, like Tago that delivered against Chen Long, or CWF. But I would vote for Momota to be player of the tournament.
Do you guys have a different opinion?
I did not watch yet the Uber cup, so I don't have an opinion on the player of the tournament for the ladies.
She totally deserves it....all her matches were not only straight sets victory Infact her opponents never turned heavy on her!!!!even the young prodigy and current world champion RI...
I wish she continues the same through out the year!!
Actually its about player of the tournament and it certainly independent to the winning...
Li xurei was throughout not in her best form!!! We don't expect under the bar performance from reigning world number1....moreover throughout the tourney she wasn't up against any top WS player!!!!so as Per my perception Morten's decision is correct..
But tan and Goh both played equally well..n both cannot be awarded as the player of the tourney!! Moreover pv did well but she had both her decisive matches lastinG till a rubber against Bella n sayaka respectively!!!both of them are lower ranked then her and she stumbled during both the matches and won just coz of her fighting spirit!!!! I would say saina in UC and kento in Tc
I gUess WYH n WSX's name is defiNITely outdone by others..so no clarifications on it...TTY is injured n def her was just like eating a plum pudding for Li...where as SN n Li never played each other in this UC the method to decide who is better must be..as follows
SN DEF RI
RI DEF SJH
Li DEF SJH
LI DEF TTY(injured)
SN DEF LF (IN FORM)
That meanS till now saina leading...by taking LF and TTY's playing record!!!! Whereas talking abt straight sets..many players did that...so as SN and Li according to me this ccarifies Morten Frost's decision !!
The case for LXR is strong. But what push some people to disregard a bit her acheivment in this tourney is that there is no surprise in her results. We are accustomed to see LXR outplay others.
Perhaps Saina's results are more surprising, showing that she raised above herself for the occasion.
IMO Saina deserves the player of the tournament accolade. She led by example and performed under huge expectations. She won the über cup bronze for India.
Li XR also did well. Perhaps she may have beaten Saina if they had played. But she was not as instrumental as Saina in this tournament. Without her, china will still have won the cup (not as much pressure as saina). Therefore in my books, Saina is more deserving of this imaginary accolade!
I agree!! Now there is no prize money or ranking points on it...so I think we should stop fighting on it!!! Everyone has a diff point of view and we should not manipulate it...so I guess thats all for this thread lets move to jpn ss
I'll put Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi for the Uber Cup..they are a lil bit underrated
never win again Bao Yixin/Tang Jinhua before , but they did it on Uber Cup final..
beat Christina/Kamilla twice and the record change from 2-4 to 4-4
deliver very crucial point when they face 0-2 againts India in Semi Final