2:40 PM MS - Qualification - Dan Lin vs Daren Liew Main Location - 1
Who will take the early flight home or visit Tokyo Disneyland?
My head say the latter but my heart wish for the former.
Originally Posted by volcom
Daren gets to go disneyland early
Originally Posted by AlanY
if he wait for a day or 2 the whole team except the you know who can all go together, as usual.
BAM probably bought some early bird tickets to Disneyland as it will be a long queue if you were to buy the tickets on the same day itself. The players must be happy but if for some unfortunate hiccups like opponents withdraw and they progress further, please pass the tickets around.
Thanks for posting this Mr. Epic. Also, I don't know who recorded this match, but thanks to the person that recorded this match and uploaded it to Youtube.
Lin Dan wasn't trying his hardest in the first 11 points of each set. He upped the pace a little in the 2nd half of the set but it's obvious Lin Dan was conserving energy.
I wonder why Daren Liew has hit a road block in his improvement. He gets to train and play with LCW everyday. Even the other Chinese players get better when they have the chance to train and play with Lin Dan. Other than LCW, Malaysia's single's program is a disappointment.
Thanks a lot,Mr.Epic, for posting the video. Yeah, Lin Dan at the start was making too many uncharacteristic errors and rallying too much. Still continuing to play a controlled game, he later upped the tempo, cut down on the unforced errors and went on the offensive a bit more but , on the whole, I must say a far cry from the ferocious, fast-paced aggressive attacking game that used to define his style years ago, specifically before and up to the LOG'12.
As for Darren, I actually think he acquitted himself much better against Lin Dan than he did versus Takuma Ueda in the Thomas Cup. I venture to say, had Darren played like that against T Ueda, significantly more positive,urgent and proactive...well, you get my drift.
I have to say, LD isn't as exciting to watch as he used to be anymore. I really liked his "all out" playing style (OG 08) and his mixture of aggressive and deceptive play (OG 12, WC 13).
He also seems to have gotten considerably slower, although his footwork is still fluid as it used to, he's taking several drop shots desperately late. I'm used to him not giving his best most of the time, as he usually ups his game as the tournaments progress. But I'm not sure he can do this to the extend he did years ago and I'm very interested to see how he will do against a fast and fit LCW (if they meet).