User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 17 of 32
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Who is the all-time defensive singles player currently

    Who is the all-time defensive singles player currently

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    458
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i think neoanderson means who's the PROFESSIONAL singles player that we already know about.

    can be roslin , or Lee Hyun II, or etc. dunno.

  3. #3
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    36,156
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    paraphrasing cooler:

    you need to clarify your question, all time or current?

  4. #4
    Regular Member wilfredlgf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If currently, I'd say Roslin. I don't know if anybody else plays defensive nowadays save him as a majority are either a mix of both (Xia, Wong, Bao, Peter) or are offensive minded (Lin, Taufik, Sony).

    The past, I'd say Foo Kok Keong. You just have to watch his matches to see the definition of 'defensive'. He is HARD to kill. Also, the likes of Razif/Jalani in the past as well, are highly defensive players.

    Note: Notice the list of current - most youngsters are offensive minded while older ones are 'balanced'?

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SinGapoRe
    Posts
    356
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    i wouulldddddd sayyyy.......... Peter ramussum(not sure spelling)....lee hyun il also not bad but dunno why he's rather off form lately.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I would have to stick wif all-time
    because old school stuff still rocks >< !!!!!!!!!

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cannock, UK
    Posts
    2,908
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I would say Han Jian

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    San Jose, California
    Posts
    1,651
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    It got to be Han Jian - kept chasing and retrieving all his opponents' shots to frustrate them especially in the famous TC match against Liem SK. Another one I can think of is Sun Jun.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    china
    Posts
    117
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    why are those women's singles players are not metioned by you guys? Gong zhi chao and Susi susanti were definitely defensive players. currently, I think the korean No.1 girl (dont know how to spell her name) is also a defensive player.

  10. #10
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    36,156
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    yeah, Gong Zhi Chao definitely on the top of my list. she changed her style later on in her career, mixing in more offensive shots as well. which i think led her to be a more complete player and led her to her Olympics victory.

    Susi also, but from the time i started knowing her, she was already quite complete, with a mixture of defense and offense.

    also to mention another guy, the current Thai #1 Polsana Boonsak was a complete defensive player, any attempt at attacking he will lose the rally. but lately he also changed his style a little and started working on his offensive skill as well.

    Han Jian from my teenage days have had the nickname "bubble gym". meaning you can punch him, squeeze him, throw him, anything, but you cannot break him. however, i must admit, my memories of him playing faded over the years and knew nothing more than his nickname. only recently when i watched his video again did i started to appreciate his style again.

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    6,302
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Ardy?

    Would Ardy qualify as an all-time defensive player?

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Would Ardy qualify as an all-time defensive player?
    ardy and budi santoso.
    they tend to drag it to 3 games.
    they tend to force the opponents make the mistakes

    yeah, han jian is another one.
    Last edited by cooler; 06-06-2004 at 07:59 PM.

  13. #13
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    36,156
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    not sure about budi santoso. i have seen his matches before and i didn't see much other than pure offensive.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    14,328
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    For me, must be Susi and Ardy

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    963
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Couldn't do much better than Cheung's picks, Ardy and Susi.

    I wouldn't call Sun Jun a defensive singles player, more a singles player with a great defence.

    You see a lot more players hitting rear court winners or forcing weak blocks with smashes/slices than years ago, at the same time the defence of modern players is superb, in the past you seldom saw the sort of fast driving rallies you see now in singles. Lin Dan and Xia have great defence but they mix up their play a lot , taking the chance to hit winners when possible, rather than waiting for mistakes.

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Basement Boiler Room
    Posts
    22,118
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    not sure about budi santoso. i have seen his matches before and i didn't see much other than pure offensive.
    hmm, not the matches that i have seen him play him.
    It is possible that if a defensive player is dominating the pace, he'll turn on his/her offensive mode. One dont, especially pros, stay at one particular play style mode. I think it is more energy efficient to finish the shot offensively if one is dominating the play. I saw the match ardy vs zhao jianhua in a WC final and ardy look quite offensive to me (and won too).
    Last edited by cooler; 06-07-2004 at 11:18 AM.

  17. #17
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I would consider Hendrawan to be one...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. racket for defensive player
    By tnorm22 in forum Racket Recommendation / Comparison
    Replies: 6
    : 08-11-2007, 11:31 AM
  2. Replies: 8
    : 08-28-2005, 03:10 AM
  3. What Is A Defensive Player
    By green ham in forum General Forum
    Replies: 4
    : 02-15-2005, 07:46 PM
  4. What Is A Defensive Player
    By green ham in forum Chit-Chat
    Replies: 4
    : 02-15-2005, 07:46 PM
  5. defensive player
    By riraky in forum Badminton Rackets / Equipment
    Replies: 5
    : 11-20-2002, 03:53 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •