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Thread: Lin Dan ( 林丹 )
01-26-2011, 03:03 PM #1854
LD expressed his problems.I think CBA actually may not see eye to eye with BWF, and that is sth I dont understand.In table tennis though China players tend to miss tournaments instead of giving WOs and they never gain enough points for the year end GP.
01-26-2011, 03:10 PM #1855
Not positive and eventually bringing about own downfall because of not focusing on one's own weaknesses and correcting it,but getting
emotionally worked up and falling into opponent's trap, events which have happened century after century.
01-26-2011, 03:20 PM #1856
i doubt it is all about money, I wouldn't be surprised if he even lost before the final in KO.
It is logical for a player to maintain his confidence and peak at the right time, Zhang Ning was thrashed in her run-up to OLY 2008 in SS events, luckily she prevailed in the end.
LD's dilemma was best summarised by HKH and i think the CBA wants (as always) to win team events and Olympics and bring up the next generation of players.Of course it will not go down well with rivals but as summed up by the poster from Taiwan in the LD WO thread,it just so happens that China is the only team with depth to be able to do it, others would and have done it if they had the depth, that's why there is a new emphasis on building a team with depth.
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01-26-2011, 04:05 PM #1857
It was only a few years back that China focused heavily on winning Opens and bringing back prize money.
Now the emphasis has shifted.
Now ,at least in Men's singles they are focusing on building up replacements for LD.
It is good that LCW can keep the China MS team on their toes,just as Taufik and Gade did in their prime.
After LD & LCW exit there may no longer be players of the calibre of these four, it is a good time to
match up the next generation and the outgoing in this transition period, otherwise we will have a very boring,mediocre Men's Singles event in the future after 2012.So in a way it is good for badminton in the long run,at least to the spectators.
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01-26-2011, 06:53 PM #1858
I think many people have mentioned this before. I don't think LD will participate in too many tournaments from now on. He will do what he needs to qualify for the OLY game and play his part in the team events. And that's IT. I believe he will peak at the right moments and go into the OLY game with a positive record and mental advantage against everyone. For he has nothing else to prove beside winning another OLY title. AE and WC are not his goals anymore. And to say the truth I don't think they are CBA's goals either, let alone SS.
LYB needs to find someone who can take LD's job over when he leaves. The youngsters will get more exposure as they need to prove themselves and fight for a spot to the OLY game. So in SS events, CBA will focus on them, not LD. But I do believe that they should just rest LD at home for most of the SS and just send all young players.
01-26-2011, 07:37 PM #1859
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01-26-2011, 07:54 PM #1863
Yeah, I get this feeling that as time goes by, the CBA (LYB?) will use LD more and more as the "joker in the pack." Part of the overall strategic maneuvering.
01-26-2011, 08:48 PM #1864
He will probably enter the other smaller tourneys to help out his team-mates to qualify, ie: Chen Long (definitely) and Chen Jin (if the big boss deems that Chen Jin is still good enough). Otherwise, Du Pengyu or Wang Zhengming (the next two) will be "helped" in one way or another.
01-26-2011, 08:50 PM #1865
01-26-2011, 08:51 PM #1866
Use LD more and more as the joker in the pack
Have a read of this thread that I have just started;
01-26-2011, 08:55 PM #1867
Can u imagine David Ferrer losing to Rafa Nadal just for the sake of Nadal getting the Grandslam??? Or Andre losing to Pete to let him win as many majors as possible, for the sake of Team USA?
In fact, the reverse is true and Rafa (albeit injured) got beaten by Ferrer. He was seen shedding a few tears also.
That should be the real spirit of the game...but unfortunately, we will be seeing more and more underhanded tactics being used (not only by CHN I believe) as the Olympics Qualifaction looms nearer and nearer.
01-26-2011, 09:03 PM #1868
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01-26-2011, 09:14 PM #1870
China still has many National Association Tennis players
Not all Tennis players are independent contractors. China still has many National Association Tennis players, although the well-known ones have now gone on their own;
By kwun in forum China Professional PlayersReplies: 1832: 08-15-2013, 12:06 AM