Thread: Lin Dan ( 林丹 )
08-18-2011, 09:48 AM #2483
08-18-2011, 10:03 AM #2484
08-18-2011, 10:45 AM #2485
I said "somewhat lazy" to refer to his new style of play, not working hard enough, not very committed, especially not in his usual (former) attacking mode, almost expecting to win on sheer respect and being dangerously stretched and hammered (under attack/counter-attack by his opponents), eg his last two matches with Peter Gade in the 1st set where he was leading yet was caught up and even lost the deuce, the other one is his match against Simon Santoso when Lin Dan was 20-15 up, yet lost it 22-20, not to mention his loss to Sho Sasaki in the SG Open. Contrast this with Lee C W's demolition job of almost all opposition by his guns-blazing sharp lightning smashes in high pace, without letting-up as if scoffing his opponents for not being able to withstand his onslaught - amazingly, that's how Lin Dan used to win the the past.
08-18-2011, 10:47 AM #2486
Talking about walkovers (CHN to CHN players)
When talking about walkovers (CHN to CHN players), most BCers/spectatotors believe that match-fixing was involved.
BWF have commented on this;
BWF to protect interests of players and spectators with new measures
Monday, August 15, 2011 - From Badminton World Federation
As concerns have been raised about the legitimacy of certain withdrawals in recent tournaments, it warrants the Badminton World Federation (BWF) as the governing body of the sport to put in place firm measures that will serve to protect both our players and Member Associations from speculation in relation to withdrawals and matches between players from the same country.
08-18-2011, 11:07 AM #2487
Also if Lin Dan is more serious and hardworking, he should come up with some "secret weapons" reserved for Lee CW, seeing how much his archrival has improved over the years by seeing him win match after match, only losing to Lin Dan once in the beginning of the year in a hard-fought three setter and then decisively beating him in the All-England in March.
More frightening is the way Lee trounced his opponents that ought to send a clear signal to Lin Dan, witnessed the world championship match where Lin Dan won by a whisker; that's why Lee CW confidently says he still has a chance to beat Lin and vowed to do so in London 2012 and the 2013 WCH, in effect announcing that he has change his mind about retiring after the Olympics. Let's admit it, Lee now is a different player and posed a real threat to Lin, much as I worship Lin Dan.
08-18-2011, 11:35 AM #2488
While we are always talking about Lin Dan and Lee CW, it's my personal opinion that Peter Gade himself is also an excellent attacking player and a good role model. If not for Lin and Lee, as well as Peter's age, he would have been number one. Imagine being in the circuit for about 15 years already, he is still consistently ranked in the top 5, outperforming Taufik Hidayat and other short-lived stars who come and go, such as Chen Hong.
What longevity, total dedication, self-discipline, fighting spirit, self-motivation is Peter Gade - I should call him " Mr Evergreen": someone that Lin Dan is humble enough to say he looks up to and wish to emulate. Let's hope Lin Dan is not just paying lip service.
You may have read that Peter himself considers Lin Dan The Greatest, adding that as long as Lin is around,the rest has no chance to outshine him. Taufik Hidayat, after losing to Lin Dan in the Asian Games last year in a one-sided match, in a similar vein said that the way Lin Dan played he should dominate the badminton world all the way to the 2012 London Olympics.
08-18-2011, 11:54 AM #2489
So, what you'll see from LD from post-2008 OG/2009/last yr & now on til next yr's OG will be pretty much the norm; certainly don't expect anything close to his 2008 OG or pre-2008 OG form..
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08-18-2011, 12:03 PM #2490
Who will be the 3 top players in the world at the end of 2011?
Undoubtedly LCW and LD are our current 2 best players in the world. As I type, PG is the No.3 (BWF Ranking). TH is still there, as No.5.
I wouldn't be surprised that at the end of this year (2011), the 3 top players in the world could be;
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08-18-2011, 01:17 PM #2491
08-18-2011, 05:47 PM #2492
BWF World Ranking at the end of this year (2011)
08-19-2011, 12:23 AM #2493
08-19-2011, 12:38 AM #2494
It does not really matter if TH ranks 3rd or not, cos he wont win OG for sure. TH is history just like any other legends in the past.
08-19-2011, 01:07 AM #2495
08-19-2011, 01:21 AM #2496
08-19-2011, 02:39 AM #2497
TH will rise to 3rd place?
So you think that Chen Jin is playing better than TH this year (2011).
At this 2011 WC, I was expecting a CJ-vs-TH match at the Quarter-Finals; but TH did not make it there, although CJ did.
I am a firm believer of players' form based on the BWF Ranking. Currently (based on the ranking released on 18-Aug-2011), CJ is ranked No.6 (one below TH, at No.5). Chen Long is at No.4 (one above TH).
Here is my guess - At the end of 2011, we could find the following at the BWF Ranking;
Let's come back to check this guess at the end of this year.
08-19-2011, 04:07 AM #2498
for those of you interested in Lin Dan and can read Chinese, I recommend:
it tracked Lin Dan's professional life from 2001 to 2011.
before you ask, I'm NOT going to translate them.
08-19-2011, 04:34 AM #2499
I think Chen Long should be number 3 very soon. His shock defeat by Kevin Cordon will wake him up, should teach him a valuable unforgettable lesson, thereby helping him to mature and strengthen his resolve. Also his last match against Lee CW was closer than expected.
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