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Thread: Lin Dan ( 林丹 )
12-17-2012, 07:02 AM #3605
Does someone know if he said when he's going to come back again?
To see him at the All England 2013 seem to be a wish which won't come true? ;-/
12-17-2012, 07:28 AM #3606
12-17-2012, 07:42 AM #3607
12-17-2012, 10:47 AM #3608
Still I think it's all tentative and subject to changing circumstances, his needs and wants. Personally, I hope to see him compete in the AE but,like you,I realistically doubt he can perform well in his first comeback tournament and maybe a couple others too for a start.
However, considering the Sudirman Cup in May is a major event to China, he will have to work himself back to form by then which means the few tournaments prior to it should be part of his preparatory,competitive training in a bid to regain his top form.
I presume by February it should be known when and what tournaments he will be participating. Meanwhile,to my knowledge,as reported in PG's thread, Lin Dan has accepted PG's personal invitation to play a Farewell Match with him on 27th Dec at Copenhagen. I'm sure PG will give of his best to make it a memorable one (PG to win?).
As we know, in the CBSL, Lin Dan's form wasn't too good to say the least as he was a number of times stretched, sometimes dropping a game, by his lesser known and young opponents like Xue Song, Zhu Siyuan, Li Qi, Li Yu (former national 2nd team player);even Wang Zengming for the first time took a set off him.
Nevertheless, since he has on a few occasions openly stated he will play in Rio OG 2016 and saying it is his honour to do so, fans, like myself, should have no reason not to take him at his words, at least for the time being. The interesting question for me now is - when he comes back,who will be his no.1 challenger, Lee Chong Wei or Chen Long?
12-18-2012, 05:31 AM #3609
According to reports, Lin Dan is going to play in the Li Ning Cup All-China Badminton Team Championship 2012 from 20th to 27th Dec. It is a team event with 22 teams from 17 provinces and cities competing for the total prize money of 180K RMB. Other notable names playing are Li Xuerui, Fu Haifeng (not Cai Yun due to his injury?), Zhang Nan, Zhao Yunlei, and Tian Qing.
Makes me wonder if he is going to keep his appointment with Peter Gade this 27th Dec at Copenhagen.
12-18-2012, 07:43 AM #3610
12-18-2012, 08:20 AM #3611
12-18-2012, 08:51 AM #3612
Nope, "LD ruled" should be more appropriate.
12-18-2012, 09:09 AM #3613
12-18-2012, 11:04 AM #3614
Just read that Li Yongbo said Lin Dan will resume national training in Mar next year and thereafter start taking part in tournaments. He revealed this to reporters at the press conference asking about Lin Dan's participation in the Li Ning Cup China National Team Championship in which Lin Dan will play some matches,not all,for Bayi Team.
I suppose that rules out any international competition for him until earliest April 2013. Just in time to get ready for the Sudirman Cup in May. Btw, the article also mentioned that Cai Yun and Hong Wei (he too?) are not playing in the said China team event owing to injuries.
12-18-2012, 12:23 PM #3615
12-20-2012, 03:23 AM #3616
lin dan are world number 4 now
he will out of top 20 if he is absent till AE 2013
if he decide to skip AE 2013 too,he will out of 30
12-20-2012, 06:49 AM #3617
12-20-2012, 06:56 AM #3618
I don't care about his ranking. He just should move to the AE 2013 and give his fans a spectacular Final-Match vs. LCW
I'm - compared to many members here - pretty new to badminton and I already have the tickets. C'mon, that would be unfair if he won't appear
12-20-2012, 08:14 AM #3619
if lindan are not 2nd seed
then he will have chance to meet lee chong wei earlier than final.
12-20-2012, 09:23 AM #3620
i also hoping he would come back sooner, and would participate in AE. but he who made the decision.
and like limsy said, LD and LCW maybe even meet in QF or before. do you have ticket for earlier days too?
12-21-2012, 06:48 AM #3621
Last edited by Fortune; 12-21-2012 at 06:51 AM.
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