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02-27-2005, 06:45 AM #1
Yang/Zhang true champions
I do not regularly follow women's doubles. However, I had a chance in the last few days to watch the wd finals of the China Open and what I saw happen during the first game truly amazed me. In the match between Yang/Zhang vs. Wei/Zhao the score stood at 14-14 with the latter with the serve. The umpire asked Yang/Zhang whether they wished to set to 17 and they refused!!! Wow, refusing to set despite not having the serve?? Yang/Zhang subsequently won both games and the championship.
These girls have such supreme confidence in their abilities and I believe they are the stuff true champions are made of.
02-27-2005, 11:06 AM #2
maybe they just wanted to take the risk... like when you are gambling...
02-27-2005, 12:46 PM #3
Was it 1st service or 2nd service at that time? If it is 2nd service, not setting to 17 can put a lot of pressure on Wei/Zhao (who are much less experienced than Yang).
02-27-2005, 06:46 PM #4
its only the first game...they could have taken it in 3 games anyway
02-27-2005, 08:08 PM #5Originally Posted by other
02-27-2005, 09:16 PM #6
I never set when the other team is on their second server.
02-27-2005, 09:30 PM #7Originally Posted by prince_user
Not setting is more common than you may think. In both doubles and singles, there were numerous occasions. Even in casual play, it is a common strategy. Having said that, refusing to set when your opponents still have two serves is unheard of.
03-01-2005, 12:02 PM #8
How were you able to watch the WD finals? I'm a big fan of Zhang Jiewen and Zhao Tingting.
I also want to see Taufik vs. Lin Dan(Indo Open).
03-02-2005, 09:39 PM #9Originally Posted by hcyong
03-02-2005, 09:48 PM #10Originally Posted by flymordecai
As to the Taufik-Lin Dan match, I believe Solar only shows finals matches. If I am not mistaken that match was a semifinal.
Try checking with Han as he has DVD's of many matches at very reasonable prices.
03-15-2005, 12:53 AM #11Originally Posted by hcyong
It is wrong to say that "The decision to set or not to set is up to the receiving player(s) only"
According to the Laws/Rules of Badminton, the decision to set is as follows:7.5 If the score becomes 14-all (10-all in women’s singles), the side which first scored 14 (10) shall choose either Law 7.5.1 or 7.5.2:The WD in China Open watched by prince_user was likey to be a situation like this:
7.5.1 to continue the game to 15 (11) points, ie not to ‘set’ the game; or
7.5.2 to ‘set’ the game to 17 (13) points.
Yang/Zhang vs. Wei/Zhao Scores at 14:13;
Service over to Wei/Zhao ;
1st serve no score;
2nd serve score 1 point to 14:14;
Umpire asked Yang/Zhang whether they wished to set to 17 according to Rule 7.5 as they scored 14 first;
Decided not set as other side having 2nd service. confidetn that they can kill the 2nd serve and win back service.
You are right in saying "Having said that, refusing to set when your opponents still have two serves is unheard of."
03-15-2005, 01:06 AM #12Originally Posted by leehsim
03-15-2005, 04:36 AM #13Originally Posted by bguy7890
03-15-2005, 09:45 AM #14
Apology to hcyong
I refer to my post #9 of this thread, I was not thinking with a clear mind as just recovering from flu.
What I said in my post is senseless.
My apology to BFer hcyong
BFers bguy7890 and other are kind enough to point it out to me.
Thank you guys.
Last edited by leehsim; 03-15-2005 at 09:48 AM.
03-15-2005, 11:04 AM #15
Hey, in this forum, there is no need for such a formal apology. Just something like
I am so and
will do. Don't worry about it.
03-15-2005, 11:45 AM #16Originally Posted by hcyong
yeah, no problems...i didn't really understand that post anyway hope u are better now
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