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05-06-2006, 07:50 AM #1
READ THE BIGGEST UPSET: Taufik Hidayat lost to Lin Dan. China bt. Indonesia 3-0
Lin Dan of China eyes on a shuttlecock to return toward Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia during their semi-final round match of the Thomas Cup badminton tournament in Tokyo. Lin won by 21-16, 21-8 bringing China's victory over Indonesia.
Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia makes a return to Lin Dan of China during their semi-finals match at the Thomas Cup badminton tournament in Tokyo May 5, 2006.
World number one Lin Dan of China celebrates his victory over Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia at the semifinals match of the Thomas Cup badminton tournament in Tokyo May 5, 2006.
Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia reacts during a match against Lin Dan of China at the semifinals match of Thomas Cup badminton tournament in Tokyo May 5, 2006. Lin won the match.
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05-06-2006, 09:03 AM #2
why taufik???he is sick i think....
05-06-2006, 11:37 AM #3
did any of you noticed that Badminton shirts design is getting worse,the color, style...and compare that to Tennis shirts.
look at the shirts worn by these two players, I would not caught dead wearing those gooffy looking..piece of c...
05-06-2006, 11:41 AM #4
No,,,taufik is suffering from back injury...Thats y..when u watch the match..taufik seldom do hard smatches or jumping smatch...He is trying to control the game, playing rally most of the time ...unfortunately...He can;t..But he has done his best ..!!!/...
05-06-2006, 11:53 AM #5
I'd rate injury as a smaller factor in his lost. It may be one of them. The others may be either lost of confidence, inconsistency and maybe him not being too used to the new scoring system. I'm not a huge fan of his, more of LDs but i know his standard and that was c**p he played compared to past games . Was hoping LD would win 'slightly' over him(for a great match)..not steamroll him straight over.
I agree wit the fashion statement above though. Im glad they're at least trying to change around though. Better than staying constant.
05-06-2006, 02:09 PM #6
what racque is ld using now?
05-06-2006, 03:01 PM #7
They're both using the Armortec 700.
05-06-2006, 07:38 PM #8Originally Posted by fukusami16Originally Posted by PandaLord
Last edited by ctjcad; 05-06-2006 at 07:43 PM.
05-06-2006, 07:43 PM #9Originally Posted by westsideweiming
Also, did anyone noticed that Lin Dan wasn't playing his top game as well? I guess he can't since Taufik wasn't playing well at all huh?
05-06-2006, 08:46 PM #10Originally Posted by virusvoodoo
Last edited by ctjcad; 05-06-2006 at 08:48 PM.
05-06-2006, 09:34 PM #11
Even when playing at 60 % Taufik was able to outfox and make LD look silly
in the 1st set, imagine the outcome if TH was fully fit.
I am no TH supporter but LD should work on his racquet skills,
They are far below those of Sun Jun or all the China greats of the 80s.
I think Chen Jin will make a better all round player.
05-06-2006, 10:09 PM #12Originally Posted by Bbn
05-06-2006, 11:21 PM #13Originally Posted by Bbn
05-07-2006, 05:16 AM #14
yes... I am agree with above.Originally Posted by Wong8Egg
You can tell someone is a good badminton player, if he win alot of tournament "see from reality"
Lin Dan is one example. Although not always win, but he won alot of tournaments compare other badminton player. Doesnt matter big or small.
Only in Olympic 2004 was his disaster. Die in 2nd Round against Ronald Susilo. Beside that maybe lost in Semi Final or Final
No player have such good badminton career like him.
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05-07-2006, 05:51 AM #15
Quite surprised to see that Taufik has no muscle definition. Quite surprised.
Maybe this shirt design will force the badminton players to train their muscles. I believe better muscles do help your game, especially todays fast attacking game. No bulky muscles of course, but ripped muscle definition like those of Lin Dan's 6 pack or even better, like Bruce Lee's. That'll draw the crowd.
Hey, I like Zhang Ning's outfit. The skirt she wears sure allows us a good view of her lovely legs.
05-07-2006, 06:53 AM #16Originally Posted by sac_man
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