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06-28-2010, 05:08 AM #307
I doubt TH thinks that he is at PG's level now, how hard could it be for him not to let go and pursue the matches he can actually win and defend if he thinks so?
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06-28-2010, 05:13 AM #308
TH is at PG's level meaning, once he meets the likes of LCW, LD or even BCL or CJ, the chances of him winning goes tremendously down..that's the reality..when was the last time Taufik beat any of those 4 players??..
06-28-2010, 05:21 AM #309
06-28-2010, 05:30 AM #310
Abt LD's age, through another person who is close with one of the CHN team's members..Not as old as Gade..Think abt it, too, XXF is almost 30, i don't think LD is younger than her..
Think abt age advantage for Junior tournaments...Last yr's WJC, there was some mention abt CHN Juniors looking a bit older than the other competitors. This yr's WJC, i was there, and i also noticed a few of their players look (facial & physically) a bit older than the other junior players..
06-28-2010, 05:53 AM #311
Like gunslinging, TH with his wits and experience coupled with conditioning (if LD can so can TH, physically at least.) will get them if he motivates himself (mentally) that this is going to be the year of the (LAST) REAL THING.
Now that you said it, it kind of make total sense b'cos in the case of girl gymnasts, younger is indeed an advantage.
Even so, being an age-group champion or juniors champion is not bigger than grown-ups champions, right? Does it mean, older is not necessarily better except in collecting all the junior titles? Hypothetically if I were a pro, I'd rather collect multiple pro AE, OG, WCs than be number one junior with all the junior titles to boot, no?
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06-28-2010, 07:07 AM #312
am i seeing correctly?
ld is over 30 yrs old? because you think/guess so and because xxf is almost 30?
other than your presumption the only source of info comes from an unknown person who is close with one of the chn team's member?
any member has more info?
06-28-2010, 07:41 AM #313
XXF (29) is 2 yrs older than LD, or rather LD's official age, if your source says LD is older than 27.
LCW is 28 this year, PG will be 34
Last edited by eaglehelang; 06-28-2010 at 07:44 AM.
06-28-2010, 07:42 AM #314
Hmm.. I thought XXF is one year older than LD which will not make her 30 yet... Almost, but not quite.
Back to Taufik, he played brilliant badminton last evening in Game 1. Just didn't have enough stamina after the punishing 19-18 point to take the set. Taufik managed quite a feat moving LCW off balance and putting quite a few stings. Game 2 is a Taufik's out of steam. He was playing risky and pushing the shots far outside his comfort zone.
Personally, I think that Taufik is still in same league as PG, BCL and CJ and a cut above the rest. Of course, LCW and LD are leagues ahead.
06-28-2010, 08:41 AM #315
the thing is:taufik is not the ONLY one who are older than his official age
06-28-2010, 08:47 AM #316
what is all that nonsenses about peolpe lied about their ages! I'm sure none of you have any proof. and what was the purpose of that, so that one can enter junior t'ment to play with kiddies?
06-28-2010, 09:04 AM #317
i recall when people mention taufik is older than his official age
his fans cant accept it
when people mention fu hai feng have a son
his fans cant accept it
when people mention lin dan is older than taufik
let wait and see
06-28-2010, 09:13 AM #318
His record is definitely not easy to emulate.
06-28-2010, 11:48 AM #319
it is the truth ....
06-28-2010, 01:45 PM #320
Hang in there
TH came in the tourney with a game plan well rehearsed (in his head), he executed and mix his shots superbly...ultimately however, he didn't had a plan on how to outlasts LCW.
I hope he will stick around till OG 2012 and bag at least another AE, WC and OG! His game will not evaporate in an instant and he won't fade away to oblivion just yet if he gets back to the drawing board and draw revamp game to suit his current game/mind set.!
Most elite-flight players might not fear him anymore but he sure will be an obstacle to anyone along the way, everytime... ...and on a good day, in his day, he'll crush the opposition and prove that he is capable of finishing an entire Championships with enough left in the tank for celebrations!
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06-28-2010, 01:56 PM #321
06-28-2010, 02:03 PM #322
06-28-2010, 02:25 PM #323
Motivation to compete is there, but without the proper training & the body...
Btw, TH is the only 4 heavenly baddy kings who hasn't won a single SS. What does that tell us??..
For the Junior baddy tourneys, of course "older" kids would have a slight advantage..
Yes, that member who told me is a BCer, still active, though only logs in every so often. That member is also a big fan of one of the recently retired CHN players. Yes, i've met & chatted with that member, in person, and have seen actual pics of that member attending one of the private events of the player.
I mentioned it because someone brought up the comparison between the 4 heavenly badminton kings and their age in comparison to another.
*Enough comments from me on LD's actual age.
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