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08-14-2009, 03:11 PM #1786
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08-14-2009, 06:47 PM #1789
Chong Wei played too much recently or should i say within this year, physically maybe he is very exhausted. When the camera rolled closer to his face, i can find weary. He needs more rest i reckon, coz he is not young as he reached 28. He needs to select which champ he should attend and which champ not. I know his athletic body and fitness can help him encounter any situation, nevertheless he is a human he ain't no machine. Hope he will change his attitude and planning in coming future if he wanna extend his career much longer. He needs rest and reform himself mentally too.
08-14-2009, 09:09 PM #1790
LCW mentions he will try to take a break from competition, and I think this is a good idea. He is under a lot of stress to keep winning tournaments to keep up his ranking and continue his reputation as a top player. However, he is starting to burn out and it would be healthy to go on holiday, or have continuous training, like what LD had last year for OG and his post OG holiday.
08-15-2009, 12:16 AM #1791
certainly Lee ain't machine.. but don't forget machine needs to "cool down " too otherwise .........
08-15-2009, 01:11 AM #1792
maybe chong wei can consider train under Hendrawan
08-15-2009, 01:12 AM #1793
wow, see the word Indon..its not me..its mas' press who published it
Indon ends Chong Wei’s World title bid
WORLD No. 1 Lee Chong Wei was crushed by Sony Dwi Kuncoro yet again in the World Championships at the Gachibowli Stadium yesterday.
Surprisingly, though, the Malaysian did not take the defeat too badly.
The top seed was hailed as Malaysia’s great hope to end the country’s elusive chase for a world title but yesterday Chong Wei showed the ugly side of his game to lose 16-21, 21-14, 12-21 to Sony in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles match that lasted an hour.
Ironically, it was Sony who dashed Chong Wei’s dream of a first world title at the previous world meet in Kuala Lumpur, stopping the Malaysian in the third round.
And yesterday, Sony showed the same drive and determination while Chong Wei looked lost and out of sorts from the start.
“I gave it my all. After the first game defeat, I fought back. But it was not to be my day today,” said Chong Wei, who hardly showed any signs of being terribly upset.
“My strength is in net play but it worked against me. I was sending half court returns and my defence was weak.
“I have to accept this defeat. I know people will be angry with me but it just seems that I am not lucky when it comes to the World Championships.”
What a win: Sony celebrates after beating Chong Wei in the quarter-finals on Friday. Sony won 21-16, 14-21, 21-12. Starpic by S.S. Kanesan
His best achievement in four world outings thus far has been a semi-final finish in Anaheim in 2005.
When asked why he was all smiles despite the defeat, he said: “I am putting on a brave front here, but inside I am hurting. I wanted, as much as anyone else, to do well here.”
A confident display by Sony in the first game ripped Chong Wei’s confidence into tatters right from the start. The Malaysian was slower than usual and did not show any urgency in his game, giving room for Sony to take control of the game.
Chong Wei, who has won four Open titles this year, sparked hopes of a great fightback after taking the second game but it all fell flat when he adopted a cautious approach in the decider, hardly showing any aggression.
The Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist said he would discuss with coach Misbun Sidek about taking a long break from competition.
“I have been listed for the Macau Open but I will talk with my coach to skip the tournament. I need a break. I may come back refreshed after a break to continue my chase for a world title and an Olympic title,” said Chong Wei.
Sony’s reward for taking out Chong Wei is a semi-final date with Lin Dan of China.
Lin Dan was pushed to the limit before prevailing 22-20, 21-16 over the evergreen Peter-Gade Christensen.
The other semi-final will be between second seed Chen Jin and Indonesian Taufik Hidayat, who is eyeing his second world crown.
08-15-2009, 02:59 AM #1794
This is what LCW have to say about his defeat in QF to SDK....I can feel his sadness...poor LCW...sigh
輸了就輸了，我沒什麼好說的，真的，自己沒打出最好水平，被索尼壓著打，網前的防守很糟糕，打 到最后已經一 片空白，感覺自己的打法沒有打出來，很軟，好多機會都沒有把握住。
China Press : link http://www.chinapress.com.my/content...15ssa39a18.txt
I have tried every things, defences, nets, smashes...just can get thru him. I jusst have to accept this reality. A lost is a lost, I have nothing to say, really, I just didnt play what i shd have, and Sony did control the whole match, i cant do any things....my defends and nets were bad, I was totally blanck at the end of the match....I didnt play my game, i was weak at times....didnt utilise most of the chances given..........
Sony was not at his super form, its myself who play very badly...although i managed to win a few international titles, but i still unable to make a break thru for a major title........I am speechless.....dont know what to do...
08-15-2009, 09:35 AM #1795
didn't know you know chinese quite well though
08-17-2009, 12:50 AM #1796
08-17-2009, 01:04 AM #1797
let's face it guys, LCW just dont have the mental toughness to be a World Champion. He is a fantastic badminton player but just didnt have the mental qualities.
Our mas players usually just froze when the going gets tough especially tournaments like the OG and WC. He doesnt need changing coaches.
His best performances and titiles have been won under Misbun.
I have posted before that he should be rested more often and be selective with his tournanments. China is learning this lesson by resting LD as he gets older and putting the younger players forward.
We are still keeping the boys from becoming men.
08-17-2009, 01:59 AM #1798
08-17-2009, 06:00 AM #1799
If I'm not mistaken, sponsors require the players to play 10 to 12 tourneys a year, not including team events like Sudirman, TC, Asian Games, Commonwealth.
++ either Razif or Jailani Sidek has commented that during their time, they play more tourneys a year than the current players, what rubbish abt being tired (ehem it was said more nicely of course).
08-17-2009, 10:06 AM #1800
08-17-2009, 10:15 AM #1801
we surely can't predict what will happen in future..
08-17-2009, 11:17 PM #1802
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