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08-13-2011, 04:16 PM #6155
08-13-2011, 04:22 PM #6156
well the LD vs PG just ended.. and i thought lin dan is awesome but that was not his best.... if he peaks tomorrow.. well i dont know.. lets hope lcw peaks tomorrow too...
08-13-2011, 09:03 PM #6157
Good question by limsy
Was lcw playing his best in the semi final against cj?
Looking at the game and the score, it's just don't MATCH
Must be the earlier pressure from lyb
Anyway, the only fella to give lcw a hard time is in the final
08-13-2011, 09:13 PM #6158
Congratulation to Datuk LCW for his first ever WC final. His overall performance against CJ was very good. He dictate the the flow of the game as how he wanted by being equally threatening both at the front and the back court. He dominate the front court very well with tight and creative net play and always moving forward. His overhead shots are technically solid and sharp especially his favourite cross court shots. His defences also was very solid and at some time when it seems that CJ was pressuring him, he was able to control the situation well and turn the outcome against CJ.
The only minor hiccups that he must improve, when he's going to meet super dan is not being too passive and slow from the start. Many times we see that Datuk LCW and especially against CJ recently especially in the 2nd set he was slightly slow and passive not in his moves but in his shots allowing CJ to gain a signifficant lead. We know that LD is a very good frontrunner player and if he allows LD to gain huge lead from the start, at the point where Datuk LCW starts to gain momentum, maybe LD also will be at his full gear against him and this is LD we are talking about, the only player in this world sincerly i would say that can beat him in this year WC. Therefore,Datuk LCW should not at any point allow himself to be passive and start aggressively from the start and don't give any opportunity to LD even by a single point.
If he starts thundering all his attacking and dominating the front court more, he has a high chance to win against LD. We know that LD himself is very deadly if he starts leaping into the air and therefore Datuk LCW must remain solid in his defences better than any in his previous encounters be it with CJ, KC,PSH etc. Datuk LCW you can do it and we beleive you CAN DO IT. Good luck.
08-13-2011, 09:31 PM #6159
latok lee was awesome in defeating chen jin. but i'm worried history will repeat itself in the final and he will again be frustrated by super dan.
hope super dan injured or got food poisoning then latok got chance.
08-13-2011, 09:39 PM #6160
He must grind LD. He is tired. 1st set must win.
08-13-2011, 11:50 PM #6161
LD was very impressive in attack against PG although he was still taken to three. Hope LCW can do it. Gogogo!
08-14-2011, 01:02 AM #6162
08-14-2011, 01:20 AM #6163
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08-14-2011, 01:31 AM #6164
yes we should have faith in LCW
08-14-2011, 04:23 AM #6165
Datuk Lee, just one more step to go. George & Voltric waiting for you on the mountain top, jumping up & down, waving the Msia flag! Just 1 more, you can do it, believe in yourself. Our prayers go with you.
08-14-2011, 04:27 AM #6166
08-14-2011, 04:28 AM #6167
The Star Online > Sports
Published: Sunday August 14, 2011 MYT 7:06:00 AM
Updated: Sunday August 14, 2011 MYT 8:41:42 AM
Chong Wei to meet Lin Dan in final
SURELY England must be a place of breakthroughs for Malaysia’s singles players in the World Cham*pionships.
Yesterday, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei did a jig and punched the air in sheer delight after finally making it to his first final of the World Championships at the Wembley Arena in incredible fashion.
In a 44-minute show of sheer power, steely determination and world-class badminton, Chong Wei dethroned China’s Chen Jin with a 21-13, 21-9 win in the semi-finals.
He is the second Malaysian to reach the men’s singles final after Wong Choong Hann, who made the breakthrough when he lost to China’s Xia Xuanze in Birmingham in 2003.
China’s Lin Dan, however, could spoil the party for Chong Wei as he seeks to become the country’s first world champion in the final today.
Lin Dan, who has won the world title three times, overcame 34-year-old former No. 1 Peter Gade Christensen 22-24, 21-7, 21-15 in the Dane's last world championship.
Afterwards, the sport's biggest name again cast doubt on his desire to win a fourth world title.
"I don't care about the result of tomorrow's (Sunday's) final," Lin Dan claimed.
"It's more important just to try to win as many ranking points as possible to qualify for the Olympics, and to get used to the venue. I think Lee Chong Wei is in really good form."
A delighted Chong Wei, who only has a bronze from his world meet debut in Anaheim in 2005, was thrilled to bits.
“Finally, I am in the final in my sixth attempt at the world meet. I am so happy that I kept my focus throughout the match and did not stumble,” said Chong Wei.
There were no signs of Chong Wei muffing up this time, especially after he managed to overcome a tight battle in the opening game to race into an 11-8 lead.
After that, it was all Chong Wei as he began to mix it up with slicing cross-court smashes, a touch of deception at the front and incredible returns.
This slowly, but surely, weakened Chen Jin’s resolve. But credit to Chen Jin as he fought back to take a 6-3 lead in the second game. But the brief battle lasted only until 8-8 as Chong Wei got back into the groove to take nine points in a row for a deserving win.
“Both of us are aggressive players but I stayed on top of my game today to break his momentum. He tried to engage me in rallies but I did not give him the room to do it,” said Chong Wei.
Now that he is in the final, Chong Wei said he would go the extra mile to end the country’s elusive chase for the world title.
“This win against Chen Jin has given me a lot of confidence. I have come this far and I am going to go all out,” said Chong Wei.
“I have worked very hard to reach this stage. It could be Lin Dan or Peter (in the final) but I will be ready for anyone. I want to win the world title and, I think, this is the best time to do so.”
Chen Jin was demoralised with his loss, admitting that he simply had no answer to Chong Wei’s fiery, fiesty and power-packed game.
“I lost to a better player. He played so well and it was frustrating when he was able to return all my shots. I tried to slow down the tempo but it was quite impossible,” said a dejected Chen Jin.
Chen Jin thus becomes the second world champion to bite the dust in the world meet after Indonesian Taufik Hidayat’s sad exit in the third round.
National singles coach Tey Seu Bock was proud of Chong Wei’s achievement.
“He did everyone proud today. He used to choke but, this time, he played with so much confidence,” said Seu Bock.
“Chong Wei used the right strategy to beat Chen Jin. He kept changing his strokes and powerful movements and that really did the damage to Chen Jin. Our goal is to win the title here. He has made the personal breakthrough and, now, it is time to make the breakthrough for the country.”
08-14-2011, 04:34 AM #6168
HIS opponent was only decided in the wee hours of this morning but for Lee Chong Wei, it doesn't matter who will be across the net in the World Championships men's singles final today. In all likelihood, it will be nemesis Lin Dan -- who played Dane Peter Gade Christensen late yesterday in their semi-final -- but Chong Wei is a man on a mission.
A load is off his shoulders after making his first World Championships final in six attempts but the job, said the World No 1, is far from done.
"Yes, not making the final before has preyed on my mind and I am glad that I have finally done it," said Chong Wei after dethroning last year's champion Chen Jin 21-13, 21-9 at London's Wembley Arena yesterday.
"That, however, doesn't mean I have reached my target. My target is to win the world title and I will not hold anything back in the final, irrespective of who I meet.
"The championships have gone well thus far so I don't want to end it in a defeat. This is my best chance to win the world title and I have to take it," added Chong Wei, who faced his most rigorous test yet against Chen Jin.
Even then, it was a challenge which he overcame relatively easy as Chen Jin, despite his best of efforts, was simply not in Chong Wei's class.
The first game was a close affair for only the first three points but once Chong Wei got into his groove, there was no stopping him as he opened a 11-8 lead which soon stretched to 20-11. Chen Jin saved one game point but had to concede 21-13.
"He went toe-to-toe in the opening stages and I welcomed it as I wanted to see how I could cope if forced to play a rally game. I handled it quite well and once I built a three-point lead, I went for it," said Chong Wei.
The second started with Chen Jin racing to 4-0 but Chong Wei never looked troubled as he slowly erased the China player's lead to move ahead 8-7.
That was soon followed by an impressive nine consecutive points for a 17-9 lead before sealing the tie 21-9 in 43 minutes.
"He changed his strategy at the start of the second game but again, I had the resources to get back at him.
"It was a good match, my best in fact, as I got the chance to try out different strategies against a very good player."
Chen Jin may well be the face of the future but for Chong Wei, the moment is now.
He knows it and so does coach Tey Seu Bock.
"It was another good performance and especially satisfying was Chong Wei's ability to vary his game. I expect Lin Dan to face him in the final and the way Chen Jin played is an indication of what China's game plan will be in the final," said Seu Bock.
"Lin Dan, like Chong Wei, is a complete player and he will vary his game as and when needed but Chong Wei showed that he is also capable of changing modes effectively."
Having fallen in the finals of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Asian Games last year and a bronze from the Anaheim World Championships of 2005 his best before this, Chong Wei's destiny is his hands today.
What Chong Wei should be extremely confident about is thus far, he has been in impeccable form in London and tonight, it should climax with Malaysia's first ever world title.
The wait, which started with the first World Championships in Malmo, Sweden in 1977, must be ended today.
Read more: Chong Wei going great guns http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/7...#ixzz1UzST7AA9
08-14-2011, 04:42 AM #6169
His own coach admits "he used to choke, but not anymore"
It's the truth but umm, as his own coach, could've been said better.
LD saying he "doesn't care if he wins or not"? BS!
It's just mindgames before the game. He wants it just as badly, but unfortunately his form doesn't look like it'll be enough for LCW.
Looks like it'll be AE 2011 final all over again!
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