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Thread: Lee Chong Wei ( 李宗伟 )
01-09-2012, 12:47 AM #7345
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01-09-2012, 12:51 AM #7346
His mission is just to 'show face'
01-09-2012, 02:11 AM #7347
Reporting the weather forecast
But when it's a loss suffered by LCW to LD, suddenly it's a 5,000 words essay column never failing to mention things like mental block, pale shadow, phobia, bogeyman, etc.. (when someone is trying to overcome failure, it really does not help to hear ppl mentioning it so many times till your brain circuits overload). Sport psychologist can attest to that. You just want to learn from the mistake, don't harp on it for too long, overlook it and move on to better expectations and resolutions.
But I have to say at least Najib finds the time to show that he really appreciates what LCW is doing.
Although many of you commented that LCW was far from elated despite this long awaited win over LD (whether it's badly needed or not, again it's another debatable point), I did detect through some of LCW's body language and manerrisms while his head was a little bowed,for a while his eyes were turning mildly red when the winner was announced on that podium. Maybe there was dust in his eyes or his eyes were bloodshot through all that rallies made possible by the slower shuttles used. I don't know. I rest my case.
01-09-2012, 02:13 AM #7348
01-09-2012, 02:20 AM #7349
I am LCW's supporter. However, to be fair for LD, he is till very good. He just lost his focus in the third game in KO. If he can keep his sharpness and focus like what he shown in the 1st game, LCW may not win the match. We can see LCW needed to work hard to score a point in the first 2 games.
01-09-2012, 02:50 AM #7350
IF LCW was not nervous he could have beaten LD in the first game
IF the shuttle was not slow, LCW could have played his normal game and fared better.
IF LCW didn't unexpectly overperform during the end of 2nd set, LD could have kept his focus and won.
IF LD did not make some bad shots he could have won the 2nd game
IF LD was more patient and did not smash wildly to the net he could have won the 2nd game
IF .... can go on and on till the cow comes home
All the if statements is just an excuse to justify the result and for fans to rant about.
LCW was the better player overall, he upped his game when it mattered and won the match.
Last edited by rogerv2; 01-09-2012 at 02:55 AM.
01-09-2012, 03:00 AM #7351
My view is tbat ld screwed it up in game 2. A typical arrogance. Which we hppe he will carry on.
01-09-2012, 03:02 AM #7352
Not everyone can play to their full potential all the time. Not LCW, not LD. There going to be occasional wobbles and I think LCW caught LD in one, under favourable playing conditions.
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01-09-2012, 03:09 AM #7353
I had just posted this in the finals thread, but thought since you're discussing it here, I'll post here too:
I just rewatched G2 and G3 again. LD was very focused and after a slow start was slowly gaining on LCW, until after that line call he didn't like at 10-12.
From then on, he kept trying to hit that line like 4-5 times, all of them going way out! By then, he also accumulated a few other uncharacteristic unforced errors, allowing LCW a run of 7 points in a row! After that, it was too far for LD to catch up, and he kinda just got discouraged.
Very interesting and bizarre to watch. However, LCW and his coaches better take notes of this crack in LD's armour, if they want to win more matches in the future!
01-09-2012, 06:47 AM #7354
2 weeks back, I was playing with my friend and he claimed a clearly out shot as in. He got pissed when I said no way and hit the next 3 points out from the service reply. I told him to get lost if he does not want to play. He got over it and won the set.
If LD over reacted over the line call, then LCW got nothing to build on. He has the return all of LD's super shots, that would certainly piss him off.
01-09-2012, 07:42 AM #7355
Pick up a few good coaching books and you should be able to gather more playing tips
It's great that you, pcll99 and Pakito are also firm believers of Tang's methods. But after reading some of our BCers' reply, such as;
Last edited by chris-ccc; 01-09-2012 at 07:44 AM.
01-09-2012, 07:58 AM #7356
Congratulation Chong Wei. Not for winning the KO but for staying positive and kept on fighting when you were playing catch up in game 2 and after losing a one sided game 1. I know a lot of people watching it halfway into 2nd game feel the same as I do when Lindan looked like he was going to wrap it up in straight sets. I have my moment of doubt too...but you were brilliant today Chong Wei. You kept your cool and you didn't give up. So when you won that 2nd game, I though it doesn't matter what happen in game 3, you were already a winner today with that kind of mental toughness. Now..Keep it up until the Olympics ok
Last edited by limb7567; 01-09-2012 at 08:00 AM.
01-09-2012, 08:04 AM #7357
01-09-2012, 08:25 AM #7358
A demonstration of a particular point can be much easier
Much notes were taken down from this great master's session.
But the notes were not as useful as the demonstration given by Tang.
And I have posted before - A demonstration of a particular point can be much easier to do, than to put them down in words.
Here is an example: Tang said please pay attention to the position of the point of impact when I smash.
Guess what other coaches in our group later asked me : How did Tang get so much power from his smash?
Much of information was lost when some did not follow what Tang was trying to say: When he specified about the position of the point of impact when he smashed, others were paying attention on his smash technique (not the importance of the point of impact).
01-09-2012, 08:39 AM #7359
01-09-2012, 09:13 AM #7360
China should be grateful for Tang to return to China to teach Badminton
As one of the most active members at BadmintonCentral, of course I get to know who are our BCers here;
* to give info
* to chat
* to joke
* to troll
* etc, etc......
Tang was a great player. When he decided to establish (in China) coaching sessions for players who wish to play better Badminton, only some CHN players followed his methods at the beginning.
Guess what? In previous years, when I posted that China should be grateful for Tang (from Indonesia) to return to China to teach Badminton. But many BCers argued with me that China was already good at Badminton before Tang returned home to China.
So, I have decided to keep Tang's teachings out of this LCW's thread - where we find most readers here are Malaysian BCers anyway; who don't appreciate Tang's methods as much (since Tang was an Indonesian and then later, a Chinese player).
Later perhaps, I might continue with this topic in this thread;
01-09-2012, 12:20 PM #7361
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