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Thread: Lee Chong Wei ( 李宗伟 )
12-09-2012, 11:42 PM #8994
LCW is a fantastic team player (be it Thomas Cup or Sudirman), as he always want to be the catalyst to give Malaysians the 'boleh' spirit to do the impossible, although most times it is really impossible. Sadly, although he beat LD at past Thomas Cup, Malaysia failed to deliver. But LCW gave his due.
Having said that, LCW is both a good team player and an individual player. Period.
12-10-2012, 12:48 PM #8995
12-12-2012, 06:23 AM #8996
12-12-2012, 06:47 AM #8997
More or less what Li YB has been saying.
Last edited by Justin L; 12-12-2012 at 06:51 AM.
12-12-2012, 10:46 AM #8998
12-12-2012, 11:05 AM #8999
LCW also said he was forced to play in SSF becoz of the USD 5000 fine if absent.... compared health and USD 5000, I don't believe LCW is not able to play... most Malaysians know how rich he is... look at his wedding....
so why risking his health in the first place because of the USD 5000?!
I don't think he's telling the truth...
12-12-2012, 11:07 AM #9000
12-12-2012, 11:23 AM #9001
12-12-2012, 11:32 AM #9002
the least thing i respect about lcw is
he lost most of his match after 2008 in rubber set. and most are dueced.
12-12-2012, 11:37 AM #9003
12-12-2012, 11:54 AM #9004
so, it's confirmed that LCW get another injury? hope it's not bad.
and quite agree with Jonc108. if LCW reason to compete in SSF mainly due to the fine, i don't think he's doing the right thing. if he still targeting competing WC 2013 and AG 2014 then the main thing he must concerned about is how to stay injury-free, not force himself and get another injury. he is nearly 30, and recovery time may take a little bit longer.
12-12-2012, 11:56 AM #9005
Thanks to pcl99, this article should shed some light on why Lee CW withdrew from the SSF after Du Pengyu inflicted a shocking defeat on him. http://sports.qq.com/a/20121212/000646.htm
According to the article, Lee CW withdrew after the match with DuPY citing injury, saying it's an old right ankle problem. In the post-match interview, he complained of the BWF tight,crowded tournament schedule, and that in order to avoid paying the USD5000 fine (5250 to be exact including the entrance fee) he helplessly forced himself to participate in the SSF despite feeling very tired. No matter whether he wins or loses today's match with DuPY, as long as LCW finishes one match, he can avoid paying the heavy penalty.
After LCW's withdrawal announcement, both Chinese and Malaysian press hoped to get an interview with him but was unsuccessful in spite of negotiations with BWF officials. As there were quite a few players complaining of the crowded tournament schedule near end of the year in addition to LCW's injury withdrawal today, BWF plans to hold a press conference soon in response to the tournament schedule problem.
[The above is what the article wrote which I've humbly partly translated and interpreted as best I could; maybe jonc108 or someone might want to verify it and CMIIW]
Last edited by Justin L; 12-12-2012 at 12:01 PM.
12-12-2012, 04:23 PM #9006
LCW is getting older (like LD) :-) ... He didn't used to complain much about back-to-back tournament.. He rather seemed to be the last-man-standing in those situations, and have excelled at it a number of times..
Then people complained about LD not playing all tournaments etc.. These days LCW also sings a different tune...
I don't really see that LCW has a huge point arguing this. At least not after the olympics this year.
After the olympic he has played 3 SS-tournaments in 15 weeks.. and he skipped french, Li-Ning China Open, and Kumpoos Macau GP before SS-finals..
Injury and lack of form I can understand but I think he is barking up the wrong tree if he blames BWF-tournament-scheduling on this occasion after olympics in my opinion!!!
12-12-2012, 06:38 PM #9007
12-12-2012, 06:39 PM #9008
The Star Online >
Published: Wednesday December 12, 2012 MYT 8:35:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 12, 2012 MYT 8:39:12 PM
World Super Series: Chong Wei goes down in opener, pulls out from tournament due to injury
By LIM TEIK HUAT
SHENZHEN: What could have been an auspicious day - 12-12-12 - turned out otherwise for Lee Chong Wei.
His bid to regain his World Super Series Finals crown in Shenzhen was dashed after he lost his opening group match to China's world number seven Du Pengyu and subsequently pulled out, citing a right thigh injury.
The current world number one was expected to coast through after taking the first game easily.
But his lack of preparation for the Super Series finale event after getting married last month was laid bare as a stubborn Du Pengyu, cheered on by the local crowd, carved out a 12-21, 21-16, 22-20 win in 65 minutes.
Pengyu collapsed to the ground in sheer joy as if he had won the title and he had a reason to celebrate as this was the first time he had overcome the Malaysian after losing all six previous meetings.
It was not so much the pain of losing his unbeaten record but Chong Wei, still catching his breath after the long rallies, revealed he was nursing a right thigh injury.
Chong Wei later pulled out of the tournament after discussing with coach Tey Seu Bock and thus giving up the chance to win a fourth Super Series Finals title.
Team manager Jeremy Gan confirmed that they had submitted a letter to the organisers to officially inform on the withdrawal of the top seed.
"I am not in good condition as I had a leg injury coming here. I wanted to skip this tournament in the first place as I just got married last month. I wanted to take a longer break and just get ready for the Korean Open and Malaysian Open next month.
"But I would have to pay a fine of US$5,000 (RM15,000) if I hadn't come here. In this sport, you will not be in top condition if you do not focus in training.
"I will return home and hopefully recover to play in the Korean Open and Malaysian Open," said Chong Wei, who was the winner of the event from 2008 to 2010 but lost to Chen Long of China in the semis in Liuzhou last year.
Chong Wei's withdrawal left Pengyu in a strong position to reach the last four and he only needs to beat Hu Yun of Hong Kong in his second Group A match today.
The top two finishers from each group advance to the crossover semi-finals.
Chong Wei felt it would be better not to continue if he was unable to give his best.
"It has been a long season and everyone is just tired. I have been playing events every month after the Olympics.
"Lin Dan (who did not qualify for the Super Series Finals) never played after the Olympics as he went on a long break for his wedding but I did not have this choice.
"I try not to pressure myself here as I know I am not in a condition to play to my best," he added.
In this article(and a few other articles), LCW didnt complain abt BWF per se, just the usual "It's been a long season".
Tey SB was quoted as saying the injury was sustained during training in KL
Last edited by eaglehelang; 12-12-2012 at 06:51 PM.
12-12-2012, 09:20 PM #9009
it's kind of winning to him to play in tight rubber set with Du Pengyu, while his current condition not in top form plus another ankle injury... hope that he could win the Malaysias Open tittle on this January
12-12-2012, 09:25 PM #9010
Go take break, go Xmas shopping with WMC in Shenzhen ... or drop in to see LD/XFF and discuss about coordinated FAMILY PLANNING ... LCW JR vs LD JR in 20 years time ? I would like to see that !!
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