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03-18-2007, 06:58 AM #69
Originally Posted by Inky2000
It's fun to play guessing game at the players' mentality. I tend to look at CY/FHF from an opposite perspective. The two pairs have only met twice and the World No.1 lost to a new combination which was considered a scratch pair barely 5 months ago. If the Chinese pair loses again this time round, it will probably months or even more than a year for them to recover from their mental block when they face KKK/TBH again in the future. That's why I believe the LYB and co. will psycho them to go all the way out to get even this time round.
Those who have seen the film series of ROCKY would know what I mean - the no-hoper Rocky Balboa beat world champion Apollo Creed in ROCKY; agonized Apollo argues that Rocky wins by sheer luck and challenges him in ROCKY II; Rocky beat Apollo again and Apollo decides to give up challenging Rocky for good.
I tend to disagree with you totally. I do not believe the Chinese coaches did not psycho Cai-Fu into beating KKK/TBH in the AE 2007 - it was to no avail. as we had witnessed.
And it is because of this (that it did not work before) that I believe it would be hard for them to be pysho'ed again and expect it to work this time. It is not a mental block in this case as you suggested, KKK/TBH play better badminton than the Chinese (simply much faster and more finesse).
BTW, you are badly influenced by movies which are not real stuff --- the real thing is Stallone who plays Rocky is in trouble in Melbourne, caught with some banned stuff
03-18-2007, 06:58 AM #70Originally Posted by ina_for_china
XD -- Can INA flag flying high in this opening match of final show today??
WS -- Absolutely ZN
MS -- wanna say, Simon RuaaRRR biasa! He showed brilliant performance plus good fortune (because LD gave up in 2nd set and I think this Chinese ace really injured) yesterday. Ayo Simon, selangkah lagi buat jadi juara. Just do it!
WD -- Not sure.
MD -- tetep Boleh, KKK/TBH as Rexy's masterpiece
Good Luck Indonesia!
03-18-2007, 06:58 AM #71
The 1st match is MS right?
03-18-2007, 07:02 AM #72
The MD is the last match?
03-18-2007, 07:04 AM #73Originally Posted by angelatby
either way, that's 4-5 lost matches in a year...how bad is that?
03-18-2007, 07:05 AM #74Originally Posted by Yojimbo
Might have alteration though
03-18-2007, 07:05 AM #75Originally Posted by angelatby
03-18-2007, 07:05 AM #76
go korea go korea!!
03-18-2007, 07:06 AM #77Originally Posted by Yojimbo
03-18-2007, 07:07 AM #78Originally Posted by angelatby
03-18-2007, 07:07 AM #79Originally Posted by Yojimbo
03-18-2007, 07:08 AM #80
INA is leading 8-6!!
03-18-2007, 07:10 AM #81Originally Posted by Inky2000
2. It may all backfire if accomplished MD players are used in XD as well, so we may use the also-runs for XD. Now is a good time because MD players is in abundance. For example, Choong Tan Fook, Lee Wan Wah etc. can be used. In the past, we barely survived with the MD players we had.
So, actually, I think in the past, we never had the opportunity to concentrate on XD. Even now, I am not sure if we have that opportunity.
03-18-2007, 07:11 AM #82Originally Posted by angelatby
Last edited by Inky2000; 03-18-2007 at 07:20 AM.
03-18-2007, 07:12 AM #83Originally Posted by Inky2000
03-18-2007, 07:13 AM #84
INA pair is leading 14-11
03-18-2007, 07:14 AM #85
Greetings from Kota Pahlawan, Surabaya
I wasn't planning to follow Swiss Open so intensely as the All England last week since we knew before the matches began that Kido/Hendra, Luluk/Alvent, Flandy/Vita, and Nova/Butet all withdrew! The draw wasn't that kind to PBSI's players too.
But, I am very surprised to see 2 finalists today....and some positive performances from notably the singles players like Simon Santoso and Sony Dwi Kuncoro. Sony beat Bao Chunlai and lost inevitably to Lin Dan. Whereas, Simon showed his mental strength by crawling all the way from the qualifying rounds to the final, beating seasoned players like Wong Choong Hann, Ronald Susilo, Chen Yu and finally Lin Dan. Can he beat Chen Jin today? He surely can as he has shown in the AG team event. So, I will be rooting for Simon even though Chen Jin as a higher chance of winning.
As for Mohd Rijal/Greysia Polii, they are Indonesia's future XD pair and I am glad that PBSI has been consistently sending them to the SS tourneys, despite early exits in the 3 previous events. They have a hard match against Lee Yong Dae/Lee Hyo Jung. However, there's nothing to be afraid of...just do your best!
Greysia also excelled in her WD partnership with Vita Marissa, with yet again another Semi-Final appearance. Poor Jo Novita, she has no partner currently as I believe Richard Mainaky will not break this partnership between Vita and Greysia. Rani and Endang also proved to be a good second pair for PBSI right now with another R16 loss.
In the MD, Hendra A.G./Joko Riyadi are still inconsistent. They have beaten Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae this time, but, as most other PBSI pairs, they have troubles beating their senior Tony Gunawan/Candra Wijaya. They still have to work hard. The Djarum pair Rian Sukmawan/Eng Hian finally reached the semi-final of a SS event after early exits in the 3 previous events. They are getting better and better...
So, here is to at least one gold for Team PBSI to break the duck for this year!
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