03-19-2007, 12:22 AM #18
i think it's not the matter of the koreans not good enough to get to the finals or anything. maybe KKK and TBH have been losing to them because the koreans' strategy and style of play can counter KKK and TBH's style of play. meaning if they play each other, KKK and TBH still could lose. even the best player have an archilles heel. so maybe the korean pair is KKK and TBH's. my two cents. nonetheless to regularly beat the top pairs bode well for the type of strategy the malaysian pair is using.
03-19-2007, 12:38 AM #19
KKK/TBH the best md pair of the world now
I think KKK/TBH is the best md pair at the moment.
The biggest reason that Malaysian pairs lose to a Korean team is Tan Kim Her responsible for MD in the Korean National Squad.
Unfortunate for the Malaysian Team, Tan Kim Her is doing very well in Seoul. I met him during the German Open. The Korean Chief is very satisfied with his work and more important: the players have got a firm trust in him.
By the way, during the German Open finals there another real finals match took place off the centre court. In the training facility there was a match between Tan Kim Her/Yoo Yoeon Sung and Han Sanghoon/Park Sunghwan (singles player). They bet some money. And guess who won!
Tan Kim Her paired with the young Yoo Zeon Sung won against the pair Han/Park.
Tan Kim Her still very good at playing and extremely determined to win a bet!
03-19-2007, 01:08 AM #20
KKK/TBH need to sharpen their smash and defence. their defense could not stop Fu Hai Feng power smash.
03-19-2007, 01:24 AM #21Originally Posted by stevenhyx
03-19-2007, 01:28 AM #22Originally Posted by tjl_vanguard
Still, I predict that they will be given 3rd-4th seeding in the next SS events in coming May, just behind CY/FHF and JE/MLH (and maybe TG/CW). They received No.8 seedings in both AE and SO despite of their relatively lower world rankings then (around 30th prior to AE and 18th prior to SO).
03-19-2007, 01:29 AM #23
if lots of may be, may be korean pairs seeded number one loh...............
pls be logic.......
03-19-2007, 01:30 AM #24Originally Posted by ck1981
03-19-2007, 01:38 AM #25Originally Posted by Inky2000
03-19-2007, 03:07 AM #26
I think KKK/TBH is the MAS player(s) in the past 10 years who have won 3 international titles within the shortest period of time - 2 1/2 months; or won 4 titles within the shortest period of time - 4 1/2 months.
Two MS shuttlers came close by winning 3 titles in less than a year's time ...
1. In 2001, Roslin won Swiss Open (Mar), Japan Open (Apr) and Denmark Open (Sep) => 7 months.
2. In 2005, Hafiz won Swiss Open (Mar), Thailand Open (Apr) and Dutch Open (Oct) => 8 months.
3. In 2005-2006, Chong Wei won Malaysia Open (Jul), Denmark Open (Oct) and Swiss Open (Jan) => 7 months.
4. Meanwhile, in 2006, Chong Wei won Swiss Open (Jan), Commonwealth Games (Mar), ABC (Apr) and Malaysia Open (Jun) => 4 titles within 6 months; or 3 titles within 4 months.
5. In 2005-2006, CCM/KKK won Denmark Open (Oct), Swiss Open (Jan), Commonwealth Games (Mar) and Malaysia Open (Jun) => 4 titles within 10 months; or 3 titles within 6 months.
KKK/TBH's "winning pace" may slow down but I don't think they are going to become another Hafiz. The reason I think so is that KKK/TBH has consistently entering at least SF in every event they have participated so far (or, in 6 consecutive events), something that Hafiz or any other MAS players have never achieved at least in the last 10 years.
03-19-2007, 04:27 AM #27Originally Posted by ck1981
The pair they lost is HJM/LJJ with head-to-head of 2-2.
LYD/JJS is the only top pair they have to win to put themselves in the list of formidable pair.
03-19-2007, 04:40 AM #28Originally Posted by Inky2000
03-19-2007, 05:42 AM #29Originally Posted by tutu_h
it would be very hard to imagine anyone else winning the title. LJJ/HJM won the korean open, all credit to them, but i don't think they perform consistently enough to be too much of a danger to the rest.
03-19-2007, 07:27 AM #30
KKK/TBH lost in Korea Open semifinal because of unfair line calls right? I remember seeing KKK so disappointed after they lost the 2nd game cos he thought his shot was in but the linesmen called it out.
03-19-2007, 09:11 AM #31
If Lee Yong Dae has a better partner, the pair would be scary.
Also, Markis/Hendra should be on the list although I feel Hendra could do with a better partner.
03-19-2007, 09:15 AM #32
Don't know if anyone noticed this.
CCM/KKK was doing ok. HTH/TBH was so-so.
After the switch, KKK/TBH went great guns. It just seemed that KKK got a better partner. However CCM/HTH was also doing better than the old HTH/TBH partnership. Just seemed that HTH was rejuvenated with a new partner. We still need more time to judge the CCM/HTH pairing, but it's strange.
03-19-2007, 10:11 AM #33
I can notice that CCM/HTH smash are powerful given their height. They can jump too. HTH smash can be compared with Markis although HTH makes a lot of mistake when under pressure.
03-19-2007, 10:34 AM #34
Though Malaysia MD is working well, LCW seems not being so.
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