03-19-2007, 11:28 PM #1
How would two top singles player do in doubles?
Has anyone wondered how two top singles players would do in Doubles?
China - Lin Dan/Bao Chunlai or Chen Yu/Chen Hong
Denmark - Gade/KJ
Indonesia - Taufik/Sony
Malaysia - LCW/Hafiz
Korea - LHI/Park
Would they have a chance against the regular Double teams?
Can any of them win in SuperSeries?
03-19-2007, 11:37 PM #2
I think they'd do alright, but not as well as a doubles pair that has trained together for a long time. But, if you look at it the other way, and wonder if a doubles player would do well in singles, they'd probably be worse because of the bigger adjustment.
03-20-2007, 02:09 AM #3
Originally Posted by Viper2005
03-20-2007, 03:00 AM #4
but apparently, they are doin well in singles... being top 10 in the world unlike Cai Yun.. hihihih
03-20-2007, 05:01 AM #5
Originally Posted by tjl_vanguard
03-20-2007, 05:10 AM #6
I don't think they would do that well. People like Taufik have big ego's and this would get in the way. I think they would find it difficult not trying to do everything on court and their partners wouldn't know how to play with them. But I have to say you need a lot more bottle to play singles then doubles.
03-20-2007, 05:27 AM #7
hmmmm... IMO ...i think doubles are more difficult to play in term of responsibilities and sync between partners.
Coz everything that u and ur partner does effect each other....unlike single where u take all the responsilities of ur own actions....
Anyway back to original Q, think those singles wouldn't do as well as proper double to to trainings and understandig issues.
03-20-2007, 05:38 AM #8
yeah, cai yun started out as a singles player, then switched to doubles.
i think given a few months of training to improve understanding between the 2 players and get some of the doubles tactics down, like where to hit to and where to stand after certain shots, they should make a decent pair.
cai yun and martin lungaard are perfect examples, they now form part of the #1 and #2 ranked pairs in the world.
03-20-2007, 06:19 AM #9
Originally Posted by Stealthboy
03-20-2007, 10:22 AM #10
Originally Posted by phaarix
03-20-2007, 12:55 PM #11
Originally Posted by Stealthboy
03-20-2007, 01:28 PM #12
Sure, why not, but will need a bit of adjustment(s)..Originally Posted by Viper2005
Anyways, my personal opinion is yes they can(as most if not all pro Doubles player can play Singles themselves and vice versa). But usually they will need a bit of time to get use to as we all know in Doubles play, it's different from a tactical standpoint/mental plus the spacing is somewhat different than in Singles; the approach tends to be more power & speed also.
Anyways, this discussion reminds me of another similar thread, here :
Last edited by ctjcad; 03-20-2007 at 01:32 PM.
03-20-2007, 01:29 PM #13
I think with a bit of training, top singles players would make it as doubles players, after all Peter Gade is a former world junior doubles champion. Also if you look at the past, many of the top singles players also won top-level doubles and mixed events as well.
Edit: ahh, Ctjcad, you beat me to it, anyway that thread pretty much sums it up for me
Last edited by fast3r; 03-20-2007 at 01:33 PM.
03-21-2007, 10:56 AM #14
In my opinion, it will be hard for top single players to be top double players too. doubles are played in a faster speed. very hard to have a good shuttle placement if played at a faster speed. in doubles, it emphasizes on speed and power while singles emphasizes on footwork and placement.
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