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03-26-2004, 08:14 AM #1
Joko Suprianto's smooth footwork is so good!!!
I watched Joko many times on the grand prix tournament against ong Yew Hock and Dong Joing
He moves so effortlessly on the court, it seems he never exert himself!!
One thing i noticed in the 2 matches he NEVER used 1 single time his backhand to clear, since his footwork is so good, he gets into position very quickly and easily to do round the head shots.
When he is stranded at the back, the opponent at the net do a tight net shots, he still manage to reach the net on time, Even u try to flick when he rush for the net, he can still recover without problem.
dong jiong in his match run of ideas, however dong joing smash is sharp.
Joko variation of strokes is very good, especially drop shots in-between clears and smashes.
Joko best weapon is his netting, so tight, it rolled over the net many times against Dong Jiong.
People say his smashes are not very strong, but his technique and placement for his smash is very good.
Anyone shared this opinion or anything to comment on his game style?
Any good story about his career?
Which player has the best winning record against him?
Joko name is not as famous and well-known as Morten Frost, Yang Yang, Ramussen, JianHua, Sidek, Hartono, Siew King, but i think he deserve better recognition than this. What do you think?
03-28-2004, 12:19 AM #2
I guess very few people got chance to watch him play.
03-28-2004, 12:41 AM #3
I haven't checked the records but I think Joko has certainly been around as No. 1 for Indonesia for a relatively long time. As I recalled, he is a very patient player, uses his brains well and not shy of attacking when the opportunity lends itself. He certainly covered the court well.
But perhaps his greatest contribution as Indonesia's badminton ambassador is his humility and sportsmanship. Hardly do you see him disputing line-calls or throwing his tantrums on court - a model player!
That's why I was surprised to read that Taufik Hidayat was unable to get along with him when Joko was his coach. Maybe Joko is a disciplinarian and only Sony is able to obey Joko? Surprisingly, so far Sony looks to be a mirror image of Joko as far as court manners is concerned - certainly a well-mannered and well-disciplined player!
03-30-2004, 04:29 AM #4
Any Videos ^^!
03-30-2004, 04:44 AM #5
Some of Han Cheong's DVDs have matches involving Joko Suprianto
1998 Thomas Cup
1992 Thomas Cup
1990 All England
03-30-2004, 04:13 PM #6
Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
But if you are a Joko fan, don't watch the 1990 AE, you will be very disappointed, because Zhao Jian Hua made Joko look like an amateur.
12-18-2007, 08:45 AM #7
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12-19-2007, 08:28 AM #13
I have seen him play (video). I'm not that impressed with his play to be honest. He does move around the court well but so does Heryanto Arbi (sp?). He doesn't attack enough imo, and if you don't you will not win. I would rate someone like Heryanto Arbi higher than him who also moves around the court well and has very good attacking play and defense. However Joko's net play is far superior.
12-19-2007, 11:53 AM #14
12-20-2007, 05:13 AM #15
Technique is important but only if it helps you win. There are lots of players with less than orthadox techniques and still get by very well.
12-28-2007, 04:12 AM #16
Is there a place where I can see the 1990 game between ZJH and Joko? I have seen a lot of the ZJH teaching videos and would like to see a match where he was younger and in his prime
12-28-2007, 05:20 AM #17
It may come as a surprise that watching players play, in the normal way we watch the players' court movements, may not be the best way to watch the efficiency (pls note emphasis on efficiency) of good footwork. Try to watch just the players' footwork by ignoring their upper body movements-it might open your eyes to judge what real quality footwork is all about.
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