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09-22-2007, 12:42 PM #18
In terms of skill, Lee Chong Wei does have what it takes to win a major event.
However, he has (repeatedly) shown that he gets demoralised quite easily. And that isn't going to be an asset when playing against the world's mentally toughest badminton players on their home turf.
Also, the allegation of umpiring bias ahead isn't quite valid.
Olympic events are overseen by an international panel.
There won't be any 'Chinese' umpiring.
09-22-2007, 12:49 PM #19
The psychics are all out in force.
Fortunately they predicted Lin Dan or Taufik Hidayat and Zhang Ning to win the Japan Open.
So there's every chance for every decent player/team to win.
That's all. Good night.
09-22-2007, 04:30 PM #20
09-22-2007, 07:06 PM #21
Is the a way to the font of the title of this post so that the whole forum doesn't get stretched out?
10-12-2007, 11:16 AM #22
10-13-2007, 01:33 AM #23
However I' m surprised you're still fixated at lcw's image a year ago.Losing the MO07 and winning the IO07 has transformed LCW into a fearless player.(Sure he may have lost in WC,so what?) LCW may not look it but he's probably one of the mentally toughest players.He just needs to hone his tactics to perfection and he'll be quite a scary opponent even to top guns.
I agree umpires at OG08 will be international but the line judges will be largely, if not all, Chinese.
10-13-2007, 11:32 AM #24
KKK and TBH might be great players on their own but this partnership is definitely an empty prospect at the 2008 Olympics.
If you were to analyze their game, one aspect would become quite clear.
They're far from capable when it comes to setting up a winning shot.
Most of their points come from capitalizing on their opponents' errors.
The ability to kill an even slightly wayward shuttle is a necessary talent...
...but what's more important is the ability to set up a kill.
It was this skill that allowed Joo Bong Park to rule the scene in his time.
On the day their opponents play a near-faultless game, KKK & TBH would simply wither away.
And that's exactly what's been happening in recent tournaments.
Speed, power and stamina don't win games... they only help win games.
Strategy, positioning and placement are what win games.
I doubt if KKK & TBH have any of these traits in them, in required measure.
However, all this could change if KKK & TBH were to strive to acquire such skills. The question is, will they?
As for LCW, I'd say that you're being deceived by his appearance of calmness.
In fact, it is a self-imposed mask that helps hide his nervousness.
Look at how easily he crumbles and begins to bleed points at the last mile... it was evident even during his triumphant run at the Japan Open.
A mentally tough player would be someone like Hendrawan or Han Jian.
Even at match point, it was as if they were preparing for the opening serve.
Although LCW has less than a year to condition his mind and approach, he might just make it there.
At least, I hope he does.
10-13-2007, 01:36 PM #25
10-13-2007, 02:02 PM #26
In NSS , especially in doubles, which pairs did not winning most of the points by capitalizing opponents' errors. ?
Whoever make the fewer mistakes will win the match eventually..
There isn't any pair of the world is capable of playing an error free match.
10-13-2007, 03:54 PM #27
A bit off topic-Or..
10-13-2007, 07:24 PM #28
10-13-2007, 10:22 PM #29
Let me say I respect your opinions more when accompanied with your rationale.
10-14-2007, 04:34 AM #30
10-14-2007, 07:27 PM #31
Off topic-Uuhm, what i meant...
..What i meant was, IMO, all of those factors are equally as important; as, IMO, not 1 or 2 factor(s) is/are above the rest..And, IMO, there are 3 factors:
-stamina/physical aspect (which, IMO, include 'speed, power & stamina') and
-court smart/mental aspect (which, IMO, include 'strategy, positioning & placement')..
10-16-2007, 12:58 AM #32
10-16-2007, 02:04 AM #33
i think is too early to predict and bring this question out now...we might not know what happened in the next few months...however just for the sake of discussion any malaysia men players (sorry gals) be it single or doubles have what it takes to become an olympic gold medallist. be it LCW, WCH or even HH? as for doubles, KKK/TBH, LWW/CTF.... but is now up to the players and coaches to know what they need to do to accomplish this tasks....as many might pointed out...malaysian players tend to shine in smaller tournament and suddenly drop in grand tournament, WC07? is time for them to think of a better way for the players to peak at the right tournament and not putting unnecessary pressure to them. and finally all malaysian must stand by their side even when they are down and not talking bad about them....
what i can say, is time for every players and malaysians to believe that we are capable to achieve it....just a matter of time....
11-30-2007, 10:14 AM #34
Guess what... I won the Hong Kong Open MD bet
...the procession of defeat has only begun
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