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11-29-2013, 11:32 AM #1
Who would win? Lee Chong Wei or Xia Xuanze
Think of both players at the top of their game. Both very quick around the court both good on power and round the head. I was wondering who would win in a game with modern rules and another game with old rule as Lee plays with modern and Xia played with old. Thanks
11-29-2013, 11:41 AM #2
11-29-2013, 11:58 AM #3
Lee Chong Wei.
even though I am a big fan of Xia, he doesn't have the speed nor is as complete a player as LCW.
11-30-2013, 05:07 AM #4
From the matches Xia played LD and LCW play LD, LCW have more shots. LCW win.
11-30-2013, 12:30 PM #5
Seems that LCW considered far better player when comparing each in their prime.
Next question should be, will LCW ever be as good a coach as XXZ?
11-30-2013, 02:31 PM #6
11-30-2013, 03:10 PM #7
i hope nobody going to start a who would win? LCW or Zhao Jian Hua thread.
Nobody, nobody would beat ZJH as his best. Not even Lin Dan.
11-30-2013, 09:49 PM #8
12-01-2013, 12:53 AM #9
12-01-2013, 02:03 AM #10
Zhao Jianhua or Lin Dan ? They are, to me , two of a kind, very little separates the two - they are in a class of their own.
For ZJH, if not for his contracting pneumonia at a young age of 20 which impaired his lung capacity,unfortunately, Heaven knows how many titles he would have won, how dominant or great he might have been - and I would even rate him slightly higher than Lin Dan to be the Greatest of All Time.
As it is we or I , speaking for myself, would never know but , based on accolades and results alone, I've to admit Lin Dan as No.1 with Zhao Jianhua a close second, well ahead of the rest.
12-03-2013, 09:29 AM #11
I've always been a big fan of ZJH, in fact he was my only "idiol" growing up. There was nobody that could really compare with him when he was at his best.
LD was never an idiol of mine, and although I admire his abilities, I would never consider myself a fan of LD. However, with respect, I don’t think ZJH at his prime would beat LD at his prime.
ZJH was a genuine natural talent. A prodigy in his day, exceptional skill and hugely intelligent. But the game has changed. Standards are much higher now and more knowledge has been gained over the years. Training can be more focused with sports science and dietary understanding. As more countries play the sport, more money is invested into training facilities and coaching, equipment etc and naturally the sport becomes more competitive. More competitions and more participants.
Whilst in Zhao’s day, the tempo of the rallies were a little slower, perhaps due to racquet technology in part which didn’t allow high tension strings – it made badminton exciting to watch as there were longer rallies but the new scoring system also influenced this too.
ZJH had a beautiful technique, smooth, natural and efficient – probably the best I’ve seen. LD on the other hand has a more functional style. Not as pretty to look at, but effective. I’m not suggesting that ZJH would not have been better than LD had he been born in the same era as LD (that would be a different story), but given the poorer training, knowledge, resources, equipment, facilities, monetary factors that ZJH had in his time the standard of play, in my opinion at least, is not on par with the best of today. LD (although not easily) would definitely beat ZJH imo.
XXZ vs LCW? LCW.
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