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Thread: Peter Gade vs. Lin Dan
08-12-2008, 06:28 PM #1
Peter Gade vs. Lin Dan
Well guys, as you may have guessed, I picture this match as the most exciting of the upcoming matches.
On paper this looks to be a manageable match for Lin Dan.
However, I heard an interview with Gade saying that he believed in his chance, and more importantly that he was one of the only ones, who had ever beaten Lin Dan on his national ground.
This sounds promising. Also big pressure on Lin from the home crowd, he "choked" in Athens. This time, he is though far more experienced.
Iam excited, and I believe in Peter.
Your point of views?
08-12-2008, 06:36 PM #2
As much as I'd love to see Gade pull through, I don't see Lin Dan letting this one slip away. Gade needs to up his game a lot compared to his previous matches. Sure, Shoji Sato may have improved, but he's no Lin Dan.
08-12-2008, 06:41 PM #3
LD is in great form.....and PG just average....win over sata in rubber tell it all......so No doubt....is going to be LD to win.....
08-12-2008, 06:43 PM #4
I really hope Peter Gade will win a medal, any medal. He's one of the most exciting players to watch, a combination of skills and talent. It wil be nice for him to have an Olympic medal as his farewell to badminton world.
08-12-2008, 06:47 PM #5
Well only god will know the out come already, but for the rest of us. Lets gear up for an exciting match and may the best man win.
08-12-2008, 07:38 PM #6
HuhWHA!??? Mag's back
WELCOME BACK MAG
As for PG vs, LD, PG's too old, too many injuries, and LD now, when under pressure, get's even more amazing, not crashing. I can't see PG winning, but we never saw YW/ZJW losing to the japanese pair too, or Tine getting the boot by Maria.
My money's on LD
08-12-2008, 07:41 PM #7
08-12-2008, 07:47 PM #8
LD under pressure? After the way he destroyed PSH, I'd like to see how he plays when he's relaxed. LD is motivated . PG, who struggled against a pacey player like Sato will find an equally quick, but vastly superior LD too much to handle.
Sorry PG fans, it's time for the Great Dane to do some sight-seeing (provided he can see through the smog )
08-12-2008, 08:10 PM #9
peter gade hoeeg
is he the danish guy name of p.gade christiansen?
08-12-2008, 08:12 PM #10
Yeah, same person.
08-12-2008, 08:28 PM #11
European Pride COME ON!
08-12-2008, 08:31 PM #12
The chances of Peter getting trough to the semifinals is as slim as the chances of Paul McCarthney releasing a rap album
Today Peter struggled a lot to defeat Sato. All kudos to Sato who has improved a lot during the last year, but from what I can see he is no near the level of the top 5 in the world yet. Sato might be as fast as Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, but he doesnt have the technical and tactical skills that the truly best posseses.
From my point of view you can see Peter lacks a bit of speed, stamina and the final touch on his strokes. All that is a combination of lots of injuries recently and age catching up with the gentle dane. You have to remember Peter has only gotten like 5-6 weeks of preparation to this event whereas most of the other shuttlers have stayed out of injury and has prepared very well. Morten Frost said today during the match between Sato and Gade that Gade had lost some power in his attacks and generally lost speed compared to when he was young (pre knee injury period). Furthermore Frost mentioned and didnt understand that Peter almost never uses a clear to the baseline as an attacking stroke.
I agree with Frost and has for many years since Peter came back wondered why he didnt use a clear more often. With a change in playing style from a powerful super fast smashing machine to a more deceptive and decently fast attacker, it would in my opinion be obvious to use the clear as a deceptive shot. By mostly only using drops, cuts and smashes you will have to make a lot of winners, specially on your smashes since the opponent else can/will move forward on the court since he/she knows that there mostly wont be played a shot to the baseline. Peter has after his comeback in 2002 mostly had problems with people being strong defensively (CJ, LD and LCW). Due to his smashes not being as big a winner as before he finds it hard to win these guys since he in my opinion is playing the shuttle stereotypically in most situations. I think we will see Lin Dan be standing up front on court reaching a lot of Gade's shots very early and by that eliminatin Peters game.
A Peter on 100% would maybe stand a chance of 15-20% on beating LD, but as I see it with his current condition the chances are 0-5% . This may sound a bit negative, but im only trying to be realistic here. I have big respect for Peter and think he has been one of the best shuttlers in MS for the last 15 years and maybe been THE ONE who changed mens single to what it is today by making strokes like drives in single very general.
Last edited by Morten; 08-12-2008 at 08:37 PM.
08-12-2008, 08:31 PM #13
Hopefully Lin Dan pulls through, facing someone of Gades caliber is never easy
08-12-2008, 08:34 PM #14
I think there is no game for Peter... LD will win..
08-12-2008, 08:36 PM #15
lin dan is well in good condition.....gade always said s.thing like that evry time b4 he v.s lin dan..even i m a malaysian who fully surport lcw.....but lin dan powerful per4mance in past 2 matches is proove that he is well ready for any type of opponent..
08-12-2008, 08:39 PM #16
Mr Gade, we are all standing at attention for your last hurrah. Try your best, if you don't win never mind coz LCW will be waiting for LD. In my mind, I have got no doubts that LCW will have to face LD in the Finals.
Good luck to both.
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