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12-06-2008, 01:36 AM #18
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12-06-2008, 01:41 AM #20
World No. 1 Chong Wei wants to end year with two more titles
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: One title is as good as his. The other, however, won’t come easy.
But as far as Malaysia’s world No. 1 men’s singles player Lee Chong Wei is concerned, he will give equal importance to winning both the local and international end-of-season grand finales — the National Grand Prix Finals and the Super Series Masters Finals — respectively.
The four-day GP Finals will be in Alor Star from Tuesday and the Masters Finals will be in Kota Kinabalu from Dec 18-21.
The 26-year-old is looking forward to both the tournaments after recovering from a knee injury.
Chong Wei had withdrawn from last week’s Hong Kong Open due to a strained knee.
“It is better now but I am still going for rehabilitation. There is nothing to be worried about. I am ready to compete in the two tournaments,” he said.
Chong Wei wants to go into the history books as the first Malaysian men’s singles player to win the most number of national titles by nailing his seventh in a row.
His coach and mentor Misbun Sidek is the only other Malaysian to have won it six times.
Despite being in a league of his own in the local scene, Chong Wei is not taking his chances lightly.
“I may be unbeaten in the local scene since winning my first GP Finals (in 2002) but I will not underestimate anyone in Alor Star,” said Chong Wei.
Realistically, only two seniors — Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Kuan Beng Hong — and two back-up shuttlers — Chong Wei Feng and Mohd Arif Abdul Latif — can be counted on to trouble Chong Wei, who is hoping to see the juniors rise to the occasion.
“I have seen the youngsters in action but they must learn to be more focused on their tasks at hand,” he said.
As for the Masters Finals, Chong Wei has set himself a target of reaching the final in the inaugural event.
He admitted that the Masters Finals would be much tougher, with China’s Lin Dan being one of the main challengers.
Despite taking a three-month break, Lin Dan came back with guns blazing to win the China Open and finish as runner-up in the Hong Kong Open over the last two weeks.
“Yes, Lin Dan will be one of the challengers. But all the others will also have an equal chance to challenge for the title. After all, they are the top eight players who have been consistent this year,” said Chong Wei.
A draw on Dec 16 in Kota Kinabalu will see the eight qualifiers being divided into two groups. The top two in each group will play in the crossover semi-finals.
“I may meet Lin Dan in the group stage. It does not matter. My goal is to try and reach the final,” he added.
Besides Chong Wei and Lin Dan, the other men’s singles qualifiers for the Masters Finals are China’s Chen Jin, Indonesians Taufik Hidayat and Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Danes Peter Gade-Christensen and Joachim Persson and Hong Kong’s Chan Yan Kit.
12-06-2008, 01:52 AM #21
oh, i see..
thanks for the info
12-06-2008, 04:35 AM #22
Share, not bump coach from history records
Why can't LCW just share the 6-title history with his coach? Why go one further and unwittingly knock his coach off the history book? Did winning Johor Open help him win CO2? Injury comes, injury goes.But when carrying old injury which may flare up anytime,it makes sense to play less and only in crucial tournaments when necessary.Why not spend another week finetuning match preparations for SSF? Because that's what counts.Not another little National title.
12-06-2008, 05:42 AM #23
Depends on which press you read. If you read Malay Mail, LCW didnt want to go but will go if BAM wants him to go. The Star earlier quotes, along with the other press also stated LCW didnt want to go National GP.
Poser over China's participation
By HARESH DEOL December 03, 2008 Categories: Badminton
Most of article was about SS Finals
............Chong Wei has declared his intention to skip the National Grand Prix
from Dec 9-13 in Alor Star due to a nagging knee injury and the
tight schedule. However, he will leave it to BAM to decide.
"I'm tired and I would prefer not to play. Just looking at the
calender is scary, seriously," said Chong Wei.
"But I will abide with BAM's decision if they feel it is necessary
for me to play in Kedah. Otherwise, I plan to get plenty of rest to
be at my best in Sabah."
12-09-2008, 02:28 AM #24
here is the link
12-09-2008, 02:29 AM #25
some player tat play two event...must play 4 match a day...siao...
12-09-2008, 03:21 AM #26
12-09-2008, 04:58 AM #27
well...player start to enter stadium 10 minutes ago...acording to my friend in kedah...
12-09-2008, 04:59 AM #28
we will have some photo...as a bcer told me she will take some...hehe...
12-09-2008, 05:00 AM #29
12-09-2008, 05:09 AM #30
welll...wmc withdraw...so do lee/chong and wong/chin...THEY have been replaced...
12-09-2008, 05:33 AM #31
hope wee kiong/wkw can win...pray...
12-09-2008, 05:54 AM #32
phew...tan/woon won...ong and goh is a reallly tough one...even koo/ng need to win in 3 set...keke
12-09-2008, 05:56 AM #33
WELL...hope sonia can win stephanie...
12-09-2008, 07:53 AM #34
Are there Any Pictures available
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