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Thread: JJS/LYD - Road to the WR #1
01-11-2009, 04:51 AM #52
Congrats on 2009 MAS Win
While INA's new partnership showed a number of jump smashes getting the 1st game but got tired out very early, KOR duo won the 2nd and rubber sets very easily. The new partnership beat the same country's MK/HS in this Series.
01-11-2009, 04:57 AM #53
01-11-2009, 05:08 AM #54
2009 MAS SS. Thanks to lurker.
01-11-2009, 10:15 PM #55
Quite interesting stats until now.
They won all the titles of Super Series they had "participated" from 2008 AE SS:
(The 10 regular SS games considered except the SSF when they were runner-up.)
2008 All England SS
2008 Swiss Open
2008 China Open
2008 Hong Kong Open
2009 Malaysia Open
It just means that whenever they go to Super Series they always win. (Maybe Korea Open has been the hardest venue for the duo.)
I know MK/HS had won SS titles consecutively after Olympics in 2008 but it's when most top-rankers didn't participate in the games as well as this KOR team.
Real dominance continues... The only threat is coming up by KKK/TBH. However, the KOR duo seems too brilliant to learn the threat. And some new faces are challenging the dominance but once again if they come to know the style of their opponents they know quickly how to deal with it.
(This is the reason why they are called "come-back master". They always win the rubber set and it's happening at the final stage of the game.)
Now everybody knows that you should care for the LYD's net plays as well as JJS's high jump smashes or surprising drops so you should put LYD in the back and force JJS to make errors. But you know... you can't do it as you think. This is the difficulty for the most top-players experiencing when they match against the KOR duo. Until now, they are failing to keep LYD from approaching to the net.
Anyway, Badminton 2009 will give us another enjoyment of expecting who will break the dominating pressure from the KOR duo.
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01-11-2009, 10:47 PM #56
Congrats JJS/LYD for winning yet another SS titles.
The way they played with less unforced errors throughout the whole match meants its becoming more & more difficult for other pair to defeat them.
Their superior & mental toughness always lift themselve out of trouble especially during crucial stages.
However, I did see some "minor" problem in them. If the opponents keep smashing hard, they will defense like robots . A smart opponent should mixed their smash with drop shots more nearer to the front court. In many occasions, JJS need diving hard to retrieve the drop as he almost caught off position..
I noticed they often face some obstacles when one of their opponents is leftie. That's the same problem happened to Danes veterans -- LP/JR.
In order to bear them consistently , maybe we need to pair up 2 Leftie top doubles players? xD
01-12-2009, 12:11 AM #57
They are definitely..
...on the up and up. With focus in their game, i think only injuries will hamper their success or domination.
They've got a big bull's-eye on their back, for sure.
What's more interesting is that, LYD plays not only the MD event but also the XD, where he is also as exceptional.
Talk about "killing 2 birds with 1 stone"...
*samuel882, what you wrote about the style of play their opponents need to apply (mixing shots) has been brought up by LYD as well (if i remember in another article, right after the SS Masters Final).
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01-12-2009, 12:30 AM #58
01-12-2009, 01:33 AM #59
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01-12-2009, 01:57 AM #60
..tend to think JJS & LYD were feeling that bit of pressure during the Olympics (considering it's their first time playing in such a big stage and against 2 proven veterans, who've been there before). Surprisingly, LYD was able to regain his poise and navigate his way (w/LHJ) all the way to winning the Gold in the XD.
Their loss vs. KKK & TBH in the recent SS Masters Final, imo, was more likely due to their mental lapse-->unforced errors.
01-12-2009, 02:55 AM #61
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01-12-2009, 04:44 AM #63
2008 was a very good year for LYD/JJS after the slump in 2007 = winning only 1 out of 14.
If we count the 2 yr period, 2007 & 2008, MK/Hendra is the most consistent in winning titles = winning 30% of all tourneys they participated, that's why currently they're still WR#1
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01-12-2009, 04:52 AM #64
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01-12-2009, 07:35 AM #66
If LYD has a better partner, that pair would be awesome. Luckily for other pairs, there is yet to be someone better for LYD in Korea. (The same goes for the his XD pairing.)
01-12-2009, 08:55 AM #67
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