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Thread: JJS/LYD - Road to the WR #1
03-14-2009, 09:46 PM #290
Continuing his tradition of being dominated, LYD and company once again got dominated and demolished in the 3rd set by the Danes pair. Maybe they need to start smashing a bit more? Or maybe KOR don't have the energy to do so and can only defend?
03-14-2009, 10:09 PM #291
Psst....contrary to your statement, our resident KOR fan here claimed that the Danes were once again DOMINATED by the great LYD in the first 2 sets, before they turned on their smashing power, attacked the inexperienced SBC and won the rubber-set by luck
03-14-2009, 10:16 PM #292
03-14-2009, 10:28 PM #293
Lee Yong Dae/Shin Baek Cheol's sucess in the German Open GP and Hwang Ji Man/Han Sang Hoon's runner-up position in the All-England SS remain the only two notable mentions of KOR's 4 MD pairs in the 3 weeks European tour. The experimentation of breaking up Cho Gun Woo/Yoo Yeon Seong and Kwon Yi Goo/Ko Sung Hyun failed big time as the new pairs lost early in ALL 3 tourneys
Lee Yong Dae/Shin Baek Cheol
Winner in the German Open GP
Semi-Finalists in the All-England and Swiss SS -- lost to Hwang Ji Man/Han Sang Hoon and Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen respectively.
Hwang Ji Man/Han Sang Hoon
Lost to Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun in the All-England Final.
R32 -- lost to Gan Teik Chai/Tan Bin Shen in the German Open GP and Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen in Swiss SS.
Cho Gun Woo/Ko Sung Hyun
R32 and R16 -- lost in straight-sets to the rising Japanese pair Kenichi Hayakawa/Kenta Kazuno TWICE in a row in the All-England SS and Swiss SS.
R16 -- lost to Lee Yong Dae/Shin Baek Cheol in the German Open GP.
Kwon Yi Goo/Yoo Yeon Seong
R16 -- lost to Robert Blair/Anthony Clark in the German Open GP, Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun in All-England SS and Nathan Robertson/Anthony Clark in Swiss SS.
03-14-2009, 10:30 PM #294
03-15-2009, 08:09 AM #295
Thanks a lot guys for your interests in KOR's new partnerships. Keep going with your discussions. All opinions welcome!
03-15-2009, 08:21 AM #296
03-15-2009, 08:50 AM #297
I believe all INA fans will not dispute the fact that Lee Yong Dae is a great talent and one asset that Korea will probably enjoy for the next 10 years. However, besides him and his partner (whoever he maybe), the other MD pairs are at best decent (esp after they are reformed). Coach Ha will probably best stick to the original pairing of Cho Gun Woo/Yoo Yeon Seong and Kwon Yi Goo/Ko Sung Hyun after the failed experiments this time round.
Remember also that Hwang Ji Man/Han Sang Hoon IS NOT a new pair! They had been a pair during 2004-2006 before they were split up after the WC 2006. Hwang with Lee Jae Jin and Han to focus in XD with Lee Hyo Jung. So, despite a runner-up position in the All-England this year, I don't think they can pose threats to the top pairs as Gan Teik Chai/Tan Bin Shen, Fu Haifeng/Cai Yun or Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen have shown in the past 3 weeks. Coach Sigit Pamungkas will not lose sleep over this pair. But, I am sure, he will coach his MD pairs so that they can make Lee Yong Dae work harder in the next encounters
03-15-2009, 10:46 AM #298
03-15-2009, 11:03 AM #299
03-15-2009, 11:31 AM #300
03-15-2009, 12:40 PM #301
03-15-2009, 01:25 PM #302
..after the 2+ months of military requirement/training for JJS, i am expecting nothing short of another run of dominant performances by LYD & JJS (just like what we saw after the CHN baddy squad's military training camp)..
03-15-2009, 02:46 PM #303
KOR have lots of things to improve. They don't have any reliable MS or WS, and their doubles are pretty much depending on LYD & LHJ.
03-23-2009, 08:25 PM #304
Look's like it's going to be a long road ahead for Jung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae if they are to be ranked #1 again. Points from the India Open GP Gold 2008 and the BAC 2008 will be deducted at the end of April. This will leave them with 51,286 pts and No 8 ranking.
Depending on Jung Jae Sung's availability, the 7,716 pts from the Thomas Cup 2008 might also be deducted if the KOR pair does not play in the Sudirman Cup.
They NEED TO WIN every tourneys starting from the Aviva Open Singapore Super Series to the SCG Thailand Open GP Gold (a total of 2 GP Golds and 2 SS) if they are to be seeded no 1 in the WC this year.
04-25-2009, 09:01 PM #305
04-26-2009, 12:55 AM #306
wow, the mighty duo is ready to rock the world it looks like
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