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09-25-2009, 02:05 AM #222
Will he? Will he?..
..with this new decision, as mentioned here:
Chong Wei will now play in selected tourneys
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
By RAJES PAUL
World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will finally do what three-time world champion Lin Dan of China has been doing over the past one year – to make appearances in selected tournaments.
And he has decided to skip the Denmark Open, which will be held in Odense from Oct 20-25, and also an earlier domestic tournament, the Terengganu Open from Sept 30-Oct 3.
The short breaks in his hectic schedule will give him time to work on some areas of his game and peak in selected events.
Former world No. 1 Lin Dan has competed in six international tournaments thus far this year while Chong Wei had featured in 12.
National chief coach Rashid Sidek said: “We have reviewed his schedule and for now, Chong Wei has dropped one international and one local tournament.
“He will stay home during the Denmark Open and concentrate on rising up to the expectation in the French Open. He was a semi-finalist at France last year, and the goal is to go one step better.’
But Chong Wei’s immediate target is to capitalise on the absence of Lin Dan in the Japan Open, which will begin today in Tokyo.
Another Chinese player, Chen Jin, has withdrawn from the tournament. Chong Wei ran out of steam against Lin Dan in the semi-finals of the China Masters last week.
Lin Dan went on to show that having won the world title for the third time in Hyderabad last month had not diminished his fire and hunger to win more tournaments when he tamed Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand to take the title.
Today, Chong Wei will get to gauge where he stands against Boonsak, who played exceptionally well to upset Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen and China’s Chen Jin to reach the China Masters final.
The match will also be a sneak preview on what can be expected from both the shuttlers, who will resume their rivalry in the Laos SEA Games in December.
The other Malaysian men’s singles players in the fray are former internationals Wong Choong Hann and Pei Wee Chung, who will take on South Korean Park Sung-hwan and Andrew Smith of England respectively in the first round.
Courtesy of The Star
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-25-2009 at 02:09 AM.
09-25-2009, 10:56 PM #223
A challenger with an intention to replace LCW's WR No.1?
Yes, back in 06-Apr-2009, we started this thread;
At the BWF WR positions (released on Thursday, 24-Sep-2009), we have;
#1 Lee Chong Wei (MAS) ........... 80,371.06 points
#2 Lin Dan (CHN) ...................... 69,944.58 points
#3 Chen Jin (CHN) .................... 66,620.00 points
#4 Peter Gade (DEN) ................. 66,195.18 points
#5 Taufik Hidayat (INA) .............. 63,680.00 points
#6 Park Sung Hwan (KOR) ......... 53,326.67 points
#7 Boonsak Ponsana (THA) ........ 48,771.75 points
#8 Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE) ......... 47,490.00 points
#9 Joachim Persson (DEN) ......... 46,410.49 points
#10 Wong Choong Hann (MAS) ... 46,340.00 points
Lin Dan is the closest; but he is still quite far away (even though he is not interested to regain the WR No.1 crown). We shall continue to monitor players who could come forward to challenge Lee Chong Wei.
Btw, we are not talking about individual tournaments, but about a sum of tournaments for a challenger with an intention to replace LCW's WR No.1 position.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 09-25-2009 at 11:01 PM.
09-25-2009, 11:00 PM #224
The next one to be WR1 is surely LD...'the God'..........with only 8 tourney already 2nd place.....If he's WR1 then everyone will happy.........
09-25-2009, 11:08 PM #225
09-25-2009, 11:44 PM #226
09-26-2009, 12:26 AM #227
I feel as long as the WR#1 could bring good rating and fans, good for the sport then there's no reason for BWF to drop his ranking. LCW is a UN good-well ambassador so there's a lot of respect and praise for that man.
09-26-2009, 01:12 AM #228
I am just afraid that even DLCW skip some tourney and concentrate on certain majors, he is still not able to win. By that time, he will be more frustrated, as well as lost prizes that may be won by him by not skipping tourneys.
When selecting skipping tournaments, who will be his high-level sparring partners? Those Back-Up Primary-kids, or Those Kinder-Kids?
09-26-2009, 01:24 AM #229
09-26-2009, 01:52 AM #230
Your hero should really examine his mental which is getting worse after the WCM episode. Even Simon can beat him and if he continues like this NTM will find him easy to beat next time. And of course, he wont be No.1 anymore after that....
And I hope the crystal ball gazer should stop his predictions altogether since it does LCW no badminton good.
Last edited by Loh; 09-26-2009 at 01:54 AM.
09-26-2009, 02:26 AM #231
09-26-2009, 02:30 AM #232
If he rest from tournament due to his injury , what is the percentage for him to remain World Number 1 ranking?
09-26-2009, 03:51 AM #233
09-26-2009, 05:32 AM #234
What's the point keep WR No.1, but not able to win Major Championships?
Remain WR No.1 until 2012? HAHAHAHAHAHA..........
09-26-2009, 10:08 AM #235
the "major championship" class, who class them?
like it or not, maintaining world number 1 is not as easy task too. love it or not, all the sponsor's promotion are indicating world number 1.
brand a - advertise "our product is world number 1". certified by "this and that agencies"
brand b - advertise "our product has won this and that major championships". so called "major championships" are what the fans said so.
09-26-2009, 12:02 PM #236
Who wants to hold the Badminton World No.1 Mens Singles position?
09-26-2009, 04:49 PM #237
Wow, this sounds like the women's world #1 before the US open, how could Safina be WR#1 when she hasn't won any of the majors etc etc etc... While I'm not a LCW fan(BCL fan here), he is definitely a top 3 player in the world, but WR is just that, a ranking, I'm sure they could probably come up with a better system than the one right now but no system is perfect. We could do what they do in college football(BCS poll), but people even complain about that system..
09-27-2009, 03:47 AM #238
Who...and based on what criteria(s)..??..
Then of course, all of us fans would argue, agree, disagree on their ranking..
- I don't feel "LD doesn't want the WR#1 back". I think he just doesn't feel the urgency or need or the priority to get it back.
- The question of "Who wants to hold the Badminton World No.1 MS position?" is and should be a different thread topic...
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