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12-05-2009, 04:05 PM #18
Let's not forget that this reigning Olympic champion & 3 times World Champion, supposedly the greatest badminton player of all time, even lost out to PSH who I dont think has ever win a SS title before.
So should TH do a "must win" match when playing against HYH? tough call.
12-05-2009, 04:11 PM #19
On his blog he says that he sustained a groin injury during the game with BCL....
12-05-2009, 04:16 PM #20
12-05-2009, 04:19 PM #21
12-05-2009, 04:27 PM #22
let me straighten out your clogged head, LD wasn't an OG or a 3 times WC champ when he lost to psh. Why don't you bring up LD's losses when he was 10-19 yrs old too lol. Let me remind u, TH also lost to JP, and some chinese rookies before as well(plus some more lowly players i forgot), and this is when TH is a proven magican.
if TH has any tricks left, surely he should able to take down HYH or give a good fight, instead the match lasted only 31 mins. lol
HYH lost to an injured CJ in china open.
Last edited by cooler; 12-05-2009 at 04:32 PM.
12-05-2009, 04:44 PM #23
wow HYH is a QFinalist in 08OG, does this mean anything when the matches of pre-QF included players from,hmmm *scratch chin*:
12-05-2009, 04:50 PM #24
as a independent, prolly yonex's highest paid badminton pro, with his own yonex apparel product line, surely if TH can't win a SS, at least win one match from a no-title player. It's tough call for u becoz u really dunno wat to say. It was an easy call for me tho
Taufik.Hidayat....... vs Yu.Hsin.Hsieh......__4...__1...__3
Last edited by cooler; 12-05-2009 at 05:04 PM.
12-05-2009, 05:34 PM #25
what i meant was, Taufik was just having a bad tournament, and it just so happens his draw wasn't that great. not an excuse because he doesn't need one. he was just sending a message to his supporters. that's all.
as for HYH, if you've seen him play, he's a decent player. OG08, he didn't beat just those players, he played Malaysia WCH to get to QF. Regardless, this thread's not about how "bad" of a player u think HYH is...
Taufik's apologies were for his supporters. if you are not one of them, that's fine.
12-05-2009, 05:35 PM #26
I Think most people fans as well as fanatics :-) can agree that TH "needs" motivation to play a good game these days..
When he played HYH, he had allready lost to LCW and Bao, and hence really had nothing to play for (except not being last in the group)...
I think Taufik really suffered from lack of motivation in the last match
12-05-2009, 05:43 PM #27
12-05-2009, 05:56 PM #28
I don't really understand this argument about someone's being a hero or loser. TH was certainly not able to play properly against LCW. You can see this by paying attention to his behaviour and play in the court, even from his facial expressions. His blogs says something about injury or muscle cramp if I am not mistaken. Any way... However the match between TH-LCW is an equal match regarding the style (and not scores), compared to HSIEH-LCW in which LCW was certainly dominant (despite HSIEH scored better that TH against LCW). LCW and TH are both exceptional players that I enjoy watching them. One may always win and one may always lose.
I remember a worth-mentioning result. In the age of Indonesian Super-Athletes about 1990-1995 (Allan Budi Kusuma, Ardy B. Wiranata, Joko Suprianto, Heryanto Arbi), when Arbi reached his peak performance he defeated Joko in Asian games 15-1, 15-1 !!!, It didn't last more than 2 years when everything reversed. Joko defeated Arbi 15-1, 15-1 (Malaysia Open ?) !!!
Allan Busi Kusuma lost to Foo K. Keong in Thomas Cup Final 1992 (Maybe the main reason why Indonesia lost to Malaysia) in the year he got th OG Gold medal !!
I don't take these win/lose seriously. Lin Dan probably has more titles than LCW and TH, but I (quite personally) don't like his style. It doesn't match my style of play.
Sorry for my long preach :-D
12-05-2009, 06:20 PM #29
but then again, he got all his movtivation he wanted; independent status, no more fight with pbsi, win for his daughter, eat, sleep and trains when he wanted. If national pride is not it, and money from SSMF is not it, what would be his motivation btw so their fans can help him out. Is he still searching his inner self?
Last edited by cooler; 12-05-2009 at 06:32 PM.
12-05-2009, 06:28 PM #30
12-05-2009, 06:33 PM #31
12-05-2009, 06:36 PM #32
isn't there is a saying, success is 90% perspiraton and 10% inspiration?
i think all top sport pros out there follow this formula. I guess TH fans see him as more special than other pros
Last edited by cooler; 12-05-2009 at 06:45 PM.
12-05-2009, 06:51 PM #33
but i do completely agree with you about how a pro should be. Except, to be in top form all the time is definitely easier said than done. but yes, no harm in trying for anything.
12-05-2009, 07:04 PM #34
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