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03-19-2010, 03:43 PM #1
Lin Dan lost to Peter Gade
Hi Guys, What is going on with LD, He lost to bao chunlai last week and now he lost to Peter Gade, is it because XXF is absent during the tournament or he can't focus on tournament for some other reasons.
03-19-2010, 03:47 PM #2
LD lost to BCL last week and everyone thought it's the beginning of the end for LD..
LD lost to PG today (this week) and everyone thought it's halfway of the end for LD..
03-19-2010, 03:49 PM #3
One Taufik beats Lin Dan then you will know it is the end
(Taufik never beats Lin Dan)
03-19-2010, 03:52 PM #4
^^Are you sure?????..^^
..or you're joking??..
..i don't want all the Taufik Hidayat supporters (esp. that Hau-ge) coming down hard on you but yes, he did beat Lin Dan at least once: during the 2005 WC Final (2nd time in 2006 AG MS Final)...*you probably weren't around or following baddy during those times..
Last edited by ctjcad; 03-19-2010 at 04:01 PM.
03-19-2010, 03:56 PM #5
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03-19-2010, 04:06 PM #7
That is what happens when a player parties instead of taking things seriously.
03-19-2010, 04:06 PM #8
03-19-2010, 04:10 PM #9
See...the newspapers were all wrong about LD and TH...LD respects TH so much he's actually following his career path!
03-19-2010, 04:14 PM #10
03-19-2010, 04:17 PM #11
also, LD always complained about the cash prizes of SS, when they raise it from 2011, LD will be a new man.
03-19-2010, 04:24 PM #12
LD really struggled to get motivated today. sluggish on court, plays were predictable, and Gade was sharp and determined as ever to (finally) get the W over LD. I guess winning the SO wasn't going to make up for gettin knocked out of the AE.
Perhaps LD has reached the stage where, for some unconscious reason, struggles to perform outside of the biggest of the biggest events. Like Roger Federer at the Master series. Hell, even the AE is becoming routine for LD. He's won it 4 times and been in the final for most of the past decade. So I think it's safe to say it's hardly the end of the world for him if he fails to win the "100th AE".
Certainly wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that only the two biggest tournaments, the Worlds and the Olympics, are what keep him on the circuit.
03-19-2010, 04:28 PM #13
You guys are just plain mean.
Can't a guy have an off-week, or an off-month?
Remember when LD was crushed in the Thomas Cup 2008 and people were saying he'd choke in the Olympics, too?
The man has been training and playing for years and years. His handlers pushed him to new limits for the OG (look at those big arm muscles that he apparently didn't need to win everything else before that). He won all the fame and glory that could possibly come to a badminton player. Then a year of endorsements and a well-deserved rest from the circuit.
So now it's 2010. It must all seem anti-climactic. He's probably going through an existential crisis. What's left, other than defending this title and that. What's his new goal? What does it all mean?
Being the proud guy that he is, I suspect a few losses will be just the tonic to get him chomping at the bit again. Never fear, he'll be back.
03-19-2010, 04:58 PM #14
The challenge for him now, will he ever get back to form even he is willing to clock in extra hours? TH trains hard these days but he is still struggling a bit due to his age.
Remember LD is no longer the 20 years old young lad who seem to be able to run all day long. He is turning 27 at the end of this year and he is getting millions of $$$ by just showing in advertisement. Would you get motivated again if you are as rich as him? I certainly won't. Hopefully, it's still not too late yet. Looking forward to his performance at TC.
03-19-2010, 05:05 PM #15
sloppy LD + sharp PG = result today!
the game was boring to watch, and very few good rallies.
03-19-2010, 05:10 PM #16
Hehe as a result lot of suspense for WC in Paris..
Will it be the first time LD don't win the major
one since 2007 ?
Fave will be PG,TH, and Lcw fir sure sine the crowd love them here
03-19-2010, 05:33 PM #17
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