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04-03-2012, 03:33 AM #681
i think misbun ramdan better than arif and ZZ....look at his footwork, just like mini lin dan...his cross court net just like hendrawan, unfortunately he still lack of stamina and power...if he has will i think he will have bright future...when he face tommy at axiata, he always control the game, but he look to relax so tommy can kill him
04-03-2012, 03:44 AM #682
Winning the AJC and WJC is a burden that he has to shoulder. The burden of expectation is already there; it can be used as an excuse this time. But if he cannot shoulder this burden... there will be no champion.
BAM should be laughing at Zul's dad now for suggesting that Zulfadli be a reserve in the Thomas Cup Squad now. Although someone said that the moral of the story is not to demand this and that, I would think that he wouldn't even get a chance in the Axiata Cup if Zul's dad didn't voice out. Zul's dad did the right thing(getting BAM's attention and putting pressure on them) but it would be the wrong decision if BAM wants to include him in TC. Sounds contradictory but it actually makes sense.
Last edited by undeadshot; 04-03-2012 at 03:47 AM.
04-03-2012, 04:02 AM #683
Placing ZZ on Axiata Cup team is a good choice by BAM, since they are able to assess ZZ performance on a Team event, before calling him up as a backup MS in TC Squad..
04-03-2012, 05:20 AM #684
Well, there were also some of us who thought now is not Zul's time in TC, including myself. Having watched Iskandar before, I felt Iskandar at 19 was better than Zul. Now, you all saw Iskandar & Ramdan, know what qualities they have.
Part of the concern was Zul will also slip into oblivion, like Iskandar before Axiata. Iskandar was in the limelight when he got AJC, WJC runner up, then suddenly so quiet. Ramdan also, he did not achieve much result at international stage (as in not winning titles like Tommy) until I wondered if he should have followed Misbun when Misbun quit BAM. And before that you all know Arif's case & where he is now
04-03-2012, 05:58 AM #685
04-03-2012, 06:17 AM #686
Let's see if Zul can make it into the TOP 50 BWF Rankings in 2012
Just minutes ago, at the Round of 64 of the 2012 Australian Open, Zulfadli ZULKIFFLI lost to an experienced player, Alamsyah YUNUS (INA) , 17-21, 12-21 in 39 minutes.
I am sure that KLRC will still continue sending him to more tournaments to gain more experience.
If Zul was with BAM, it could be the end of him (for Malaysia).
Let's see if Zul can make it into the TOP 50 BWF Rankings in 2012.
04-03-2012, 06:31 AM #687
Hiyaa chris, you gave me a shock. I thought so fast Zul is top 100. Zul is currently ranked 110.
Iskandar is #131
04-03-2012, 06:49 AM #688
It's better not to put so much expectation first, considering the other BAM players that are ranked in the top 50 are only Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng. Mohd Arif Abdul Latif is now at no 51.
A more realistic target will be the top 75. Let's face it, he's only turning 20 this year.
He should also target more IC/GP level tourneys and win those first, before joining GPG-level tourneys.
04-03-2012, 08:48 AM #689
Zulfadli just lost to another INA player this time is Yunus in AUS Open, this is my opinion of Zulfadli's performance
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04-03-2012, 10:34 AM #690
you used too many words heheheheh
here let me fill in the blanks
yunus is 26 years, ranked no 33 and had participated in oodles of tournaments...
zz is 19 yrs old ranked 110 and has participated in a handful of tournaments
some people rise mercurially others more slowly.. (fingers crossed)
Last edited by pajrul; 04-03-2012 at 10:42 AM.
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM #691
04-03-2012, 11:30 AM #692
MAS badminton fans and BAM should be grateful that at least KLRC is sending Zul to participate in overseas tourneys, instead of treating KLRC as a competitor. It's way too early to tell whether Zul can make it big, but at least, KLRC sticks to its promise of grooming him and that itself deserves some credit.
This year is always going to be a transitional year for Zul as he switches from junior to senior circuit. Just take a look at Tian Hou Wei (WJC winner 2009). He's even ranked below Zul at no 197 and has yet to win a senior-level title, despite his supposedly good talent. He also lost in R64 of Aussie Open today against the HKG veteran player Hu Yun.
04-03-2012, 04:24 PM #693
04-07-2012, 04:10 AM #694
ZZ is overrated. His level of play is behind LIew Darren, Iskandar, Arif, Ramdan,Chan Kwong Beng,Chong Wei Feng, Hafiz, WCH etc.... the list goes on and on... (that's right) and on......
I don't know how he defeated viktor axelson in the WC. If he play a rematch right now... definitely VIKtor will whip this guys ass in straight sets(less than 10 points each).
04-08-2012, 10:57 PM #695
I mentioned on earlier post (last year to be exact) that ZZ's father should not yap to much to BAM about giving his son a chance to spar with LCW, a spot for tournaments,etc when he just won the WJC as this would create too much tensions and attracts harsh critics alike.
ZZ, Ramdan, Iskandar, Wei Feng, Li Lian, all so called back up/young/little known players of MAS are not there yet and are far behind comparing to other countries' with the same batch (harsh reality we have to accept) but no need to kick them down when they already are but support them ...whatever problems they have I only wish the best for them, and yes that goes to BAM too, which I pray their management will get better and will get truly qualified, 'honest' people to manage the assoc......maybe someone like limsy
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04-09-2012, 12:04 AM #696
Your post is very true and I agree to it except the ones in BOLD. How do you know he is honest?
04-09-2012, 12:34 AM #697