Ok, I looked at the play of LCW vs LD in the 3 sets and I want to know whether anyone has the same opinion as me. 1st set LD started in a furry. LCW caught him with a couple of fast returns. LCW was returning the shots well -- lifting the shuttles to the baseline with just the right length, and they didn't look too high and these caught LD several times when he smashed to into the net (LD was not able to execute his huge jumping smash properly). 2nd set What went wrong was LCW lobbed the shuttle too many times short of the basline and the height of the shuttles were reasonably high for LD to smash them down -- I counted at least 5-6 of these smashed down cleanly by LD. LCW was clearly affected by these -- he tried adjusting these to ensure the distance was long enough but these went out because he hit it too long, and cost him more points. He also lost out obviously trying to net play instead of lobbing high to the back (coz he is worried of not getting the right distance) and lost a few 'knee jerk' net shots of his which didn't go across (with LD hovering at the net, always hard to match net shots with him cleanly). 3rd Set He still have problems with his his high lobbying to the baseline and net plays. It bothered him. And flick serves to the back cost him coz they were smashed down easily by LD. Conclusion He needs to get his distance right when he lobs his shuttles to the baseline -- I suggest lob it more to LD's backhand's side and not so much into the middle coz LD seems to be lethal with smashes from there. Attack more into LD's body rather than to the side if the smashes are not going to be powerful ones -- LD is more vulnerable when shots are directed at his body. WDYT ?