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Chen Yufei (陳雨菲)

Discussion in 'China Professional Players' started by pcll99, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

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    Also just look at how the match panned out - in G1, she was in front most of the way before briefly losing the lead, 14-15, and thereafter she stepped it up to romp home with 7 points on the trot for a 21-15 victory; in G2, she was still in the lead around mid-game, 11-7, 13-10, then at 14-12, she lost 7 points straight, 14-19, and dropped the set, 21-16; finally, in the decider, she , after a 3-1 start, fell behind all the way, struggling to cover the gap in vain, to the finishing line.

    On the whole, apart from G1, CYF became more error-prone as well as visibly tired from G2 onward, simply lost steam. Of course, credit has to be given to Akane, who despite being pushed all over the court, esp in G1 and part of G2, was able to outlast her opponent with her amazing retrieving ability and tenacity.

    As badminton at the highest level is a contest of both technical skills and physicality, not to mention other extraneous factors such as form, creativity, mental toughness that separate players more or less in the same league, that is, among equals, Akane certainly earned a well-deserved victory for a place in the final where I'd expect her to be the one lifting the winner's BAC'19 trophy.
     
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    That's coherent hehe ;)

    Saying CY has stamina issues at 21 years old with all the training she is going through and all the hard work the Chinese team does behind the scene to make sure she (and other players) is physically ready and the 19 victories out of 22 matches she played so far in 2019 beating the likes of TTY, NO or RI, that would be like saying 95% of her opponents (including TTY and NO) have stamina issues. TTY being number 1 let's just conclude everyone have stamina issues then :D.

    AY is just a tough opponent to beat... She generally never give up a point easily even at the end of the third set when she is about to get a net kill from her opponent, remember the German open final against Ratchanok! That was all mental strength from AY to "steal" that decisive point from RI.

    CY is physically ready and one serious contender for the Gold at Tokyo 2020!
     
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    http://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2019-04-27/doc-ihvhiewr8562642.shtml
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    From the horse's mouth, Chen Yufei summed up at the post-match interview:" Today, I actually played a slightly more normal game than the previous two days. a little more steady, but in the third game ,my speed slowed down, after being restrained by my opponent I lost a series of points, her physical fitness is better than mine."

    The author opined, from their H2H, Akane enjoys an 8-5 psychological advantage. In the opening game, Chen Yufei's more positive and proactive stance gained her the upper hand but once the opponent equalized to force the decider, her inferior stamina let the score get wider and wider against her.

    She also spoke in general about the relative strength between her and the Japanese women's singles when asked , saying it's about the same standard, winning and losing to each other is normal. adding," we are gradually making progress and continuously striving hard, any good result is the outcome of our hard work."

    Talking about next month's Sudirman Cup, she revealed;" Previously, I caught the flu which affect my competition but , basically, I've gotten over it, for now, I will put in extra effort to prepare for the Sudirman Cup." (In the event you're up against Team Japan?, the reporter asked.) " I 'll attach greater importance to it. This time here I lost, next I will be even more rigorous at training to increase my stamina and speed, and strengthen my mind."
     
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    Your logic doesn't follow, besides stamina, there are also the player's form, the pressure of the occasion, and, perhaps other factors in play that day,such as accumulated fatigue esp in back-to-back tournaments, better handling of the crucial points, for example.

    Anyway, read what Chen Yufei said post-match. I repeat for the umpteenth time, there is no shame winning on better stamina or superior physicality.
     
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    In short, as I've said before in different words, matches are not decided by stamina alone, of course not, but it may be the main or overriding factor sometimes, as in the case of He Bingjiao up till now, also in Intanon's case to a certain extent (but she seems to have improved in that aspect again of late) and previously for Tai Tzu Ying in her younger days (if not for her six-pack, do you think she will be what she is today ?)
     
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    I totally agree about other factors affecting a player’s perormance especially on a tournament day and I admit she was probably under performing physically if she had a flu lately which I was unaware of.
     
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    Me too, I was unaware of that when I posted my view as the article wasn't up yet, and I'm glad what CYF said at the post -match interview vindicated my analysis.
     
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    Chen Yufei continues to impress me, affirming my belief that she has finally come of age albeit still only 21 years of age.

    Frankly, I had expected her to slow down, unwind, or be mentally somewhat unprepared for another OG qualifying tournament so soon after her Sudirman Cup triumph. And I hasten to add, in the semifinal against Jindapol, she exhibited visible signs of cumulative fatigue - even Steen Pedersen said so - when she failed to maintain a hefty lead in G2 and lost it. But in the decider, she mustered the energy to trounce her opponent decisively by 21-6.

    Even more surprising, CYF at the AUS Open Finals today played better than I expected, putting up a masterclass performance for a comprehensive two straight-set victory, especially winning G2 by an incredible 21-3, unprecedented between top-class women's singles players, I believe. In fact, it's not just how she played and won but also,in my opinion, her ability to adjust her mindset to take on a well-known tough opponent who has been very impressive herself in the way she disposed of all her opponents en route to the final, particularly the manner in which she drubbed the very capable, Intanon Ratchanok, the round before in summary fashion with what I thought was, for her, unseen before speedy aggressive badminton, relentless and ferocious in attack coupled with tenacity in defence.

    To be frank, after watching how Nozomi overpowered Intanon yesterday, not because the latter played below par, which is not the case, but more the former suddenly injecting pace now and then and commanding the rallies in style, I was rather worried for Chen Yufei and seriously doubted she could stop Nozomi this time.

    To my amazement, CYF rose to the challenge and stunned Nozomi for yet another resounding victory, adding another title to her tournament record and reducing her negative H2H against the latter to 3-4, in actuality winning the last three of four meetings where the loss occurred at the World Tour Finals'18 by retirement at the score of 4-5 on grounds of injury.

    On the whole, quite heartening to see Chen Yufei has grown from strength to strength. It's to be hoped that a couple of her fellow teammates in women's singles can follow her footsteps in good time.
     
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    http://sports.sina.com.cn/others/badmin/2019-06-09/doc-ihvhiews7675990.shtml
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    At the BWF Super 300 Australian Open 2019 Finals, the CHN WS1 Chen Yufei defeated the JPN WS Nozomi Okuhara to clinch the women's singles championship, even winning the second set by a single digit 21-3 score.

    Post-match Chen Yufei shared her feelings of winning the title, " Very excited at capturing the Australian Open, it's the first stop after the Sudirman Cup, I feel it's a good start, giving me even greater confidence."

    When talking about the opponent she beat for the title, Chen Yufei said she had already made ample preparation," before the final against Nozomi, I was fully prepared for a patient and long-rally match because her characteristic is the ability to run; therefore, having made such a preparation meant it wouldn't be too difficult to bear."

    After the tournament victory, Chen Yufei also realized her own shortcomings, she explained:"I played five matches this tournament, there is bound to be some problems to conclude, areas that still need improvement. For example, in the match today (versus Nozomi), I was trailing from the start, how do I play myself into form is what I have to think about."

    Falling behind in the opening set, Chen Yufei was able to turn it around to win the first game, talking about her own transformation, she explained," while trailing, mentally, the more so, I have to become a little more self-confident, and then try to up the pace a bit."

    As for her future plans, Chen Yufei said that in the coming months she has to properly prepare for the World Championships:" the immediate plan is precisely more training, then afterwards in July is the Indonesian Open and getting ready for the World Championships. Many thanks to our fans for all their support, also grateful to the overseas fans for making us feel at home playing abroad."
     
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