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Chou Tien Chen (周天成)

Discussion in 'Chinese Taipei Professional Players' started by Loh, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Loh

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    Since no one has profiled CTC in BC, probably because he has been featured in Google, perhaps I should start a thread on this remarkable winner of the recent French Open 2014. We can then follow the progress of this young player from Chinese Taipei.


    Much of the information is taken from Google.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChouTienchen


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    [TH="align: left"]Birth name
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    [TD]Chou Tien-chen
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    [TD][​IMG] Taiwan
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    [TD](1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 24)
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    [TH="align: left"]Height
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    [TD]1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
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    [TH="align: left"]Weight
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    [TD]78 kg (172 lb)
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    [TH="colspan: 2, align: center"]Men's Singles
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    [TD]12 (16 October, 2014)
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    [TH="align: left"]Current ranking
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    [TD]13 (23 October, 2014)
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    [TH="colspan: 3"]Competitor for [​IMG] Chinese Taipei
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    Achievements

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    [TD]2014
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    [TD]2014 Yonex French Open Superseries

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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Wang Zhengming
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    [TD]10-21, 25-23, 21-19
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    [TD]2012

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    [TD]2012 Welsh International Challenge
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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Kuan Beng Hong
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    [TD]21-15, 21-13
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    [TD]2012 Norwegian International Challenge
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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Tan Chun Seang
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    [TD]21-17, 21-12
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    [TD]2012 Iceland International Series
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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Ha Young-woong
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    [TD]21-19, 23-21
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    [TD]2012 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold
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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Marc Zwiebler
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    [TD]21-19, 21-12
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    [TD]2012 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold
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    [TD]Runner-Up
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    [TD][​IMG] Nguyen Tien Minh
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    [TD]11-21, 17-21
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    [TD]2012 Canada Open Grand Prix
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    [TD]Winner
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    [TD][​IMG] Lin Yu-hsien
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    [TD]15-21, 21-16, 21-9
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    [TD]2011
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    [TD]2011 Dutch Open Grand Prix
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    [TD]Runner-Up
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    [TD][​IMG] Hsueh Hsuan-yi
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    [TD]21-18, 15-21, 16-21
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    French Open 2014 Journey, where as an unseeded player he defeated all his seeded opponents, mainly in 3 games:


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    [TD]Jan O Jorgensen [2]
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    [TD]25-23 9-21 21-15
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    [TD="align: right"]Tien Chen Chou
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    [TD][​IMG][TPE]
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    [TD]Ka Long Angus Ng
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    [TD]21-19 21-17
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    [TD="align: right"]0:41
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    [TD]Viktor Axelsen [8]
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    [TD]12-21 21-18 21-15
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    [TD][​IMG][INA]
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    [TD]Tommy Sugiarto [4]
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    [TD]14-21 21-18 21-19
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    [TD]Zhengming Wang [5]
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    [TD]10-21 25-23 21-19
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  2. pcll99

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    thanks Loh...

    CTC is a young man with passion!!!
     
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    I must say I was quite impressed with CTC when he first played in Singapore.

    But his performance has not been consistent over the years until last week during the French Open SS, when he surprised many with his victory over JOJ, TS and finally WZM.

    CTC was on the verge of defeat during G2 against WZM over a few matchpoints, but he survived. His G1 game was horrendous when he could only salvage 10 points, but he managed miraculously to claw back in G2 to win it as well as the final and deciding game which was also close.

    I must say his sudden, very fast, backhand cross-court drive has also caught me by surprise and he won at least 2 important points with this shot against WZM.
     
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    Unbelievable!!!
     
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    You forgot he also had to beat VA... all seeded players in tough nail biting 3 game matches.

    If we look at the scorelines, he practically squeaked by with the skin of his teeth. But he hung in there with WZM, who being not the best attacker made the most mistakes.

    Congrats to his never say die attitude. The crowd sure loved him!
     
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    may i suggest adding the Chinese characters of his name back to the title of this thread, mod? thanks.
     
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    Good point.
     
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    I admire CTC's positive attitude and self-motivation, if only WZM has more of it he'd have wrapped up the match in two straight sets, taking one of the two matchpoints at 20-18 in the 2nd set.
     
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    Where can I buy the shirts he wore at 2014 French Open?

    They look awfully nice after he took the title :D
     
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    Amazing that he rubbered most of his games and took the title where the coach didn't come.

    LOL. His coach must be thinking, wtf?
     
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    I hope this is not merely a nine days' wonder. Players nowadays are difficult to be consistent except LCW and LD.
     
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    Good suggestion.


    So what are the characters? ?:confused:
     
  14. Loh

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    Some pictures of CTC during the French Open 2014 taken off the TV screen.
     

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    Chou Tien-chen (Chinese: 周天成)
     
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    Victor must be printing them by the thousands now.
     
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    Agree. Hopefully he is not a "one-hit wonder".

    Winning an SS title is an achievement but sustaining his form is very important.

    Personally I think he has alot of potential, hopefully he can continue to improve and sustain his level play :)
     
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    Them standing side by side on the podium, I didn't realize that CTC is shorter than WZM... from the way CTC was retrieving smashes and playing some incredibly angled shots, I'd thought he was taller. But he certainly is more agile and motivated.

    Hope he enjoys his moment in the limelight but don't allow it to get into his head much.
     
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    this is why I love badminton.. do your best and never give up.

    ctc.jpg
     
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