Thanks for replying. I have to take what you say since I have not watched the game. If Gade was able to wrong-foot Lin often it proves that he a better player. Read from another post that Lin went up 6-0 in the 2nd game which make me question what really happened. Did Lin put up a gear in the 2nd game or was it Gade who slowed down? On tournaments' technique, I not only rate what you mentioned but also physical fitness and mental attitude. You can't have a positive attitude for a tournament if you are not physically fit. But I really hope Gade could be in his 100% for the coming Olympics. As a badminton fan, though I am supporting China, I primarilly want a good spectacle, a match with good ingredients and to remember later. That's what I was referring to. If the Malaysian already did the trick earlier, the umpire should not have let go. The timing to penalize the Malaysians appears to me a bad decision, though it may be correct under the rules book. Had she warned the Malaysian players earlier this may not have happened and the umpire could control the game in a better fashion. Having said all that, we as amateur players also have to endure a lot of bad calls and worse umpiring. Still we have to carry on with the game as if nothing happened. It is surprising that the Malaysian pair was so affected by this "issue".