Well, I'm somewhat at a loss for words though somehow I've been expecting it in view of the novel Coronavirus pandemic and all the uncertainties affecting the Tokyo Olympics and the international badminton scene. No doubt, Lin Dan (if you would excuse my cliche) will be sorely missed by all badminton lovers for quite a while. To be frank, personally, I'd wish to see him go out with a bang and there were several occasions for him to do so the last couple of years, the final one being the Malaysia Open 2019 where he unexpectedly won the championship a la the Lin Dan we know. Nevertheless, his decision to retire now still takes nothing away from him simply because he has got nothing left to prove. What else can I say? Super Dan, truly the GOAT, his name will forever remain synonymous with badminton, the sport's greatest icon, the god of badminton if ever there was one.