LD had alot to prove today, with his failure to defend his AO and LCW beginning to be considered by many as the new numero uno in this sport. That performance by LD, particularly in the 2nd set, at least matches the other-worldly standard shown in the OG final. For heaven's sake, LD reached a point where he was just actually toying with the next best player on the planet, playing shots which can only be considered as showboating in the professional arena. What astounds me is that LD is able to reach this level of understanding and "one-ness" similar to Neo in the Matrix. He doesn't need to think, he doesn't need to try. It is a state where he literally just "goes with the flow". It is a natural and is reached by way of progression through the lower gears, which do require conscious focus and concentration. He starts to see things other people can't - in this case, the exact next shot that LCW will play, and his precision, movement, and decision making reach a state of nirvana that truly trescends the world-class badminton we are accustomed to seeing. On the biggest stage, on the grandest occasion, where most is at stake, he really does become the God of Badminton.