So you are a pure numbers guy! If the world were that simple, accountants would rule. PG is not afraid of anyone. CJ was one lucky guy when he met PG previous times. In Denmark, PG was in flu condition. WCH taught CJ in the next round experience prevails over youth (same as LHI's win over CJ in MCO). In China, PG beat LD (probably for the first time) right in the lion's own den. That would have cost him just enough energy to lose to CJ in the final. Again PG lost to CJ in MO because CJ was fresh and PG had a full week's tournament before .(and winning the SO) Let's look at it this way. If PG were not injured and fresh (same for CJ) and both playing at their best, PG would definitely be able to teach CJ a lesson or two in advanced badminton. As for LD being No 1, it's not convincing because in the 3 long years, with 3 opportunities to win either the WC or Olympics, he failed, even losing (in the OSS) in the first round to a level 2 player Susilo.( LD needs the 'home' cheering to move him; in Athens Olympics ,it was cold.) During that reign, PG was injured or recovering; LCW was a crown prince in training whilst TH preferred (still does, I think) extended R & R rather than work. TH is the real world No. 1 and he proved it absolutely by winning both the WC and Olympics in 2005. CJ has a long way to go. There's always this thing called 'experience'. That's why it's important never to dismiss an old hand.