Taufik Hidayat

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  1. speedyambarish

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    Peter Gade posted on Facebook a few minutes ago:

     
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    The 4 heavenly kings in the 1990's - 1 from Demark, 1 from INA, 2 from China.

    The 4 heavenly kings in the 2000's - 1 from Demark, 1 from INA, 1 from MAL, 1 from China.

    The 4 heavenly kings in the 2010's - Without any promising youngsters from other countries, all from China? CL, DPY, Tian Houwei, Song Xue?

    :( :( :(
     
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    Peter is a prince among men. If they have a circuit for these "retired" players like they have those matches in tennis, I'd give my right arm to watch these 4 kings (and the earlier ones as well) play their exhibition matches, and grudge matches as well :D


    Oh God! TAUFIK!! TAUFIK!!! No one can ever take your place.
     
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    The 4 heavenly kings in the 2010's - Without any promising youngsters from other countries, all from China? CL, DPY, Tian Houwei, Song Xue?

    CL - To some extent , we can accept.. In what way, DPY , Tian Houwei and Xue SOng coming here... Lol..
     
  5. speedyambarish

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    I agree. DPY isn't bad though, he has shown a lot of potential.

    Kenichi Tago is a strong contender if he keeps improving. He is playing some very good matches but can't seem to win against LCW.
    Tian has won a match against LCW which is a great achievement but otherwise I haven't heard of him on the international scene much. Same with Xue Song.
    Axelson could possibly be the next Gade but he has a lot of work to do.

    There aren't any obvious candidates yet apart from CL I think.
     
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    Then, we can all pick our favourite CHN player. No hot discussions between nationalities.

    It is like between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in tennis.
     
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    That is very nice words of Peter Gade.
    What a gentleman !
     
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    DPY, THW, XS have the capabilities to be there, but surely there is no guarantee.
    The other players from other countries will come up, sooner or later.
     
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    Goodbye Taufik, you are still a legend to me :( :(
     
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    i will miss u.
    taufik is the legend.
     
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    goodbye taufik, thanks for the Asian Games, Olympic and World Champ gold medal


    good luck for your life man!
     
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    taufik =( we will miss the magician
     
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    Good-bye Taufik :'(
    You will forever be missed!!!!
     
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    Good bye tataufik

    My deepest memory of taufik, is him at 17yo playing at all England final.

    although only 17, he show tremendous skills, calmness and power.
     
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    Sad to know he will never play a professional match again.

    Take care Taufik.
     
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    Taufik was the first pro badminton player I ever knew. Will miss him and his backhand.:crying:
     
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    I too must offer my tributes the Taufik. I was fortunate enough to have watched him play in my own city. He was a magician, a one of a kind genius. And that trademark backhand... WOW!

    I hope he manages to unearth a few for Taufiks at his academy.
     
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    I wish I knew him during his peak. But seen few of his matches, he sure was and is a magician. Its only that everyone figured out his tricks... I felt very bad today for him by the way people bid him farewell today. I was expecting a farewell at a much grander scale than Peter Gade's. But I was sorely disappointed. I hope PBSA and event organizers have something in mind to celebrate the emotional moment of bidding a farewell to a National Hero.

    Good bye Taufik Hidayat!
     
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    It was an honour watching you Taufik.

    Your playing style, deception and smoothness were one of a kind. That backhand of yours was a joy to watch and I doubt it will ever be matched.

    I take my hat off to have been fortunate enough to see so many of your matches (although sadly none live) and I will keep on re-watching them for as long as I can.

    You will be hugely missed, I hope you have great success in your academy and wish you all the best for your future.

    Goodbye Taufik (The Great, One of the 4 Kings) Hidayat.
     
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