after digesting the results of the semi-final. i have came to the conclusion that the most crucial tie of the Sudirman Cup was the Men's Singles. in the match between Denmark and Korea, Denmark was expected to lost from losing the XD, MD and WD. however, with the lost of the MD, Lee came to the rescue and grabbed the MS point from Denmark. gaining them the place to the final. in the final match, China was expected to win the WS and WD, while Korea was expected to win MD and XD (well, almost). so the Championship was effectively decided from the MS event. and Lee Hyun Il has delivered in both occasions. despite facing the venerable Peter Gade in the semi, and the world number 1 single Chen Hong in the final. so on behalf of BadmintonForum.com, i am going to award the BadmintonForum.com Sudirman Cup 2003 MVP to Lee Hyun Il of Korea. ps. ironically, perhaps the real MVP (most valued person as opposed to most valued player) really should be going to Li Mao. for those who doesn't know, Li Mao is an ex-Chinese MS coach who brought to light players like Dong Jiong and Sun Jun. after an argument with the head coach Li YongBo, Li Mao was kicked out of the Chinese Team and went to coach the Korean team and brought the Korean MS from nothing to the top of the world. with the significance of the MS event in this SC, and that LiM was the key person behind the strength of the Korea MS players. perhaps LiMao has finally gotten his revenge on Li YongBo.