TOTAL BWF THOMAS CUP 2018 | FINAL - China vs Japan

Discussion in '2018 Tournaments' started by Nine Tailed Fox, May 25, 2018.

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Who will lift the prestigious Thomas Cup?

Poll closed May 27, 2018.
  1. China

    71.4%
  2. Japan

    28.6%
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  1. phaarix

    phaarix Regular Member

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    That was beautiful to watch. I love how Momota has this aura of confidence without arrogance. He just gets the job done and looks comfortable doing it. Good fight from Chen Long towards the end though. Great badminton.
     
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    yuquall Regular Member

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    I don't know. Never seen them play against each other. Maybe not considering the age. Why would you throw LD in this anyway? You still think LD is the best player there is to beat?
     
  3. It'sMeMeMe

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    ???? at that time KM was going to be MS3 for JPN .... only after his win at Asian Champs that he got past his team mates in ranking and then became MS1 for Thomas Cup .... still at that time a lot of dumb answers to my perfectly valid question.... now those ppl stay quiet it seems
     
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    Ladies and Gentlemen

    We have an exquisite and enthralling battle to enjoy in this Thomas Cup
     
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    ibelieveindevil Regular Member

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    lee chong wei?
     
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    Didn't Momota beat Chen Long at the BAC? Why would Momota be an underdog if he just beat Chen Long not too long ago?
     
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    Chen Long's best games are never found in the team majors where he's been most vulnerable. Just compare how he played at the Rio Olympics and the World Championships, this is a tame version of Chen Long. But credit goes to KM who adopted the right strategy and tactics to restrict CL's strong points while maximising his own strengths, control and anticipation
     
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    He was China's other MS pick. People keep holding up LD as the player to beat.
     
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    Come on Zhang Nan!! Liu Cheng!! Jia yo!!
     
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    Already defeated LCW quite comfortably
     
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    yuquall Regular Member

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    Yeah for MS2 or MS3 not as MS1. He is not LCW
     
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    ZN with his defense!!! :eek:
     
  13. Justin L

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    Kento Momota's game is a good demonstration of how to play and limit an opponent's physical advantage
     
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    You mean the guy Momota 2 set like 2 weeks ago?
     
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    Inoue/Kaneko dont have the attack to bulge Zhang/Liu
    Gonna be finished very soon

    China will win 3-2, MD2 goes to Japan
     
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    Yeah LCW was MS1. No?
     
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    CL lost because CHN coaches couldn't get KM s syllabus out in time for CL to rote train. But KM s syllabus will be complex, not simple and predictable like LCW. CHN gotta dump the LCW syllabus and work massively on the KM one. LCW exam is easy. Every question there are only two answers, A or B. For KM, the multiple choice answers are A, Aa, B, Bb, C, Cc, Ccc, etc. Plenty of head scratching opportunities for CL. But the toughest part about KM is his incredible net control, the calmest mind and the highest Badminton Quotient.
     
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    Should be an quite easy point for chn here
    Amazing defence by Zhang Nan
    But wonder why this jpn pair plays... They should have split them up...
     
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    Liu Cheng!!! Keep it up man!!
     
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    They hit to Zhang Nan too often
     
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