What is so different about Lin Dan?

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    Yeah, that's a great point. Whether a player deserved it or not, the fact is, they either have it or they don't.
     
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    Well he does have nicer footwork IMO. He's a lot more smoother on court so he doesn't have to belly flop as much but that's arguable still. Its still beautiful to watch him move on court though :D
     
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    Both LD and LCW have superb footwork and are both way ahead of the pack in terms of flowing and efficient movement. I think overall LCW has been more explosive for longer (in terms of years), whereas LD conserves his energy more (especially lately) but can still flick a switch and kill the rally off if he sees fit.
     
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    Actually LCW never used to be explosive until after 2008 when he realized he had to learn in order to keep up with LD. He used to move at a steady pace and just retrieve a lot before that.
     
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    You're right actually, I was just thinking about 2008 and onwards. LD seemed to slow down, whilst LCW sped up. Either way LD came on top each time.
     
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    Yeah I know. Isn't that something? I think it's because the style of movement was natural to Lin Dan whereas LCW actually had to go and learn how to be explosive

    I think it's largely mental and has to do with their personality where LD has more of a killer instinct and LCW is more of a gentleman (not to mean badly toward any of them)
     
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    I think you've nailed it there, it really is mostly mentality. Good Point!
     

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