I got the chance to take a photo with a few notable singles players when I was in Sydney this year. Viktor Axelsen was predictably good-hearted and walked around the general admission area taking photos with anyone who asked. I think badminton's status as a niche sport in Australia means players feel far more at ease, even in the stadium, when they play here. I walked past Sho Sasaki in the same area but only realised it was him after I'd passed. Kento Momota was, for some reason, stretching in the Yonex stall after his match one night when I left early. I walked over for a photo and tried to ask the Yonex guys if it was okay to do so or if they were running some kind of promotion for which I'd have to wait. I think my manner confused Momota and his coach who laughed with a kind of relief when it finally became clear to them I was just there for a photo. He was very cheery, which you'd expect of a player who just won his game, but he displayed no conversational English so I didn't glean much from his character. I also came across the entire Chinese team minus Lin Dan at the Opera House before they were driven to, I assume, the airport. Tian Houwei was asked by two girls who didn't know who he was to take a tourist photo of them and he kindly obliged them, in fact taking two photos for them just in case. He then took a photo with me which, in combination with the picture Sayaka Takahashi leant over a rail to give me, made for set of photos with both of the singles winners from the previous year's tournament. I walked away before spotting three other Chinese players at a cafe who I followed, upon my friend's encouragement, to their shuttle bus. I asked Fu Haifeng, who was sitting down on the curb, for a photo. He paused and said, "No, sorry." I walked away without bothering to ask any of the other players there. So, I've naturally taken a liking to cheering for whoever's on the other side of the net whenever Fu Haifeng is playing. Which players have you met, under what circumstances, and what impression did they leave on you?