And has been doing so since 2015 World Championships. I was watching this match and the amount of difference in the level of plays is astounding. Chen Long starts the match with his body relatively loose,knees barely bend compared to the extreme degree of bending he did in the World Championships 2015. And After 1-5,i see a whole different intensity and commitment and that extreme level of court coverage that earned him so many titles in 2015, acknowledge the bend too and the little sideways extension of the racket arm in his defense,ex :6-9. Funnily, when LCW gets a near impossible net shot back....Xia Xuanze smiles instead of being worried....CL then maintains the same pressure and gets a comfortable lead(15-11) and from there on....his level drops to where it was in the beginning. Then chong wei wins 6 straight points and check out CL's pace and commitment and 15-17...almost WC LEVEL..smiles for the next few points and precisely loses the first set. Against Lin Dan in china open, both players were only at their 50%(CL) and 60%(LD) respectively but when Chen Long increases the pace,he puts LD in trouble often and similarly when LD uses more power/aims for winners,he gets in advantageous position.... If that scary Chen Long is back in Olympics,I won't be too surprised and that would be the ultimate mind game.