Zheng Bo / Gao Ling

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  1. badders2006

    badders2006 Regular Member

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    Am I the only person here who has simply been overawed by the performance of this newly form pair??

    They are, quite simply, tearing apart all that stand in their way.

    Clearly, this combination required little, if any, competition time to gel. I've noticed that their scorelines are more often than not very one sided... what an amazing pair!!
     
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    Nope, not too surprising to me. Gao Ling is the best female player (XD and WD). Team her up with any decent partner and she can win.
     
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    The legend is starting. We'll see. :)
     
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    One's already a legend. The other was "lucky" to be picked as her partner. No surprise at all what's happening.
     
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    I think we can't just say anybody who partners Gao Ling will make them a super XD pair. We have to give a lot of credit to Zheng Bo who's got the power of Zhang Jun but at the same time, is also a much better play maker. He's a player that's been SOL for many years when he got paired with a much weaker MD partner in Sang Yang. It's about time he can finally shine. As well, he showed his abilities when he won the XD title at the 10th national games partnering Huang Sui who normally doesn't even play XD.

    I think we're going to see dominance from them for some time to come! :D
     
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    The pair plays great. I only hope there is a pair that can give them real challenge. IMO, the best badminton game to watch is when both sides are equals and play their best, not a one-sided game.
     
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    it shows considerable ignorance and a lack of respect to ZB (he is "lucky"??!) and the standard of the XD competition to say whoever teams up with GL with win.
    If you guys know anything about badminton you will appreciate the difficulty of getting any two given players to gel and thus form an effective doubles pair.
    It seems clear that ZB and GL are "made for each other" and I also think this is the start of a long period of domination by the pair. They are definitely strong contenders for the 2008 Olympic title.
     
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    3 Opens played in 2007... 3 won! 100% record so far. this pair continues to amaze me...
     
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    I believe ZB/GL first paired up in the 2006 Asian games where they won as well. That makes 4 for 4, overall! :eek:
     
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    Zheng Bo is not just lucky

    I have been following Zheng Bo and talked to him during the 2006 Indo Open.

    He has got a strong fighting spirit. Don't let his look fool you. He has got sleepy eyes.

    In the Indo open his MD partner did not gave 100% and he was really mad after the match in which they lost to Tony G and Candra W. He was complaining a lot due to the fact that his partner did not give 100% not to the fact that they lost.

    I always thought he has something very special and had been greatly overlooked due to the many talents in China team.

    He is also very modest and not dressed up too much compared to the rest of the mens team.

    jia you!
     
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    yes, I suspected they had already won a title in 2006.
    Very special pair indeed.
    Let's see how far they go in the AE...
     
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    Can they be the successor after Kim and Ra???

    They seems very promising so far. ;)
     
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    well i certainly wudnt draw such comparisons just yet.
    but i hav never seen a new pair make a start like this pair - they win in such destructive fashion!
    however, despite how great Kim and Ra are, I always feel zhang/gao have their own greatness no other pair can claim... and that is double olympic champions.
    gao ling is already a legend, and now it seems more than possible she can become triple olympic XD champion!!
     
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    GL may be a little bit better than Ra, but Zheng is not at Kim's level yet. I think if GL can team up and Cai or Fu, they can be compared with Kim/Ra.
     
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    Oh yes, these two really really amaze me! I salute them.. Gao Ling is so so good! Not forgetting the powerful smash by Zheng Bo too! :)
     
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    Zheng Bo/ Gao Ling to make it 5 outta 5 and become AE champs!!! 4-0 head to head against Robertson/Emms!! STILL undefeated! :D
     
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    Imagine this...

    ....Gao Ling partners with Tony Gunawan...:eek: :p :D ;) :cool:
    ...Gao Ling & Tony Gunawan = Masters of Front Court play..;) :cool:
     
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    Queen Gao Ling & Zheng Bo

    What an amazing pair. Yet to lose in any games played so far. Hope they will be the world no. 1 soon. :rolleyes:
     
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    Zheng/Gao are undoubtedly the de facto no.1 pair in the world right now.
    everyone knows it.
    it's just that they are not no.1 on paper.. which is simply a matter of time.
     
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    That would not be the best match. You have two set-up players, who's gonna do the smashing?

    The best XD team would have to be Gao Ling and Kim Dong Moon (at least in recent memory). :D
     

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