Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong

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  1. Justin L

    Justin L Regular Member

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    A thread for this outstanding XD pair, Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong, is long overdue as the two partners are in for the long haul and ready for the big time.

    As it is, the pair is the newly crowned Mixed Doubles World Champion 2018 held at Nanjing, China.

    Now, today on 24th Aug at Jakarta, Istora Senayan stadium, they are also the newly-minted Asian Games 2018 XD gold medallists.

    Heartiest congratulations to Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong for another big achievement in their careers.

    Zheng Siwei, age 21, born 26 Feb 1997, in Wenzhou, China
    Huang Yaqiong, age 24, born 28 Feb 1994, in Zhejiang, China.
     
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    i know this is probably a silly question considering they just won the world championship and asian games, but do you think this partnership are better than zheng siwei/chen qingchen partnership ?
     
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    I should think the two combinations are comparable, with Huang Yaqiong and Chen Qingchen having slightly different playing styles and strengths.

    The problem is Zhang Jun felt the need for Chen Qingchen to concentrate only on one discipline, that is WD, no double duty, so as to ensure she and her WD partner, Jia Yifan, can be a reliable and formidable pair by not overstretching herself thin playing both XD and WD. Similarly for Huang Yaqiong who is tasked to focus on XD alone.

    In other words, Zhang Jun has forbidden any doubles player from doing double duty for the Olympics.

    Still, from what I've gathered, both CQC and HYQ are put on standby as reserves in case of need, CQC in XD with Zheng Siwei and HYQ in WD with Yu Xiaohan (or possibly Tang Jinhua) as and when necessary in team events.
     
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    CBA are really firm with their decision and they are not reluctant by chinese fans who wants some player to do double duty . But I think that double duty somehow turn out player to be more outstanding that they can develope more skill . They are still young , so I think that CBA should give their trust to them .
     
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    Probably during trainings they do that. But not for actual competitions.
     
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    Zheng Siwei is way better than Zhang Nan according to me.
     
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    I actually think so. Yaqiong’s defense is clearly better than Qingchen. And I think that’s more important. Siwei’s style is quite adventurous. They don’t need to double down with another fast player in Qingchen. Yaqiong’s defense helps to balance the pair. And Yaqiong’s net play is still at a good level.
     
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    I beg to differ, Zhang Nan is a bit less attacking nor as fast but he's more experienced, steady, creative, a more balanced all-rounder in attack,defence and in setting up for his partner to follow up, just that his partner, whether in MD or XD are more often than not unable to read his shotmaking, their skills, mutual understanding and rapport somewhat not fully established yet. That's just my opinion.

    Remember how good Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei used to be, a great XD pair, as well as Zhang Nan with Fu Haifeng in MD, not to mention how Zhang Nan carried his MD partner, Liu Cheng, to a world championship crown.
     
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    Way better according to me too
     
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    Athleticism and power yes. Fine control and badminton brain will go to Zhang Nan
     
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    Hendra Setiawan to name few. Not many can have same level with ZN on that particular area though..
     
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    Just so it is said, it is INSANE that ZSW/HYQ are current champions in ALL Super 1000 and Super 750 events on the World Tour. INSANE!!!!
     
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    Yeah very impressive, this pair even more scary than zhang/zhao combo back then.
     
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    I think ZZ is a much better pair than ZhengHuang. They have this emanating aura that is so hard to beat. ZYL > HYQ

    ZH play in much less competitive atmosphere, no matter how many titles they have, they cannot show this Aura of invincibility. the WR5-20 pairs are basically no challenege in XD for them

    I actually like CQC/ZSW more. Poor CQC, LN is about to retire anyway no one will have stop her.
     
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    Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong won the World Championships once again. Congratulations!
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    Is Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong better than Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan at their best ?

    I've been thinking and thinking, and now I'm beginning to feel ZSW/HYQ is a little better, only 5 percent or at most nearly 10 - Huang Yaqiong is more aggressive and anticipates well at the front , slightly more intimidating than Zhao Yunlei; Zheng Siwei is swift and powerful coupled with good defence and well-placed shots, overall a bit more fearsome than Zhang Nan at the rear.

    The scary part is ZSW at age 22 and HYQ at 25, individually and as a pair is still improving - they sure have many more years ahead of them to break world records in the normal course of things. Still, nobody can really predict the future, so let nature take its course.

    At the moment, on paper in terms of achievements, Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan are 3x WC and 1x OG , and, if I may add, 1x AG champions in XD, including a long list of other prestigious titles whereas ZSW/HYQ only have 2x WC and 1x AG overall, still fewer other prestigious titles in comparison. But that's not a fair comparison as both ZSW and HYQ are still relatively young(er), so we would have to wait until they reached the end of their career to make a meaningful conclusion as to which pair is greater.

    Yes,indeed, ZSW and HYQ have ample time on their side.
     
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    yes, for the same reasons you state. however, i'd say they're 25% better because the current competition is significantly better and deeper than zn/zyl's was. but that's not their fault.

    the best you can do is be the best of your time. -- sam kool
     

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