China Masters 2017

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  1. Desireless

    Desireless Regular Member

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    Even with deceptions, LD's current rally game allows opponents more time to respond vs THW's hard smashing every 2-3 hits.
     
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    Not a lot of excitement in most of today's finals. That can be said because we have all-nation finals and few others.
    Still, it was good enough.
     
  3. Justin L

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    It depends, sometimes LD's stroke play is so good, so well executed and fast enough that it leaves you little time to think or react having to guess it all the time; sometimes he is so slow, almost anybody can turn it around and attack it. I'd say ,generally more of the former than the latter.
     
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    Is it only me who believe WZM > THW
     
  5. GingerCorslette

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    In WD match, Bao looked like that oldest sibling who goes mainly to have fun while the other siblings do most of the hard work :D. Props to her also for not pressuring Yu whenever the latter commits a mistake, even in crucial points. Most of the time, Huang and Tang look flustered when they lose a point, second game onwards.

    I wonder if y'all have missed the racquet switch Bao did (they won the point). It's even funnier when the slow-mo camera caught her face on focus. It was funny and cute.

    The other thing I'd add is his underrated accuracy, even with the drift. Whenever you can get a good view of the lines when he plays, you notice that most shots can be so accurately landing on the line that the opponent will spend a fraction of a second or so deciding whether it's in or not. However small that time is, it can turn things around.
     
  6. Justin L

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    Yes, accuracy is essential for badminton at the highest level, that's where the much younger players and up-and-comers are usually wanting. When Lin Dan, LCW or Chen Long, not only these three,of course, are on top of their game, any shots they hit long or wide are often not out by much, and they also have the ability to adjust to the drift quicker than most players.
     
  7. Abu Tanki

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    Yes he retired after the Rio Olympics.

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    Definitively! WZM had twice the skills of THW, but THW's court coverage is so much better, and stamina-wise he's also above his ex-team mate. But the biggest shortcoming of WZM was his attitude, his lack of conviction.
     
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    This is true. People thought Bao Chun Lai was the better player with better technical skills and a brighter future. But Lin Dan had that attitude that set him apart from other players.
     

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