Daihatsu YONEX Japan OPEN 2017 Badminton Championships

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  1. Justin L

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    Playing a rallying stroke game is not LCW's forte nor style, he's not comfortable with it, but Lin Dan does it much better and a master at it, except that he too is getting old. Father Time spares no one.
     
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    However, I've to admit LCW at age 35 is visibly fitter than Lin Dan at age 34. Hats off to LCW.
     
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    LCW going for the lines, more or less forced to by VA's defense due to his reach
     
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    I must say, not looking good for LCW atm
     
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    LCW clearly trying to conserve energy, but...
     
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    when's the last time all matches of a final of SS tournament all ends up in 2 sets?
     
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    Axelson playing like a God!

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  8. Justin L

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    Since when we have a WC in his mid-20s having to prove his worth against two oldies in their mid-30s ? Can' think of any.
     
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    1 down, 1 to go
     
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    I think it's discrediting to VA's and LCW's skill to constantly focus on age and height, not that these paramets don't matter, but I hope you understand what I mean.
     
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    As GC said, VA uses his height very well, and reach too.
     
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    Viktor's backhand drive is lethal.
     
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    Height, no...but age, obviously a major factor.
     
  14. Justin L

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    LCW grazes his little finger ?
     
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  16. Justin L

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    Correct, what LCW lacks in height he makes up for in speed
     
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    Not bad, LCW rallying to win the point
     
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    Clever disguised drop shot by LCW
     
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    Lee CW is trying to destroy VA's balance
     
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    LCW still has it. VA has physical edge but skillwise LCW is superior
     

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