IMO, as I posted a few times before, LinDan still needs to work on his techniques..From what I've observed so far after watching him play 3 times, his game is purely based and relies on his speed and quickness..Your observation about his service is one of a few minor work he needs to improve. But I thought, he needs to work on 2 main things: 1. his net-play, to a certain degree his footwork, which was exposed quite a bit by Sony Kuncoro and Taufik. Yes, LinDan made a few quick adjustments during the match against Taufik, esp. when Taufik wanted to play net and LinDan read it on a few occasions. If he doesn't improve next time around, those chances for LinDan might not be there.. 2. as Han mentioned in this thread also, he needs to work on his defense..Often times, he was just in an awkward position(ie. when he thought Taufik was going for a re-netdrop and he anticipated and jump forward, while Taufik read it and lobbed the shuttle over him). Things like those, which I noticed LinDan often times struggled with. But I guess with his speed and quickness, in his mind he will think that he still can get to any impossible shots.. Again, as Han mentioned also, it was LinDan's day and Taufik did make the victory a bit easier by making quite a few unforced errors(easy points for LinDan). Hope they'll meet again in the next battlefield soon..