Ra/Lee fell to a Chinese pair again. it seems like they have lost the edge they had on the Chinese. 2cents. interesting point. we have seen many young players who would burst into the badminton scene from relatively unknown, and then they will fade and some continues to be at the top level, while other struggle. examples that i can think of are Lin, Bao (as you mentioned), Taufik, Sony. others players are different, and normally would slowly rise to the top level, and most players are in this category. as for the reason why that is so, i am not sure, were they truely better when they were younger, or was their relative less known (and less analyzed) status to their advantage?