Koudai Naraoka (奈良岡功大)

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    As redemption for her 7x early (first round) exit maybe, those early exit only give her less than 3,000 ranking points. If she win this tournament, she will get 4,000 points.

    Mostly they're the player from Tonami & Unisys, are they sent by their own funding or by NBA?

    With current status of Naraoka is no more in the national team, I don't think he will be sent to the next WJC. How do you think?
     
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    All the players, including Naraoka, are self-financed. Actually, Naraoka's father is accompanying them as one of the coaches.

    Although there has not been an announcement yet, I think that Naraoka's position on the junior national team should be secure. Unless another extremely strong MS candidate appears, I consider it likely that he will be sent to the WJC.
     
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    Naraoka in Viet Nam Ciputra
     
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    Kodai's been on the rise this half year. Curious to see if he becomes the new Japan No.1
     
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    I think it is safe to say that his game is pretty much the best in Japan right now.

    His game looks exhausting though - it doesn't look easy. When you watch Momota or Lin Dan play - badminton seems easy.

    But his game doesn't give that feeling however this is only perception.
     
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    His game does seem very forced. Like for the long run he wouldn't survive, one day he is gonna be burnt out. Surely he'll slowly transition into a more patient rally style player.

    Cuz right now it seems like he is running after every shot
     
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    Exactly! Hope he manage against axelsen today but no chance
     

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