the key factor The final match is really a good show, especially for Tony Gunawan. Why was he able to beat his old compatriots with a partner obvious with the skill not up to him and other two players? Don’t forget one thing, the reflection. If you played badminton on a competitive level, you know how this reflection thing serves you. For men’s double, the reflection is always the variable deciding how the shuttlecock is going to be placed/returned due to the high speed. You might wanna say it is ridiculous since Candra Wijaya and Sigit Budiarto are professional players and they are supposed to be able to get over that. You are partially correct. They still play with their reflection, just the speed threshold becomes higher since they have been trained and competed at the international level for so long. Tony Gunawan surely had the control on the court since he trained with Wijaya and Budiarto under Hardinata; therefore, he was able to set up a game plan which maximized the strong side of himself and Bach while controlling the damage what Wijaya and Budiarto were able to create. As you saw in the competition, there were very few lifts from Gunawan and Bach; these made their Indonesian opponents have to drive or play the net, rather than smash. In all the speedy sports, the performance depends on how the brain and body respond to the circumstance. At the high speed drive, players barely have time to think where to place the shuttlecocks and can only do according to the intuition/ reflection. Gunawan certainly played smartly to use this to read Wijaya’s and Budiarto’s minds and forced them to lift or clear to create the chance for Bach to smash (even though most of them got sent back, but as long as the pressure was on, Gunawan was able to find a chance to cut in and terminate the play). Telling the truth, I don’t think most people understand what is really behind a phenomenon and would like to put together an interesting theory to explain what did happen. The sportsmanship seemed to be degraded and I was unable to accept that.