Men's Doubles: 2007 Review and Outlook for 2008

Discussion in 'Hong Kong Open 2007' started by badMania, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. wilfredlgf

    wilfredlgf Regular Member

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    I'll summarise that for you.

    China win.
    China wins.
    China wins more.
     
  2. Oldhand

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    I'm sure hau-ge's word is beyond reproach. :)
    Allthesame, I'm willing to bet on Tony Gunawan competing at the 2008 Games :cool:
     
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    We'll see to that :rolleyes:
     
  4. Oldhand

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    That sounds almost like you are planning sabotage :eek:
    If you do that, I'll send Li Yongbo after you :p
     
  5. wilfredlgf

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    Why go through all the trouble. Send him all your made in China toys for Xmas.
     
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    Kido and Hendra may have an opportunity in beating Koo/Tan next year. Provided if they can break their mentality of we can't win KKK/TAN. I foresee possible that may happen. If Koo/Tan rest on their laurels when playing MK/Hendra.. they might lose to the INA pair.
    6-0 is nothing.. and i do hope KKK/TAN's runs against MK/Henrda will still continue in 2008.

    However 2008 is not all about Kido/Hendra.. there are also alot of Darkhorses who is timing themselves to the Olympics. Nevertheless 2008 will be another exciting year for Badminton again.
     
  7. Oldhand

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    i have quite a few :D:D:D
    i could send you a box too :p
     
  8. huangkwokhau

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    Tony is not going to Olympic....actually I would like to see that he would be part of it...but he decided not....he could represent INA with Candra...:(
     
  9. wilfredlgf

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    So do I, remnants of my Sixth Form romance. :(
     
  10. Oldhand

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    Why would anyone not want to win an Olympic medal, if not the Gold, a second time? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Other sportspersons would give anything just to get a second crack at it :confused:
    Are we missing some part of the story here? :confused:
     
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    TG , I believe,is more thoughtful of giving other INA MD the opportunity.He had his Olympic glory;why deprive the second or third INA MD their shot at that? By OG08,they would be in good shape;it's not as if they are so far behind (They have beaten T/C before) or that Tony can guarantee INA a gold.
     
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    from combining resistance to pressure,consistency,sharpness & technics..
    i would give this few ppl chances for the title..
    no.1 contender - indonesia kido/setiawan
    1st challenge - china cai yun/fu hai feng
    2nd challenge - china XZB/GZD
    3rd row of contender - malaysia KKK/TBH & LWW/CTF & Japan/Taipei pair
     
  13. huangkwokhau

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    Yes....there is some missing story here why tony decided not to go to Olympic.....:D..I am not going to disclose the reason....all I can say...there is" always take and give..."
     
  14. Oldhand

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    hau-ge... thanks for clarifying that
    TG stands for Take & Give too :p
    and, of course, we're not talking about money here... but sporting generosity :)
     
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    Tony Gunawan not even going under US banner? That was what US going to do, if Tony couldnt go under Indonesia.
     
  16. huangkwokhau

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    It has nothing to do with that.....Tony is not US citizen yet so he could not represent US anyway...thats why Howard/Bob play together....he may go to beijing as a coach, not a player....Tony has his own reason not to participate Olympic...lets respect his decision eventhough many fans wanted to see him in OG'08....
    He knows this website well......
     
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    ok, was just clarifying news I read - it was an interview with Tony. Of course that was earlier this year when it was not decided yet.
     
  18. Oldhand

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    As much as we must respect his decision, it's sad to hear this :(
    I'd rate him as one of the greatest doubles players ever, right up there with Park Joo Bong :)
    Let's hope that, after Rudy Gunawan and Tony Gunawan, there's another Gunawan waiting in the wings :cool:
     
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    There's Hendra Gunawan, but not yet of the same standard as Hendra Setiawan ........ much less Tony Gunawan.
     
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    May their tribes increase :p
     

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