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Discussion in 'Singapore Open 2005 / Malaysia Open 2005' started by ants, Jul 3, 2005.
next time you have dinner with him, can i be there too?
i still can't believe that he really smoke
limpele, eng hian & sigit are smokers as well.
no wonder these players have the stoner's eyes haha
if i m not wrong most of the indonesians players smoke...
im not condoning smoking......... but your statement just shows how little you have seen and what you know.
and your "I am surprised his opponents have not jumped on this weakness. " is alot easier said then done.......... coz he doesnt have fitness problems when he trains and prepares proper.
if taufik really had this weakness, its would really be funny that Peter Gade, Lin Dan, nor Chen Hong werent able to jump taufik in the just concluded singapore open.
i heard that the effects of smoking such as lack in stamina will only surface after many yrs.. so maybe taufik looks fit right now but who noes wat will happen as the years go by??
Maybe it is already showing now, he was handed a duck by Lee CW today....hahahahaa
i personally know a 65 year old specimen who would put most teenagers / 20's / 30's and others to shame. and yes, especially in badminton.
yes smoking is bad for you......... but not smoking is not a subsitute for exercise.
frankly im impressed. arguably the best singles player in the world smokes more than 3 packs a day and is a habitual drinker as well. for those of you who don't know even if you've only been smoking a few years you will already be experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, increased blood pressure, constriction of blood vessels, weight loss, and an increase in coughs and chest infections. When smokers induce additional drugs such as alchohal these symptoms tend to worsen, although severity of the symptoms depend on the individual.
In spite of these things taufik is vastly more in shape than the average person and one would be a fool to believe he's about to faint every time he steps on court. If you watch his games does his level of play decline with the progression of the match more than other top ranked players?
earlier when i said i was impressed with taufik its not because he smokes and drinks, but its because of the enormity of talent he posesses. as others have said he was already playing at an international level when he was 16, and today he's a chain smoker and he drinks yet he is probably the best player in the world. i dont know if a more naturally gifted ms player has ever lived.
muct be his performance level, and his fitness, it evens out the nicotine...
The thing is, I find Taufik's games are usually at a slower pace than average. for example, compare any game with Xia in it to a taufik game and you will see the difference. Maybe that's y he appears to have good stamina.
Might I also add that this does not only make Taufik look bad, but it makes badminton look bad alltogether. The best players in the world are smokers...now badminton maybe really looked upon as a wussy sport.
yes, but no one thats not into badminton knows that, if you go ask any person that jsut got into badminton, Ill bet Lin DAn is the first guy the'll know, not only is it an easy name to remember but he is a champion..
according to worldbadminton.net taufik was suffering from a left rib injury -the real reason for his performance??
maybe... because i simply cannot bring myself to believe that lcw could thrash him in the second set..
It's terrible. I wonder if the hurt will affect his performance in World Championships.
This is what i was talking about.This is why Lin Dan deserves to be no.1.he wins titles after titles.Taufik plays great,wins one and does terrible in the next.
last year also he won the Indonesian open playing real good and then fared really bad in the copenhagen masters.
Lindan plays 9 tournaments to become rank #1
Taufik plays 5 tournaments to become rank #5
Taufik wins like a man and lose like a man~
Even though he was injured, he went in and take the beating. Thats what makes him such a great player~
Unlike Chen Hong who just withdraw and disappoints all his fans
anybody got a video of Taufik/Lin Dan QF match in Singapore Open 2005?
may be because he was too tired by the singapore open and not b'cos he smoke...