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Discussion in '2019 Tournaments' started by Loh, Feb 28, 2019.
Hehe well, about mental thingy he's 'little LCW' and Momo is 'little LD' ..we know how it goes..
Can't blame AG now even LD was a choker once squandered 7MPs and then lost the match.
May be.. Never thought that Tangkas needs some PR though
I don't think so. lol
LCW never had a problem playing any other players.
Ginting has this problem regardless the opponents unfortunately. That's how he has been losing in early rounds.
I was just making some excuses haha as to stop blaming him. Await for post match interview with AG, hope they release it soon..
Good finals today, only XD did not have any excitement.
In WS Tai Tzu Ying a cut above today. Nice though to see Okuhara trying to play faster and more aggressive.
In WD Matsumoto/Nagahara was the better pair. Interesting to see what Korea will do in WD?
In MD Japan played fast and furious, but Ahsan/Setiawan still managed to play a very close game. Mostly due to Ahsan's ability to create chances, openings and winners.
In MS Momota escaped again. He managed to soak up all the pressure (more than an hour) before Ginting got tired, started taking chances and made substantially more mistakes. It takes two to play such good final. Credit to both.
Take away whoever you support. Ginting showed he is in the running. A lot can happen in 18 month. Momota have to rethink, as his "old" game might not be enough.
Todays finals were wonderful exposure and advertising for our game.
I'm afraid an isolated incident doesn't make Lin Dan a choker, only an accident never to be repeated. Pardon me for saying this.
Thank you very much, Morten Frost, really appreciate your summing up.
Just one question, if you will allow me - is it still possible for the two 'aged' living legends, namely, Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, who are not only old in badminton terms but also over the hill, to be able to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and , perhaps, even medalling (not necessarily gold or silver, even a bronze is a historic achievement, unprecedented) ?
Thank you for your post. Indeed it was a good final day.
Unfortunately, not everyone could enjoy the matches. It would have been much better exposure if it could be accessible by anyone anywhere.
How did he 'escape' as you have put it?
Why do you not see it as Kento Momota adapting his tactics accordingly and being successful in doing this?
Do you really think he wanted to soak up pressure from Ginting for more than an hour?
Momota-san these days comes onto court with a very fluid game-plan.
If something he does is unsuccessful, he changes it (such as trying to match Ginting's blistering pace during the 1st game and ending up thoroughly thwarted).
If something he does is successful, he perseveres (such as when he had tied the match up 1-1 and then proceeded to defend resolutely in the 3rd game thereby putting Ginting under pressure to take risks to seek winners).
There was NO 'escape' on his part.
Rather, the mark of a true champion is that s/he can adapt to an situation s/he faces and master it with assurance.
Momota-san has merely once more proved himself worthy of wearing the mantle of World Number 1.
Don't speak too soon. The same momota when lost, where was your theory?. All these worthy no.1 theory.
We speak the same language, just using other words!
I think what he meant is when Momota was trailing 11-16 and took 20-19 by 21. I think he escaped in that sense.
I do not accept the word 'escaped'.
He persevered in playing with assurance in his ability to overturn a substantial lead and win the game.
That was a tactical victory not an escape.
Thank you for the clarification Morten but as you can see from what I have been posting, Momota-san did not 'escape' in any real sense of the word.
To me, the term 'escaped' implies that Kento won due to mistake upon mistake being made on the part of Ginting to turn a match-winning performance into one that led to his defeat.
What it does not imply is that Kento was pro-active in creating the circumstances for his victory.
He out-manoeuvred Ginting using his great experience of being in such situations to do this.
Have you ever played yourself?
How sure are you that your plan will work?
How sure are you that you in the eleventh hour will win?
Nobody can be sure, thats the beauty of sport.
Momota was lucky that Ginting was mentally weak. Does that sound better than "escaped"?
Momota was not lucky in any sense of the word.
He out-manoeuvred Ginting.
That was a tactical (and thereby objective) action not subject to notions of luck or otherwise.
I have played extensively though, of course, not at the highest level that professional players play at.
Momota-san had conviction in his belief that he would win if he persevered with the tactics he chose.
Of course, he could have lost but that did not deter him from following through with his game-plan.
In no way does any of the above equate to him 'escaping' is the point I have been making all along.