Chinese took 2 single titles while Koreans took the 3 doubles. It looks obvious that China strong in singles, while Koreans strong in doubles, you cannot deny that by saying Lee HI was #1 for a week in history I checked this, it is Chen Hong who ranking the #1 for the whole year of 2003. What an achievement for Chen Hong! Lee HL was not even a single week, not close to it either! Even you did verification, you should point out that it was Chen Hong who's so dominate in the year 2003, but unfortunately you never mention a single word. Thanks for your clarification. Now we know Lee HI was #1 for just a week in history, not almost one year. There are tons of players ranked #1 for a week, even Rosline #1 for more than 1 week, even #1 entering the WC, but few ranked #1 for almost a year. If some one ranked #1 for almost year, or even several month, that's his era. He's the most dominate player. From my memory and checking, since I paid attention to badminton, The following players are the most dominate players: Peter Gade, Sun Jun, Chen Hong, and Lin Dan. Especially, Gade has be active in the top for many,many years. Partly because he's good always, partly because Chinese players have to be forced to retire when they are not that old. Gade may have always around the top for the longest, but Lin Dan is like the longest stable number 1, and he is still dominating, the question is who will be the next? start from when?