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Discussion in '2017 Tournaments' started by Master, Nov 19, 2017.
Chen Long, can you play cross-net ?
17-20, few match points saved.
AA is not giving up
Aa just going for it, hoping for the best
AA's luck runs out
Back to back tournaments taking its toll on CL
Chen Long makes it count! 21-14, 19-21, 21-17 win over AA.
Booking the final spot.
I thought it wd be a walk in the park for CL....clearly it wasnt.
Aa knows he can't afford to rally with Chen Long by keeping the shuttle down at every instance but CL is wiser to it, anticipating his x-ct smash, the final one for the net return almost out of AA's reach who desperately lifted wide
Who else are waiting for a CL vs LCW final ?
CL vs LCW ???? Too many scars there.
No smashing when moving backwards.
Thats the golden rule that AA broke on the last point.
CL only had to block a poor smash from a perfect lift.
Well a CL-LCW final would be their first meeting since the Rio final IIRC. Would be interesting.
Anyway that's that for the afternoon session. Hope the evening session has better matches. That TTY-SJH match bored me to death.
Besides, Chen Long's superb retrieving ability , including dive retrievals and recovering from it quickly, is something all attacking players feel they have to go for the lines with tight margins or else it's going to come back with interest. I believe any opponent who smashes against Chen Long cannot be too confident about it, they can only just do it and hope for the best.
Playing long rallies with Chen Long is worse, may be even suicidal, if you don't have the physicality for it, skills notwithstanding.
Nice that CL can go to Dubai, now Axelsen will have some serious contenders
If Chen Long had played a bit smarter and less stubborn (all those predictable lifting, esp in G2), he'd have won it in two straight sets.
The year-end SS Grand Finale will be diminished without Chen Long in it, thank goodness, he'll be there.
Yeah, it's been a long time since CL and LCW met, considered a dream final in my opinion; time for a refresher course in case they clash in the final of a major event in future. Unless Shi Yuqi spoils the party for them , of course, not likely I think as LCW is in fine form here.
Its sad to watch XD nowadays.. Very hard to see a high quality match..
Same XD pairs in the final a week apart.