Zhang Nan ( 张楠 )

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  1. yuquall

    yuquall Regular Member

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    Ou/Zhang will face Ahsan/Hendra in R1.. uff that will be tough.
    Can Ou play like he did last time?
     
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    Nope lol

    And I heard ZN had a big miss with his serve. I happened to miss that, unfortunately.
    Got this feeling that ZN has been getting too used to lower level of competition, getting dragged down by his partner. He seems to be forgetting how it is to play in highest level. Not good... but I can't think of any way out.
     
  3. Baddie lover

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    Scrap the partnership post Tokyo. Give him best possible partner and make best use of ZN as he's in his maybe last years of his career. CBA is to blame.
     
  4. djake

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    He should partner Chen Qingchen after the Olympics. Forget about MD.
    But I think retirement is most likely post Olympics
     
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    But China already has 2 top pairs in XD. I doubt they'll do it.
     
  6. yuquall

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    As for now Ou/Zhang is ranked 22nd in World Ranking and 20th in Race to Tokyo, 4th in China.
    With a number of tournaments, their chance to qualify to Tokyo is closing to zero (even without the tournaments cancelled I thought it was almost non existent):(

    They need to at least earn averagely 6000 points a tournament in average to possibly boost their rank to top 8. Which means at least QF in 750 above or SF in 500 :confused::confused::confused: And that's if both Han/Zhou and Huang/Liu are stuck in their current position.
     
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    Really miss this era (2011-16). Zhang/Zhao the evergreen pair

     
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    ZN.. missing him.:cool:

    With the extension of the Olympics Qualification next year, he and Ou might have still have a chance if they (Ou) can miraculously up his game significantly and the others pair (except Li/Liu) were as stagnant as last year. Very slim, but at least not impossible..
     
  9. Nine Tailed Fox

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    Congratulations Zhang Nan for having second baby with Tian Qing.
     
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    Wow congrats.
    Second?? Didn't know they had their first yet?
     
  11. Dangho

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    I see Zhang/Ou weren't registered for the competition in Thailand and I haven't seen any pictures of Zhang Nan from the photos of the Chinese team practices recently either, is he approaching retirement?
     
  12. Justin L

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    As I've reported on the Chinese badminton thread, China has withdrawn from all the three tournaments in Thailand due to Covid-19 fears, playing it safe.
     
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    Yes I'm aware, but Zhang/Ou weren't in the M&Q report either so they wouldn't be playing anyway had the Chinese team chosen to participate in the Thailand tour
     
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    What makes you say that, heard anything online? Not that I know of though I won't rule that out, esp if the Tokyo OG is canceled this year (no more postponement).
     
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    The rumors and speculations say that.
     
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    Such a shame, cannot even fight to try and overtake his teammates with the current situation.
     

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