Monday, July 7, 2008

Lin Dan

Technique : Smashing = 9.5 Netting = 7 Drop shot = 8 Service = 9 Drive = 9 footwork = 10 Physical : Stamina = 10 Speed = 9.5 agility = 8Mental : Distraction by others = 8 Temper = 8 Desire to win = 10 Home ground pressure = 10

Lin Dan , 林丹 (born 14 October 1983) is a men's singles badminton player from Fujian China. I believe that Lin Dan is the most success badminton player at this time, because he had won a lot of tournament which enable him to hold the world ranking number one for 2 years since 2004. He was rank world number 2, behind Lee Chong Wei for a short period of time and regained his number 1 ranking in October 2006 until now.

Lin Dan is a aggressive and ferocious attacker, he often did some big smash in his game and pushing opponent side line. Most importantly, i think he is super physically fit. I had saw him in Singapore open 2005, when he walk beside me, he gave me a super fit kind of feeling, which i could not explain.

I think in term of some of the technical skills which need more of a feel in controlling, Lin Dan are at a disadvantage. One of his technical skills that not really polish compare to taufik and Lee Chong Wei will be netting.

Part of Achievement:

Winner of World Championship 2006 and 2007
World ranking number 1
Winner of Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold 2008
Winner of All England Championship 2004, 2006 & 2007
Assist China to win Thomas Cup 2004 and 2006
Winner of YONEX Korea Super Series 2008
Winner of Wilson Swiss Open Super Series 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lee Chong Wei

Technique : Smashing = 9 Netting = 9.5 Drop shot = 9 Service = 9 Drive = 8 footwork = 10 Physical : Stamina = 10 Speed = 9 agility = 9
Mental : Distraction by others = 9 Temper = 10 Desire to win = 10 Home ground pressure = 6

Lee Chong Wei (Simplified: 李宗伟) (born October 21,1982) is a professional Badminton player from Malaysia.

Above is just my rough estimation. I always think that Lee Chong Wei has a tough mental, he seldom get distracted by others compare to Taufik, and i never see him angry in court even is a bad line call. His desire to win is very high. We can see it from the match between him and Lin Dan in Malaysia Open, he can catch up from somewhere 13-20 to win the game. However, he cannot take too much pressure when he play in his home ground, we can see this in world championship 2007 , which is hosted in Malaysia.

I remembered that i heard from one of the commentator say that his cross court smash and slice is the best in the world. Which is quite through, i often saw him did a nice cross court slice. His incredible defensive ability often frustrated his opponent. I had see it a few times from his game against Lin Dan and Taufik. Another good attribute of his worth mention will be his wonderful smooth and fast footwork. Lee Chong Wei is not really tall, compare to other world class player, he is only 1.73m, but his fast and smooth footwork always pay a part in helping him to retrieve shuttle and playing a real fast game against his opponent.

Lastly, he obtained a few months of world ranking 1st in 2006, which make him seeded No 1 in world championship 2006.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Taufik Hidayat

Technique : Smashing = 10 Netting = 10 Drop shot = 9 Service = 9 Drive = 8.5 footwork = 9.5
Physical : Stamina = 8 Speed = 9 agility = 9.5
Mental : Distraction by others = 7 Temper = 7 Desire to win = 9

Taufik Hidayat is my favorite single player, The reason that i like him is because i enjoy seeing him, because of his excellent skills, especially of his back hand smash which can clock a speed at 260 km/h. His game often make me feel that he can read the shot of his opponent and did a anticipation that opponent unexpected.

Almost forgot, he is extremely good in controlling netting. I watched the game of his, world championship 2005 against Lin Dan in he final, Lin Dan was unable to return most of his net shot.

He was a badminton player with extraordinary talent, this is because he won Brunei Open at the age of 16, got into final of All England at the age of 17, obtain world ranking number 1 at the age of 17, won his first Indonesia open title when he was just 18. Also, he is the first man, that hold the title of Olympic champion, world champion, Asian Game, Asia Championship.


6 times won men's singles Badminton Indonesia Open (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006)
2 times won badminton men's singles Asian Game (2002 and 2006)
1 time won men's singles Badminton World Championships (2005)
1 time won men's singles Badminton Summer Olympics (2004)
2 times won Thomas Cup with Indonesian Badminton National Team (2000 and 2002)
3 times won men's singles Badminton Asia Championships (2000, 2004 and 2007)
2 times won men's singles Singapore Open (2001, 2005)
1 time won men's singles Malaysia Open (2000)
Won the Brunei Open at the age of 16
Won gold medal at individual event (men's single) won gold medal for men's team event at SEA game (2007)
2 times Runner-up men's single Badminton All England (1999, 2000)

Source Achievements : wikipedia

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Famous badminton player blog

Hi all,

This is another blog that i created on badminton. When i was still a competitive badminton player, i actually enjoy reading on the profile of famous badminton player around the world , to know about their achievement and their favorite shot etc. I believe badminton addict around the world will also enjoy reading it. So i decide to start this blog. Cheers