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Re: Badminton

Post by Suraj » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:44 am

It’s not true that Chinese players keep away from regular Super Series circuit . You can’t accumulate ranking points without playing the circuit . BWF rules also require players to play a minimum number of events to be eligible to be considered for qualification to big events .

Look back at Super Series 3-4 years ago and you’ll repeatedly see Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei or Chen Long won 4-6 super series in one year . In fact Srikanth is only the 4th men’s player to win at least 4 super series in one year, after the three mentioned above.

The fact is that except for Lin Dan who’s old, and Chen Long, who’s lost form, they don’t have their former bench strength . WS is even more dire - they have two youngsters who are yet to win anything this season . They just happen to suck now.

This season India has 7 singles titles - 5 men’s (4 Srikanth , 1 Sai Praneeth) and 2 women’s (both Sindhu) . China has a total of... 1 (Lin Dan won I think Malaysia Open) . In the past it was the other way around - multiple Chinese players would win titles all year while we would trumpet one or two.

Of the 11 titles this year for China, 6 are in Mixed Doubles, 4 more in MD/WD and one singles title mentioned above . Same story for Indonesia - 8 doubles and 1 singles . India has the most singles titles this year .

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Re: Badminton

Post by Singha » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:42 am excerpt

Srikanth also singled out India's singles coach Mulyo Handoyo, of Indonesia, for his success and forhelping him and other Indian players perform at a higher level. Handoyo, who coached Taufik Hidayat to an Olympic gold, was roped in earlier this year to ease the workload of national coach Pullela Gopichand.

Ever since Handoyo's appointment, the performance of the singles players, especially the men, has improved sharply.

"Everyone is doing well and the amount of training we have been doing since the new coach has joined is really helping us. We really want to be more consistent as a group in the coming tournaments," Srikanth said.

The Guntur-lad though remains eternally indebted to Pullela Gopichand for his success at the highest level. Gopichand has been responsible for the rise of the likes of Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal. Srikanth said that it was the former All England champion's belief that kept him going in difficult times.

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Re: Badminton

Post by KJo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:42 pm

I am waiting for Srikanth to win the All-England Championships (which Prakash and Gopi have won).
I see he lost in the 1st round in 2017.

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Re: Badminton

Post by krisna » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Srikanth Kidambi now no 2 in world of badminton. ... 5497868288

first Indian and 4th man overall to win Australian french Indonesian and denmark tiltes in 1 year.
last was by Saina Nehwal who won 3 titles in 2010.
dubai series ranked 1 . hope he wins that also.

wow his profile has NaMo with him. :)

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Re: Badminton

Post by Muns » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:23 am ... 1_id=93627

Current Rankings has Kidambi at 8th. A Japanese no 1 Kento Momota. Who is this guy??? Whats his story?

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