What’s up peeps!!
It’s a fantastic month for us Malaysians as we get to see Datuk Lee Chong Wei (DLCW) beat his nemesis in the UK, and also Nicol David, as she continues to dominate the world of Squash with her 7th Malaysian Open Crown. Amazing achievements from our outstanding Malaysian athletes.
I wish to focus more on DLCW’s achievement in my blog, as it has always been difficult for him to beat Lin Dan at key tournaments. I think he had a good tournament and felt he was more in control. They have had numerous meetings before and I am sure DLCW would have reviewed why he won or lost to Lin Dan.
All England itself should be a good measuring tool for DLCW on why he won, and if I may say, he did it with ease. Some said Lin Dan was recovering from injury and was not at his best. I thought DLCW actually upped his game, more on mental strength rather than physically. During this year’s tournament, there was a hiccup in scheduling and we had DLCW rushing within an hour to play his earlier rounds. You could see that he was unhappy because he didn’t have ample time to get ready, but yet he beat his opponents out right. One would say he played with angst and that would have been a driving force for him to win the prestigious tournament.
I honestly believe DLCW is as good as Lin Dan or even better at times. However Lin Dan has this sense of arrogance in him, which I think does help his game when he faces tough opponents like DLCW. Mentally, it is tough to play a person with the calibre of Lin Dan, coupled with Lin Dan’s confidence and arrogance on the court. I have pledged to do the ROBOT DANCE if DLCW beats Lin Dan and wins our first Badminton Olympic Gold in London (assuming of course all goes as planned). Meanwhile I wish DLCW all the best, and may his victory be a welcome, continuous, winning trend which extinguishes Lin Dan’s arrogance on the court.
Sport On – C-Lan Paul