Monday, March 15, 2010


Datuk Lee Chong Wei had just won the All England men's single title, defeating the unseeded Kenichi Tago of Japan in a blistering straight sets 21-19, 21-19.

The question now is whether Chong Wei will be given a 'hero's welcome' or a 'champion's welcome'. This we will have to wait and see.



Kamal Sanusi said...

Upon received some information, I did spend some time to watch the delayed game at TV1 last night.

To my surprise, when it was 19-20, it is clearly shown in the TV that the shuttle was out and the linesman claimed it as IN.

I guess, if it is declared IN and therefore deuce, 2nd set would have been won by Tago. Chong Wei's chance will be 50/50 again.

Anyway, he was declared a winner, let see how big is the homecoming celebration.

Kah kah kah!!!...

FMZam said...

Chong Wei had met Kenichi Tago before and won. But Kenichi Tago he met this time was a different young fighter, a more improved and sharpened 20 year old Park Joo Bong's disciple. Chong Wei may had won the game but the winner to many badminton fans was Kenichi Tago who had beaten Chen Ji and Bao Chun Lai only to lose to Chong Wei by default.

I don't say Chong Wei is not great. Chong Wei played his game well despite showing the crowd his worried and troubled face at the start. For Kenichi Tago to have turned Chong Wei into one nervous experienced top player, that pint sized Japanese must have fitted into the picture of a future champion to take over from all the old badminton top singles.

We have no replacement for Chong Wei I hope Misbun and our badminton association would do their best to develop many more Chong Weis.

komando said...

The eyes can be deceived, ask any refree..use the magic eyes, like tennis & rugby does.

Otherwise cheat will forever be present like soccer!