Badminton World Cup 2005 FINALS
Taufik Hidayat vs Lin Dan
Watch the Badminton World Cup 2005 FINALS, between Taufik Hidayat and Lin Dan.
Sorry for the low quality video. White shit is Taufik, dark shirt is Lin Dan. Although we can barely see the players’ faces, their skills and movement are good enough to watch.
This game was played in 2005. Lin Dan’s badminton skills were not as good as it is today. On the other hand, Taufik’s speed was faster and he has a more natural ‘fluid-like’ footwork.
The 15 points system or the ‘old rules’ was used at that time. That is why the score gap in the first game was so wide at one time; 13:0. With the new badminton scoring system used today, this rarely and almost never happens.
In this game, Taufik played more drop shots, knowing that Lin Dan’s advantage is the overhead jump smash/jump smash. Therefore Lin Dan did not get many chances to play his powerful overhead jump smashes.
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