Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thomas Cup

The 2010 Thomas Cup competition has just ended with China winning it for the 4th consecutive time. Our nation had such a high a hope to recapture the cup after a 12 years' absent. Yet, as usual, we weren't anywhere near to walking the talk. Our nations campaign collapsed against Japan when we lost the 2-0 lead to succumb 3-2. After that, the road to be taken was as hard as it can be as China was in the same half of the draw. Against China, our players tried. Nevertheless, the result showed that we are lightyears away from beating China. Our players were like little boys playing against their big brother, getting thrashed with even under 10 scores. Its a pity really. The players were better than that, they could and should have done better. In the end, the long wait continues...

The China vs Mas match was one highly anticipated match as whoever wins it has high hopes of winning the cup itself. So, me, CT and YY went to a nearby mamak just to watch the match, hoping our players can brush away the early hiccups and send the chinese players home. We thought the match was starting at 6pm, so we ended up earlier at the mamak stall only to be told that the match was at 7pm. As we arrived earlier(not too early actually, it was already 630pm), we were able to get a place as a lot of the others were 'camping' on the seats waiting for the match as well.

Fullhouse- The mamak stall is completely filled with people anticipating to see a Malaysian victory... Its so full that every seat is occupied...
Before the match- Before the match, CT and YY seems to be in good spirit...lol
After the match- Gone is the energy and the smile...its disappointment written all over the face.
Roti tisu- Roti tisu which has been torn apart...lol. We ate 2 of it over the match...
Oh yeah! vs Oh man!- Lin Dan has proven to be Chong Wei's achilles heels...better luck next time. The record of Lin Dan vs Chong Wei is thus 16 wins and 6 losts for Lin Dan...Damn, isn't he just too good?sigh