Badminton World Championship 2005 SEMI FINALS

Taufik Hidayat vs Lee Chong Wei

Watch the Badminton World Championship 2005 SEMI FINALS, between Taufik Hidayat and Lee Chong Wei.

When this game was played, Taufik was already the Olympic Gold medallist. Lee Chong Wei on the other hand was a new and young national player from Malaysia. However his talent in badminton at that time was already well known by a lot of people.

Chong Wei’s badminton skills at that time were not as good as it is today (2011). Taufik’s fitness and physicality was still at its peak. Therefore Taufik was able to win Chong Wei in 2 straight games.

We rarely see Taufik winning Chong Wei today.

During that match, both players attacked aggressively. I think Chong Wei has changed his style of playing over the years. He plays more skills and stroking nowadays rather than aggressive play.

Taufik on the other hand rarely attacks today. I think it is because he is restricted by his speed to get to the shuttle early to execute strong attacks.

This video is nice to watch because we are not able to witness Taufik’s aggressive attacks today as of ‘yesterdays’.


Part 1



Part 2


Part 3


Part 4

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