Fishing for Compliments
Lin Dan seems to have realized the ‘status’ of Susilo in Singapore. Lin’s reply to the press began....
“It was very important to beat Ronald as I had to show I’m better than him”
This of course, Lin Dan did extremely well. And then the masterstroke followed….
“Although I proved I was better than Ronald, he played at a very high level. Even if I’d lost today, it wouldn’t have mattered as I would have lost to a worthy opponent”
You have just whipped the ass of your opponent and at the end you say that he played at a very high level, what does it show? It just proves that you are really good coz you just
“Using disguised drop shots, cross-court pushes and smashes, Susilo earned the respect of the world’s top-ranked player”
Incidentally, disguised drop shots, cross-court pushes and smashes happen in every other top-level game. And of course, the media also HAD to mention that there were two ministers in the audience, who surprisingly did not shed tears (unlike the semifinal loss of our yet another foreign import table-tennis player at the Olympics)…I wonder why ah…:)