Lin Dan will be making his eagerly return to the world badminton circuit at this year All England badminton championship. Many have been waiting for Super Dan to make his appearance in 2010.
The reason for Lin Dan not playing in the first 2 legs of the Super Series which was won by Lee Chong Wei was he wasn’t ready and tired after a long year in 2009.
Lin Dan was the most consistent player in 2009 winning 37 out of the 39 matches he played. That is a whooping 94.87% winning rate for the Chinese badminton star.
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Olympic and world badminton champion Lin Dan will make his first appearance of the season at the All-England in Birmingham next month.
The Chinese superstar took a prolonged break after complaining of exhaustion and skipped this season’s first two Super Series Open tournaments in South Korea and Malaysia.
But the 26-year-old said that he was fighting fit for the defence of the All-England title.
“I was not physically ready for the past two international events,” he told the China Daily.
“I was really tired after a busy 2009. After a period of break, I feel much better. It’s the start of the year and a very important event for me.”
Lin Dan was almost unbeatable in international competitions last year, playing 39 matches and losing only twice. But he plans to reduce the number of tournaments he plays in this year.
“As a young player, you have to play as many matches as possible in order to gain experience,” he said.
“As a veteran you should choose high-quality competition as the best way to stay healthy and remain in peak competitive form.