Lee Zii Jia explains his backhand smash against Kento Momota


The backhand smash looks easy but it’s extraordinary. It recently captured the imagination of badminton fans. Is the backhand smash planned or it’s just luck? I always practice it during training but I rarely show it during a match. My teammates in training camp know that I always practice it. Taufik Hidayat is the best proponent of backhand smash. Do you think it can be your secret weapon? It’s not really my secret weapon but it can be a weapon to disrupt opponent’s strategy a little bit. Technically, which one of your backhand smashes is harder to execute?
The first one or the second one? The second one is harder.
– Why? Because I always practice it. Momota looks shocked by your backhand smash. I didn’t notice his reaction during the match but after the match, when I watched the replay,
I noticed that he looks shocked. Since you managed to produce such moment in an important match do you feel satisfied? I’m not satisfied yet. There is a huge gap between me and Momota. It will make me more motivated to train harder. His aggressive and risky gameplay is a detail by his coach, Hendrawan. Hendrawan said Lee Zii Jia is different than Lee Chong Wei who was previously coached by him. I’m just recently coaching him.
I will take it slow with him. Every player has different character. Lee Chong Wei is more composed.
Lee Zii Jia is youthful.

84 thoughts on “Lee Zii Jia explains his backhand smash against Kento Momota

  1. alaa..klu menang x pe..bnda cmni x pyah la nk dikecohkan..bukan mng pn…memalukan sja..klu le chong wei aku la jgk..puihhh!!

  2. Sy rasa ada baiknya dihebohkan (backhand smash) supaya beliau lebih bersemangat utk perform lagi baik selepas ini. (Speed/technique & tactic variation/mental & physical control). Good Luck LZJ!

  3. こういう完全スピードタイプに桃田は安定して勝てるんかな?

  4. Young lee needs to polish quality near net ball to catch up, his ball is too high and too slow for opponent.

  5. Match ni memang best laa..bila dia jumpa momota lagi nnti..dia akan buat lbih baik lagi….x mustahil untuk mengalahkannya..semangat zii jia😉👍

  6. Lol so embrassing , its just 2 backhand smash…. Kento momota controlled that game and won… If ypu really watch that game, their level is still far…. And you want to give spotlight to these two shot???? Wow oh wow whoever come up with this interview idea should be fired

  7. Ni pun nak heboh2 kan..lzj rendah dri je.wartawan ja yg lebih2…but keep it up ljz u still to young..u have a potential to be great player

  8. Lee zi jia kita tunggu kamu menang di Indonesia Open main di istora senayan itu baru hebat,keluarin dah skill backhand luwkkw

  9. Taufik hidayat number 2.

  10. Lepas tengok video LZJ backhand ni,semalam Sy testing juga backhand dia,susah betul Dan kena dipukul oleh oppenent says,sbb raket Sy yg terbang pergi Muka oppenent saya..ish sial betul..

  11. Everyone has his comfortable way of footwork, it doesn t have to look nice. Lee s footwork is fine for me. Keep it up Lee.

  12. This unusual backhand smash can catch an opponent off guard but do not overdo it to make it like routine. Lee Zia's foot work is rather poor. He moves sluggishly like a crab sideways. His coach should tell him to polish up his game if he wants to move up the ladder.It is appalling the coaches often fail to correct the weakness of players and let them repeat errors until it is becomes a bad habit. We as side line spectators can see it so obviously but the coaches seem to be blind to the unforced errors. Rotate the coaches if their players do not perform. Many have archaic ideas of the game and are not helping potential good players to adapt new and fast play to score points. .

  13. kalau tengok LZJ main mcm slow movement kalau nk dibandingkan dgn LCW..LCW pergerakan dia lebih laju nk smbut bola smash sbb tu dia bnyak dive

  14. 👍👍👍 buat zi jia selain mental yg perlu berkelas dunia..skill kelas dunia juga mesti ada utk jadi seorg juara..backhand smash itu kelas dunia..mantapkan lagi dan terus kerja keras utk gapai impian..

  15. Sudah setara dng Kevin sanjaya dan Axelsen menurut saya. 👍 Tapi kalo dengan Taufik, masih jauuhhh… Don't even bother comparing, (I think) there will never be another backhand like Taufik, it's like God Him self Made that hand specially for Taufik only, lol

  16. no need to hype him up after two backhand smashes lol.. be down to earth and train harder to improve. let your actions do the talking. media is toxic to put pressure on him and this could negatively impact his growth as a player especially mentally. be humble.

  17. momota memang macam tu, dia style buat2 terkejut tapi mistake payah nak buat. zi jia kena keras dan pantas mcm lindan muda2 dulu baru sedap lawan.aku pulak reti tengok dan komen main ke laut angkasa pluto hahaha

  18. 😎 lzj , we believe in u
    minda player bolasepak mesti belajar drpada dia ni
    jikalau tak dpt capai antara ke3 baik dlmASIA sama maksud = kosong nilainya
    puluhan ribu gaji sebulan kpd mereka tu memang tak masuk akal
    nilai pemainan sekadar kancil pakai 2tahun dibayay harga BMW baru .bodoh2 belaka

  19. rendang korang nk claim, skill badminton pun korang nk claim, jerebu haritu dkt malaysia punca korang tak ade plak yg on comment . Lepastu bila ade je achievement yg malaysia dpt , oh mula laa kita serumpun laa kita negara jiran laa . pebende laa cm budak2

  20. Pretty sure he has powerful backhand smash. He's like 'taufik' for this era, hope you can be great as him. Love from indonesia.

  21. Biase je mne de laju tu..cuma keliru momota..badan tinggi memang senang lah..klau badan rendah dpt buat mcm tu baru luar biasa

  22. Zii jia punga backhand tu padu …tapi taufik hidayat punya on another level lah boleh nmpak seninya ….sbb dia buat nmpak bersahaja sahaja…tapi shuttle pergi nok haram laju…

  23. Just one good stroker cannot take Lee Zia very far. He still got to improve his footwork refine his strokes.At the moment he moves like a crab sideways in the court.

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