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.