Of course, in China, there's already plenty of people who like badminton. I'm hoping more foreigners, Americans, and other countries can get into this sport.
It is hard to compete with other sports. Badminton is a sport which, when compared with football and tennis, still needs promotion.
I hope wholeheartedly that badminton will be as popular and respected as tennis one day.
Before I turned 30, through a lot of hard work and support, I won many badminton titles. But after turning 30, Lin Dan should change that mindset and start in a new direction and do things that are more meaningful.
The biggest problem for badminton is wind direction and lighting. If those problems are not solved, it seriously impacts players' performances on the court. If a high-level player's performance is affected by these factors, they suffer setbacks and cannot be fully satisfied on the court.
I love badminton, and representing China is an honour for me.
It should not all be about badminton.
Badminton is a cruel sport.
Many people, including those from the BWF, don't really understand what the main problems in badminton are and what it most needs because many officials are not competitors.
Badminton is not only about winning. What is important to me is about playing hard, doing my best and putting up a good show for the spectators.
When you fully focus in the match, you don't think too much about the atmosphere and the climate. Even if the temperature goes up, we will both sweat the same.
Being a professional athlete, we all want to win the title.
Win or lose, I believe in giving my best and that is what I always do.
If you play a match, then you got to give it all to beat the opponent; there is nothing like playing against a great or a non-great player. I treat them all as opponents and aim to beat them.
It is difficult to single out any one player, as I aim to give my best against every single player that I have played so far against.
I have admired Taufik Hidayat for being exceptionally talented and Hendrawan for being a great player only because of his hard work and dedication. I have always looked up to them as players.