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.
It should not all be about badminton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Win or lose, I believe in giving my best and that is what I always do.
Being a professional athlete, we all want to win the title.
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.