World Championship format is 'very boring' to me: Taufik

Updated: 29 August 2010 06:41 IST

Moments after reaching the final of the World Championship, ace Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat said that the tournament's format has become "very boring" an

World Championship format is 'very boring' to me: Taufik
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Paris :

Moments after reaching the final of the World Championship, ace Indonesian shuttler Taufik Hidayat said that the tournament's format has become "very boring" and the Badminton World Federation should try to bring about some changes.

Former Olympics gold medallist Taufik, who entered his second World Championship final yesterday, said that the Asian Games was a more important title to him.

"Yes, I do feel that way. What I meant was that the Asian Games is held every four years so if you don't win it when it is held then you will have to wait for another four years. But it's not the same in the World Cup.

"Now they hold the World Cup every year so it's like any Super Series. It's boring. To me its very boring," Taufik said.

Taufik wished that the BWF would take another look at the format and ensure that the quality doesn't go down.

"I think the players will always attend the World Cup. But for the fans and also for most players, the Olympics and Asian Games will become more important. Nobody will look forward to the World Cup with anticipation," he said.

In the World Championship final Taufik will play China's Chen Ji later on Sunday.

He had last won the World Championships in 2005 after clinching the Olympic gold in 2004 at Athens.

Topics : Badminton
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