Temporary slump or carelessness?
It is pointed out that the world-class Frederic Kudron (Welcome Savings Bank) is a temporary slump over the sluggish performance against Blue One Resort in the recently ended 2022-2023 PBA Team League Finals.
Welcome Savings Bank, which Kudron belongs to, stopped in the runner-up as it was driven to 1 win and 4 losses until the 5th game. Experts did not easily predict the complete defeat of Welcome Savings Bank, which is considered the strongest as the regular No. 1 player. Kudron was in a position to lead the team’s victory토토사이트, but he won 4 wins and 6 losses in singles and doubles in the 1st to 5th games of the final, and the win rate did not exceed 50%. As Kudron faltered, the power of the entire team also declined.
PBA adviser Nam Do-yeol said, “Kudrong seems to have lost his concentration while running a long race. This is a temporary phenomenon. Also, unlike individual competitions, group competitions are not only good for one person. I was just overwhelmed by the teamwork of Blue One Resort. Kudron’s skills are still the best in the world.”
In fact, Kudron participated in 77 games in the regular rounds 1-6 of the Team League, and took first place in both categories with 51 wins and 26 losses and an average of 2.325. He played a leading role in helping the team win the regular first place for two consecutive years and advance to the championship (final). In the 1st and 2nd rounds of the finals, I lost both in doubles, but in the singles match with David Zapata, the atmosphere at the beginning was not bad with 1 win and 1 loss.
The problem is that he lost Kudron’s unique ability as a solver in the decisive match of the 3rd to 5th finals. Kudron overcame Zapata and Chan Chapak in singles in the 3rd to 5th games, but unlike Kudron, he fought for 8 to 9 innings in each game, and the averages were also low at 1.222, 1.875, and 1.375. In the 3rd to 5th singles matches, the high run also failed to overwhelm, with all scoring only 3 points.
Commentator Kim Hyun-seok said, “Billiards is very sensitive, so I can’t always play it well. No matter how well you play, ‘going to the average’ is billiards. Even Kudron cannot win with an average of more than 3 points in every game. It seems to be a temporary slump.”
Previously, Kudron had written an all-time record with an average of 6.429 (quarterfinals) in the quarterfinals of the NH Nonghyup Card, the 6th round of the individual tour of the season. Kudron rose to the top of the competition at the time. However, his average has continued to drop since then, and has converged to the average average.
In the process, he was under considerable pressure from Zapata, and in the men’s doubles and mixed doubles, he suffered a greater weakness with 5 losses. It is an environment where not only top domestic players such as Cho Jae-ho (NH Nonghyup Card), Kang Min-goo (Blue One Resort), and Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-a-Car), but also many players who have rapidly improved their skills since their inception, can escape from Kudron’s insufficiency.