India’s ace shuttler had skipped the recently concluded Syed Modi International in Lucknow. She wanted to focus on the BWF World Tour Finals that is about to begin from December 12 at Guangzhou.
Star shuttler of India PV Sindhu who finished runners-up at the last edition of the event in Dubai, strongly believes that she is all set for the BWF World Tour. This is majorly because of the recent break she got after skipping the recently concluded Syed Modi International Tournament.
“This break from Syed Modi International tournament gave me time to be well-prepared for the season-ending tournament starting December 12”, Sindhu said to PTI.
It is the third time that the Rio Olympics silver medalist has qualified for the prestigious event. On being asked if she would be in better form this time, Sindhu said: “Yes, because I have enough time to prepare this time.
“I hope I do well in this tournament. I am confident of giving my best. It is one of the biggest tournaments with all the top players and it will be tough but I really want to win it.”
Sindhu continued her impressive form this year, claiming silver medals at all the major events — Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and the World Championship, besides finishing runners-up at India Open and Thailand Open.
PV Sindhu has been consistent in her performance this year and claimed silver medals at almost all the international games that were played this year including Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championship. She also finished as runners-up at Thailand Open and India Open.
On speaking about her tournament losses for this year, Sindhu said, “Sometime it does upset you when you lose in the finals, or even in a quarterfinal or semifinal, especially when you think may be I could have played better or even if you gave your 100 percent and even then you lose.”
“Sometimes you don’t play up to the mark and you win even then. You think that you should have played better. You have to just think it is not your day. For example in 2017 World championship final, it was not my day because I gave everything in that match,” she added.
“I feel everyone is of same standard, it is not like one is tough. It is all about that particular day. You can see a lot of juniors coming up, so we have to give your best against even the lower-ranked players,” she said.-- Advertisement --
It has been quite a grueling season, Sindhu has played 18 tournaments and there was hardly any time to reflect on the matches, “We don’t have much time but whatever time we get, we need to analyse and know what mistakes we are doing. We have to pick our tournaments where you can give your best, it is tough, you have to be mentally and physically fit.”
— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) November 28, 2018
“It is very important to be confident and strong even if you lose, because you know there are tournaments coming up next and you have to be prepared for it,” she said.
After the World Tour will conclude, Sindhu will besting her focus on the Premier Badminton League where she will be representing Hyderabad Hunters and will be playing her opener against Carolina Marin.
To catch latest updates on Indian sports, stay tuned with KreedOn!