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Saina won as the did the doubles pairs, Srikanth and Ira lost. Srikanth is a no-hoper at this point.

Hopefully Saina can win and maybe pulls off an Indian summer in the twilight of her fantastic career.


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Saina faces Line Christophersen whom Sindhu thrashed 8 and 8. Let us see. Hopefully, Saina takes care of her and proceeds to the finals.


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Srikanth lost to 47th ranked Frenchman in straight games. He has totally lost it. I have not seen a player who has gone down so much from being world #1 and winning back to back superseries events in 2017 to losing in early rounds in lowest of the tournaments.

Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy etc have also gone down.

Coaches and Gopi in particular will surely need to be blamed for this. When Indonesia Mualya Handyo was a coach all of them seemed to be on upswing. But, it seems the players could not cope up with him and he had to go. Same with Sindhu's Korean coach. Sindhu became a world champion and look at where she is now.

Clearly our badminton players have become high handed, getting compecant with all government support and are not hungry for suceess as they should.


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prasen9 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:54 pm Saina faces Line Christophersen whom Sindhu thrashed 8 and 8. Let us see. Hopefully, Saina takes care of her and proceeds to the finals.

Saina lost against Christophersen 17-21 17-21. Watched part of the match and although Saina still has some of her skills, she seems to have put on weight and her movement is slow. If she does not qualfiy for this olympics, we may sadly see end of her great career.

Our young mens doubles team of 19 year old Krishna Prasad Garaga and 21 year old Vishnu Vardhan Gound Panjala have reached the final in their first international tournament together.

We do seem to be getting some decent talent in mens doubles now.


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This is the end of the road for her.


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Agree with Sameer. I saw the first game and was surprised to see that Saina has put on weight which was affecting her speed. Are we seeing the end of a great career?


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I guess it depends on her motivation. Weight is pretty easy to lose with a better diet (like Tom Brady or Novak Djokovic) and workouts, so that is something she could easily do if she wants to do it.


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Mens doubles pair of Panjala and Garaga lost 19-21 in third game against top 20 British pair. This indeed looks a promising pair. Getting inside top 20-25 should not be such a difficult task for them soon.


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Due to Covid surge, Indian open which was to be held in May is cancelled and with that chances of Saina and Srikanth qualifying for Tokyo are pretty much gone. This is an article on that -

'Unfair, upsetting': Saina, Srikanth's Tokyo hopes dwindle with India Open postponement