PV Sindhu’s fairytale run in the international circuit has somewhat come to a halt with a few erratic losses. Sindhu was flying high after her India Open triumph, having jumped to the number 2 spot in the world rankings, but since then things have been a little rocky for her. Sindhu isn’t reading too much into her recent losses, and feels that she is on the right track to be rising up the rankings once again.
“Currently, I’m fourth (ranked) and I expect to see myself in top three by the end of the year”
“But I have already been in top two so I would definitely like to see myself as world number one, but before that, I think you have to play well and if you do that the ranking will automatically come,” she said.
Sindhu also spoke highly of her wins in the China and India Open, saying that she had always wanted to win a Super Series event.
“Winning China Open and Indian Open. I had always wanted to win a Super Series (event) and by fulfilling that I feel very happy and it gives me a lot of confidence.” she said.
Sindhu was also quick to acknowledge the growth of Badminton in India. Success in the world circuit has led to so many Badminton heroes being created, something that is of paramount importance for the growth of any sport.
“After the Olympics, I’ve seen a lot of change, kids picking up badminton and also then a lot of academies have come up.”
“So, it’s a good sign and badminton as a sport is getting much more encouragement,”
She also spoke about the importance to forget errors in a match, and how important it is to quickly get your focus back rather than thinking about that lost point.
When I lose a point I don’t think about it (at that stage) as thinking over it would make you lose the next 2-3 points,” Sindhu said.
Sindhu would be leading India’s charge in the upcoming Sudirman Cup.