Newly crowned Singapore Open Super series champion, Sai Praneeth is extremely delighted with the way Indian badminton is progressing. The historic All India badminton final was a testament to that very fact which is why Sai Praneeth is all praises for Indian badminton after his historic Superseries win in Singapore.
“I am very happy to win today. The way I played in the tournament I’m very happy. It’s the best feeling. I have been waiting for this for a long long time. I think top two singles is a first time for India and it’s history and you can see Indian badminton is going up from this tournament.”
“And it’s not only men singles players even women singles players are also doing good,” he added.
When asked about if he was surprised by his own performance Praneeth said that he always felt very confident about himself. He suffered an injury some time back and that may have hindered his performances lately but other than that he was quite confident in his own abilities.
“I think I’ve always been playing well with top players like last year with Lee Chong Wei. But I have not won any tournament. That feeling has always been uncomfortable in my mind. I worked hard the last time at Syed Modi. I had a shoulder injury, so I had to skip All England and Swiss.
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“I have trained for one and a half month continuously. I think the way I train and my fitness has improved and it helped me.”
Praneeth also praised K Sriknath who was his opponent in the final. He said that the record did not matter much as long as it was Indian who won the match.
“No, because I think we always practice together we used to practice long from past so many years, so the record is just a record but as long as we Indians play each other the record doesn’t matter, it’s just a day whoever wins the match. And today is my day.”