The dream match up that every badminton fan in the country had wished for has now become a reality because Saina Nehwal will face PV Sindhu is the quarter finals of the India Open Super series. (Saina Nehwal sets up blockbuster showdown with PV Sindhu)
Saina Nehwal beat Pompawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-14, 21-11 in just over 30 minutes to set up a blockbuster quarter final showdown with PV Sindhu.
“It wasn’t as challenging as I expected, but I still had to move fast on the court to earn points,’’ Saina said after the match.
PV Sindhu reached the quarters after easily dispatching Japan’s Saena Kawakami 21-16, 23-21. “The second game was close as the Japanese fought well but it wasn’t her day,’’ she said. (Saina Nehwal sets up blockbuster showdown with PV Sindhu)
Speaking to the press after the match Sindhu seemed confident but did not want to speak much about the next match as of yet.
“Like everyone, I am also looking forward to the match. Shall prepare for the contest and give my best’’ said Sinhu.
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Saina was guarded in her response when asked about the impending quarter final match that everyone is looking forward to. (Saina Nehwal sets up blockbuster showdown with PV Sindhu)
‘’Have plans to give my best and make less mistakes in my next match. Since the top ten players are good, it is not easy to predict outcome of the match,’’ Saina said.
South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun also entered the quarter finals and is anticipating a clash with Sindhu in the final. ‘I have done my homework. I am familiar with Sindhu’s attacking style of play. Hopefully, it should work in my favour,’’ she added.
Top seed Carolina Marin also entered the quarter finals. The Spaniard has been in superb form and will be looking to beat who ever it takes to win this tournament.