The seventh edition of the Yonex Sunrise India Open World Superseries will start from the 28th of March at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. (All you need to know about the India Open 2017)
Badminton fans are extremely excited about this tournament as it will pit some of the best badminton stars for five days and eventually crown a winner.
Saina Nehwal is a former winner of the India Open in 2015 when she rose to the summit of the badminton world.
“I never knew what toll surgery can take on you but after I went through it I realised how tough returning from it can be,” Saina said when questioned about his career-threatening knee injury at a press conference on Monday.
“You lose movements, touch and it takes time again to get back to your full fitness which is extremely tough. It still hurts when I play on the hard courts.”
“The competition is growing every year. It’s tough from the round one itself. I hope to give my best this time.”
“Coming back from injuries is not easy but I tried my best to play as many matches as possible and hope to get back my full form,” she said. (All you need to know about the India Open 2017)
“Delhi has been very special to me. I won the Commonwealth Games gold here and then won the India Open in 2015 when I became the world No. 1. So, two big memories here.”
If all goes to plan then Saina will meet PV Sindhu in a potentially mouth watering quarter final match up. Sindhu will be expected to perform really well and she knows that she will have to match up to the expectations.
Of course, the responsibility is always high and everyone expects to give their best but I only think about myself and not worry about others. Just keep calm and focus,” she said. (All you need to know about the India Open 2017)