The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, who has slipped to twenty second in Badminton World Federation‘s Tokyo Olympics qualification rankings, has just lately struggled with niggles and is prone to return to motion in subsequent 12 months’s Asian Tour.
“I do know Olympics is in everybody’s head. It is one thing very huge however earlier than that you must take into consideration so many tournaments. I’ve to get again to my rhythm and win in opposition to the gamers who’re in top-20,” Nehwal mentioned in a digital interactive session hosted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
“There’s some two-three months’ of coaching earlier than that. You must be completely high quality and play seven-eight tournaments, after that solely I’ll take into consideration the Olympics. However sure, I am undoubtedly within the race. I need to do nicely and I am working laborious for that.”
A giant fan of tennis famous person Roger Federer, the 30-year-old Saina mentioned if the Swiss ace together with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can go sturdy at not so a younger age, she can also.
“I can see nice examples in Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Serena doing so nicely. Why not you must see the way it goes? I am a fighter and I’ll get again. When he can do it, why cannot I?” she mentioned.
“Sure, there have been instances after I felt I’ve to ‘cease taking part in’ and ‘I am unable to win anymore’. However then I assumed I might push it.
“I like to struggle. What’s going to I do sitting at residence. That is my life, that is my job,” she added.
The previous world primary, who just lately pulled out of the Denmark Open that restarted the worldwide calendar put up COVID-19 pandemic halt, additional mentioned she will turn into the most effective on this planet once more.
“I am doing nicely. Accidents play a giant function and that occurred to me. As of now, I really feel good. I can do it, I may be the most effective on this planet. It is all the time been there in my head. I’ve to right my niggles. Enchancment is unquestionably taking place.
“Let’s how I play. I do not need to take that motion out of the blue. I need to see how badly I lose, if I am not able to taking part in anymore,” she signed off.