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Saina Nehwal

Discussion in 'India Professional Players' started by saina fan, May 29, 2006.

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  1. rogerv2

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    I think it is due to the cold weather.
     
  2. gopalprasad

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    And what with someone forcing you to play even when you are seriously injured just saying that the tournament loses the sheen, the marketing and the money & all that wont be lost, you would be in good terms with us and the sponsers even if you just manage to come to the promotional event, last year SN managed to get away with this pressure by coming to the promotional events but this time it was more pressure, you definitely know that she was reluctant to play but just imagine how much pressure she had to go through to fly in stay there and play a solitary match risking her knee which seriously needs some rest and giving up on her scheduled preparatin for the bigger turnaments just lying a coule of weeks ahead....

    Be in her shoes for a while...
     
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    Man .. you seriously don't see the point. I am talking sportsmanship and you are talking about sponsor pressure.

    Don't you think this could have been handled more professionally by Saina?
    1) Shouldn't have booked the return ticket earlier.
    2) Let her opponent win the second game and retire in the third.

    Would she be in the current situation if she had done the above?

    In the Olympic game Wang Xin with her injured ligaments got up and fought for the final game point. Are you telling me Saina could not have done this? Don't bring up the issue about letting the Russian go to the second round, we are not in a charity organisation. Passage is earned not donated.

    Dont blindly support your idol, if she did wrong say so, people will respect you for it.
     
  4. scorpion1

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    1) Shouldn't have booked the return ticket earlier. ---- If your knee troubles much and if you are pressurised to play the match, and if you dont know how you will perform with such pain(She suffered thigh pain even in Superseries finals itself. Please i ask you to go and look into those interviews.) there is no other way other than playing even with such pain.
    Advance booking is not a major fault. And if she was able to play without any trouble, she would have had cancelled it. Cancelling is easy nowadays !!! :)

    Indian Badminton association, without knowing her full condition, they have announced that she will play in the first round.
    With that pressure and not wanted her fans to get disappointed, She had given an interview the previous day that she will see whether she will be able to continue or not when she plays the russian. Unfortunately, she could not due to knee pain. Thats why, she could not continue. Otherwise she would have cancelled the ticket and have played.:)

    2)Let her opponent win the second game and retire in the third. - If she was in condition to win a point , who will lose deliberately as if you are insisting. No player will do that. :)
     
  5. gopalprasad

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    First and foremost she was in Lucknow the next day as well so she definitely hadn't flew away nor booked a return flight before the match...
    Read this:
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ilm-on-Saina-Nehwal-/articleshow/17728166.cms
    And for the second point, I dont understand how does it matters, if she would have played that point and won/lost.. you would again have had other things to say....
    Anyways, you are free to have your arguments and views....
    And bydaway, what I said isn't a blind support, I would have done the same myself.... so I stand by it!!
     
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    I just finished watching the replays of the round-robin and the semi-final matches that Saina played at the SS Finals in Shenzhen. She had appeared (to my eyes) to have packed a couple of pounds again. Her mobility was not too affected, but her propensity to go cross-court when she felt cornered was again noticeable in her game against LXR.

    I think she needs to move to a relatively more head-heavy racquet. That RP is not doing her any favours...
     
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    Agreed. Her thighs look very bloated and she appears to be wearing shirt that seems a size larger than usual.
     
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    No point arguing about this. However ..

    Indian Badminton association, without knowing her full condition, they have announced that she will play in the first round.
    Do you find something really disturbing about this statement from the IBA?
    She will play in the first round? What is that supposed to mean?
     
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    Yeah, good point! Just the usual politics and high-handedness. They probably wanted Saina's presence to get the fans to the gates and the national TV audiences going. I'm guessing that's the reason why Saina was there at all: you can't say no to the politically-connected bosses...

    I couldn't help noticing Saina has this habit of slowly curling her fingers on the grip when she readies to accept serve. It's like she wants to make sure all the fingers have got the right position...
    saina-001.jpg
     
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    [h=1]Saina Nehwal shines bright for Indian badminton once again[/h]
    "http://www.financialexpress.com/news/saina-nehwal-shines-bright-for-indian-badminton-once-again/1049251"

    EXCERPTS:

    After a rather subdued performance last year, Saina turned 2012 into a milestone year for Indian badminton when she fetched the country's first Olympic medal at the London Games, winning the bronze in August.
    In the Olympic year, Saina won two Grand Prix Gold titles -- Swiss Open and Thailand Open -- besides winning the Indonesia Super Series and Denmark Super Series. She also reached the finals of the French Open.

    Saina, as usual, was the brightest name in Indian badminton as she geared up for the Olympics with some stupendous performances early in the year.

    Sindhu clinched the prestigious Badminton Asia Youth Under-19 title in July to make heads turn but her biggest victory came in September when she stunned the newly crowned Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the China Masters and reached the semifinals of the tournament.
    The lanky shuttler also reached the semis of the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.

    But a knee problem, which she sustained in China, saw her lose to Sayali Gokhale in the final of the Senior National championship in Srinagar and after that she skipped the World Junior Badminton Championship in October.
     
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    You sure got eagle eyes ..
    It is probably a habit to ensure proper grip.
    Saina seems to be going to the extreme, she appears to be hyper extending the fingers. :eek:
     
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    [h=1]The one thing you didn’t know about Saina Nehwal[/h]

    http://www.sportskeeda.com/2012/02/...idnt-know-about-saina-nehwal/?ref=most-viewed

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    In an age of tele-marketed sports heroes, spontaneity is a rare commodity. This is the age of prepared answers, opinions and behaviour designed to please the advertiser’s market. Consequently, it’s only away from the cameras and expectant public that one may find genuine character. With Saina Nehwal, whose every word and gesture is now news, the genuine shone through at the All England Open two years ago, and it had less to do with badminton and more with her attitude to social commitment.

    French journalist Raphael Sachetat had started a charity called Solibad, which would use badminton players to raise money for orphanages in Haiti, Kuala Lumpur and Bali. He was enlisting the help of top badminton stars in Indonesia, Malaysia and England, and as an afterthought believed Saina would fit in as well.


    Unsure of how she would react, he’d asked me to approach her with the project idea and was prepared for a long-drawn exchange with her agents. Neither of us need have worried. As soon as Saina heard it was a charity project, she agreed. “If it’s a charity, no problem,” she said. “I’ll do whatever is required.”


    Taken aback at this spontaneity, Raphael asked her if she wanted to take a look at the details before giving her consent. “Oh, send it to me later,” she shrugged. “Just let me know what I need to do, and I’ll do it.”


    The incident was a revelation. Sports stars do endorse charity projects, but there is the element of a business deal with every endorsement. It adds to their brand value. Saina, on the other hand, had spontaneously reacted to its intrinsic worth – what it meant, rather than what it would do to her image.


    Later, during a long conversation before her semifinal, she opened up about what it meant to her. “Charity is the most important thing,” she said. “I told Solibad it would be nice if they started an India programme. I’m willing to give my time and money to any number of charities. There are a lot of people in India who need help. Maybe we can find more Sainas among the lesser-privileged people here.”


    Saina’s ready willingness to help charitable causes is an unheralded part of her personality, perhaps because few know about it. While Solibad hasn’t yet begun an Indian chapter for which her services could be enlisted, it has brought on board the top stars of world badminton to raise funds for charitable causes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Haiti and Vietnam.


    Badminton has the privilege of having players who think beyond themselves. Several top stars – including Lee Yong Dae, Peter Gade, Taufik Hidayat, Pi Hongyan, Koo Kien Keat and others – have been helped raise funds for the organisation. Recently, Korean superstar Lee Yong Dae donated 10 million Korean Won (USD 8700) to Solibad during the Korean Open Superseries. “This isn’t much, and I wish I could do more for Solibad, but our time off court is limited and we have to focus on the game, especially in an Olympic year,” said Yong Dae. “But when I saw the flooding in Thailand recently, that really moved me and I wanted to do something for Thailand and these other projects that Solibad is helping.”


    Kind hearted Saina is her another avataar apart from her fighting skills on court :). This proved that she is not only a legend in badminton circuit and also in humanitarian accounts :). Wonderful Saina ... Go ahead... You will become a new princess of badminton arena who shows her talent off the court in charities :).




     
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    :confused: woa since when did English become the first language in Indinesia LOL
     
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    Saina Nehwal commends ICRISAT's plant genetic conservation initiatives

    http://www.fnbnews.com/article/detnews.asp?articleid=33056&sectionid=1

    On a recent visit to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), badminton ace and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal said the Hyderabad-based institute's efforts to conserve plant genetics are laudable.

    “They (ICRISAT's initiatives) illustrate the value and use of crop biodiversity in the fight against hunger and poverty and its impact on the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers in the dryland tropics,” Nehwal said.
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    She toured the institute’s facilities, particularly its RS Paroda Genebank, as its invitee, and described her experience as delightful and an eye-opener. During her visit, she helped spread the word about the importance of genetic conversation in the global fight against hunger and poverty.

    “Nature has truly blessed us with a rich genetic diversity, which is unique and important in sustaining life in this planet. This visit gave me a better understanding of the importance of plant genetic conservation in sustaining and using genetic diversity for global food security,” Nehwal added.
     
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    ^ hehe Indian parents: Always there ;)
     
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    Atleast indian parents don't need to get an appointment in advance from their kids even to sit with them for a dinner together as if it happens in USA.. Hee hee.;):D
     
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    All other things being equal, Saina has a very good opportunity to take the title in the Korean Open PSS this week.

    She plays the quarter-final against Han Li, the h2h is 2-0 for Saina.
    She could meet Sung Ji Hyun (h2h 4-0 to Saina) or Porntip (h2h 5-0 to Saina) in the Semis.
    And for the Finals, she could meet Mitani (h2h 3-1 to Saina), Nichaon Jindapon (h2h 1-0 Saina), WSX (h2h 3-1) or Bae Yeon Ju (h2h 5-2 Saina).

    Now all she needs to do is remain steady, fit and focussed, and concentrate on her mobility for the next 3 days.
     
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    My ideal WS final for this tourney is Saina vs MM
     
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    I think slower conditions don't suit Saina's playing style. She do not fare well in these tournaments.
    Let's hope she does well in Maylasia
     
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