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    Default Anup Sridhar's Blog

    Hi guys,
    Indian shuttler Anup Sridhar maintains his blog at http://anupsridhar.blogspot.com/. Check it out. He has some good articles about his own first-hand experience at various tournaments.
    I have sent him a request to join this community. Lets see if he has enough time to share with us.

    long live badminton,
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    His blog is quite interesting, a pleasure to read...we can now find out how biased some umpires are

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    Default Anup Sridhar shows he can go the distance in the international arena

    Triggering hopes with a rousing run

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    What Anup Sridhar achieved at the World Badminton Championship in Kuala Lumpur was nothing short of fantastic....

    What Anup Sridhar achieved at the World Badminton Championship in Kuala Lumpur was nothing short of fantastic. It looks like he has made a transition, from being a good player who created a flutter or two at open international events to becoming someone who can give the top players a run for their money. Sridhar is really getting there.

    After winning the first round against Austrian Juergen Koch, he went on to tame Indonesia’s World No 10 and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat in the second round. Recovering from that tough encounter and then beating World No 16 and local player Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in the pre-quarterfinals was proof that Sridhar is made of stern stuff.

    The most interesting aspect of Sridhar’s win is that he has proved that he is out of the cocoon. His confidence levels were and will be high. He is technically sound. He is able to read the opponent and think for himself on the court. These are traits which Sridhar has cultivated and the results are there for all to see. “In the last World Championship, I was disappointed with the way I performed,” Sridhar said. “I was determined to do better in the event this time.

    Confident

    “After beating Koch in the first round, I was confident of my chances of beating Taufik. I had been thinking about how to do this. I had had discussions with Gopichand about this. After I beat Taufik, I was really confident. Before I played Hafiz Hashim, I felt I had a 60-40 chance of beating him. After beating Hafiz, I was all pumped up and thought I had a 50-50 chance with Lin Dan,” Sridhar said.

    “But with Lin, I could not keep pace in the second game. I was not able to recover quick enough to play against him. The fact is also that he is one of the best players.”

    Accolades poured in for Sridhar from Australian and Danish coaches. But the trainee of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy is not the one to get carried away by success. Sridhar’s policy is simple. Once a job is done, concentrate on the next. “I just used to head back to the room after matches because I had to be focussed,” Sridhar stated.

    Could this good show in Kuala Lumpur be a turning point in his badminton career? “I can’t really say that this will be the turning point in my career,” Sridhar felt. “I have had several good wins in my career. I would say the wins in the German Open earlier this year were good. I got a confidence boost after beating players like Germany’s Bjoern Joppien and Korea’s Park Sung-hwan there. I was feeling bad after losing in the senior Nationals and these wins gave me a boost.”

    European circuit

    Now that Sridhar knows what he is capable of, it is time to recover and get cracking again. He will be active on the European circuit and pit his skills with the best in the Dutch, Danish and French Open, all of which are Super Series events. But before that, Anup will be playing in front of his home crowd in the Indian Open at Hyderabad early next month. “I understand some top players are coming. It will be a good event to play in,” Sridhar said.

    To do well, Sridhar needs to get back and do some planning. “There are so many things which need to be looked into. Things like how to recover after a hard day, how to play better at the net and many more things need to be worked out. I am not getting complacent about this. I just have to keep working hard,” Sridhar remarked.

    “I need to discuss with my coaches and people at the academy about the next course of action. I may even train in Europe for a couple of weeks before playing in the circuit.”

    Even after a good run at a major event, Sridhar does not let success bog him down. The young man’s policy is simple. He believes in improving all the time. And he is one who will remain committed.
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    I am rooting for the rise of Indian Badminton! We need this giant country to wake up, really wake up that Badminton should be their national sport! ...at least a close second to Cricket [which I assume is the most popular sport in India]... C'mon badminton is so much fun to play and watch... It should be able to compete well against Cricket...

    On an off-topic note: With so much people and a growing economy [thus money and funding], India deserve to be good at many world sports. Somehow India is behind in Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field, Swimming, etc. And I still can't believe INA and IND cannot find 11 decent soccer players to compete well in the world scene...
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    he's good in english, i must say...
    well written...

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    haha yea. agree with ya bic33.

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    Yonex Shoes; Ashaway socks???
    Attire by Yonex, but the racket by Ashaway???
    Wonder if he is sponsored by any of these big corporates???

    [quote=seawell;646652]Triggering hopes with a rousing run

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    malayali : hmm.. or maybe he's not sponsored? hmm..

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    He writes intelligently. Looks like he learns from his experiences. I've never seen him play though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    He writes intelligently. Looks like he learns from his experiences. I've never seen him play though.
    before his game, I underestimated him. and I was like.. who's this Indian player? soon when I watch the game. I was like *woot!*.. haha. seriously.. he has a bright future. for India, it's a good start

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    Quote Originally Posted by bic33 View Post
    he's good in english, i must say...
    well written...
    most india people can speak english .. like philipino

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    Anup hadnt been updating since last year... Just like KKK. *faint
    But good thing KKK still reply to the comments. *HA or his fans will be MAD. lmao

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    can i hav kkk's blog address??

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    latest anup sridhar`s news..

    According to India's Deepika Global, Anup Sridhar has hired Tom John to be his travelling coach to prepare for the Olympics. John, a well known figure in the coaching business had been the coach of Prakash Padukone, Vimal Kumar and Pullela Gopichand, three of India's finest shuttlers.

    Sridhar is currently in the top 30 and India's top shuttler - the only one in the men's single event who will represent his country should he stay ahead of his compatriots until May 1st.

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    That is good to hear; maybe he will jump over the hurdle & win one of these tournaments.
    Anytime someone mentions Prakash Padukone these days, all I can think about is about his daughter, Deepika. & I lose my focus for the whole day!!!! She is so beautiful.....
    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    latest anup sridhar`s news..

    According to India's Deepika Global, Anup Sridhar has hired Tom John to be his travelling coach to prepare for the Olympics. John, a well known figure in the coaching business had been the coach of Prakash Padukone, Vimal Kumar and Pullela Gopichand, three of India's finest shuttlers.

    Sridhar is currently in the top 30 and India's top shuttler - the only one in the men's single event who will represent his country should he stay ahead of his compatriots until May 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malayali View Post
    That is good to hear; maybe he will jump over the hurdle & win one of these tournaments.
    Anytime someone mentions Prakash Padukone these days, all I can think about is about his daughter, Deepika. & I lose my focus for the whole day!!!! She is so beautiful.....
    It's ironic that you should mention Padukone's daughter here
    I did make a post earlier in a discussion on the game as a career.

    Look at what she earns and what a shuttler like her father earns

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei View Post
    latest anup sridhar`s news..

    According to India's Deepika Global, Anup Sridhar has hired Tom John to be his travelling coach to prepare for the Olympics. John, a well known figure in the coaching business had been the coach of Prakash Padukone, Vimal Kumar and Pullela Gopichand, three of India's finest shuttlers.

    Sridhar is currently in the top 30 and India's top shuttler - the only one in the men's single event who will represent his country should he stay ahead of his compatriots until May 1st.
    Tom John was Morten Frost's coach too.
    Quite an unorthodox coach

    He might be useful for Anup Sridhar.

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