Saina Nehwal : साइना नेहवाल

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  1. Airos

    Airos Regular Member

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    So how long do you think it will take? Please don't say 6 years again.:crying:
     
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    One final post.
    When WSX defeated Saina in that manner - I said out - looks like she going to repeat the All England performance. In the All Englands, she defeated Saina, WYH and LXR to win the title. I won't be surprised in the least if she repeats that now at French. Already my prediction is at least half true after she beat Wang Yihan. There is a very good chance that she will beat LXR as well.

    Of all the top female Chinese players WSX has the best deception.
     
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    I wonder what saina said in the interview after losing in the quarters in a weird manner. And similarly shixian's interview about the match... Let's hope somebody provide a link for the same.. I could not find it anywhere..
     
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    4 is a very good point!
    I agree with point 1.

    As for point 2, it was actually the opposite which saved her game 2. She seemed fine in game 3. The mental aspect only came, at least for me, after WSX came level. And it is kinda expected, don't you?

    Point 3, Yes she did, but it was a culmination of many factors, the biggest among them being that her game is energy intensive and saps energy. She doesn't have fluid movements which again makes it energy intensive to move on court. Then with all the energy problems, she just uped her pace suddenly in game 2, continued for a while but couldn't any longer.

    One thing perhaps may also be that she is becoming a senior in badminton now, with her age and all. Perhaps that has an effect? no idea about this though, because 24 isn't really a lot of age.
     
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    Your voice became true . She took the title. The key is the victory over saina which gave her tremendous will power to go and take the title.

    It should be saina who would be in the semis, had she controlled her mind for some more time. She clearly did give up the match after 15 all. Hope she recovers well from that loss quickly and fight till the end.
     
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    Saina has become the product of too many uncoordinated and sometimes conflicting inputs.
     
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    http://www.sportskeeda.com/badminton/saina-surprise-french-open-loss

    EXCERPTS:

    "I came very very close to enter the semifinals of the french open. I was leading 14-8. Generally I never lose matches from such positions but it was a bit surprising to me as well to lose from such a position. I should have taken a break in between. But sometimes in a high pressure matches, you tend to make mistakes and I have to learn from them."

    "My performances after changing my coach has been very good. I have become more consistent. I am happy to be the SOLE indian player who is challenging chinese for top spot which proves my consistency."

    "I just need some more time to settle under my new coach.".

    Hmmmmmmmmm...

    (OOPS .. SOLE INDIAN ????!!!!!! ... SAINA!!!!! I hope you know that there is one more player from india)
     
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    She is actually having a clash of egos with Sindhu these days.
    They are not at all friends as one might assume and are fighting with each other to stay in the lime light.
     
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    A clarification*
    The above is my deduction from her previous statements.
     
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    You are a fast learner.:D
    The whole thread went missing!!
     
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    Haha!
    I don't wanna be roasted alive. ;)
     
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    It would be sad to see you roasted.

    You are one of the good guys and I hold you in high regard.
    A clarification* The above in bold and itallics are my own deduction from Devendra's previous postings.
     
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    Oh enough already! :D
     
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    Haha what a bizarre statement. Why on earth is she happy that no other Indians can challenge at the top level?
     
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    Yes, I agree it's bizarre, but I think she regards herself as the only Indian shuttler who can challenge the Chinese WS for podium finishes.. I think she forgot how Sindhu was regarded as the 'dragon slayer' in the 2013 Worlds before eventually losing out to Ratchanok.. Oh, and need we remember who finished at the podium in the recent World Championship?

    Don't mean to insult her or anything, in fact I have high regard for her skill, but feel she has crossed the line between pride and arrogance
     
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    Haha :p
    Thank You for your warm comments.
     
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    I think it's strange that her footwork is her weakness considering she has done martial arts before, karate. And i think karate as other martial arts teach footwork.
     
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    But karate doesn't teach badminton specific footwork. Consider that there are kumite and kata aspects of karate.

    A background in dancing might actually benefit movement more.
     
  19. nokh88

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    Nope, taichi would be more appropriate.
    I remember I read many moons ago, somewhere someone tried to blend taichi into badminton footwork.
     
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