Despite losing to Carolina Marin in the final of BWF World Championships yesterday, PV Sindhu believes she will one day conquer the title. Sindhu agreed that though she lost against Marin, she will cherish the second silver medal, she conquered in the World Championship at Nanjing, China.
As Carolina Marin went on to defeat Sindhu in the final of the BWF World Championship, she became the first woman to win three World Championship titles. PV Sindhu, claiming a silver, lost 19-21, 10-21 to a fierce Marin despite leading the Spaniard in the first game.
“I should have won the first set after a good start in the final. But I made quite a few mistakes. Things would have been different if only I had recovered in time in the second half of that set,” said Sindhu in an exclusive interaction with ‘The Hindu’ from Nanjing, China.
Despite her loss in the finals, Sindhu believes that she played well in a really tough draw. SIindhu had to go through both Nozomi Okuhara and Akane Yamaguchi before she could contest for the gold medal against Marin. She also mentioned that she is proud of the record that she has won four medals (including two silver) in the five appearances she has made in the World Championship.
“Winning four medals, including two silver in five World championship appearances, is a record I am really proud off. I hope to be the champion one day for sure,” Sindhu said.“I don’t think there was any pressure on me facing Marin for the second time in a major final (the last time being in 2016 Rio Olympics). But, yes, I was keen to give it back to her before the start of the final today,” she added.
Sindhu also revealed the reason for her collapse in the second game. She admitted that Marin is quite an aggressive player and it's difficult to take her on in any Tournament. However, she has derived many positive aspects from the Championship and said that it would be a good preparation for the upcoming Asian Games.
“I was not able to get my strokes in. Either they were going out or into the net. And, by the time I could recover, she raced away to a huge lead. Marin is a very aggressive player and has her own style. It is always a challenge to take her on in any tournament,” Sindhu said.
“I thought I was pretty close to winning the gold. It is disappointing having come this far but there are lots of positives for me from this championship. I beat some of the best players before making it to the final. This should augur well for me ahead of the Asian Games."
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