The Indian problem on the Hong Kong Open 2018 ended with Sameer Verma’s males’s singles quarterfinal loss to Lee Cheuk Yiu on Friday. Before Sameer Verma’s ouster, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth have been despatched packing. Despite India’s bleak efficiency on the Hong Kong Open, Srikanth remained upbeat about the way forward for Indian badminton and mentioned that the game could have higher ends in the approaching years. Srikanth, who suffered his third straight quarterfinals loss, mentioned that he needs to carry out constantly.
“We’ve been doing well here and there. But I really want to make it a consistent performance,” he instructed AFP.
Srikanth was the primary Indian to succeed in primary on the earth badminton rankings in April however his kind has taken a dip since his loss to Malaysian nice Lee Chong Wei on this 12 months’s Commonwealth Games ultimate.
“I’m improving in that particular area, being consistent around the tournaments we play. I think we will all definitely have better results in the coming years,” Srikanth mentioned.
Srikanth blamed defensive errors for his 21-17, 21-13 loss to the Japanese eighth seed.
He plans to make use of the times forward of subsequent week’s Syed Modi International again dwelling to work on his return to kind.
“Before that I really want to look at myself,” he mentioned.
“I’m not really 100 per cent fit and I’m having small injury worries. I just want to talk to my physio and coaches first before I get on court again.”
In the ladies’s singles, India’s Sindhu was despatched packing within the second spherical after a razor-edge two video games towards Sung Ji Hyun.
“It was a very close one yesterday. I feel luck wasn’t on her side,” Srikanth mentioned of Sindhu’s ouster.
Sindhu’s development assured her a berth in Guangzhou for subsequent month’s World Tour finals.
(With AFP inputs)