Latest Badminton News and Articles

Saina aims to be World No 1 by 2010 (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 21 January 2009
Posted by Hits: 1203

Pune: India's badminton star Saina Nehwal feels she can beat the world's best after her recent success at the international stage and is aiming to become World No 1 by 2010.

Saina, who is currently ranked No 10, said she will be looking to climb five places by the end of this year.

"I have always dreamt of becoming World No 1. I have been working very hard to fulfil my dream. If all goes well I will aim to reach the top of the ranking by the year 2010," Saina said here Wednesday.

The top Indian ace is here to participate in the PSPB Inter-unit badminton tournament.

"I have been working quite hard to improve on my weak points."

"The foreign exposures helped me to study the strong and weak points of the top five players and how to counter them. I have started to feel a perfect player," said Saina, who shot to fame in Olympics and then went on to crack the top-10 in rankings with impressive performances in Super Series events.

"Mentally, I an quite strong now and playing an attacking game, concentrating on improvement in drop shots and on rallies. I am looking forward to the forthcoming All England Championship in March 2009 and the Swiss Open to follow thereafter," Saina said.

Asked about the junior players particularly Sikki Reddy, Aditya Prakash and SaiGuru Dutt who are doing well at international stage, Saina said: "All they need is more foreign exposures to help gain confidence."

Saina said that suddenly a lot of players from India are in the top 100 in the world and there is sense of pride and acceptability at the international level.

"More and more people are now following the game and many youngsters are taking to badminton, which is good for the country. It is not a fluke but the players are coming out of a well oiled mechanism," she said.

The PSPB tournament will have 108 players from nine oil companies competing.

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: China Open 2015

2015 China Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Good start for Malaysia at 2015 World Junior Mixed Team Championships

Lima: The Malaysian team was in control of the 2015 World Ju

Chong Wei Feng & Wei Nan join Malaysia Purple League’s Kepong Badminton Club

Kuala Lumpur: The much awaited second season of Malaysia Pur

Zulfadli Zulkiffli survives thriller to reach 2nd round in Taipei

Taipei: Zulfadli Zulkiffli was given a fright before reachin

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you