Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal said on Saturday that she is definitely involved in the Tokyo Olympic race but before that she will have to return to the rhythm and win the tournament.
2012 London Olympics bronze medalist Saina slipped to 22nd in the Tokyo Olympic qualification rankings of the Badminton World Federation. She was recently battling injuries and is expected to return from the Asian Tour next year.
Saina said in a virtual session organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, “I know that the Olympics are on everyone’s mind.” It is huge, but before that you have to think about so many tournaments. I have to come back to the rhythm and win against the top 20 players.
He said, ‘Before that there is two to three months training. You have to be fully fit and play seven-eight tournaments, only then I will think about the Olympics. But yes, I am definitely involved in the race. I want to do well and I am working hard for this.
Tennis superstar Roger Federer’s 30-year-old Saina said that if this Swiss star and players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can show strong performances at this age, then they can do it too.
He said, ‘Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Serena are great examples who are doing well. I am also a fighter and I will also return. Why can’t I do it when he can? ‘ He said, ‘Yes, there was a time when I felt that I should stop playing and I can’t win anymore. But then I thought I could do it. I like to fight What will I do sitting at home? This is my life, this is my business. ‘