Hope to see more Saina-Sindhu finals: Gopichand

Lucknow: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand hopes his two famous female shuttlers — Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu — play many more finals against each other like they did here at the India Grand Prix Gold.

India coach Pullela Gopichand
India coach Pullela Gopichand

Gopichand was happy as Sindhu and Saina broke the Chinese domination here. Saina went on to win 21-14, 21-17 and end her 15-month title drought on Sunday.

“It was a good match. I hope Saina and Sindhu have many more matches like this, where they play the finals against each other. It’ll be great to see that. Both played well.

Two good: India shuttlers Saina Nehwal (left) and PV Sindhu
Two good: India shuttlers Saina Nehwal (left) and PV Sindhu

There were some good rallies,” said the former All-England champ. Gopichand praised both his wards equally. “Sindhu played well but this tournament has been really good for Saina. We could see glimpses of her past form. I’m happy things with the progress.”

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