PV Sindhu mission 2020: Olympic gold
After the world crown race in 2019, PV Sindhu He has turned his attention to Olympic gold this year. The 25-year-old believes that unpredictability is her strength.
The three big goals of this year ...
Olympic gold will be the first and most important target. Then to become No.1 in the world and win a few of super series titles.
What about the All England title? Do you think he has lost his charm?
All England is a prestigious tournament. Each tournament is important, but the Olympic Games are the most important and the world championships after that. All of England is also on my radar, so I said some of the series titles.
If you are asked to choose between the 2016 Olympic silver and the 2019 world championship title, which one do you prefer?
Both are different memories. In 2016, nobody thought that Sindhu would win in Rio. So Sindhu was just a good player. But now, after that money, the level of recognition and responsibility is quite high. This world title also nobody expected to win. Both are very different from each other and very good memories.
Do you think 2019 could have been better?
I wanted to win some more super series titles. But then, I am happy because I won the gold of the world championship, the silver of Indonesia. Its been a good year.
He won only one title (Worlds) last year and lost in the first and second round of several tournaments. Your opponents think you're unpredictable ...
The unpredictability is my strength. I feel it is good. It depends on the day, the ferry, the surroundings, the drift, etc. But I never felt bad about my initial losses. Despite the losses in the first round, the belief that I will play well in the next tournament is very strong. The world championship is a very happy moment.
How can you suddenly raise your game in big tournaments? Did it happen in 2013, '14, '16 and '19?
I don't know how I play well in big tournaments. Or if it is a good signal or a bad signal. But I am happy to play well in big tournaments. So I want it to be that way forever. It's not that I want to lose small tournaments and win only the big ones. Sometimes luck matters too. I lost games when I had a big advantage and also came back from big deficits.
How does the Hyderabad Hunters game help your game?
It is very helpful. For example, Lionel, a senior player, used to tell me several important things, such as that I should be more alert on the court. I think the advice helped. It will be more fun this year as we meet. Some new players have joined the team, so we will do our best, whatever happens, it will happen.
What are the areas of your game that you would like to improve?
After the Worlds, many people have been telling me some aspects of my game. I am working on them I am working on patience and fitness. All other aspects of my game are good. The most important thing is to play the right punch at the right time.
How do you see the women's field in 2020?
Now the best players from 10 to 15 are of the same level. They are many better players from different countries. Tai Tzu (Ying), (Nozomi) Okuhara, Korean girls, Ratchanok Intanon, Chen Yu Fei, etc. All of them are well prepared. That day we have to do our best. If plan A does not work, we have to devise plan B. There is no particular strategy.
His match against Tai is announced as the PBL match ...
Everyone at PBL is waiting for the match between Tai Tzu and me. It will definitely be a good match. PBL has always been very interesting and exciting because it is a team event. It happens only once in a year and there will be different players and we have to play for the team. The atmosphere is very different, the support we receive from the team and the assistance we receive from different coaches is very different. They will say their views, they will point out our mistakes and these little things will add to our game.
Do you think Tai is no longer a force to consider in the circuit?
The Taiwanese player was unbeatable for a long time, but now people can read her game well. The game is constantly changing. If I play a certain type of game in a tournament, I will play a different game next time. It is a challenge to steal the point from the opponent. We have to constantly find where the opponent is vulnerable and catch him without us noticing. It's very important.