PV Sindhu breaks into the third World Championship final, says he is happy but not yet satisfied
The great player of the tournament is back with a vengeance. A fuss PV Sindhu He got another chance to make history in the World Championship by breaking into the final for the third time in a row.
Sindhu demolished Chen Yu Fei from China in just 40 minutes 21-7, 21-14 and is just one step away from achieving the rare honor. Sindhu reached the summit of the event in 2017 and 2018, but staggered at the last obstacle. Her defeat against Nozomi Okuhara in 2017 was even more heartbreaking, since only a couple of points separated her from the highest honor.
He also won the bronze at age 18 in 2013 and repeated that the following year. This time, Sindhu seemed determined to seek glory. The way he educated Yu Fei will worry his opponents in the final. Sindhu will face the winner of the semifinal between Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
It was Sindhu all the way in the first game. Making his opponent run to cover himself in all four parts of the court, Sindhu finished the first game in just 15 minutes. Packing his punches with enormous power, most of more than 350 km/h, Sindhu entered the break with an 11-3 lead. After the break, Sindhu was even more aggressive earning points at will and leaving nothing for his opponent. All Yu Fei can do is try to secure some points to save some pride. Even that did not happen, since he lost the first game with a large margin.
In the second game, Yu Fei struggled to remain in the contest. But Sindhu was too good for Yu Fei. From 6-5, the Indian ran 9-5 and then to 14-6 in a short time. Although Yu Fei tried to use different tactics such as dragging the Indian near the net, Sindhu lived up to that challenge and stretched forward and showed his recovery skills quite well. It was clear that Sindhu was rewarded for working hard on his defense under the new Korean coach. Although Yu Fei tried everything he could, he had no answer for the Indian's attack ability.
Such was the dominance of Sindhu, that Yu Fei could not win two consecutive points below the tenth point in the second game.
Sindhu will now play the winner of the second semifinal between Nozomi Okuhara and Ratchanok Intanon.
Sindhu said he is happy but not satisfied. “I am happy but I am still not satisfied. There is one more game to go, I would definitely like to get the gold. But it is not simple. I've been playing with both (Ratchanok and Okuhara). I think anyone is fine, you know that anything can happen well. I just need to focus on myself, come back tomorrow and do my best, ”Sindhu told the BWF website.
On the road that hit Yu Fei, Sindhu said: “I was well prepared, from the beginning I kept the leadership and finished. In the second set I made some unforced errors, but then I was leading by then. I hope it's the same way tomorrow.