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"I feel great to be playing finals"
Date: 10/20/2018 5:05 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones

India’s Saina Nehwal will be the representative for her country in the finals of the Denmark Open after she comfortably beat Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in straight games.


The first game was a sign of things to come for Nehwal as she took it in style, 21-11 before sealing the win in the second with a similar margin win 21-12.

It was still a tough match


Nehwal believes that the match was much harder than people thought it was, and explained to Badminton Europe, how it was on court.

-  It is definitely tough to play with someone who is up and coming and is doing really well. She has beaten quite a few top players, Saina Nehwal said.


-  It is difficult to play against someone who has quite a few tricky shots, but the fact that I was able to pick them up made a lot of difference.”


-  It was tough, of course, the scoreline was like that but it was a tough match for me it was not as easy as it looked from outside.



A long wait, worthwhile


The Indian explained to BEC, her difficulty making it to a final since she had an injury two years ago.


Nehwal revealed that she will watch the rest of the days matches before preparing for a big match of her own.


- I feel great to be playing finals. I have been looking forward to playing finals in super series since I had surgery in my knee in 2016.


-   I am really happy that I am now moving well and playing well after the Asian games.

 -  Even in the Korea Open, I lost to Okuhara (Nozomi Okuhara) and she went on to win the tournament so that was a missed chance.

 -  But here I am in the finals of the Denmark Open, belief makes a lot of difference and of course working on areas where I need to improve and I feel like I have done that.


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