Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying

Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying in straight sets
Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying in straight sets

Tokyo Olympics Badminton: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying– After a shocking loss to second to Tai Tzu-Ying in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu said that she should have taken the opening game after a toe-to-toe contest. The evenly poised contest saw the Indian leading over the Chinese for a brief period of time before giving it away from 16-16. She led the first 10 minutes of the game keeping the hope of crores of Indians back home before her disappointment.

“I should have taken the first game, that’s what I felt. It’s not easy but it was crucial. It’s all in the game and I have to take it in a positive way. If I had won the first game, it would have been different,” she said as quoted by SportStar.

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Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying

The shuttler added that she tried to fight back in the second game but could avoid unforced errors. However, she is hopeful of winning the bronze medal in the upcoming match against He Bing Jiao on Sunday.

“Even in the second game, from the start I was fighting back and getting a couple of points but even she didn’t make any unforced errors. At the end of the day it is the semifinal and everyone will be at their top level. It’s a bit sad that I am not on the winning side but I have one more match to go so I need to keep my tempo going, recover soon and come back tomorrow,” she added.

Sindhu said she was prepared for Tai’s skills. “I was prepared for her skills, so I don’t think that troubled me a lot. At the end of the day the level of the semifinals is going to be really high – you can’t expect easy points. I just couldn’t be on the winning side,” Sindhu told BWF.

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu says, ‘I should have taken the first game’ after semifinals loss to Tai Tzu-Ying

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