Saina Nehwal and P Kashyap were both knocked out of in the quarter-finals of the BWF French open 2014 yesterday night. The manner in which they lost is of concern than the loss itself.

In a gruelling three-setter, Saina Nehwal lost the match 19-21,21-19 and 15-21. The match began with both of the players fighting for each point. Saina Nehwal was leading 17-13 in the first game but Wang Sixigan gained momentum rallied at 17-17 and finally won the first set 21-19.

The second game followed a similar pattern with Wang Sixigan was leading 18-15 but this time Saina fought back brilliantly to win the game 21-19.

The third set began off to a great start as she took a 11-5 lead at the interval. Wang Sixigan was commiting a lot of unforced errors putting Saina in a commanding 14-7 lead. Then the Chinese player came back strongly that the turnaround happened at 14-14. She played some outstanding strokes that did not allow Saina to come back in the game. Saina finally lost the set and the game that lasted around for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

This is her second consecutive quarter finals loss to Wang Sixigan in a row in 2014. Saina Nehwal lost to the Chinese in the Asian games 2014 quarterfinals too. Overall it is 5-5 head to head between 2 of these players.  

After defeating the 2 top ten players in the rankings Kashyap lost to the Chinese opponent in 3 games. The Chinese won the game 21-15, 13-21,and 21-13. This shows that Indian performance was as good as the Chinese but they need to focus in the later half of each set and play at the top of their game potential to beat the Chinese opponent.

Overall the Indian shuttler’s especailly Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap, PV Sindhu, and K Shrikhant do play a competitve game but they need to find a way to overcome the Chinese wall. 


    I am pavan Suresh. I have done my schooling from LPS. I am big fan of sports especially cricket and want to become a sports journalist. I want to write cricket articles.

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