Saina Nehwal one win away from becoming number 1
Saina Nehwal is just one win away from becoming the number 1 ranked player in the World. In 2015 Saina Nehwal has been in great form winning the Indian Open Grand Prix, reaching the finals of All England championship losing to Carolina Marin and is undefeated in the Indian open Super series played at the Siri Fort Complex at New Delhi.
The Top Indian female star has achieved a lot in her life and has been an inspiration for all youngsters. She is only Indian player to win a medal in the Olympics. She won the bronze medal in 2012 at London Olympics. It has been a great ride for the Indian player. No Indian women player has reached such heights at international level and it shows that with hardwork anything can be achieved. She was a part of the team who won the bronze medal at the Asian games 2014 and also the Uber Cup in 2014 which is great achievement for Indian badminton especially female. She has got the experience of playing big tournaments and has expanded her game with her new coach Vimal Kumar. This will be first time that a Non Chinese will be capturing number 1 rank after 2010.
In the Indian Open Super series 2015 she has defeated all the opponents easily and has played some excellent badminton so far. If she beats Japan Hashimato she will become the number 1 ranked player and it be proud moment for Indian badminton. In 2014 she only won three titles namely China Masters Open, Indian Open Grand Prix and Australian Open. Indian badminton has been on a rise with the likes of Sindhu in female section and in male section we have Kashyap, Srikanth, HS Prannoy and many other talented players.
Saina Nehwal becoming number 1 rank player will show the path for Indian badminton and also inspire many youngsters to take the game. It will be special feeling that an Indian female player will become number 1. Currently she is number 2 in the World. The top Chinese players are not participating in this tournament.
For tommrow’s match there will be a huge crowd to cheer Saina. No wonder what if she achives this feat it will be a great news for Indian supporters. For such long time the Chinese suppose to lead the rankings but an outstanding performance by Saina in the previous three tournaments this year so far. She will be rewarded for that hardwork tomorrow.
On Feburary 1 2015 Saina Nehwal was ranked number 3 ranked player but her performances in All England badminton championship she became number 2 rank and is on verge of becoming number 1 ranked player in the World.
She was struggling with her form and fitness in 2014 despite winning three titles. Saina Nehwal lost in the semi finals of Dubai Super series finals last year. She missed two tournaments last year due to injuries. She also pulled out of Commonwealth games 2014 due to injury.
*Saina’s match is scheduled to start 4:30 IST on Star Sports
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