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I'm working on the mental aspect of my game: PV Sindhu

Sindhu said this after beating old rival Nozomi Okahura to enter the semifinals of the All England Championship

T2 Online Newsdesk 17 March 2018, 8:35 PM
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PV Sindhu has lost many matches after reaching an advantageous position. With this, her confidence has taken a beating. So to overcome this hurdle, she is working on the mental aspect of her game.

"I have lost matches were I am leading. I know physically and mentally at times, when you lose such matches, it hits you, but we have to come back stronger to ensure that it doesn't happen again," Sindhu said after her thrilling win over Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to enter the semifinals of the All England Championship.

"I have been working on my mental game. My coaches have been telling me, because sometimes I find when I hit out or tap to the net, when you actually have to get points, I lose confidence and get nervous. So they tell me 'let it be, it's over.' I have been practising that and I think I am getting better," she added.

In a re-match of the epic Glasgow World Championship final, Sindhu saw off Okuhara 20-22 21-18 21-18 in the pulsating clash that lasted one hour and 24 minutes.

"It was like the World Championship and Dubai Super Series match, not so long maybe, but it was not easy to play against Okuhara. We know each other's game, so there were long rallies. We had to give our best," Sindhu said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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