Focusing on fitness to win big games consistently, says shuttler B Sai Praneeth

The 24-year old who has stunned top shuttlers like Taufik Hidayat and Lee Chong Wei during his career feels he need to be more consistent and win big titles.
Sai Praneeth of India plays a shot during a match... Source: GETTY IMAGES
India TV Sports Desk New Delhi June 29, 2017 18:05 IST

Indian badminton is in safe hands considering the current crop of shuttlers which is making rapid strides in the world of badminton. One of the most promising young shuttlers in the country -  B Sai Praneeth, who broke into the limelight with comprehensive wins at Singapore Open and Thailand Open, is now focussing on improving his fitness to win big games consistently.

"I have been focusing on my fitness. I think that is the most important part of my game or the way I play, fitness is the important thing. Playing stroke-wise, I have no problem. I feel I can achieve my goals if I focus on fitness," he said on Thursday.

Praneeth, along with Indonesia Open and Australia Open Super Series winner Kidambi Srikanth, was felicitated at the Gopichand Academy here this week for their splendid performances in recent months.

Praneeth, who stunned top shuttlers like Taufik Hidayat and Lee Chong Wei during his career, said he needs to be more consistent and win big titles.

"I have already defeated top players. Defeating top players and continuing with that win is most important (for me)," he said.

His Super Series win of Singapore Open this year has been most memorable for him so far, the 24-year-old said. 

"I am playing World Championship in August. I am hoping to do well there," Praneeth, who is currently ranked world  number 16, said.

(With PTI Inputs)

 
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