National coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday made it clear that injury had nothing to do with top seed Saina Nehwal's first round exit from the Indian Open Super Series and exuded confidence that the ace shuttler will make a strong comeback in the upcoming Malaysian Open.
"It was just an off day for her, it can happen to anyone. Whatever, she was doing was going the wrong way. She is very disappointed with the loss. She was not moving well on the court. But I don't think her injury had anything to do with her defeat," Gopichand told reporters here on Thursday.
"I think she will come up in a big way in the Malaysian Open," he insisted after Saina crashed out in the first round of the ongoing India Open after losing 17-21 19-21 to Japan's Ai Goto on Wednesday.