New Delhi: World number one shuttler Lee Chong Wei's coach Rashid Sidek on Friday heaped praise on Saina Nehwal, saying the Indian ace is "mentally" very strong and can become the undisputed queen of world badminton.
"Saina is now world number two (sic three). She is very good. She is improving every year. She is mentally very strong and can beat any Chinese player. She gets pumped up by the prospect of playing a Chinese player. So she has been able to win super series titles and can be a champion," said Sidek, who will be coaching the Delhi Smashers in the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL).
The former world number one, who became the first Malaysian singles player to win a medal in the Olympics when he clinched the bronze at 1996 Atlanta Games, believes Indian shuttlers need to be more focused and put in that "extra" hard work which differentiates a player from a champion.