Saina Nehwal had an upset stomach, reveals national coach Pullela Gopichand

The former All England champion Gopichand vehemently feels that Saina's career is nowhere close to decline after her quarterfinal loss at World Badminton Championships on Friday.

updated: August 10, 2013 08:54 IST
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Guangzhou: National coach Pullela Gopichand expressed satisfaction after Pusarla Venkata Sindhu's superb show ensured India a bronze medal at the World Championships in Guangzhou on Friday but at the same time reminded that Saina Nehwal would make a comeback despite her quarterfinal loss. (All the highlights from Friday's action)

"It is good to have a win after two losses," Gopichand said after Sindhu notched up a 21-18 21-17 win over world No 8 Shixian Wang in a 55-minute women's singles quarterfinal match.

"She (Sindhu) is a good player but she can improve further. She is a quick learner and I hope she will do well tomorrow," Gopichand told PTI.

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