PV Sindhu's rise will lessen burden on Saina Nehwal, feels Taufik Hidayat

The 32-year-old Indonesian feels things are changing in world badminton and China are not no longer the force it used to be across all competitions.

updated: August 15, 2013 14:03 IST
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New Delhi: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat feels that the emergence of the phenomenally talented PV Sindhu will not only reduce the burden of expectations on Saina Nehwal but also make India a force to reckon with in women's singles category.

The 18-year-old Sindhu had won the bronze medal at the recently-concluded World Championship and Taufik said she can provide a good support to Saina in women's singles.

"I saw Sindhu quarterfinal match. But could not watch the semi-final match as I didn't have access to live telecast. I think it is good for women's singles now that Sindhu is coming up. India already has Saina and Sindhu will be a good back-up. It is good for Indian badminton," Taufik said.

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