Saina Nehwal: Media made me lose even before Sindhu match began

In a clash of titans on Day 2 of the Indian Badminton League Saina Nehwal of Hyderabad Hotshots defeated world bronze medallist PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors in a one sided contest at Delhi's Siri Fort.

updated: August 16, 2013 02:16 IST
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The marquee Indian Badminton League clash between Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in Delhi on Thursday turned out to be an anti-climax. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina whipped teenage sensation and World Badminton Championships bronze medallist PV Sindhu 21-19, 21-8 in a totally one-sided contest. (All the pics from Day 2)

There was tremendous media hype around this match, and Saina seemed to be the 'outsider'. 'Favourite' Sindhu, however, disappointed.

In a post match chat Saina admitted there was pressure on her but most of it came from the media. She said tongue-in-cheek, "I think the media made me lose the match, even before it started!"

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