With most of the attention focused on the P.V. Sindhu (Awadhe Warriors) vs Tine Baun (Mumbai Masters) match in the Indian Badminton League semi-finals, both players expected a tight tie on Thursday while being determined to carry their respective teams into the title round.
Baun, the former three-time All-England champion who came out of retirement, thinks the IBL experience has been rather different -- but on the eve of the knock-out round, the 34-year old German said she would do her best to help the team.
"It's been pretty tough coming back from my retirement. I think I have done better than I expected. I have been close to winning some of my matches. Most of the other players have prepared well for the Worlds which was just before this event and I haven't been playing at all.