first_imgThe World No. 10 Indian is aware of his inconsistent form The World No. 10 Indian is aware of his inconsistent form but he is satisfied with his overall game and remains confident of defending his mens singles title at the India Open Super Series starting with the qualifiers tomorrow. “The last four five months have been good. I played the semis and quarterfinals and I am happy with the way I am playing even though I lost a few matches. It is not that I am not satisfied. If I feel I am doing well, I can do anything. So I am confident and want to continue doing that,” he said. “There is always pressure when we play for India and being the defending champion there is extra pressure for sure but you get so much support here. I have played so many tournaments here. I played three finals at Syed Modi. So I am used to playing at home. I want to take this pressure as an extra inspiration to do well,” he added. Asked how does he prepare himself after a loss, he said: “There is not much things that happen after we loss. We just analyse the match and analyse the match that we won and compare them and get ready for the next match. Everybody keeps improving. When I play someone again after I have played him this week, he will also upgrade his game, he will have some better ideas. So it is different every time and we have to be prepared. Srikanth will take on Tian Houwei in the first round. “Tian is a consistent player. Once he sticks in, he plays really well. Recently he is doing well but I have beaten him recently and this gives me a lot of confidence and playing here in India gives me extra confidence. I have some strategies for him,” he said. “All these players whether it is Boonsak or Tian, these guys are inside the top 10 and are some of the best players. So they are really good players and you really have to give your 100 per cent to beat them,” said the 23-year-old from Guntur, who will take on Boonsak Ponsana at the opening round of the Malaysia Super Series Premier next week.” PTI ATK PDS PMadvertisementlast_img

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