Satwiksairaj Gives Credit To Coach Boe.
BADMINTON: The champion terms Indonesian Open triumph as one of the biggest achievements, wants to earn a reputation of being invincible along with double partner Chirag.
Satwiksairaj, refresh from a historic men's doubles victory, partnering Chirag Shetty, in the Indonesia Open last Sunday, said, "it is now three vs two when we take on the opponents as Mathias Boe (doubles specialist coach) is omnipresent when we take on the best". The 23-year-old Satwik said, " though we enter the court with a clear strategy, there are moments during the match when Boe chips in with invaluable advice. His emphasis on reminding us the 'key points' during a contest have had a telling effect".
"Boe joined us at the right time two years ago and ever since there has been a lot of change in our mindset, approach, and attitude. We are far more confident, definitely not complacent, and very clear in our task. The Indonesian doubles triumph is one of the biggest achievements of our life. "Once we reached the quarterfinals, the court feeling was much better, like we had control over the drift factor and we were more confident".
" Once we reached the quarterfinals, the court feeling was much better, like we had control over the drift factor and we were more confident". Reflecting on the upcoming Olympics, a smiling Satwik felt it would be all about destiny. "From whatever videos I have seen, some of the legends who have been dominant in the circuit in the preceding years have fumbled. Perhaps, they panicked because of expectations", he said. " Our focus will be just on preparations and not expectations.
What are the areas of focus now? "Need to work more on body language, attitude, and mindset. We are targeting a mindset which fetched us convincing wins against the World No. 1 pair and the reigning world champions in Indonesia. That is the hunger we should have consistently", Satwik said. " We want to earn that kind of reputation of being invincible, instil that kind of fear and respect for us where the opponents concede a few easy points very early in a match", he said.
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