The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

Who said what in the badminton world over the past week?

“He made us mentally stronger, taught us to be fearless and not bother about the reputations of any opponent.”

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pays tribute to Flandy Limpele, who resigned as India coach last month.

“You will see me among the top European badminton players.”

Czech women’s singles shuttler Tereza Svabikova, 19, tells Badminton Europe to expect big things from her.

“Injury squashed my dad’s hopes of being a world champion. He lived his dream through me.”

Indonesia legend Susi Susanti reveals her biggest inspiration during a live Instagram chat.

“I can’t let my wife win. I can’t allow anyone to win against me at badminton. That is not possible.”

Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara to ESPN on how competitive he is when it comes to badminton.

“It’s funny after so many years, some of the things we disagreed on such as tactical and positioning on court would come into my mind before I go to bed. He actually got most of them spot on.”

Former men’s doubles world No.1 Tan Boon Heong about old partner Kien Keat Koo during Instagram live with fans.

“It feels like I’m back in high school.”

Chou Tien Chen on how it is to be without competitions. Story here.

“This message starts with one voice. If we as ambassadors can highlight this, then this will spread to more players.”

Pusarla V. Sindhu on becoming one of the new ‘i am badminton’ ambassadors. Story here.

“I made my decision before the All England. So thankfully, my career does not end because of the virus.”

Mathias Boe talks about his decision to retire. Story here.

“I’ve started watching Korean dramas. I’m a man who cries easily when I watch emotional scenes.”

Para badminton player Chan Ho Yuen Daniel reveals his new stay-at-home activity. Read more here.

“In space, if you go out, it will kill you. Now that you’re in quarantine, it’s kind of the same.”

Badminton-playing cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin parts some advice on how to deal with social isolation effectively. Story here.

“We’ll be hungrier than ever when we get back to the practice hall to chase our dreams.”

Kim Astrup underlines his determination to make an impact when badminton resumes. Story here.