The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“Sometimes I can be very mean to myself. I’m working a lot at that because I don’t have to tear myself down. I have to rebuild and be better and learn from my mistakes in the match.”

Mia Blichfeldt tells the Olympic Channel she’s working on her mental approach to the game.

“I’ve seen a few youngsters who are like Lee Chong Wei when he was their age. Now it’s our job as coaches to ensure they fulfil their potential.”

Misbun Sidek is optimistic of producing more world class players for Malaysia.

“It’s amazing, unbelievable for me, that everyone liked it and enjoyed it and know about me a bit more, as a badminton player but also off the court.”

Carolina Marin excited by the response her documentary on Amazon Prime has been receiving.

From DANISA Denmark Open 2020:

“When you don’t breathe at night you can’t recover, and I was so sleepy all day, and I was injured because my body couldn’t sleep and recover.”

An emotional Fabienne Deprez reveals her battle with sleep apnea. Story here.

“I don’t want to give away too much, because they might be listening.”

Lauren Smith on how she and partner Chloe Birch almost upset top seeds Yuki Fukushima/Sayaka Hirota in the quarterfinals.

“Being a leftie for Kim is an advantage – he can hit harder because the racket is closer to his heart.”

Anders Skaarup Rasmussen poking fun at partner Kim Astrup after their opening round win over Jason Anthony Ho-shue/Nyl Yakura.

“I was afraid I wouldn’t feel the adrenaline or the desire to win, because I already said I was done.”

Jan O Jorgensen after winning his opening match. Story here.

“I’d take his badminton wisdom. The way he can manage the match, save energy and be there at the right moment to kill the match. He knows when he has the right opportunity and he finishes it.”

Toma Junior Popov to Badminton Europe after losing to Jorgensen.

“It’s just great playing for Germany. I wear the flag on my shirt with pride.”

Isabel Herttrich after becoming the first German mixed pair with Mark Lamsfuss to win in Denmark in 49 years.

Players on being able to compete again:

“Denmark Open has done a good job to keep as much normality as possible. As long as we’re all back playing, I don’t think we can complain too much.”

Kirsty Gilmour

“We’re ecstatic we won, but just to be back competing, that’s the best feeling in the world.”

Marcus Ellis

“I’m excited … when you see friends coming back, you’re touched.”

Beiwen Zhang