The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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


“We don’t want to give up. We will absolutely work harder for the tournaments in Bali.”

Praveen Jordan following the defeat in the mixed doubles final.

“Mathias for Danish people is a legend, so it’s a great honour to play with him.”

Michael Sarfelt to Badminton Europe on featuring at the tournament with Mathias Boe.

“It’s my first Super 500 title. Maybe a little celebration later.”

Loh Kean Yew after being crowned champion in Saarbrucken.

“We knew how they were going to play because we train with each other.”

Aoi Matsuda on how she and Chisato Hoshi beat women’s doubles final opponents Rin Iwanaga/Kie Nakanishi.

“This isn’t anything major. I don’t have to go back to the drawing board. Just one bad day for me.”

Kirsty Gilmour to Badminton Europe after her surprise first round loss to Aliye Demirbag.


“It’s a proud moment. These awards give us a lot of encouragement, support and motivation.”

Pusarla V. Sindhu upon receiving the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award.

“My experience at Tokyo 2020 was good, I won a match, it was the first victory for my country.”

Read the interview with Ygor Coelho here.

“If he’s nurtured well and properly, he’ll be able to go further than Lee Zii Jia.”

Roslin Hashim predicts a bright future for 21-year-old Ng Tze Yong.