The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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


“He is definitely the player to beat right now. High on confidence, makes very few mistakes, is patient and has the endurance to play in long matches with the same intensity.”

Lee Chong Wei pays new world champion Loh Kean Yew a glowing tribute.

“I’m feeling good, not in the best shape of my life, but this shows me I’m a real fighter.”

Mark Caljouw on his recovery from a heart surgery. Story here.

“I was thinking I don’t need to save energy for the following matches because there won’t be any if I lost. And it worked.”

Lu Guang Zu after shocking fourth seed Chou Tien Chen in the second round.

“I don’t want to stand here and cry about what I should have done differently. Tomorrow’s a new day to get better.”

Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen after his surprise exit.

“I had pneumonia for nearly four weeks. One week before this I wasn’t even sure if I’d be participating.”

Nhat Nguyen puts things into perspective after his win over Toby Penty.

“I couldn’t get up from bed for three days in Bali, and the two days’ travel was terrible.”

Gabriela Stoeva reveals how she recovered from her injury in Indonesia. Story here.

“We learnt a lot from our losses at previous World Championships. This is the result from all the learnings in matches we lost.”

Jia Yi Fan after becoming world champion for the second time.

“I had to find my own solutions. I had to go places, take flights, meet people, find what’s working, spend money.”

Prannoy H. S. shares his recovery journey from COVID-19 infection. Story here.

“When they said the World Championships were in Huelva I was waiting for it. I think I played a good match for the Spanish fans.”

Luís Enrique PeÑalver on realising his dream.

“I want to play the Commonwealth Games for my country so I can finish my career with a remarkable event.”

Veteran Niluka Karunaratne on how he plans to bow out. Story here.

“People keep telling me I do well at World Championships and Olympics so I take it as a positive thing. I just don’t know why that happens, but that’s good.”

Pusarla V. Sindhu on her impressive record at major events.

“I cannot really think. At the start of the year, I just didn’t think this would happen.”

Loh after becoming the first Singaporean world champion.