The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“It was a final but at the same time a nightmare because it’s strange to fight against my brother.”

Toma Junior Popov to Badminton Europe after playing Christo Popov in the men’s singles final at the French National Championships.

“Of course I want revenge, he will also fight for victory. We both don’t want to lose.”

Lee Zii Jia on facing Loh Kean Yew at Badminton Asia Team Championships after losing their last two meetings.

“I actually want to forget about being the world champion. I won’t call myself really good until I become consistent at the top.”

Loh prefers staying grounded despite his recent successes.

“I just love challenges. It’s a challenge to keep moving forward in the tough competitions we face.”

How Malvika Bansod approaches playing against higher-ranked opponents.

“They have to prove that winning the Syed Modi India International last month was no fluke.”

Malaysia’s Doubles Coaching Director Rexy Mainaky challenges Teoh Mei Xing and Anna Ching Yik Cheong to build on their win in Lucknow.

“The Danish pair attacked so hard, it made me jealous.”

Li Yin Hui on why Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl were among her most difficult opponents. Read our interview with her here.

“Those who remember me as a player will recall my drive and determination to succeed, which are attributes I have continued to apply in my leadership performance. I cannot wait to get started.”

Morten Frost on becoming Badminton England’s Performance Director.