Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?
FROM WORLD TOUR FINALS
“We will continue playing in 2023 although we are getting older. No targets, we just want to enjoy every match.”
“Most players walk onto court with their playing partners, but I enter a match with my sister.”
“When we were separated at the beginning of the year, we couldn’t have anticipated being where we are now. We hope to be calmer to face what we encounter, whether it’s good or bad, so that we can work on our next target.”
“I want to go to the shopping mall, watch a movie and grab some pork knuckle rice.”
“That match was close to being my toughest the entire year. It had everything – good play, bad play and a lot of mental game. It had everything sport has to offer.”
“You can see from my height that I’m not very tall, so I consider speed and quick movement important.”
“I want to discover a new me but everyone talks about what I used to be. If I could control mentally (this expectation), I will be good.”
Kento Momota on what he needs to do in 2023.
“We cherish every time we are successful as we know it doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the National Championships or Olympics, we love winning.”
“It’s great to end the year as world No.2, this will only motivate me to work harder. But the job is not finished, 2023 is a very important year.”
Sukant Kadam is already looking forward to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games qualifying, which starts in January.