The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

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

“It’s been a great learning opportunity for our players. The journey has just begun for us and we have a long way to go.”

UAE Badminton Federation President Noura Aljasmi about the positives of Dubai hosting the Badminton Asia Championships (BAC).

“I did limit my expectations, I didn’t want to overdo it. I may have looked less expressive on court but it helped me stay calm and control everything.”

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on his approach en route to becoming Asian champion.

“The time is right for Ginting to win more big events. He’s won the Asian title, the next target is to consistently do it.”

Taufik Hidayat hopes his countryman can build on his success in Dubai.

“I’ve seen a lot of badminton in my life, this was one of the best matches I’ve ever seen.”

Tanisha Crasto’s father Clifford on the men’s doubles final between Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi at the BAC.

“We are playing some of the best badminton we’ve ever played, which has been great. We’ve really developed over the past three-four months.”

Head coach Rich Morris optimistic of a good showing for England’s players at Thailand Para Badminton International 2023.

“Health comes first and my main concern was Pearly and her recovery. Of course, we are sad to drop out of the world top 10, but we are not really affected by it. Instead, we take it as a challenge to come back stronger in our next tournament.”

Thinaah Muralitharan eager to allow partner Pearly Tan  to recover from her influenza infection, which forced them to miss BAC.

“I’m going there with a mindset of ‘I got nothing to lose’ and I’m an underdog. So whatever goes, I will just fight.”

Singapore’s Insyirah Khan on making her singles debut at the SEA Games in Cambodia.