After Rio Olympics high, P.V. Sindhu pulls out of Japan Open - Here's why
The Rio Olympics silver medalist was set to clash with the World No.1 in the quater-finals in Tokyo.
New Delhi: Badminton fans will be deprived of the blockbuster PV Sindhu-Carolina Marin clash after the Indian pulled out of the next week's Japan Open Super Series.
The Rio Olympics silver medalist was set to clash with the World No.1 in the quarter-finals in Tokyo.
According to a report in the Times of India, the 21-year-old will also skip the Korea Open Super Series starting September 27.
The good news for Indians fans is the fact Sindhu will feature in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, which begins at Odense on October 18.
"She will be back for the Denmark Open. She will also compete in the French Open next month. We had to make some changes in her schedule," Gopichand told TOI.
Though the shuttler commenced training immediately after the Rio Games, multiple events and ceremonies meant she didn't get sufficient time to prepare herself.
"I know that there will be a lot of focus on Sindhu now. Other teams will be working on strategies to dominate her. We also should be ready to beat them," Gopi further added.
The No.10 ranked Sindhu will compete in the China Open Premier and Hong Kong Super Series in November.