Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal banks on experience

Updated: 26 July 2012 00:28 IST

Indian fourth seed Saina Nehwal said Wednesday she hoped to draw on her Olympic experience as she contemplates a tough draw at London 2012.

Olympics 2012: Saina Nehwal banks on experience
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Indian fourth seed Saina Nehwal said Wednesday she hoped to draw on her Olympic experience as she contemplates a tough draw at London 2012.

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Nehwal faces potential hurdles in the shape of the Netherlands' Yao Jie and Dane Tine Baun, who is seventh in the world rankings, long before the semi-finals -- with world number one Wang Yihan also in her half of the draw.

"The draw looks quite tough. I've played them before and they've given me challenges. I'm expecting good matches. But I'm just going to take it one match at a time," said Nehwal, who made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2008.

"I have developed as a player. This is my second Olympics and I want to be more relaxed and not take on too much pressure."

Nehwal, who reached the quarter-finals at Beijing, said it was her "dream" to win a medal in a competition where Chinese players, including Wang and second seed Wang Xin, are expected to dominate.

"That would be great. That's a dream for every Indian and me. But I don't want to put too much pressure on myself," she said.

Topics : Badminton Olympics 2012 Team India Saina Nehwal
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