It’s India’s first badminton final at the Asian Games, so where would Saina Nehwal put her money on when P.V. Sindhu plays the very dangerous and deceptive Tai Tzu Ying.

“I would say it’s 50-50,” said Saina here on Tuesday. “Sindhu is taller, has more options to counter, she can play shots which I cannot play since she is taller.”

And what does Sindhu think of her chances?

“It will not be an easy match and hopefully, I’ll get the gold,” said Sindhu. “There is some strategy against her but I will have to change it depending on how the match goes.”

Chief coach Gopi Chand felt that Sindhu should not look at the match as an final but as any other match. That, he said, would ease the pressure.

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