HS Prannoy who is an Indian shuttler recently shook the world by beating Olympic champion Chen Long and silver medalist Lee Chong Wei in the recent Indonesia Open Super Series Premier. He is looking to be more consistent in order to win big titles.
World number 21 in men’s singles Prannoy seems to be on a giant killing spree and has managed to upset reigning Olympic silver medalist Lee Chong Wei and Olympic champion Chen Long in consecutive two days in the Indonesia Open earlier this month.
“To beat Chen Long was really, really special and to probably beat Lee Chong Wei the previous day was even more satisfying for me,” Prannoy, who trains at the Gopichand Academy here,” he said. He lost by a whisker to Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai in semi-finals.
“It (the wins) gave me a lot of confidence but I need to be more consistent,” the 24-year-old shuttler said. “I think the only thing left for me is to go and win tournaments out there. Just performing well is not enough. I have been playing well for the last three, four years. (But) it’s high time that I need to win tournaments.”
Prannoy also said he will be playing at US, Canada and New Zealand from next month. Prannoy put emphasis on the mental part of training and said it plays an integral part in the development of an athlete.
“I think I need to work really well on my mental aspect. I think just not physically, mentally also you become lot more confident. I just need to be more fitter and probably get more stronger,” he said.