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Shuttler’s dream dinner guest Tennis star Rafael Nadal

Published : Aug 20, 2016, 12:27 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2016, 12:27 am IST

India’s poor performance at the Rio Olympics in the first 10 days was like the proverbial calm before the P.V. Sindhu storm in badminton.

India’s poor performance at the Rio Olympics in the first 10 days was like the proverbial calm before the P.V. Sindhu storm in badminton. We are now familiar with Sindhu’s delectable drop shots and superb smashes. Not many of us, however, know the other side of the badminton ace. During the Premier Badminton League earlier this year, Sindhu, who played for Chennai Smashers, had opened up in an off-beat interview.

Other sports you watch: Cricket and tennis. Another sport you played when you were young: Tennis. What would you have done without badminton Maybe pursued medicine. Sporting Heroes: Lin Dan, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Sporting events you would pay the most to watch: The Olympics 100m men’s final and the Wimbledon men’s final. Who would you most like to invite to dinner — and why Nadal. He is such an awesome player. The craziest thing you have ever done: Losing my school bag with all the books inside two weeks before my annual examination in the seventh standard. One bad habit you want to get rid of: Arguing with my parents if I don’t get what I want. What is your worst nightmare Being kidnapped by somebody. Your favourite holiday spots: Hawaii, Las Vegas and New York. Your biggest extravaganza: Shopping.