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Sindhu should take a lesson from the indefatigable Andy Murray who recently won his first Grand Slam singles title by beating Novak Djokovic. Andy bruised through a long nasty patch of failures ever since he first reached his Grand Slam final in 2008 when he lost to Roger Federer. Only Murray could have the courage to face the incredibly disgusting statistics of consecutively losing 29 times out of at least 30 Grand Slam opportunities. Every time he fell down, he had the courage to stand up. Andy’s strength has been his flinty mind power. He never had self-doubt. His coach Ivan Lendl puts it appropriately, “It was always a question when would Andy Murray win a Grand Slam and not if at all he would win it ever!”
Murray lost to Roger Federer in the 2010 Australian Open finals and to Djokovic in the 2011 Australian Open finals. He again lost his chance in the London Olympics in August 2012. Taking on defeat year on year is no easy challenge. Andy Murray, however, is a man with iron-strong determination and never dying spirit. Every loss taught a new lesson and prepared Andy to take on the next game with better alacrity. With the support of his coach, Murray realized that all he needs to win a match is the poise demonstrated by Federer, the maturity of Rafel Nadal and the beatific spirit of Djokovic.
Hero’s like PV Sindhu and all those who might have just lost to make it a victory out of their opportunity should hold on with grace and give it yet another try. Success is more of a mind game, it takes birth out of multiple struggles. Time and again many successful people have proved the point. Success is kind of a prepaid deal, pay first and reap later. Be there, in the game, until it happens.
It was no surprise when Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes released earlier this week, but you may have not recognized the name of the woman in seventh place.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, more commonly known as PV Sindhu, is a 23-year-old badminton player from India and became only the second Indian competitor, male or female, to win an Olympic badminton medal with a silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Her on-court winnings last year totaled $500,000 (£387,000) but endorsements saw Sindhu bring in an extra $8m (£6.2m) in sponsorship in sports-mad India. That works out as a weekly income of $163,000 (£126,000).
That is more than earned by Simona Halep, the WTA world number one as of 22 August, and the top seed for the 2018 US Open.
Sindhu comes from a sporting background with both her parents playing volleyball at the national level, but she took up badminton aged six when inspired by Pullela Gopichand, who won the men’s singles event at the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001.
Her life and career changed during the women’s singles competition at the 2016 Olympics. She was only seeded ninth but gained wins over eighth seed Tai Tzu-Ying of Chinese Taipei in the last 16, China’s second seed Wang Yihan in the quarter-finals and Japan’s sixth seed Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals before losing to Spain’s world number one Carolina Marin in the final.
I share the famous story of the Chinese bamboo tree which I read as a part of Rahul Dravid’s speech through some internet resource. A Chinese bamboo tree grows 80-feet in height in about five years time. However in the full space of these five years, one would not see anything on the ground except some tiny shoots. But, then after five years it suddenly grows 80 feet. What does it do in this period? It just spreads its roots and waits for’s for the right time to shoot up.