Hyderabad: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has denied media reports about her differences with coach Gopichand. (Agencies)
attracted headlines for her differences with coach Pullela Gopi Chand she denied such media reports on Friday.
"It is not that way. He is chief national coach and he has to concentrate on all. That (reports about differences) is not correct," Saina said.
The Hyderabadi insisted that since Gopichand cannot travel with her all the time because of his responsibilities as national coach, she chose to train with Bhaskar Babu.
The media reports claimed that Gopichand feels Saina's focus has deviated a bit from the game in the wake of her success and thus he is unhappy with her.
On her performance in the just concluded Malaysian Open, where she lost to world number three Xin Wang of China to end runner-up, Saina said," I am happy with my performance in the Malaysia Open. I could defeat some Chinese players in the event. I am happy about it."
Saina did not read too much in her shock first round exit from the Indian Open Super Series tournament in New Delhi last month.
"It happens, there was home pressure. I was confident of doing well. It was just a bad day," she said.
With Sudirman Cup, Thailand Open and Singapore Open approaching, the world number four wants to carry her good form into these events.
Hyderabad: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has denied media reports about her differences with coach Gopichand.