"It is good to have a win after two losses," Gopichand said after Sindhu notched up a 21-18 21-17 win over world No 8 Shixian Wang in a 55-minute women's singles quarterfinal match. (Agencies)
"She (Sindhu) is a good player but she can improve further. She is a quick learner and I hope she will do well," Gopichand said.
"It was a tough match. It went neck and neck and there wasn't much to choose. There was not more than 2-3 points of difference. Sindhu was leading all the time. But it was just by a slender margin. The rallies were pretty long and Sindhu was able to attack when needed. So overall it was a good show," analyzed Gopichand.
The former All England champion feels that Sindhu can certainly improve further. Sindhu's bronze medal feat on her maiden appearance after twin defeats of her senior compatriots Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap.
Asked about Saina, Gopichand said: "Saina was actually not well. She had an upset stomach. She got drained out. She was playing well in the first game but she got really drained, there was no energy left after the first game. I don't think it dented her confidence but physically she could not compete in the second game," Gopichand said.
Questioned whether Saina's career is on a downward spiral, Gopi begged to differ.
"But Saina is just 23 years old. I don't see there is any problem with her. She is a great player, a class player and I am sure she will come good in the next World Championship," he said.
"It is good to have a win after two losses," Gopichand said after Sindhu notched up a 21-18 21-17 win over world No 8 Shixian Wang in a 55-minute women's singles quarterfinal match.