Lin Dan survived a scare in the second round against Parupalli Kashyap, pulling through in the third game 21-17 20-22 21-14 🏸 #ABO19
1. What do think of both of your performances in this match?
“Overall, I think I did good in this match. I fell behind a bit in the first set, I just adjust my mindset to catch up at the end. In the second set, I was leading at the beginning, but I did not find the chance to maintain my performance till end. That’s why we played the third game.”
2. We noticed you are always very clam on court. How do you maintain your mental strength to against those high-intensity competitions?
“Those players on the court are much younger than me. It is important for me to maintain a better psychological condition and take the advantage from my past experiences to compete with other players. My physical condition is not as good as those young players. That’s why I should find another way (improving psychological condition).”
3. How do you maintain your physical condition to keep playing in the top competitions in the world?
“I keep practicing six days a week, which is very tough for me. I believe the tough training is worthwhile for me to prepare well for the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympic.”