Need to work on my fitness, says young Indian shuttler Tasnim Mir | Badminton News

RAIPUR: Indian teen commuter Tasnim Mir believes she needs to work on her fitness to match the speed and power of Asian players as she seeks to break into the world’s top 50 on the senior circuit.
The 17-year-old from Mehsana, Gujarat, who won the Chattisgarh International Challenge Sunday, will be one of the attractions of the National Games.
“I have to work on my fitness. I’m working on my rallies and stamina because I’m aware that Asian players are very good in rallies, power and speed. The game is getting faster and we have to play quick rallies , “she said in a statement.
“My goal is to improve my ranking. My goal is to be in the top 50 so I can play in bigger international tournaments. I have to be consistent with my game to achieve that goal and then get into the top 20 . .
“My father (Irfan Mir) has played a crucial role in my development. I learned the basics with him and I continue to train with him.”
Tasnim, who became the first Indian woman under 19 to be ranked world No. 1 in juniors earlier this year, is currently ranked world No. 113 in the senior category.
“With some good players from Japan, Thailand, China playing in these tournaments, it gives us the necessary experience and the chance to move up the rankings,” she said.
Fresh off of her victory in Raipur, Tasnim can’t wait to soak up the joys of performing in front of her home crowd at the National Games.
“I have yet to participate in a major national level tournament in my home country,” she said.
“It will definitely always be a great motivation when you play in front of a local audience. The National Games will be a great platform for me to experience that.”

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