This is not the first time Gregoria and Pornpawee have met. The two badminton players have met twice. The last meeting took place at the 2020 Uber Cup.
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Gregoria insists he will play better than in the last Uber Cup. “I will try to play better (from the last meeting at Uber). I want to control my emotions and mentally as much as possible so I can be motivated to do better. I don’t want to be tense because it will affect the game,” said Gregoria to the media crew.
Furthermore, the 22-year-old admitted that he was mentally ready. Gregoria also stated that Pornpawee has strong power and has an advantage in hitting variations.
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“If I have a lot of mental preparation because I have lost a lot, because of that I feel smaller than the opponent, especially since she (Pornpawee) in recent tournaments has had better results than me. I will do my best,” he said.
“Maybe he’s the type of player who has a lot of variety and his strength is strong, his hitting variations are the most prominent,” he concluded.