Gopichand claims Sindhu’s form is not a concern and she remains one of India’s best

Sindhu suffered yet another first-round exit when she lost to world number 1 Akane Yamaguchi in the Singapore Open.

Sindhu suffered an ankle injury in August last year to be slipped out of the top 10 in the BWF women's singles rankings.

Sindhu's final and semi-final finish at Madrid Spain Masters and Malaysia Masters respectively were her best results this season.

"She has come out on top in the six-eight months. She is starting to play well. I do expect her to play well in the future. She is one of India's bets for the future," Gopichand said.

Terming it a mixed season for Sindhu, Gopichand said: "It's the beginning of the season and beginning of Olympic qualification. The results have been mixed so far. "We have a lot of pressure on players to perform. We have to just back them up and hope that they are playing the big tournaments."