Ok so I have been following how Gopi has been performing after he had 3-4 surgeries done so late in his career (hes around 30 ish I think and he had 3-4 ankle/knee surgeries done late last year or early this year) . He had no trouble in all the qualifying rounds he played in the Malaysian, Singapre opens and Danish opens but he is certainly not playing at any level close to the top 20 ... He lost pretty tamely (from the scores - - in straigh sets to Park sung Hwan 15-2, 15 -5 (german open) , - straight sets to Chen Yu 15-3,15-2 Danish open , - again in straight sets to Niels Kaldau Malaysianopen? - but he went the distance against Ng Wei 3 setter Singapore Open I think ) I might have the last 2 tournaments mixed up but I have his opponents right... At 30 has he slowly started fading away much like Prakash (Padukone) in his final days or is it just lack of match practice? Of course in India he doesnt have enough good sparring partners... If not for him there is nothing much to tak about Indian Badminton - just a brief glimmer here and there like Abhinn Shyam Guptas win against Roslin Hashim - and maybe a Chetan Anand or a Nikhil Kanetkar making it to the prequarters ... I think these guys need a Chinese Coach to make them more offensive and make a difference ! Anybody else have an opinion?