Finally, it could be swansong for the most famous master-desciple pair of Gopichand Pullela and Saina Nehwal. Saina is all set to change her Guru and this has Gopichand's nod.Saina, who has won close to 20 international titles, including the Olympic bronze in 2012, has hit a rough patch of late. She now wants to focus on the Asian Games and feels that former Indian coach Vimal Kumar could help her perform well.
Sources close to both Saina and Pullela say that Saina feels that Gopichand's attention is diverted due to his focus on PV Sindhu and other upcoming players. If Saina's plans materialise, she could shift base to Bangalore, where Vimal Kumar has his academy.
Significantly, Saina parted company with Gopichand in 2011 and was tutored by Bhaskar Babu. However, she came back soon. This time sources claim that though the coaching is for a fortnight, there is every possibility that her stay in Bangalore could be extended.