Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt on 08 October 2017 clinched the men’s singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series tournament. Gurusaidutt, who played in a tournament in May after returning from an injury suffered during the US Open in July last year, defeated Muhammed Ali Kurt 21-17 21-16 in a 35- minute match to boost his confidence ahead of next month’s Senior Nationals Championship.
I am feeling good, though it is a small tournament but coming back after a year was not so easy. I wasn’t getting entry anywhere. My rank was 900 above and this is the only place where I could get entry. The level of the tournament was decent. I feel this was a good tournament for me to start my season. I was in the qualifying and had to play 3 rounds in qualifying.
It was an ankle injury and subsequent surgery which put Gurusaidutt out of action for longer than he expected as a ligament strain was detected during the surgery. I was totally out of badminton or any kind of training from August 2016 until April 2017. Before I underwent surgery, the doctor and physios tried a lot to avoid the surgery but then in the end surgery was the only option.