Against world champ, Indian shuttler fights back from a game down, loses in three.
Gopichand said attracting quality coaches and finding talent are going to be the challenges for India.
Srikanth also committed too many unforced errors, hitting wide and long often and gave away the game to Long.
Saina went down 15-21 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent in just 39 minutes in Kowloon.
Srikanth, Saina continue winning run but Sindhu could not play her game and went down 17-21 21 13 11-21.
Srikanth shocked 7th seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 18-21 22-20 21-16 in his men’s singles opener.
Kidambi Srikanth of India stood no chance even if he suddenly found himself in the finals of the Premier Super Series at China.
Srikanth pulled off a stunning victory over 2-time Olympic champion Lin to win his 1st Super Series title.
Post-meningitis, Srikanth has also changed his game. “He’s become a smarter player now.
Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal stand on the verge of her maiden title. K Srikanth into the final as well.
K Srikanth has set up a clash with German Marc Zwiebler for a place in the final.
Saina was extremely happy with the year 2014 where she won two titles – India Open Grand Prix Gold and Australian Open.
Lee, 32, was found to have traces of the banned anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone in his system.
It is alleged that world number one Lee Chong Wei was the athlete but there is no official confirmation.
If the results come back positive, it would mark Malaysia’s second doping scandal in recent months.