Should she do it, Saina will become the first Indian woman ever to clinch the world number one ranking.
The 25-year-old Nehwal told AFP that numbers mean nothing to her and she just focuses on staying fit and who is is playing next.
"Whether my ranking is 1, 2 or 10, it doesn't matter.
"For me what matters is that I should stay fit and whom so ever I play against I give my 100 percent," she told AFP.
During the All-England Championship, where she lost to Spain's Carolina Marin in the final, Nehwal injured her shoulder and said that she is still struggling with the injury.
"I am recovering from the injury, of course a bit of pain is there but every sportsperson has to face some fitness problem or other," Nehwal said.
"For the last six-seven months I have been playing really well. Actually I did not expect to play so well," she added.
On Friday, Nehwal will be up against Hana Ramadhini of Indonesia.