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Asian Games 2018, Badminton, Women's Singles, Quarterfinal, Day 8: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 26, 2018 13:52 IST

Follow ALL the LIVE updates of the QF b/w Saina Nehwal and Ratchanok Intanon at Asian Games here!


13:28 (IST)26 AUG 2018

What a comeback that was from Saina after a poor start!

And don't go anywhere as we might have another medal coming up!

PV Sindhu will be in action soon!!!!

13:27 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Final score: Nehwal def Intanon 21-18, 21-16 to enter the semi-finals.

13:22 (IST)26 AUG 2018

This is India's first individual medal since Syed Modi won a bronze at the 1982 Games.

13:20 (IST)26 AUG 2018

This is India's first ever women's singles medal at the Asian Games!!!!!

How fitting it is that the woman who started a badminton revolution, gets it!!!

13:15 (IST)26 AUG 2018

And what a way to confirm her first individual Asiad medal!!!!!

A brilliant rally ends with a Saina forehand winner into the corner!!!!!

13:14 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Nehwal wins a MEDAL at the Asian Games for the first time!

13:13 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Nehwal WINS!!!!     

13:13 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Medal points for Saina!

13:12 (IST)26 AUG 2018

The Thai gets a couple of points now

Trails 16-19

13:11 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Just two points away from a medal 

Saina up 19-14 now

13:10 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Finally Ratchanok comes up with a deceptive net shot to get the better of the Indian.

17-14 for Nehwal

13:09 (IST)26 AUG 2018

It's 17-12 for Nehwal

13:09 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Nehwal, on the other hand, is flourishing as she brings out winner after winner!

13:08 (IST)26 AUG 2018

No sharpness any more in her shots and that gifts Saina a flurry of points.

Nehwal up 16-11

13:08 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok looks a bit subdued now. Absolutely lacking in the confidence she started the match with.

13:07 (IST)26 AUG 2018

It's 13-11 for the Indian now.

13:05 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok pulled back one more point through a deceptive net shot.

Nehwal up 11-9 at the midgame break

13:04 (IST)26 AUG 2018

But the Thai undoes her good work with a couple of errors right after that.

Nehwal up 10-8

13:03 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok is slowly closing in now!

Trails by 1 point at 7-8

13:02 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok is desperate now! And she is showing it by consistently going for down the line smashes!


13:01 (IST)26 AUG 2018

The Thai pulls back one point and Saina now leads 7-4  

13:00 (IST)26 AUG 2018

The Indian fans are screaming their hearts out at the Istora!

And Saina delivering!

Up 6-3

12:59 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Nehwal maintains her two-point advantage!


12:58 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Saina is still up 4-2.

Still looking very, very pumped up!!

12:57 (IST)26 AUG 2018

And Saina is already being very, very aggressive.

It's 3-1 to Saina!

12:56 (IST)26 AUG 2018

It's 1-1 to begin the second game with.

12:54 (IST)26 AUG 2018

That was an outstanding turnaround by the Indian!

She trailed for most of the game, yet managed to hang in there and get the game!

That's why she is such a big champion!!!!!!

12:53 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Saina takes the first game 21-18

12:52 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Poor play from Ratchanok!

Game points to Saina!

12:52 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Excellent retrieving by Nehwal forces the Thai to err at the net!

Saina in the lead for the first time at 19-18

12:51 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Big crosscourt smash from Nehwal!!!


12:50 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok takes the next point.


12:49 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Again a crosscourt drop from Saina after a brilliant rally!

Saina has levelled this!


12:48 (IST)26 AUG 2018

And Saina outfoxed Ratchanok at the net as well!

Saina trails by just one point!


12:48 (IST)26 AUG 2018

3 quick points for Saina, who is moving better and making Ratchanok move all over the court.

Saina 14-17

12:46 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Beautiful jump smash right on the sideline from the Thai!

Ratchanok up 17-11

12:45 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Right now Ratchanok is up 16-11 

12:45 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Saina can't control a tight spinning shot from the Thai.

12:43 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Another couple of points for the Indian and she has now closed the gap to just four points.


12:42 (IST)26 AUG 2018

But she sends the shuttle long soon after!

Saina trails 8-14

12:41 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Now Saina trails 8-13

12:41 (IST)26 AUG 2018

And there is a little scream from Nehwal!

Is she finally finding her feet?

12:41 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Saina is going for dropshot now!

12:40 (IST)26 AUG 2018

That has given her at least a little bit of confidence.

Saina takes 3 points in a row and now trails 6-12

12:39 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Finally an injection of pace into Saina's shots! Moved brilliantly and got back one point.

12:38 (IST)26 AUG 2018

This is a very slow start for Saina. She really needs to pull her socks up!

12:37 (IST)26 AUG 2018

It's 11-3 for the Thai at the midgame interval.

12:37 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Ratchanok is anticipating the Saina shots very well.

One backhand flip over the net to tackle Saina!

Ratchanok is up to 10-3

12:36 (IST)26 AUG 2018

Finally one powerful smash from Saina but she makes a mistake soon enough right after that.

8-3 to the Thai
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