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

Follow ALL the LIVE updates of the QF b/w Saina Nehwal and Ratchanok Intanon at Asian Games here!
Updated: 26 August 2018 13:52 IST - Published: 26 August 2018 10:48 IST
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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!!!!
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Final score: Nehwal def Intanon 21-18, 21-16 to enter the semi-finals.
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This is India's first individual medal since Syed Modi won a bronze at the 1982 Games.
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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!!!
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And what a way to confirm her first individual Asiad medal!!!!!


A brilliant rally ends with a Saina forehand winner into the corner!!!!!
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Nehwal wins a MEDAL at the Asian Games for the first time!
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Nehwal WINS!!!!     
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Medal points for Saina!
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The Thai gets a couple of points now

Trails 16-19
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Just two points away from a medal 

Saina up 19-14 now
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Finally Ratchanok comes up with a deceptive net shot to get the better of the Indian.

17-14 for Nehwal
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It's 17-12 for Nehwal
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Nehwal, on the other hand, is flourishing as she brings out winner after winner!
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No sharpness any more in her shots and that gifts Saina a flurry of points.

Nehwal up 16-11
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Ratchanok looks a bit subdued now. Absolutely lacking in the confidence she started the match with.
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It's 13-11 for the Indian now.
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Ratchanok pulled back one more point through a deceptive net shot.

Nehwal up 11-9 at the midgame break
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But the Thai undoes her good work with a couple of errors right after that.

Nehwal up 10-8
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Ratchanok is slowly closing in now!

Trails by 1 point at 7-8
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Ratchanok is desperate now! And she is showing it by consistently going for down the line smashes!

6-8
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The Thai pulls back one point and Saina now leads 7-4  
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The Indian fans are screaming their hearts out at the Istora!

And Saina delivering!

Up 6-3
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Nehwal maintains her two-point advantage!

5-3
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Saina is still up 4-2.

Still looking very, very pumped up!!
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