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Indonesia Masters 2018, Final: Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying, Live Match Updates

Tai def Nehwal 21-9, 21-13 to win the title
Updated: 28 January 2018 11:10 IST - Published: 28 January 2018 08:21 IST
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The result did not go Saina's way. Tai was simply outstanding and Saina hardly got any chance. Plus Saina made a few errors of her own too.

BUT THAT DOES NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THE FACT THAT SHE BEAT THREE TOP-10 PLAYERS AT THIS EVENT, INCLUDING PV SINDHU. She has been playing way better than last year and moved brilliantly in all the four matches she played en route to the final.

That itself should boost Saina's confidence and motivate her to do well this year. And next up is the India Open at home. Saina should indeed be doubly motivated to impress her home fans!
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That was a masterclass of a performance from Tai. She came, she saw, she conquered!

Absolution demolition!
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Final score: Tai def Nehwal 21-9, 21-13 to win the title
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A lob from Saina goes long!

Match to Tai Tzu Ying!
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And Saina saves second match point.

13-20
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Tai sends the shuttle long.
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NINE MATCH POINTS FOR TAI

20-11
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But here she comes up with a crosscourt backhand.

11-18
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Saina is trying but her errors are just not helping her at all.

9-18
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And her smashes too are going long. 

Saina 9-16
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Saina manages to close the gap to five points.

8-13
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The unforced errors are not helping Saina's cause.

She is down 6-13
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Tai goes up to 11-5 at the mid-game interval.
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It's a 33-shot rally but Saina's forehand goes long!

4-10
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Saina forced an error by moving Tai all over the court.

Trails 4-9
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Tai leads 7-2
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How does Tai do it every time? She manages to find the backline even when the shuttle looked very much close to sailing long!
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It's 5-1 to the World No. 1
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Tai surges to 3-0
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Saina trails 0-2
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GAME 2

Saina pushes the shuttle into the net
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And the World No. 1 finishes the game with her own touch at the net.

21-9
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GAME POINTS FOR TAI

20-9
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Absolute brilliance from Tai who rushes to the net and finishes with a backhand volley.

18-9
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