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Indonesia Masters 2018, Semi-final: Saina Nehwal vs Ratchanok Intanon, Live Match Updates

Nehwal def Intanon 21-19, 21-19 to enter the final.
Updated: 27 January 2018 13:34 IST - Published: 27 January 2018 11:31 IST
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She is very much looking like the player, who once used to be a terror for the other top shuttlers! And that is so good to see!

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Saina is absolutely on a roll. This will be her first final on the BWF World Tour since winning the Malaysia Masters title more than a year back!
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SAINA NEHWAL BEATS THE MALAYSIA MASTERS CHAMPION TO MARCH INTO THE FINAL!!!!!
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Body smash AND SAINA WINS!!!!!!!!



21-19, 21-19
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A half-smash from Ratchanok to save one.

19-20
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SAINA FINDS THE CORNER!!!!

2 MATCH POINTS!
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Net shot and Saina up 19-18
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It continues to be even.

18-18
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And Saina dumps the shuttle into the net!

17-17
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The Thai slightly more positive than before, especially after she managed to make Saina hit the shuttle long.


Saina still leads 17-15
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Intanon comes up with a tight spinning net shot that was so far missing.

13-17
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HUGE SMASH FROM SAINA!

17-11
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It's 16-10 to Saina

The advantage clearly lies with Saina at the moment...the Thai looking very much out of options
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And the Indian makes it 15-8
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WHAT A RALLY! RATCHANOK LIES ON THE FLOOR! THE POINT GOES TO SAINA

She leads 13-8
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Saina takes an 11-8 lead going into the interval.
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The Thai finds the corner with a show of aggression

7-10
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Saina smashes her way to 10-6 after four points on the trot by the Thai
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Ratchanok finally starting to make her way back.

Moving Saina around and surprising her with net shots.

She trails 4-9
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9-2

This is a demonstration of Saina's supreme confidence!
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Yet another smash and Saina leads 7-2
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Saina's movement and alertness have just been spot on! She is gliding on the court much faster than before and can pick up low shots in a flash, which is so good to see.

She is up 6-2
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Ratchanok tried to make Saina run all over the court but the Indian comes up with a body smash.

Saina 5-1
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It's 3-1 to Saina
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And she leads 2-1 as the Thai failed to change the direction of the shuttle
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