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Malaysia Masters 2017: Saina Nehwal vs Fitriani Fitriani, Ajay Jayaram vs Anthony Ginting quarter-finals live commentary and updates

Nehwal beat Fitriani, 21-15, 21-14 to enter the semi-finals; Ajay Jayaram crashes out.
Updated: 20 January 2017 16:28 IST - Published: 20 January 2017 14:40 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage of the 2017 Malaysia Masters for today. Hope you enjoyed it. Do join us tomorrow. Goodbye!
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Saina next faces the fifth seed Yip Pui Yin for a place in the final.
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After a slow start, that was absolute domination by Saina Nehwal! All these matches will surely help her get back to peak fitness and form in the next 1-2 months.
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Saina has entered the semi-finals with this victory!!!!!!
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SAINA NEHWAL WINS, 21-15, 21-14.
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And Nehwal has reached multiple match points at 20-14.
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A dominant Saina is now ahead 19-14 and in sniffing distance of victory!
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Still in complete control of this game, there's been no slip or stutter from the queen. Saina is up 18-13.
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Saina continues to sail smoothly and is now up, 16-13.
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Fitriani bagged 3 points to make it 12-13 but Saina stopped her momentum right there and went up 14-12.
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It is 13-9 now for the Indian queen.
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It was exactly the reverse for Saina at the interval of the last game. And how she has turned around the match from there!
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At the lemon break, the World No. 10 has an 11-6 advantage.
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Determined as ever, an aggressive Nehwal takes two points on the trot. Up now 8-5.
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It's still a big fight out there in Sibu. Saina has a slender lead of 6-5 now.
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The teenager, however, is trying to make this competitive and has taken 2 points to trail, 3-4.
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GAME 2
No let-up in Saina's intensity! The top seed has raced out to 3-1 in Game 2.
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No surprise there! Saina bags the opening game, 21-15.
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Just imagine that Saina was trailing at 6-11 at the break! And she is now on the cusp of taking the opening game! That is exactly what you expect a champion to do!
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And 20-15 wow!
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It is 19-15.
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And Saina has started accelerating here! She races ahead to 18-15.
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It is 16-15 now for the top seed! 
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It is a close, gritty fight now and the Indian still maintains her slim lead of 1-point at 14-13.
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Saina inches ahead to 13-12. For the first time in this game, Saina has a lead.
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You can never count out Saina Nehwal!!
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And Saina COMES BACK to level it at 12-12
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It is still a 2-point gap with Nehwal behind at 10-12,.
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The fighter in Saina has WOKEN UP!!!!! She now trails, 9-11.
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And Saina takes the first point after the break!
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Fitriani is ahead 11-6 at the lemon break.
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Fitriani is now leading 10-6. 
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And the former World No. 1 is reducing the deficit here just like we all expected. It is just a 3-point gap now with Fitriani leading 9-6
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Now Saina is upping her pace and intensity, still trailing 4-8.
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It is a 7-2 lead for Fitriani! That is quite a slow start for Nehwal!
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Finally, the top seed is on the board at 1-4.
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Saina is surely taking some time to settle into this match
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It is 4-0 for Fitriani!
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Did we expect that?
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And it is 3-0 wow
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And the 18-year-old is up 2-0
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Fitriani takes the first point!
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And we are under way!
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The top-seeded Saina takes on the eighth seeded Fitriani Fitriani for a place in the semi-finals. Saina has beaten the Indonesian twice and both those wins came last year.
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Don't go anywhere as the Indian shuttle queen Saina Nehwal will soon be in action.
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That was surely disappointing for Indian fans. More was expected from the World No, 19 Jayaram, who had beaten Ginting in their last showdown. But unfortunately, today was just not his day!
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Ginting closes out the win, 21-13, 21-8.
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And he has reached match points at 20-8.
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Ajay has found no breakthrough. It is smooth sailing for the young Indonesian, who is now up 19-8.
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Ginting is now up at 18-7. Looks like this is very much over for Ajay.
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