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Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Advance To Quarter-Finals; Parupalli Kashyap Knocked Out Of Malaysia Masters

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Advance To Quarter-Finals; Parupalli Kashyap Knocked Out Of Malaysia Masters


In the women’s singles, Saina got off to a solid start, taking a strong 11-3 lead against Yin at mid-break in the first game. Continuing with the momentum, Saina finished the first game 21-14.

In the second game, Yin showed some resilience but still went into the mid-break, trailing 7-11. In the second half of the second game, Saina gave her Hong Kong opponent very few chances and wrapped up the game 21-16 in her favour.

In the men’s singles, Srikanth had a tough outing against Vincent with the match lasting an hour and four minutes.

In the first game, Vincent and Srikanth were in a fight, taking the game to the tie breaker. But Srikanth held his nerves, finishing the game 23-21 in his favour.

The second game was a one-sided affair as Vincent displayed a strong a game against the Indian shuttler. Vincent registered a 21-8 win in the second game taking the match into the decider.

In the final game, both the players displayed superb on-court play with Srikanth taking a slender 11-8 lead at mid-break. The World No.8 then held on to his lead and eventually won the game 21-18.

Saina will next face World No. 2 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan while Srikanth will be up against Korea’s Son Wan Ho in the quarter-finals.

Article source: https://sports.ndtv.com/badminton/malaysia-masters-2019-saina-nehwal-kidambi-srikanth-enter-quarter-finals-1979125

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