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Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying, Denmark Open highlights and results: Indian shuttler goes down fighting; Kento Momota wins title

Catch the live updates of the Denmark Open 2018 final as India's Saina Nehwal takes on World No 1 Tai Tzu Ying in Odense.

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Saina Nehwal vs Tai Tzu Ying, Denmark Open highlights and results: Indian shuttler goes down fighting; Kento Momota wins title

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Oct 21, 2018 - 21:24 (IST)

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Oct 21, 2018 - 21:22 (IST)

Complete results: 

Only the men's singles and women's singles match lasted for three games. All the World No 1's came out as champions. 
 

Oct 21, 2018 - 21:12 (IST)

Momota wins title

World No 1 Kento Momota downs fourth seed Chou Tien Chen to win the men's singles crown, his first-ever title at the Denmark Open. After stuttering in the second game, the left-handed shuttler managed to get his mojo back to register a 22-20, 16-21, 21-15 win. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 20:45 (IST)

Chou levels the score

The Chinese Taipei shuttler comes out aggressively in the second game 21-16 to take the match into the deciding game. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 20:39 (IST)

Momota 1-0 Chou

The Japanese ace wins the first game 22-20 to put one hand on the elusive Denmark Open title. He was trailing throughout the match but somehow found openings to bag points in quick succession. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 20:06 (IST)

11-8! Chou has a three-point advantage at the mid-game break of the first game. It's a bit rare to see Momota trail so early in the game. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 19:58 (IST)

Men's singles final: 

World No 1 takes on fourth seed Chou Tien Chen. This is the 10th meeting between the two shuttlers, with the Japanese leading 7-2. 

Oct 21, 2018 - 16:45 (IST)

Oct 21, 2018 - 16:45 (IST)

Oct 21, 2018 - 16:44 (IST)

Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles semi-final match to Kento Momota of Japan while Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles final of the Denmark Open on Saturday.

Second seed Momota took 42 minutes to outplay the seventh seed Indian shuttler 21-16, 21-12 in straight games to advance while Saina got the better of Gregoria Mariska Tunjunng of Indonesia 21-11 21-12 in a lop-sided affair which lasted 49 minutes.

It was a cake walk for Saina as she hardly broke a sweat to beat her opponent.

Srikanth struggled from the start and failed to find his rhythm which cost him the match.

Earlier, late on Friday night, Saina Nehwal and Srikanth entered the semi-finals of the Denmark Open but were made to sweat en route by Nozomi Okuhara and Sameer Verma respectively.

Saina came back from a game down to beat familiar foe and world number seven Okuhura of Japan 17-21, 21-16, 21-12 in the quarter-final lasting 58 minutes on Friday night.

On the other hand, Srikanth too had to grind it out against countryman Verma with little separating the two in the men's singles last-eight clash.

In the end, Srikanth prevailed over the 23rd ranked Indian in an epic battle lasting an hour and 18 minutes with the final scoreline reading 22-20, 19-21, 23-21.

Verma had the upper hand for major parts of the third and deciding game where he even had a 17-13 lead before Srikanth roared back to eke out the triumph.

In the women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to top seeds Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota in the quarter-finals.

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