Doubles Olympic Champion Praises Indonesia’s Men’s Doubles Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalists, Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin, admitted that Indonesia’s men’s doubles attack was very fast and often made it difficult for the Taiwanese pair in several tournaments, including the Indonesia Open.

Lee/Wang had to acknowledge the superiority of the Indonesian men’s doubles Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yoche Rambitan in the last 16 of the 2022 Indonesia Open at Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Thursday (16/6). The fourth seed lost in a three-game battle 16-21, 21-17 and 14-21.

Lee/Wang admitted there was a difference when they first faced Pram/Yere at the 2019 Orleans Masters when the Taiwanese pair won the match.

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“We felt we played well today, but the opponent also played well. It’s just that we felt the ball control was not so good so many points were lost at the start,” Wang Chi-Lin told the media.

The defeat extended Lee/Wang’s title drought this season. The pair were previously also eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Masters 2022 after losing to Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto.

“The attacks from Indonesian men’s doubles players are better, so we must always prepare ourselves how to deal with attacks from the Indonesian team that are so fast,” said Wang.

Lee/Wang have not won any titles since winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In fact, the world number four pair appeared dominant at the beginning of last year by winning four consecutive titles at the Super 1000 Thailand Open 1 and 2 tournaments, the BWF World Tour. Finals, and Tokyo Olympic gold. (Ant/OL-1)