Fikri/Bagas to the All England Semifinals, Indonesia Makes Sure One Representative Advances to the Finals

Another surprise was given by the young Indonesian men’s doubles pair Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana at the 2022 All England badminton championship, they managed to beat the third seed from Japan Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi in the quarter-finals.

A fierce battle took place at the Utlita Arena, Birmingham, England on Friday (18/3) night WIB. Fikri/Bagas performed superbly to come back from falling behind in the first game and record wins 16-21, 21-16 and 22-20.

This victory also ensures that the All Indonesia match will take place in the semifinals of the All England 2022, after previously the world number one men’s doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo who also managed to win in the quarter-finals.

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During their journey, The Minions, nicknamed Marcus/Kevin, won two straight games from the Indian pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty with a position of 24-22 and 21-17.

The meeting of Fikri/Bagas and The Minions in the semifinals of the All England 2022 will be the second meeting for them. Fikri bagas holds one victory over Marcus/Kevin. Fikri/Bagas recorded this victory at the meeting at the Denmark Open in 2021, with the rubber games winning 17-21, 21-17 and 23-21.

With the All Indonesia match that will be presented in the semifinals, Indonesia will automatically place one representative in the final round of the All England 2022 men’s doubles number. (OL-7)