Minions’ steps stop in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2022


The world number one men’s doubles move, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, was stopped in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2022, Thursday (16/6).

The Minions – nicknamed for Marcus / Kevin – lost in a straight sets battle against South Korean pair Kang Min Hyuk / Seo Seung Jae with a final score of 14-21 and 12-21.

In this match, the defending Indonesian Open champion looked less than slick. Both Marcus and Kevin made many mistakes on their own, so the world number one men’s doubles lost in 34 minutes.

“Today’s opponents played very well than us. They appeared to press and we will try again to do our best in the next tournament,” said Marcus after the match

The Minions’ defeat in this match was admittedly not caused by Marcus’ recovery. The player who was born in Jakarta, March 9, 1991, admitted that his condition is now better than the previous tournament.

In the last tournament at the Indonesia Masters 2022, Marcus/Kevin, who made their debut after injury, advanced to the semifinals before finally losing to Chinese representatives ranked 424th in the world, Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang with a score of 17-21, 10-21.

“The condition of the foot is pretty good at 80%, much better than last week. My movement is better now but our match preparation is not optimal,” added Marcus.

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After the defeat in the East Ventures Indonesia Open 2022 tournament, Marcus/Kevin plans to make a recovery to face the next solid tournaments in Malaysia and Singapore.

The plan is that the 2018 Asian Games gold medal winner is determined to get the best results, considering the condition of the two of them having just returned after three months of vacuum due to Marcus recovering from an injury.

“In the future we want to recover. For the departure to Malaysia, we have to practice again. We will return to study, practice again to prepare for the next tournament,” explained Marcus.

Previously, four Indonesian representatives were first eliminated, namely Jonatan Christie (men’s singles), Febriana Dwi Puji Kusuma / Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi (women’s doubles), Leo Rolly Carnando / Daniel Marthin (men’s doubles), and Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti (mixed doubles). .

In the second round, Jojo was defeated by Chinese representative Zhao Jun Peng through a rubber game 12-21, 21-18, 14-21. Ana/Tiwi lost to the second-ranked doubles in the world from South Korea, Lee So Hee/Shin Seung Chan 23-25, 11-21.

Meanwhile, Leo/Daniel were hampered by eighth seed from Denmark, Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen with a score of 18-21, 21-16, 15-21.

As for Praveen/Melati, they had to lift their suitcases before the match, considering that Praveen had a recurring injury to his waist. (OL-5)