Alwi takes Indonesia to 2-0 lead against India

Yogyakarta: Men's singles Alwi Farhan doubled the Indonesian badminton team's lead against India in the quarter-finals of the 2023 BNI Badminton Asian Junior Championships (BAJC).

In the match held at GOR Amongraga, Yogyakarta, Monday (10/7), the world's 96th-ranked men's singles defeated Ayush Shetty with a score of 18-21, 21-15, 21-19.

In this men's singles match, born in Surakarta, on May 12, 2005, he admitted that he had difficulties in the first match when his opponent played a lot of defense. When he was left behind in the first match, Alwi Farhan managed to perform well in the next match to force the match to turn into a rubber game. Finally, the Indonesian team captain managed to pass Ayush Shetty at the critical points with a smash while leading the pack.

“I played more offensively in the first match to make the opponent wait more. When I lost the wind, I should have been able to anticipate my opponent's attacks well. “I am grateful that at critical moments I was able to escape the pressure and win the match,” said the 2023 Osaka International Challenge runner-up.

Even though he won, Alwi Farhan admitted that he was not very happy with his game as he himself had made many mistakes. The Solo player hopes he can reduce unnecessary mistakes if he is relegated to the semi-finals.

“I'm not very satisfied with my performance today. There are a lot of things that need to be re-evaluated on my part. “I still often have doubts myself so I play more carefully,” added the 2021 Bangladesh Junior International Series champion.

So far, Alwi's condition does not present any major problems, especially in the left thigh. Alwi just felt strained during the match so his left thigh was a little hard. It is hoped that this condition can be resolved soon to face the next match.

“My left thigh is a little tight. I experienced something similar during the group stage against China. “I think it happened because I was experiencing tension, so it happened like that,” Alwi concluded.

With this result, Indonesia temporarily leads 2-0 over India in the quarterfinals of the BNI Asian Badminton Junior Championships (AJC) 2023.

The Young Red-White team opened its victory in this match thanks to the mixed doubles Adrian Pratama/Felisha Alberta Nathaniel Pasaribu. Adrian/Felisha pair won in two straight matches against Samarveer/Radhika Sharma with a score of 21-16, 21-15.

Indonesia has the potential to win this match when they field Ruzana in the women's singles in the third match. The runner-up of Bangladesh Junior International Series 2021 will face Indian women's singles, Rakshitha Sree Santhosh Ramraj.

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