In the semi-finals, the Minions have the opportunity to face other Indonesian men in doubles.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BIRMINGHAM – Indonesian men’s doubles pair, Marcus Gideon/Kevin Sukamulyo, have managed to secure a ticket to the semi-finals of the All England 2022. The men’s doubles has been dubbed Minions He beat India’s men’s doubles pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, in back-to-back matches, 24-21, 21-17, in the quarter-finals on Friday (3/18/2022) night WIB.
Even so, the world’s number one doubles pair had met strong resistance from Indian men’s doubles, in the first match to be exact. The Minions were twice left behind by the men’s doubles world number eight in the match which took place at the Utilita Indor Arena, Birmingham, England.
At the start of the first match, the Minions were two points behind the tournament’s fifth seed. All England 2022 the. However, the 2018 Asian Games men’s doubles gold medalist still managed to close the distance between the points.
The top, Marcus / Kevin, was four points behind the Indian men’s doubles, precisely on the score, 16-20. In fact, the Indian doubles managed to register game points. Even so, Rankireddy/Shetty did not enjoy these advantages.
On the other hand, Marcus / Kevin seemed to take a turn and took advantage of the nervousness of the Indian couple. In total, Marcus/Kevin managed to score five points to equalise. This momentum was successfully continued by the Minions until they finally managed to close the first game with a victory, 24-21.
In the second game, the Minions seem calmer. Although in the second interval of play, both pairs of men’s doubles managed to catch up on points. The Minions can start to be able to register a two-point advantage, 17-15. Even though the Rankireddy/Chetty pair had caught up, the Minions proved able to continue their consistent point gains and closed Game 2 with a 21-17 victory.
In the semi-finals, the Minions have the opportunity to face their compatriots from Indonesia in doubles, Muhammad Fikri/Bagas Maulana. However, before facing the Minions, Fikri/Maulana must be able to overtake the third seed of the All England 2022, the men’s doubles pair of Japan, Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, in the quarter-finals on Saturday (18/3/ 2022) night WIB.
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