Indonesian men’s doubles, Pramudya Kusumawardana/Jeremiah Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitandefeated India’s representative Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty in the Round of 16 Swiss Open 2022 in St. Jakobshalle, Basel.
Pramudya/Jeremiah led the points in the first game. The young PBSI national team pair even won 7-0 against India’s number one prop.
Pramudya/Jeremiah can maintain considerable distance. In the first interval of play, Pramudya/Jeremiah led 11-6.
The world number 23 pair were able to maintain consistency in play and continue to lead. But Rankireddy/Shetty can catch up. Pramudya/Jeremiah, who were leading 18-11, were locked in and could only add points when the opponent turned in front.
Down 18-19, Pramudya/Jeremiah managed to keep a calm game and earned three straight points to take them 21-19.
In game two, Rankireddy/Shetty didn’t want to be missed like in game one. The world number seven pair led 4-1 at the start of the second game.
Pramudya/Jeremiah didn’t let Rankireddy/Shetty get the upper hand. The pair of Spanish Masters champions tied the game at 7-7.
Both pairs took turns winning points. Rankireddy/Shetty lead by one point in the second interval of play.
After leveling the score at 12-12, Pramudya/Jeremiah then led 14-12. Distance at 17-13. Trailing 19-14, Pramudya/Yeremia lost four points in a row. The score was even at the position of 20-20. Pramudya/Jeremiah secured the win after picking up two points in the frame.
This victory also paid for the complete loss of Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana of Rankireddy/Shetty in the first round yesterday.
Apart from Pramudya/Yeremia, the other Indonesian men’s doubles still holding up at the Swiss Open are Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin and Fajar Alfian/M Rian Ardianto.[Gambas:Video CNN]
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