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Eliminate Japan’s Representative, Marcus/Kevin Qualify for Round of 16

SportsEliminate Japan's Representative, Marcus/Kevin Qualify for Round of 16

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NUSA DUA – Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo qualified for the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2021. The Minions temporarily maintain the Red and White hope in the men’s doubles sector.

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Competing at the Bali Convention Center, Indonesia, Tuesday (11/23/2021), Marcus/Kevin successfully defeated the Japanese representatives, Keiichiro Matsui/Yoshinori Takeuchi 12-21, 21-18 and 21-15.

At the beginning of the game, Matsui / Takeuchi immediately stepped on the gas to attack Marcus / Kevin’s defense. The Japanese representative appeared dominant and continued to launch attacks to lead by 7-3 points.

The new Marcus/Kevin game was hot in five minutes of the game. The world number one men’s doubles was trying to catch up before the first interval.

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The result was sweet, the host’s representative managed to cut the deficit and was only four points adrift. However, Matsui / Takeuchi managed to win the first interval with a score of 11-8.

After the break, Marcus / Kevin again had to work hard to withstand the onslaught of Matsui / Takeuchi. Unfortunately, they lost to Matsui / Takeuchi in the first game with a score of 12-21.

In the second game, it was Marcus/Kevin’s turn to immediately play aggressively and attack. The Minions’ typical fast-paced gameplay is finally seen in the second game, and makes Matsui / Takeuchi very overwhelmed.

Finally, the advantage in the first interval also belonged to The Minions with a score of 11-7. After the break, Marcus / Kevin took control of the game again.

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