Fajar/Rian Reluctant to Think about World Tour Finals Tickets. Photo: PBSI
So far, Fajar/Rian have confirmed a place in the quarter-finals Indonesia Open 2021 after defeating compatriot Bagas Maulana/Muhammad Shohibul Fikri in the round of 16. They won easily with two straight games 21-11, 21-12.
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This victory has clearly opened up the hopes of the world number eight pair to qualify for the 2021 BWF World Tour Finals. However, Fajar/Rian assess that there is still a long way to go because advancing to the final is not an easy matter.
They claim that they want to step by step to be able to finish the matches in each round at the Indonesia Open 2021. Therefore, in the nearest match they will focus on the quarter-finals first.
“Well, who doesn’t want to play the World Tour Finals? But we have no burden for us to play there. The important thing is that we go step by step and run smoothly,” said Fajar after the match at the Bali International Convention Center, Thursday (25/11/2021).
“So we have to focus on the quarter-finals tomorrow. We don’t think about having to be in the final, having to win, the important thing is tomorrow, that’s all,” he added.
Even so, in the fight for a place at the 2021 World Tour Finals, Fajar / Rian will not only compete with representatives from other countries. They will also compete with their compatriots, namely Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan.