Indonesia Open 2021 Results: Marcus/Kevin Expel Korean Representative

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NUSA DUA – Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo were forced to play a rubber game to beat Choi Solgyu/Kim Wonho in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2021. Playing at the Bali International Convention Center, Thursday (25/11/2021), The Minions won 12-21, 21-19, and 21-

In the first game, Marcus/Kevin’s performance was less convincing. They had to surrender from the hands of the Korean pair with 12-21 within 13 minutes.

Left behind, Marcus/Kevin tries to change his strategy. This Indonesian mainstay pair is more daring to play fast by releasing cross strokes that make Choi/Kim difficult.

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Marcus / Kevin also won with 21-9. In the game of determination, the acquisition of points is a bit difficult to win. Two couples have to sweat to get one point.

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Because Choi/Kim were able to equalize when they were two points behind. In total, four times the Korean pair were able to equalize before the third interval, 3-3, 5-5, 6-6, and 8-8.

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But at the crucial point, Marcus / Kevin actually played more defensively. This strategy made Choi/Kim turn things around to 11-10.

Being left behind by one point did not frustrate Marcus/Kevin. They were actually able to provide resistance and turn things around to 18-15.

With this three-point advantage, Marcus/Kevin finally ended Choi/Ki’s resistance with 21-18 in 1 hour. The Minions became the first Indonesian men’s doubles representatives to make sure they qualified for the quarter-finals.


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