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Indonesia’s unfortunate exit from the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals

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Indonesia faced significant setbacks as Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan were forced to exit the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals.

A Missed Opportunity

In a thrilling Women’s Doubles Group B match, Maheswari suffered a cramp during the third game, while Polii and Maheswari had the chance to secure victory against Japan’s Miyuki Maeda/Reika Kakiiwa. The match was a fierce battle, with both teams showcasing their skills and resilience. The Japanese displayed a strong defense, prolonging each rally and even achieving an 89-stroke rally. Despite winning the close first game and having two match points, the Indonesian pair couldn’t maintain their momentum. Maheswari’s left calf muscle cramp caused her to retire early in the third game, resulting in a final score of 18-21 22-20 6-8 retired.

“We had our chances,” lamented Polii. “Nitya experienced some trouble in the second game, but she didn’t want to give up. Unfortunately, her injury became worse and we had no choice but to concede the match.”

A Back Injury

Indonesia faced further disappointment when Ahsan incurred a back injury during the Men’s Doubles match against China’s Chai Biao/Hong Wei. He felt the pain during practice the day before and experienced the same discomfort during the tournament. Ultimately, Ahsan’s back pain forced him and Setiawan, the defending Men’s Doubles champions, to retire at 11-7 down.

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“I first felt it during practice yesterday. The back was hurting, and I couldn’t breathe. I felt the same today as well,” Ahsan shared.

Other Matches

Meanwhile, Men’s Singles top seed Chen Long secured an easy win against Japan’s Kenichi Tago with a score of 21-11 21-14. In Women’s Singles, Saina Nehwal overpowered Wang Shixian, receiving immense support from the crowd throughout the intense 58-minute match, resulting in a score of 21-17 21-18 in Nehwal’s favor.

Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon fought valiantly but couldn’t sustain her challenge against Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying. The match ended with a score of 21-13 18-21 21-10 in favor of Tai Tzu Ying. In the Mixed Doubles event, Sudket Prapakamol/Saralee Thoungthongkam from Thailand suffered defeat in their opener against Joachim Fischer Nielsen/Christinna Pedersen from Denmark, with a final score of 21-5 24-22.

To view today’s results, visit Carnegiecentre.


Q: What happened to Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan in the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals?
A: Both teams were forced to retire from the tournament due to injury.

Q: Who won the Women’s Doubles match between Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Japan’s Miyuki Maeda/Reika Kakiiwa?
A: Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari won the first game, but ultimately had to retire due to Maheswari’s injury.

Q: What were the scores in the Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles matches?
A: Chen Long won his match against Kenichi Tago with a score of 21-11 21-14, and Saina Nehwal defeated Wang Shixian with a score of 21-17 21-18.

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The BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals saw Indonesia facing unfortunate exits due to injury. Despite their best efforts, Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan had to retire from their matches. Meanwhile, other players showcased their skills and determination, securing victories in their respective events. Stay updated with all the latest results and news at Carnegiecentre.