Friday, 14 Jun 2024

NEWS

If you thought badminton was just a pastime in Indonesia, think again! The men’s doubles action at the YONEX All England on Day 2 proved that badminton is a national institution in Indonesia. While Anthony Ginting’s win in the men’s singles caught attention, it was the men’s doubles that stole the show. Four Indonesian pairs reached the quarter-finals, including the world’s number one pairing, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, also known as ‘The Minions.’

A Strong Indonesian Presence

Gideon and Sukamuljo secured their spot in the quarter-finals with a hard-fought victory over Akira Koga and Taichi Saito. They will now face Indian fifth seeds Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. Another Indonesian duo, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan, also faced a tough second round but emerged victorious. They will face Danish duo Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen next.

Surprising Performances

However, the biggest surprises of the day came from unexpected pairings. Bagas Maulana and Muhammad Fikri, ranked 28th and 29th respectively, pulled off a major upset by defeating Malaysian eighth seeds Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi. They now face third seeds and world champions Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi. Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin also impressed with a thrilling victory over China’s Liu Yu Chen and Zhou Hao Dong.

Indonesian Clean Sweep?

With all four Indonesian pairs in separate quarter-final matches, there is a chance, albeit a small one, for an Indonesian clean sweep in the semi-finals. Indonesian fans from around the world will be eagerly watching tomorrow’s matches.

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FAQs

Q: Who are the top Indonesian pairings in the men’s doubles at the YONEX All England?
A: The top Indonesian pairings in the men’s doubles are Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, also known as ‘The Minions,’ and Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.

Q: Which unexpected pairings made it to the quarter-finals?
A: Bagas Maulana and Muhammad Fikri, ranked 28th and 29th respectively, and Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin made it to the quarter-finals.

Q: What are the chances of an Indonesian clean sweep in the semi-finals?
A: While it is a remote possibility, there is a chance that all four Indonesian pairs could make it to the semi-finals.

Summary

The YONEX All England Badminton Championships saw a strong performance from Indonesian men’s doubles pairs on Day 2. Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, the world’s number one pairing, advanced to the quarter-finals along with Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan. Surprising performances came from Bagas Maulana and Muhammad Fikri, as well as Leo Rolly Carnando and Daniel Marthin. Indonesian fans will be eagerly awaiting the quarter-final matches with the hope of an Indonesian clean sweep. Don’t miss out on the thrilling badminton action at the YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham from March 16th to 20th. Get your tickets today!