Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

News | BWF World Tour

After a string of losses, Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue secured a satisfying victory over the top-seeded pair Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai at the DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2022. In a remarkable turn of events reminiscent of their 2020 win, Gicquel and Delrue triumphed with a score of 21-19, 21-16.

Gicquel expressed his overwhelming emotions after the match, stating, “I’m feeling so emotional right now. We knew we could win here, and we did that. It was a great match. We played perfectly, we did it at last.” Delrue echoed her partner’s sentiment, emphasizing that their game plan worked flawlessly for this crucial opening match. They focused on precision rather than power and prepared themselves for the next shot.

News | BWF World Tour
The French pair said the win has boosted their confidence.

When asked about how this victory has impacted their confidence, Delrue expressed her delight, saying, “A lot. This is an amazing feeling to defeat the world champions. It doesn’t get better than this. The crowd really helped. We loved it.”Taerattanachai, gracious in defeat, acknowledged their opponents’ strong performance and admitted that they have many areas to improve on for the upcoming Indonesia Open.

In the next round, Gicquel and Delrue will face Mathias Christiansen/Alexandra BØje, who secured their win against Choong Hon Jian/Peck Yen Wei after a hard-fought battle that lasted just over an hour.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

News | BWF World Tour
Zhang was back in action in Jakarta following a 10-month recovery from an Achilles injury.

Beiwen Zhang, who has been recovering from an Achilles tear sustained during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, showcased her resilience by defeating Indian youngster Aakarshi Kashyap with an impressive score of 21-12, 21-11. Zhang expressed her satisfaction with her performance, acknowledging her body’s adjustment and the return of her strength. She shared, “I’m so happy to be back playing.”

News | BWF World Tour
The world No.3 in men’s singles withdrew from the event.

NOTEWORTHY:

  • Heo Kwang Hee advanced to the second round after Anders Antonsen withdrew.
  • Michelle Li was defeated by Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-12, 17-21, 21-14, marking the first time since 2014 that Li has been beaten by Ongbamrungphan.
  • Home favorite Jonatan Christie suffered a disappointing loss to Zhao Jun Peng with a score of 10-21, 21-14, 21-11.

FAQs

Coming soon

Conclusion

In a spectacular display of skill and determination, Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue emerged victorious against the top-seeded pair at the DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2022. Their remarkable win has undoubtedly boosted their confidence, propelling them forward in the tournament. Meanwhile, Beiwen Zhang proved her resilience as she continues to make a successful comeback from her Achilles injury. Excitement mounts as the tournament progresses, with several surprising results from notable matches. Stay tuned for more updates.

This article is brought to you by Carnegiecentre.