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Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu displayed tremendous resilience as they fought back from two match points down to secure a thrilling victory against Jung Kyung Eun and Baek Ha Na in the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2020. The Indonesians, who themselves missed a match point in the second game, emerged victorious in a grueling 90-minute battle, with a final scoreline of 21-17 20-22 23-21.

“We never lost our fighting spirit. Despite facing ups and downs last year, we were determined to reclaim our spot at the top. It was important for us to showcase an improved performance, and every win is a testament to our progress. They were formidable opponents with notable victories last year, so we’re delighted with this win. It has definitely boosted our confidence,” shared Polii.

In men’s doubles, Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi reminisced about their past success at the Perodua Malaysia Masters as they secured a hard-fought victory over Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. The Malaysians, who reached the runners-up position in last year’s tournament, prevailed despite a tough challenge from the Thailand Open champions, with a final scoreline of 21-15 18-21 21-15.

Rankireddy and Shetty appeared to regain momentum in the second game, with Rankireddy’s powerful shots going unanswered. However, Ong and Teo adjusted their strategy, reducing the number of lifts and adopting a more agile approach. This change disrupted their opponents’ rhythm, and they succumbed to a series of errors. The Malaysians celebrated this victory, which brought them much-needed morale, especially as they are competing as independent players.

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“The unwavering support from our fans made us really happy. They stood by us throughout the match, and we felt no pressure,” expressed Teo gratefully.

In the top half of the draw, fifth seeds Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto comfortably defeated Mathias Boe/Mads Conrad-Petersen with a score of 21-17 21-14. They are now set to face Hong Kong Open champions Choi Solgyu/Seo Seung Jae, who had to work hard to secure a victory against He Ji Ting/Tan Qiang, with a final scoreline of 17-21 21-18 21-15.

Lee Yong Dae/Kim Gi Jung also progressed to the second round after defeating Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han with a scoreline of 21-18 21-18. The Koreans are now prepared for an intriguing clash against fourth seeds Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda.

FAQs

Q: Who were the winners of the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2020 women’s doubles match?
A: Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu emerged victorious after a thrilling battle against Jung Kyung Eun and Baek Ha Na.

Q: How did Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi fare in their match against Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty?
A: Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi secured a hard-fought victory against Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.

Q: Who will Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto face in their next match?
A: Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto will take on Hong Kong Open champions Choi Solgyu/Seo Seung Jae in the upcoming round.

Conclusion

The PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2020 has witnessed some intense and thrilling matches. Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu demonstrated their fighting spirit and secured a remarkable comeback victory. Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi showcased their determination and resilience to overcome tough opponents. The tournament promises to provide more excitement in the upcoming rounds, and fans can expect to witness top-quality badminton from the world’s best players.

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