Tuesday , September 27 2022

Marcus / Kevin Challenge Hendra / Ahsan to Hong Kong Open Semifinals 2018


KOMPAS.com – Indonesian men's doubles, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaia Sukamuljo, arrived in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals in 2018.

Marcus / Kevin won the semi-final ticket after defeating the uneven South Korean pair Kim Gi Jung / Lee Iong Dae on Friday (11/16/2013) on Thursday's finals.

Marcus / Kevin wins rubber game with a score of 20-22, 21-9 and 21-15 at the first meeting with Kim Gi Jung / Lee Iong Dae.

In the semifinals, Marcus / Kevin will meet with their higher, Mohammad Ahsan / Hendra Setiavan. The semi-final match will be the third meeting of Mark / Kevin this year with Hendra / Ahsan.

Markus / Kevin always wins three encounters, namely Danish Open, Indonesia Open and Indian Open.

Also read: Results of Hong Kong Open 2018 – Defeat of the Danish pair, Ahsan / Hendra Provide semifinals

In all, Hendra / Ahsan won only twice over Marcus / Kevin at the previous six meetings.

In addition to Marcus / Kevin and Hendra / Ahsan, Indonesia has another representative in the semi-finals of two men's doubles, namely Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto. Fajar / Rian will face Japan's partner Takeshi Kamura / Keigo Sonoda in the semifinals.

This quarter-final match this time was fierce at a fast pace since the first game. Before the interval, Marcus / Kevin always led to 5-3.

After that, Kim / Li withdrew, which led to the 11-7 win over the break. Continuously lagging behind, Marcus / Kevin could only catch a draw from 19-19.

Kim and Lee, who had two chances to score points, finished the first game with 22-20 victories in 22 minutes.

Also read: Hong Kong Open 2018 – Dawn / Rian needs nearly 3 months to reach semifinals

Just like the first game, chasing each other for scoring points occurs at the start of the second game. After a draw of 6-6, Marcus / Kevin scored four points in a row before winning 11-7 in the interval.

After the break, Marcus / Kevin managed to dominate the game. Long rallies often occur while a judge warns two couples to play more seriously.

Marcus / Kevin remained overweight and stopped point-filling Kim / Lee in the number 9 to continue the match to the third game.

Mark / Kevin's defense looks better in this decisive game. World number one is also more patient, which sometimes allows Kim and Lee to attack more.

Kim / Lee, always left behind, can only be counted on numbers 15-15. Even so, Marcus / Kevin did not let Kim and Lee achieve a momentum with six consecutive numbers. Kim-Lia's resistance was finally stopped at a position of 15-21.

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