Another Indonesian representative was stopped in the quarter-finals of the French Open 2021. The pair Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan were defeated in the men’s doubles of South Korea.
At Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Friday (10/29/2021) evening WIB, Hendra/Ahsan faced Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baekchol. The second seeded men’s doubles threw away the lead in the first game and lost in a three-game duel, 21-16, 19-21, 12-21.
The Daddies following the mixed doubles pair Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti who first ran aground. However, there are still four Indonesian representatives who will fight to qualify for the semifinals.
Against Ko/Shin, the first game match was tighter after the interval. At first, Hendra / Ahsan were always behind before they could equalize at 9-9.
Hendra/Ahsan then won three consecutive points but Ko/Shin was able to balance the score. The pursuit of numbers is unavoidable.
However, Hendra / Ahsan were able to continue their positive momentum after equalizing the score 15-15, by gaining five consecutive points to create the first game point.
Ko/Shin then added another point, but Hendra/Ahsan then responded with the last point to win the first game with a 21-16 advantage.
Hendra/Ahsan trailed 2-5 at the start of the second game. After trailing 5-8, Hendra/Ahsan won six consecutive points to enter the second interval by winning 11-8.
Ko/Shin showed a match to chase Hendra/Ahsan in 14-14 position. After that the game became tighter. Ko/Shin had time on the wind, but Hendra/Ahsan followed in 18-18.
Game points for Ko/Shin 20-18. Hendra/Ahsan narrowed the gap, but Ko/Shin managed to win the second game 21-19 to force the game to continue into the third game.
The two pairs again chased the numbers in the first 10 points. Ko/Shin then opened the gap to beat Hendra/Ahsan 11-7 in the third interval.
Ko/Shin is unstoppable to leave Hendra/Ahsan 18-9. Ko/Shin did not ease the pressure before closing the opponent’s game with a 21-13 victory.
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