BALI, KOMPAS.com – Nine representatives of Indonesia will play the first round match or the big 32 of the Indonesia Open 2021 today, Tuesday (11/23/2021).
One of the Indonesian representatives who will play in today’s Indonesia Open schedule is the world’s number one men’s doubles, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.
The Minions, nicknamed Marcus/Kevin, will face the non-seeded Japanese representative, Keiichiro Matusi/Yoshinori Takeuchi.
This match will be Marcus/Kevin’s first meeting with Matsui/Takeuchi.
In terms of ranking, Marcus/Kevin are very far ahead of Matsui/Taeuchi who are currently ranked 43rd in the world.
However, Marcus / Kevin still have to be vigilant.
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Because Matsui / Takeuchi have a longer rest period than Marcus / Kevin.
The last time Matsui/Taeuchi competed was when they faced Taiwan’s men’s doubles, Lee Yang/Wan Chi-lin, in the last 32 of the Indonesia Masters 2021, Wednesday (17/11/2021).
On the other hand, Marcus/Kevin’s last match is the 2021 Indonesia Masters final against the Japanese pair, Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, Sunday (11/21/2021).
That means, Marcus / Kevin only have less than two days of rest before facing Matsui / Takeuchi this afternoon.
There are three representatives of Indonesia who have to face the singles or doubles players seeded today.
They are Ruselli Hartawan, Adnan Maulana/Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso, and Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela.
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Ruselli Hartawan is certain to have to fight hard if he wants to advance to the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2021.
Because, Ruselli Hartawan will fight the best South Korean women’s singles winner of the 2021 Indonesia Masters, An Seyoung.
At the Indonesia Open 2021, An Seyoung is the fourth seed in women’s singles.
On the other hand, Adnan/Mychelle are scheduled to face the seventh seeded mixed doubles from France, Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue.
Previously, Adnan/Mychelle and Thom/Delrue had met once in the first round of the 2020 All England Open.
Adnan/Mychelle at that time were immediately eliminated after losing two straight games, aka straight games, with the final scores 13-21 and 13-21.
A tough test will also await Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela.
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Zachariah/Hediana will be tested by Malaysian senior mixed doubles Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalist Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying.
At the Indonesia Open 2021, Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying are the fifth seeded mixed doubles.
The series of matches for the last 32 of the Indonesia Open 2021 are scheduled to start at 08.00 WIB.
The struggle of Indonesian athletes today will be broadcast live by a private television station.
In addition to live television broadcasts, you can also watch the struggles of Marcus/Kevin et al through the service streaming.
Here is the live streaming link for the Indonesia Open 2021:
Court 1: LINK
Court 2: LINK
Complete schedule and estimated time for Indonesian representatives to appear on the first day of the Indonesia Open 2021, Tuesday (23/11/2021):
- 11.40 WIB – Gregoria Mariska Tunjung Vs Supanida Katethong (Thailand)
- 13.40 WIB – An Se Young (South Korea/4) Vs Ruselli Hartawan
- 12.30 WIB – Yulia Yosephine Susanto Vs Phittayaporn Chaiwan (Thailand)
- 13.00 WIB – Nita Violina Marwah/Princess Syaikah Vs Febriana Dwi Puji Kusuma/Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi
- 08.00 WIB – Adnan Maulana/Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso Vs Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (Perancis/7)
- 16.30 WIB – Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela Vs Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia/5)
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