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Mute Japan’s Representative, Marcus/Kevin Wins Indonesia Open 2021! page all

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BALI, KOMPAS.com – The world’s number one men’s doubles, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, successfully won the Indonesia Open 2021 title.

Marcus / Kevin rose to the winner of the Indonesia Open 2021 after beating the non-seeded Japanese representatives, Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi, Sunday (11/28/2021) afternoon WIB.

Competing at the Bali International Convention Center, Marcus/Kevin as the first seeds appeared very solid and managed to win a straight game within 38 minutes.

In the first game, Marcus/Kevin immediately appeared aggressive and managed to beat Hoki/Kobayashi with a score of 21-14.

Continuing into the second game, Marcus / Kevin did not relax the intensity of their attacks.

The Minions, nicknamed Marcus/Kevin, continued to dominate until they managed to beat Hoki/Kobayashi again with a score of 21-18.

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In the second game, Marcus/Kevin were recorded to have never been left behind since the 7-7 draw.

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This result made Marcus/Kevin successfully complete their revenge mission after losing to Hoki/Kobayashi in the final of the Indonesia Masters 2021 last week.

The victory in the final of the Indonesia Open 2021 also confirmed the dominance of Marcus/Kevin over Hockey/Kobayashi to 11-1.

Not only that, the victory over Hockey/Kobayashi also led Marcus/Kevin to the third place in the Indonesia Open.

The three titles were obtained by Marcus / Kevin in a row starting from the 2018, 2019, and 2021 editions.

For information, the Indonesia Open 2020 was canceled due to the corona virus pandemic.

The course of the match Marcus / Kevin Vs Hockey / Kobayashi:

At the beginning of the first game, Marcus/Kevin immediately played aggressively and managed to take a 4-3 lead.

The wrong observation from Kevin Sanjaya then made the Japanese pair turn ahead 6-5.

The match became even more intense when the position was back at 8-8.

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On the way to an 8-8 draw, Marcus/Kevin and Hoki/Kobayasahi often engaged in long rallies of more than 15 strokes.

A hard straight smash from Kobayashi then put the Japanese pair in a narrow 11-10 lead at the interval.

Until the first game interval, Marcus/Kevin and Hoki/Kobayashi have never been more than one point ahead.

Continuing after the break, Marcus/Kevin became the first to get a two-point advantage. The moment occurred when Marcus / Kevin were winning 14-12.

The Minions got their 14th point after Kobayashi’s return went wide.

Marcus/Kevin this time very often invites the Japanese pair to fight drive blows. The strategy was quite successful because the Japanese pair’s ball returns were often wide.

Not only that, Marcus / Kevin also get many opportunities to release smashes.

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Marcus/Kevin then managed to score four consecutive points to widen their lead to 18-13.

Marcus / Kevin continued to maintain that advantage until they managed to lock the first game with a 21-14 victory.

Continuing into the second gym, Marcus/Kevin and Hockey/Kobayashi were directly involved in many long rallies to a 4-4 draw.

Marcus Gideon’s drop shot then led The Minions to a 5-4 lead. Marcus Gideon looks very on fire this time.

Marcus Gideon was recorded as having scored three points from a hard smash to a 6-6 draw.

On the other hand, Kevin Gideon is also more aggressive in front of the net. This dominance made Marcus / Kevin managed to lead 11-8 at the interval.

After a pause, Hoki/Kobayashi who were left behind took the initiative to attack first.

The Japanese pair then managed to level it at 12-12 after scoring four straight points.

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Marcus/Kevin looked very emotional when they won the 14th point. The Minions immediately shouted after seeing Marcus Gideon’s backhand go into the left side of the Japanese defense.

Marcus Gideon’s backhand made the Minions a 14-12 lead.

Marcus Gideon again managed to score through a backhand in front of the net to widen the Minions’ lead to 17-14.

The match became even more intense when the Japanese pair managed to equalize at 17-17.

Marcus/Kevin and Hoki/Kobayashi then engaged in a long 26-stroke rally when fighting for the 18th point.

The rally belonged to The Minions after Marcus Gideon managed to release a hard smash in front of the net.

Marcus/Kevin finally came out victorious after again successfully defeating Hoki/Kobayashi in the second game with a score of 21-18.

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