Vito Decides, Indonesia to the Final After Silencing Japan!


Shesar Hiren Rhustavito determines the victory for the Thomas Indonesia team over Japan/photo/PBSI

BANGKOK – Indonesia advanced to the 2022 Thomas Cup final after beating Japan 3-2 in the semifinals at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Friday (13/5/2022) night WIB. Shesar Hiren Rhustavito became the winner by overthrowing Kodai Naraoka.

Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, managed to ensure Indonesia’s victory over Japan. Vito – Shesar’s nickname – beat Kodai Naraoka in the fifth party with a score of 21-17 and 21-11 in 42 minutes.

Two other points were contributed by Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Mohammad Ahsan, who beat Kento Momota and Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, respectively. Meanwhile, Jonatan Christie and Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto lost to Kenta Nishimoto and Akira Koga/Yuta Watanabe.

That way, Indonesia will make sure to qualify for the 2022 Thomas Cup final. They will face India in the final party, which eliminated Denmark in the semifinals with a score of 3-2.

Playing at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Friday (13/5/2022) night WIB, Vito performed brilliantly from the start of the match. He immediately took the initiative to attack and lead 6-2.

Continuing to press, the player born in Sukoharjo gained point by point easily. He also led 11-2 in the second game interval over Naraoka.

After the pause, Vito seemed too relaxed with his superiority. He repeatedly made mistakes in front of the net that made Naraoka cut the distance to 9-15.

After that, the Red-White representative actually got carried away with Naraoka’s game. In fact, the opponent who was eight years younger than him could squeeze him at 15-18.

Fortunately, the attack of the player ranked 24 in the world was quite effective at critical points so that he could step on the number 20 first. Luck was again obtained by Vito after that, Naraoka’s service caught in the net so he closed the first game with a 21-17 victory.


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