KOMPAS.com – The men’s doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo did not make it to the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open 2022.
Marcus/Kevin’s move was stopped in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2022 after losing 14-21, 12-21 to the non-seeded pair Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae (South Korea) at Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (16/6/2022) .
The world number one men’s doubles has indeed appeared in less than perfect condition since the Indonesia Masters last week, especially Marcus Fernaldi Gideon.
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Marcus is still recovering after surgery to remove the bone in his ankle in early April.
The father of two said that his leg condition had improved from last week.
However, Marcus assessed that the lack of preparation was one of the obstacles so that he and Kevin could not talk much at the Indonesia Open 2022.
“The leg (his condition) is good, 80 percent. It’s much (better) than last week,” Marcus told the media after the match.
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“Maybe the preparation has not been maximized and the opponent is playing well. Later we will try to do the best,” said the 31-year-old badminton player.
Kevin said the same thing. He admitted that Kang Min Hyuk/Seo Seung Jae played better.
“Indeed, the opponent played better than us today,” said Kevin.
With the defeat of Marcus/Kevin, Indonesia only has one representative for the men’s doubles in the quarter-finals, namely Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yoche Yacob Rambitan.
Indonesia still has a chance to pass another men’s doubles between Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana and Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto.
The two pairs will be involved in a Red and White duel in the last 16 of the Indonesia Open 2022.
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