A Beginning of the Apri/Fadia Era

A Beginning of the Apri/Fadia Era
Jakarta

Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti never stop giving thanks after winning the Malaysia Open 2022. Both of them want to win even more!

As is known, Apriyani/Fadia’s journey in the Malaysia Open 2022 badminton tournament ended perfectly. They succeeded in coming out as champions in the BWF World Tour Super 750 after playing a fierce match against the Chinese pair, Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu in the final.

In the match that took place at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Sunday (3/7) afternoon, Apri/Fadia won the rubber game, 21-18, 12-21, 21-19 in a duration of 71 minutes.

This is the first World Tour title for Apri/Fadia since they were paired. Amazingly, they won the title only after participating in three tournaments. Apri/Fadia did not stop giving thanks.

“Alhamdulillah, we really want to win. Every match has a target and today we won the Malaysia Open. But we are not complacent. There is still the Malaysia Masters next week, we have to prepare again. Our journey has just begun, when we get off the podium we come back from zero again,” said Apri in a PBSI release.

“I felt very happy because at the beginning, when I was about to be paired, Kak Apri got a little injured. So he had to postpone his debut. But thank God, when the partners in the first four matches were able to win the SEA Games immediately and now won the World Tour,” Fadia chimed in.

The most touching thing is that today thousands of Malaysians who were present at the Axiata Arena were united in supporting Apriyani/Fadia. Even shouts, “Indonesia, Indonesia,” echoed throughout the stadium.

“Today we feel like playing at home, thank you to all the spectators at the Axiata Arena. We also thank all Indonesian people who support us from home,” said Apriyani.

“This championship title is for PBSI, coach, Kak Greysia (Polii), family, and all loved and dear ones,” he continued.

“Hopefully in the future I will be more confident, even better and I will continue to learn,” said Fadia.

Indonesia still has one representative in the men’s doubles final. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto will face the Japanese pair, Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi.

(mcy/aff)

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