2017 All England Champions Eliminated Early in Indonesia Open

Indonesia's top seeded badminton men's doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo disappointed fans after losing in the first round of the 2017 Indonesia Open on Wednesday (14/06). (Photo courtesy of Indonesian Badminton Federation)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 4:41 PM June 15, 2017
Category : Sports, Badminton

Jakarta. Indonesia's top-seeded badminton men's doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo disappointed fans after losing in the first round of the 2017 Indonesia Open on Wednesday (14/06).

The 2017 All England winners were outclassed by Danish pair Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, losing 21-16, 21-16.

The Indonesian pair, who were widely expected to reach the final stages of the tournament, blamed injuries and a windy court for their loss.

"My shoulder is injured, and each time I smashed the birdie, I felt pain, but it shouldn't have cost us a win," Kevin said after the match.

"Doctors couldn't tell me when I would recover [...] only to maintain my health and take medicine to relieve the pain."

Marcus, on the other hand, blamed the team's loss in part due to a strong breeze during the match.

"The court was very windy, but I can't completely blame that as it affected our opponents as well," he said. "In that situation, we shouldn't have placed so many high balls [...] we should have played more defensively."

In a separate match in the tournament, Indonesian men's single competitor Anthony Sinisuka Ginting was also knocked out by India's Pramnoy Haseena Sunil in a straight set, losing 21-13, 21-18.

Additionally, former top-class competitor Tommy Sugiarto was stopped by Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, losing 13-21, 21-10, 21-18 in a rubber set.

Spanish superstar Carolina Marin and Indonesia's sixth-ranked mixed pair Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto were also eliminated in the tournament's first round.

 

 

 

 

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