Greysia Polii hugs her partner Apriyani Rahayu after winning an epic rubber-set final against Maiken Frueergard and Sara Thygesen from Denmark, 18-21, 21-11, 23-21. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Badminton: Indonesia Wins Three Titles at Daihatsu Masters

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JANUARY 19, 2020

Indonesian men's doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo won the Indonesia Masters 2020 title on Sunday after beating compatriots Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan at Istora Senayan in Central Jakarta. "The Minions" won in straight sets agains "The Daddies," 21-15, 21-16. The win also entrenched Kevin and Markus' world number one position, with Hendra and Ahsan in second place.

Women's doubles pair Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu also won their final after an epic rubber-set match against Maiken Frueergard and Sara Thygesen from Denmark, 18-21, 21-11, 23-21.

In the last match of the day, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting overcame early resistance from Denmark's Anders Antonsen to win the men's singles title in rubber sets, 17-21, 21-15, 21-9. This is Anthony's second victory at the Indonesia Masters. The 23-year-old also displaced Antonsen from top position in the World Tour Finals 500 ranking.

The mixed doubles title was won by China's Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, while Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand took away the women's singles title. 

Jakarta Globe photographer Yudha Baskoro was sponsored by Canon Datascrip Indonesia to capture all the actions at the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2020, part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500. All photos were taken with a Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II professional camera equipped with Canon Canon EF 40 mm f/2.8 STM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM.

Anders Antonsen from Denmark jumps during Indonesia Masters 2020 final match againts Anthony Sinisuka Ginting from Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anders Antonsen from Denmark at the final against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting from Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting tries to catch up a smash from Anders Antonsen. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anthony returns a smash from Antonsen. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian fans brings placard that reads Kevin do you want me to accompany you at the podium?. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian fans show their support for Kevin Sanjaya, one half of 'The Minions.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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Indonesian men's doubles pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, aka 'The Minions.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon jumps for smash during Indonesia Masters 2020 final match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Marcus jumps for a smash. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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The Minions celebrate their victory. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
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Greysia Polii holding back tears after an epic rubber-set final. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting laughs when Anders Antonsen hit the net during Indonesia Masters 2020 mens double final match in Istora Senayan, Central Jakarta on Sunday (19/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lighter moment during the men's singles final. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting hugs his mother after beat Anders Antonsen from Denmark 17-21, 21-15, 21-9 on the mens single final match. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Anthony hugs his mother in the crowd after beating Antonsen in rubber sets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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