Malaysia Open 2023 Results, Dejan and Gloria Advances to the Quarter Finals
12 January 2023 13:30 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian mixed doubles, Dejan Ferdinansyah / Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Dejan / Gloria) have managed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open 2023. Their advances were after they defeated Hong Kong mixed doubles, Tang Chun Man / Tse Ying Suet at the Axianta Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Thursday, January 12, 2023.
Dejan and Gloria managed to win in two straight games with a point of 21-17 and 21-16 over the fifth seed in the BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament. In the first game, Dejan / Gloria had no trouble beating their opponents. After gaining 4-1 due to Tang / Tse's failure to return Dejan's smash, the Indonesian pair managed to widen the points gap by 7-3.
Tang / Tse put up a fight and their points were nearly equal. However, Dejan / Gloria managed to up the points to intervals 11-9.
Tang's smash tied the points 12-12. The Indonesian pair returned to the lead with a point of 16-12 after the pairs from Hong Kong did not anticipate the shot from Gloria. A smash from Dejan advanced Indonesia to earn 18-15. The first game ended 21-17 after Tang Chun Man's return shot was caught in the net.
The match continued and became more aggressive in the second game. Dejan / Gloria took the early lead with a point of 2-1 after a return shot from Tse went off the field. The drop shot from Tang then went off-court earned Dejan/Gloria 5-2. Dejan / Gloria continued to put pressure on the Hong Kong mixed doubles, making it difficult for them to put out their best game.
The Indonesian mixed doubles reached the second interval 11-6 after Tse Ying Suet could not return the smash shot from Gloria. After the 60-second intervals, Tang/Tse started to add more points and caught up with Dejan / Gloria's points before taking the lead 11-12.
The return shot from Gloria made Tang/Tse manage to equalize the points 13-13. Tang/Tse took the lead once more 13-15 after Dejan's smash got caught in the net. The points were balanced once more 16-16 after Dejan's return shot went out of the field.
Gloria / Dejan took the lead again 19-16 after Tang / Tse failed to return a smash from Gloria. The match was won by Dejan / Gloria with a point of 21-16 after Tang / Tse were unable to return Dejan's hard smash. In the quarter-finals of the Malaysia Open 2023, Dejan / Gloria will face the winner of the match between Chinese representatives, Wang Yi Lyu / Huang Dong Ping and Korean representatives, Kim Won Ho / Jeong Na Eun.
MUH. NURHENDRA SAPUTRA | IMAJI LASAHIDO (INTERN)
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