Kevin/Marcus wins Hong Kong Badminton Open
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia`s men`s double pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon came out as the champion at Hong Kong Badminton Open 2018 on Sunday after beating Takeshi Kamura/Kegio Sonoda from Japan 21-13, 21-12.
Playing with strong smashes and strong defense Kevin and Marcus made their Japanese opponents unable to develop their play and finished the first game in their favor 21-13.
In the second game they maintained their tactic with Marcus launching smashes from the back while Kevin was always ready stopping the shuttlecock that came to put over the net softly.
They did not take long to win the game 21-12.
Kevin and Marcus went to the final round after defeating their fellow countrymen - Hendra Setiawan/Mohammaf Ahsan in the semifinal round 21-14, 18-21, 21-9.
Kamura and Sonoda proceeded to the final round after beating Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian from Indonesia 24-22, 21-15 in the semifinal round.