Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto grateful to be able to pass the second round match Singapore Open 2022 smoothly, although they were surprised because the opponent changed the pattern of the game in the second game.
Fajar/Rian won their second victory in the BWF Super 500 tournament which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Thursday (14/7). They beat the Chinese pair, Ren Xiang Yu/Tang Qiang with a rubber game 21-12, 15-21, 21-13.
Dawn/Rian admit that the game they are currently playing is not easy. For that, they are grateful to be able to qualify for the quarterfinals.
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“Alhamdulillah, we were able to go smoothly until the end of the game safely and win. The match was not easy because the opponent changed the game, especially in the second game,” said Rian in a PBSI release.
Fajar said the same thing. According to him, the second game was a crucial match because the opponent had changed his playing pattern and made the Chinese pair able to win one point.
“Alhamdulillah, we are grateful to be able to go smoothly and be given a victory. In the first game many opponents died alone. While in the second game they grew and became more confident. In the third game we didn’t want to give up, so we kept trying to lower the ball and take the initiative to attack first,” said Dawn.
In the quarterfinals on Friday (14/7), Fajar/Rian will meet the host couple, Hee Yong Kai Terry/Loh Kean Hean. Staring at that, they wanted to focus on physical improvement. However, they recorded three tournaments in a row and two of them played until the final round.
“Preparations for tomorrow may be more about conditions and focus. Because that is very important in our third consecutive match,” said Rian.
Besides Dawn/Rian, the victory was also achieved by another Red-White men’s double pair. Patience Karyaman Gutama/Moh. Reza Pahlevi Isfahani won over the Malaysian pair, Goh V Shem/Low Juan Shen, 21-11, 21-18. After that, there was Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan who overcame Man Wei Chong/Kai Wun Tee from Malaysia, in two straight games 21-14, 21-15. And then Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin won 21-18, 21-12 over Chinese pair Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang.