KOMPAS.com – The Malaysian men’s doubles, Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik, were very relieved after defeating Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan.
Chia/Soh especially praised Ahsan/Hendra’s patience throughout the quarter-final match Malaysia Open 2022, Friday (1/7/2022).
The Chia/Soh vs Ahsan/Hendra match at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday was very fierce from the start.
Chia/Soh who were late in the heat managed to lock the first game with a 21-13 victory even though they were always behind until the interval.
The match then went even more intense in the second game. Chia / Soh and Ahsan / Hendra this time took turns leading until the position was equal to 15-15.
Ahsan/Hendra then gained momentum and managed to score two consecutive points to win game points at 20-16.
At that crucial moment, Ahsan/Hendra showed their maturity when Chia/Soh managed to equalize 20-20.
Ahsan/Hendra at that time succeeded in forcing Chia/Soh to play the rubber game after locking the second game with a 22-20 victory.
In the deciding game, Chia/Soh appeared more disciplined.
Chia / Soh have never been left behind since the position drew 4-4 until they finally finished the third game with a 21-19 victory.
This result not only brought Chia/Soh to the semifinals Malaysia Open 2022.
Victory in Malaysia Open 2022 at the same time reducing the head to head lag of Chia / Soh from Ahsan / Hendra to 3-7.
After the match, Aaron Chia admitted that he was very relieved because he managed to get past the men’s doubles challenge of Ahsan/Hendra’s caliber.
“Playing against Ahsan/Hendra is never easy. They were very patient and started getting easy points from us,” said Aaron Chia as quoted by The Star.
“However, we have the advantage as hosts. We get great support from the fans here,” said Aaron Chia.
“We played our own game and continued to stick to the plan,” the 25-year-old added.
Next up, the challenges that Chia/Soh have to face in the semifinals Malaysia Open 2022 will be very heavy.
Because, Chia / Soh have to fight the world champion as well as the second seed from Japan, Takuro Hoki / Yugo Kobayashi.
Head to head, Chia/Soh are far behind after losing four out of a total of six meetings against Hoki/Kobayashi.
Regarding the head to head, Aaron Chia made sure he and Soh Wooi Yik wouldn’t think too much about it so they could focus on the game.
“Our head to head against Hockey/Kobayashi was not very good. However, that is the past,” said Aaron Chia.
“We just want to focus on the game and how we will play,” said Aaron Chia.
Fajar/Rian in the semifinals of the Malaysia Open 2022 today will face Chia/Soh compatriots, namely Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzuddin.
Fajar/Rian’s chance to win the Malaysia Open 2022 final ticket is even bigger than Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik.
Because, Fajar / Rian are far ahead of Goh / Nur in a head to head manner. From a total of six previous meetings, Fajar/Rian managed to beat Goh/Nur five times.
Fajar/Rian are not the only representatives of Indonesia who will compete in the semifinals of the Malaysia Open 2022 today.
There are two other Red and White representatives who will also appear, namely Jonatan Christie and Apriyani Rahayu / Siti Fadia Sila Ramadhanti.
Today’s series of semifinals of the Malaysia Open 2022 will be broadcast live by one of the national private television stations starting at 12.00 WIB.
You can also watch the semifinals of the Malaysia Open 2022 via streaming services.
Here is the live streaming link of Malaysia Open 2022:
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