In the second round match at Odense Sports Park, Thursday (21/10/2021) at dawn WIB, Praveen / Melati faced Goh Soon Huat / Lai Shevon Jemie. The mixed doubles third seed battled it out for less than half an hour before winning 21-14, 21-12.
Praveen / Melati did not face significant obstacles when they beat the Malaysian pair. Praveen/Melati controlled the game then smoothly won the first game.
Goh/Lai then showed little resistance in the second game when they chased Praveen/Melati 7-7. But after that, Praveen/Melati sped unstoppably.
Next Praveen/Melati will meet the Chinese pair Feng Yan Zhe/Du Yue to fight for a ticket to the semifinals, tomorrow (22/10). It will be the first meeting for the two mixed doubles.
In the men’s singles sector, Indonesia still has representatives in this tournament. Jonatan Christie qualified after defeating Japanese badminton player Kanta Tsuneyama in two straight games with a final score of 21-11, 21-9.
Jonathan completely dominated the first game and the second game over Tsuneyama so he could win easily.
However, Jonathan faces a tough challenge because he will meet the first seed, Kento Momota. It will be the sixth duel of the two players in which Jonathan lost head to head 1-4.
Jonatan Christie being only one of two ‘Red and White’ men’s singles still surviving in Denmark Open 2021. Another Indonesian representative is Tommy Sugiarto, who will soon face French player Thomas Rouxel.
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(rin / krs)