AARHUS – The mainstay of the country’s men’s doubles, Dawn Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto successfully gave Indonesia a second point after overthrowing the Chinese pair, He Jiting/Zhou Haodong in the second party of the final Thomas Cup 2020. Through 21-12 and 21-19 victories, Fajar/Rian now makes Indonesia only need one more point to win the 2020 Thomas Cup because they are already 2-0 up.
Playing at Ceres Arena, Aarhus, Denmark, Sunday (17/10/2021) night WIB, fierce competition occurred at the beginning of the first game. With conditions that are still fresh, the two pairs are buying and selling attacks. However, the score was tied at 3-3.
Unfortunately, Fajar/Rian then made a mistake. This was put to good use by He/Zhou who then took the lead with a 5-3 position.
Left behind, Fajar/Rian did not immediately give up. They then figure out how to catch up. Through a shot that was so slick, they were able to equalize 7-7.
The pair who are often called Fajri are also able to maintain their almost flawless game. Thanks to this, they were able to close the first interval with a score of 11-8.
After that, Fajar/Rian can put pressure on He/Zhou. This paved the way for them to build the lead over He/Zhou to 16-10.
The He/Zhou duo themselves keep making their own mistakes. Fajar/Rian, who realized this, were immediately ahead 20-11. He/Zhou’s hit on the net also ensured the first game victory for Fajar/Rian.
As soon as the second game started, He/Zhou seemed to be playing aggressively. They forced Fajar/Rian to make a mistake and take a 2-0 lead. Fajar/Rian tried to catch up, but had trouble closing the distance.