Ahsan-Hendra win only title for RI at Indonesia Open
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan seized the only title for Indonesia at the 2013 Djarum Indonesia Open Super Series Premier on Sunday, winning the men's doubles finals against Korea in straight sets.
Ahsan-Hendra beat Ko Sung-hyun-Lee Yong-dae 21-14, 21-18 for the title. Kompas.com reported that the pair ran a tight game in which the Indonesian team flew ahead in the first game, which ended in a 21-14 win.
As they felt things were going well, the Indonesians started the second game with high confidence. Ahsan-Hendra first went 11-8 up and continued to lead until Sung-hyun-Yong-dae chased after them and scores reached 14-14.
Benefiting from the several mistakes the Korean pair made, Ahsan-Hendra managed to widen the gap and went 19-16 up before ended the game with 21-18 win.
In earlier matches, Bao Yixin and Cheng Shu of China won the women's doubles finals by beating the country's first-seeded Wang Xiaoli-Yu Yang in a rubber set 15-21, 21-18, and 21-18 win.
Meanwhile, Indonesia Open four-time men's singles champion, Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, demonstrated his capacity as the world's number one by winning the men's singles final against Germany with straight sets. He beat Marc Zwiebler in a 21-15, 21-14 win.
In the women's singles finals, women's number one Li Xuerui of China defeated number three Juliane Schenk of Germany 17-21, 21-11, 21-11.
In the finals round, world No. 2 Zhang Nan-Zhao Yunlei of China won the mixed doubles finals by beating Joachim Fischer Nielsen-Christinna Pedersen of Denmark 21-15, 21-17. (fan/ebf)
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