The Jakarta Post
Indonesia’s men’s singles ace Taufik Hidayat and mixed doubles hopeful duo Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir cruised to the second round of the US$120,000 Bank Kaltim Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold in Samarinda, East Kalimantan on Wednesday.
Top seeded in the mixed doubles, Tontowi and Liliyana received little challenge from their Asian Junior champions compatriots Lukhi Apri Nugroho and Ririn Amelia. Tontowi and Liliyana took only 17 minutes to put down their juniors 21-9, 21-14.
On Thursday’s second round, the world number two mixed pair will duel against fellow Indonesians Nova Widianto and Vita Marissa, who defeated another Indonesia junior pair Andhika Anhar and Keysa Nurvita Hanadia. Nova, the former world number one mixed doubles, also tried out his luck in the men’s doubles by pairing with Tri Kusumawardhana. The qualifier pair advanced to meet second-roun...