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Ahsan-Hendra win only title for RI at Indonesia Open

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 16, 2013   /  09:27 pm

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)