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Veteran Sony on Singapore win: ‘Proof that I’ve still got it’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 18 2016   /  09:03 am

Indonesian men’s singles veteran Sony Dwi Kuncoro made an inspiring return on Sunday as the qualifier snatched the Singapore Open super series badminton title in a satisfying showdown.

“The victory is proof that I’ve still got it. It’s a reward for my hard work,” said the 31-year-old.

In the Sunday match, Sony outclassed world number 10 Son Wan Ho of South Korea in a classic 21-16, 13-21, 21-14 thriller in one hour and three minutes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The victory was the cherry on top for Sony after he managed to control world number six Lin Dan of China in the semifinals on Saturday, embarrassing the badminton legend with a solid 21-10, 17-21, 22-20 stunner.

“I really enjoyed the match [against Ho]. After I beat Lin, it was all fun for me,” said Sony, a bronze medal winner at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

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