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Jakarta Post

RI men gear-up to reclaim Thomas Cup title

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  01:09 am

Title hunt: Indonesia’s Thomas Cup team, led by world number one pair Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (front, left) and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (front, right), poses for a photo at the national training camp in Cipayung, East Jakarta, on May 8. Indonesia will take part in the 2018 Thomas and Uber Cup team championships in Bangkok, Thailand on May 20-27. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)Two years ago, the Indonesian men’s team had their hearts broken when deciding player Ihsan Maulana Mustafa failed to beat Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the final round of the Thomas Cup, letting the trophy slip away to Denmark.

Ihsan was defeated 21-15, 21-7 by the Danish number three.

Indonesia, which was so close to winning its 14th Thomas Cup title since its last victory in 2002, had to deal with another bitter ending.

For this year’s edition, the Indonesian team is ready to write a differe...