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Kevin, Marcus secure Malaysia Masters trophy

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 21 2019   /  02:15 am
First this year: Indonesian doubles’ pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukomuljo (left) and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon celebrate after defeating Malaysian pair Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-15, 21-16 at the Axiata Stadium, Kuala Lumpur Sport City, on Sunday.(Courtesy of PBSI)

First this year: Indonesian doubles’ pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukomuljo (left) and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon celebrate after defeating Malaysian pair Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-15, 21-16 at the Axiata Stadium, Kuala Lumpur Sport City, on Sunday.(Courtesy of PBSI)Men’s doubles’ pair of Kevin Sanjaya Sukomuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon became the only Indonesian shuttlers to bring home a Malaysia Masters title this year, after defeating their arch rivals, Malaysia’s Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi, 21-15, 21-16, on Sunday.

The victory was Kevin and Marcus’ fourth over their Malaysian opponent. The last time the pairs met was at the Indonesia Open last year, where the Indonesian pair won in two sets, 21-18, 21-12.

“Our opponent has fortified their defense, especially on final points. That made it difficult for us to penetrate them,” Marcus said as quoted by badmintonindones...