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Jakarta Post

‘Minions’ defend Indonesia Masters title

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 28 2019   /  01:21 am

Party on: Indonesian men’s doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo (left) and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon celebrate after defeating compatriots Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan (not pictured) to win the 2019 Daihatsu Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Sunday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)It was a Sunday feast for host Indonesia after its shuttlers collected one title and two runner-up positions in the 2019 Daihatsu Indonesia Masters in Jakarta.

World number-one pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, affectionately called “minions” by fans, outclassed compatriots Hendra Setiawan and Muhammad Ahsan 21-17, 21-11 to defend their Indonesia Masters men’s doubles title.

“We applied a very fast pace throughout the match, so we could not afford even a slight mistake. Today, we got lucky because we are often successful at netting to collect points,” Marcus said.

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