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RI to face favorite Japan in Sudirman Cup semifinals

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 25 2019   /  12:49 am
Moving on: Indonesia’s Melati Daeva Oktavianti (front) tries to return the shuttlecock as her partner Praveen Jordan watches during their match against Wang Chi-Lin and Hsieh Pei Shan of Taiwan in the quarterfinal round of the Sudirman Cup 2019 badminton championship at Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China, on Friday. Indonesia won 3-2 to advance to the semifinals.(Antara/Wahyu Putro A)(front) tries to return the shuttlecock as her partner Praveen Jordan watches during their match against Wang Chi-Lin and Hsieh Pei Shan of Taiwan in the quarterfinal round of the Sudirman Cup 2019 badminton championship at Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China, on Friday. Indonesia won 3-2 to advance to the semifinals.(Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

Moving on: Indonesia’s Melati Daeva Oktavianti (front) tries to return the shuttlecock as her partner Praveen Jordan watches during their match against Wang Chi-Lin and Hsieh Pei Shan of Taiwan in the quarterfinal round of the Sudirman Cup 2019 badminton championship at Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China, on Friday. Indonesia won 3-2 to advance to the semifinals.(Antara/Wahyu Putro A)Team Indonesia had to go the extra mile to book its semifinal spot in the 2019 Sudirman Cup mixed team tournament, as it survived the Taiwan scare to eventually own a 3-2 victory in Friday’s quarterfinals.In Saturday’s semis, Indonesia will have to brave Japan, which on paper holds a better chance of reaching the finals for having shuttlers in the top-three world rankings in all categories. Japan thrashed Malaysia 3-0 in the quarters.Despite looking at a tough opponent, as Japan’s play...