Still in the Quarter-Finals, Indonesian Players Are Confirmed to Win
Indonesian mixed doubles Jafar Hidayatullah / Aisyah Salsabila Putri Pranata successfully advanced to the quarter-finals of the Indonesia International Series 2022.
In the last 16 round yesterday (22/9), Jafar/Aisyah defeated the third seed, Vichayapong Kanjanakeereewong/Nattamon Laisuan from Thailand in a straight game with a score of 21-14, 21-14.
In the match at the Among Rogo Gymnasium, Jogjakarta, Jafar/Aisyah admitted that they still made many mistakes. But the mixed doubles number 513 in the world is grateful to be able to make it to the last eight.
“It’s great to be in the quarter-finals. The start of the match was not yet in. After the first game interval, it just started to feel good to play,” said Jafar as quoted from PP PBSI’s press release.
“In the second game , we were left behind because we made a lot of mistakes ourselves. But from there, I communicated with my partner to try not to die too much. Just go in first, the ball can finally win,” added Jafar.
In the quarter-finals, Jafar/Aisyah will face her senior at the Cipayung National Training Center, Adnan Maulana/Indah Cahya Sari Jamil.
Previously, Adnan / Indah, who had just been paired in this tournament, defeated fellow Indonesian players, Ahmad Sasfariansyah Siregar / Farica Abela. Adnan/Indah won the game with a straight score of 21-8, 21-13.
“Tomorrow, just play nothing to lose . Play loose because they are our seniors. The important thing is that we can evaluate today’s game so that it is not easy to make mistakes ourselves,” said Jafar.
The quarter-finals of the Indonesia International Series 2022 will roll on Friday (23/9) starting at 13.30 WIB. The mixed doubles sector has already confirmed one title after the all Indonesian Quarterfinals.
Composition of the Quarter-Finals of Indonesia International Series 2022*
1. Dejan Ferdinansyah/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (1) vs Zaidan Arrafi Nabawi/Felisha Alberta Nathaniel Pasaribu.
2. Jafar Hidayatullah / Aisyah Salsabila Putri Pranata vs Adnan Maulana / Indah Cahya Sari Jamil.
3. Mohammad Reza Pahlevi Isfahani/Melati Daeva Oktavianti vs. Rafli Ramanda/Az-Azahra Putri Dania (4).
4. Marwan Faza/Jessica Maya Rismawardani vs Akbar Bintang Cahyono/Marsheilla Gischa Islami.
*) The composition of the mixed doubles quarter-finals consists entirely of Indonesian players.