Chico and Jojo are closing in on the quarter-finals

Bisnis.comJAKARTA — Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo smoothly made it into the top 8 or quarter-finals of the 2023 Indonesia Masters after bringing home Loh Kean Yew from Singapore.

Participated in Gelora Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (26/1/2023). The Jayapura men’s singles badminton player overcame the resistance of Loh Kean Yew by winning back to back matches 21-18, 21-15.

“At the start of the game I went straight into my game pattern, I can control it. So I can play well,” Chico said after the game on Thursday (26/1/2023).

According to business watch, in the second match, Chico’s dominance improved such that the fight was overtaken early on at 7-3. The net shootout started at 12-5 which Chico won. Indeed, the athlete from Jayapura showed a solid defense which allowed Loh Kean Yew’s smash to hit the net, further at 15-6.

Still, Loh Kean Yea started picking up the pace of the game and won 7 straight points, so Chico’s score was even closer to 20-14. Unfortunately, the Singapore representative’s attacking lob left the field and won the match for Indonesia with the score of 21-15.

“Earlier on the last point the opponent changed the pattern, I was late anticipating. But after that I was able to read it and finish the fight,” he said.

Chico has the chance to qualify for the semi-finals of the BWF Super 500 level tournament, as he will be challenged by Canadian player Brian Yang.

“However, what is certain is that you want to recover first, against Brian, I will not underestimate your opponent, especially since he has a good enough shot, the chances of both players are equal “, said Chico.

Jonatan Christie also won in the round of 16 to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2023 Indonesia Masters.

Jojo defeated fellow national team player Shesar Hiren Rustavito in a straight-set match that ended 21-16, 21-5.

With this victory, Jojo will meet the seventh seed, Lakshya Sen of India.

In this way, the number of fantastic four gentlemen left only two people in the quarter-finals of the Indonesian Masters after Anthony Sinisuka Ginting also lost against a Chinese player, Shi Yu Qi.

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