Indian Open 2023 first round schedule: Kevin-Marcus, Jojo, Rehan-Lisa

Bisnis.comJAKARTA – Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo-Marcus Fernaldi Gideon will face Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin in the first round of the 2023 Indian Open in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The pair, each dubbed Minions and The Babies, will take part in the final match which will take place at number one field KD Jadhav Indoor Hall.

According to fixture reports compiled via the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on its official website, the Minions hold a 2-0 advantage over The Babies which was recorded in the final of the Hylo Open 2021 (Germany) and the Danish Open 2022 quarter-finals.

This compatriot competition will color the first day of the tournament in the BWF Super 750 category, which will feature three other Indonesian representatives in mixed doubles and men’s singles. Meanwhile, nine other Red and White representatives will appear on Matchday 2 on Wednesday.

Three badminton players from Indonesia who competed on the first day were mixed doubles Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto/Lisa Ayu Kusumawati, as well as singles men Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo and Jonatan Christie.

Rehan/Lisa will face mixed doubles Yang Po Hsuan/Hu Ling Fang of Taiwan, which will also be the pair’s first meeting in the competition.

Like Rehan/Lisa, Chico will also try his luck by meeting the Chinese men’s singles, 34th in the world, Shi Yu Qi for the first time. Meanwhile, Jonathan will try to get revenge against Canadian badminton player Brian Yang.

In the first meeting between Jonatan and Brian, the Indonesian men’s singles lost in the group stage of the 2021 Sudirman Cup, thus giving a record of minus 0-1 in their record of the meeting.

Here is the schedule for the first round of the Indian Open 2023 in New Delhi which starts at 11:30 a.m. WIB, Tuesday:

Mixed doubles
1. Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto/Lisa Ayu Kusumawati vs. Yang Po Hsuan/Hu Ling Fang (Taiwan)

Singles men
1. Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo vs. Shi Yu Qi (China)
2. Jonathan Christie vs. Brian Yang (Canada)

Men’s Doubles
1. Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon vs. Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin.

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