Indonesia Open: Daddies Look Ahead to World Champs

Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan are already looking forward to the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2021 next month following their loss at Indonesia Open 2021 today.

‘The Daddies’ went down 23-21 15-21 21-15 to last week’s victors Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi, and are now out of the contention for the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2021.

“We lost again to them for the second time. They played really well today. In the third game, we were leading 14-10 but they got the points, so many points,” said Setiawan.

Despite the defeat, the pair remain optimistic about what’s ahead. The defending world champs are seeking a fourth men’s doubles world title together, which would draw them equal with Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng.

“We want to focus on the world championships and forget about the World Tour Finals,” said Ahsan.

“We have two weeks so I hope we can prepare well,” added Setiawan.

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