Indonesia Masters: Wardoyo, Christie Provide Cheer for Hosts

On an otherwise disappointing day for the hosts, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, Jonatan Christie and Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin kept the local interest alive at the DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2023.

The hosts suffered six losses in today’s quarterfinals. The most painful of those would be top seeds Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto’s failure to convert three match points against Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi, with the Chinese prevailing in a thriller, 25-23 in the third.

Another blow was the loss of seventh seeds Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti to Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai, with the Thais edging ahead after 84 minutes.

The day had started brightly for Indonesia, with Jonatan Christie outplaying Lakshya Sen 15-21 21-10 21-13. He was followed into the semifinals by compatriot Wardoyo, who shot past Brian Yang in straight games.

In the semifinals, Christie faces Shi Yu Qi, while Wardoyo takes on Ng Ka Long Angus.

Carnando/Marthin needed just 40 minutes to get past Keiichiro Matsui/Yoshinori Takeuchi and take their place in the semifinals, where they face second seeds Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi.

Other Highlights:

Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue

♦ After three straight quarterfinal exits, Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue made the semifinals beating Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Lai Jemie 21-16 21-19.

♦ An Se Young made it four wins in a row over Ratchanok Intanon as she beat last year’s runner-up, 21-15 21-15.

♦ Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan powered past Li Wen Mei/Liu Xuan Xuan to make their second straight semifinal.

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