Tontowi / Liliyana and Praveen / Debby Advance to Second Round
Incheon – Indonesia passed two doubles in the second half thereof to an individual number 2014 Asian Games badminton Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana and Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto win-win in the first round.
Tontowi / Liliyana dealing with Bikash Shrestha / Nangsal Tamang on match in Gyeyang Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea, Thursday (09/25/2014). They do not see any significant obstacles and easy win over Nepal pair it with a score of 21-4, 21-9 in 18 minutes.
“The first game is helpful for us. Though his opponent from Nepal are still below us, but it is a good opportunity to try the field, adjust the direction of the wind and measure the glare of the lights in the field,” said Liliyana to badmintonindonesia.org after the game.
In other matches, Praveen / Debby just needed 17 minutes to overcome the resistance of the representative of Pakistan, Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti / Palwasha Bashir. They won easily 21-13, 21-3.
“Our performance in the first game pretty well. Hottest his rapid indeed, as opposed to doing a lot of his own mistakes,” said Debby.
“This is our first match in the Asian Games in 2014, so we are still adapting to the wind conditions in the field., But, hopefully in the second half performance could be better and we will be more than today’s fight,” he added.
In the second half, held on Friday (09/26/2014) tomorrow, Tontowi / Liliyana will meet Alan Yun Lung Chan / Ying Suet Tse (Hong Kong). Meanwhile, Praveen / Debby challenged couple other Hong Kong, Chun Hei Reginald Lee / Hoi Wah Chau.