Kevin/Marcus wins sixth title in Hong Kong

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian top mens doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon won the sixth super series badminton championship at Hong Kong Open on Sunday after beating Mads Conrad Petersen/Mads Pieler Kolding from Denmark.

"We are satisfied with the results of the two tournaments. We could perform maximally and won two titles. Certainly we are glad," Marcus said after defeating Mads/Mads 21-12, 21-18, according to the All Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI).

Marcus referred to China Open and Hong Kong Open 2017, it said in its official website.

Kevin/Marcus had won four super series titles before in the year - All England, India Open, Malaysia Open and Japan Open.

Kevin/Marcus equalled Korean pair Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seongs record of winning six titles in a year of Badminton World Federation tournaments with his latest victory at Hong Kong Open.

"Today I am satisfied and enjoyed the game very much. I could control the situation and was comfortable," Kevin said.

Indonesian number one womens doubles pair Greysia Polii/Apriani Rahayu however failed to clinch a title after they surrendered to Chinese pair Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan in the final round of the tournament.

"We however remained grateful and would review to see what needs to be improved. We took the positive side of the game and would try to change our shortcomings into strength," Greysia said.

Greysia/Apriani were defeated in 71 minutes in rubber games 21-14, 16-21, 15-21.

The victory in Hong Kong Open made up for the loss the Chinese pair suffered agaisnt the Indonesian rival at Paris Open 2017 before.

Source: ANTARA News

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