Fighting for first place in group B, Indonesia and Korea were head to head at the midday match at Thomas Cup. And what a breathtaking match!
Son Wan Ho steps up
Son Wan Ho gave Korea the best possible start by winning against Anthony Ginting. In a thrilling and close game, the Korean first single won by 22-20 and 22-20. Ginting was leading both first and second set, but the Korean kept his cool and played well in the deciding rally’s.
Sukamuljo and Gideon back on track – sort of
After losing yesterday against Thailand, Sukamuljo and Gideon was back as we know them – as winners. But once again, the two Indonesian shuttlers showed, that they are not comfortable playing in the arena in Bangkok. Even though they won their match, if was a bit of a struggle. After winning first set 21-11, they lost the second set 14-21. In the third set however, they picked up their game and won the decider by 21-10.
Ashan and Setiawan forces game into a deciding match
When Christie lost to Heo in the second men’s single, it was up to the old duo Ashan and Setiawan to force the game into a decider. And so they did. Winning 21-14, 18-21, 21-15 they equalized the game to 2-2.
In the final game Indonesian Kholik couldn’t handle the pressure in the first set. After being in front by 20-12 he managed to lose the first set by 20-22. But in the second and third set he found his coolness and won the two final sets 21-15 and 21- .
Indonesia is thereby winner of group B.