Indonesia`s Thomas Cup badminton team proceeds to semifinal round

Indonesia`s Thomas  Cup badminton team proceeds to semifinal round

Men's Doubles Badminton Indonesia Alfian (left) and Muhammad Rian Ardianto (right) after confirming tickets to the 2018 Thomas Cup semi final at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday (24/5/2018) after beating Malaysia 3-1 .(ANTARA PHOTO/Puspa Perwitasari)

Bangkok (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Thomas Cup badminton team went to the semifinal round of the tournament here on Thursday after successfully beating Malaysian team 3-1.

Fajar Alfian/Rian Ardianto determined the team`s victory after defeating Aaron Chia/Teo Ee Yi 21-18, 10-21, 21-9.

The Indonesian pair actually has higher BWF (Badminton World Federation) ranking than their Malaysian oppents. However they had to work hard before they could finally beat them.

Indonesia`s men`s singles player Jonathan Christie overpowered Lee Zii Jia 21-15, 11-21, 21-13 to contribute to the victory.

The other point was contributed by the minions Kevin Sanjaya/Marcus Gideon after defeating Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong 21-19, 20-22, 21-13.

Indonesia`s men`s singles player Anthony Ginting surrendered to Malaysia`s badminton legend Lee Chong Wei 19-21, 16-21.

Reported by Teguh Handoko