Sony defeats Peter Gade in Indonesia Open

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian player Sony Dwi Kuncoro defeated the third seeded Peter Hoeg Gade from Denmark in the Djarum Indonesia Open Superseries Premier 2012 badminton tournament here on Wednesday in three games.

Sony, ranked 65th in the world, defeated Peter Gade 14-21, 21-7, 21-18 in the qualification round of the tournament that took place in Istora Senayan.

After losing in the first game, Sony quickly collected the points up to 11-1 at the interval of the second game.

In his appearance at the qualification round of the tournament (Tuesday), Sony defeated Anand Pawar of India on Tuesday morning (June 12) in three sets, 21-23, 21-10 and 21-9.

In addition, Sony, also defeated Brice Leverder from France in straight sets 21-18, 21-19.

The prominent tournament with the total prize money of US$ 650,000 takes place from June 12 through 17.

In the previous Thailand`s Grand Prix Gold Badminton Open, Sony defeated Chen Yuekun from China in the final round on Sunday in straight sets 21-17, 21-14.

The champion title of the men`s single event of the tournament offering a US$120,000 cash prize was the only title won by Indonesian players taking part in the championship.

Sony beat the Chinese player who he had also defeated in Macau Open two years ago.

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Lin Dan of China were absent in the Djarum Indonesia Open.

According to Peter Gade, playing in the Istora, Senayan constitutes his last appearance as he has planned to stop playing.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian woman`s single player for the upcoming London Olympic, Adriyanti Firdasari failed to continue the competition after reaching 7-7 of the first game when facing Wang Yihan of China on Wednesday.

Firdasari sustained serious illness at her right leg after reaching the point 7-7 of the first game. (*)