Sudirman Cup 2015: The World’s Best Advance to the Knockout Stage

Indonesia got the edge over Denmark in day four of the Sudirman Cup as the tournament advances to the knockout stage.

World No. 3 Indonesian doubles experts Mohammad Ahsan (NANORAY 900SHB87LTD) and Hendra Setiawan (NANORAY 900, SHBF1NLTD) faced a full-game challenge against Kim Astrup/Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. The Indonesian duo lost in a close opening game, but the Malaysia Open champions came back in game 2, closing with a stunning performance in the third game, where they refused to let their opponents take the lead. After securing a victory in women’s doubles, Indonesia was up 2-0 against Denmark. In men’s singles, World No. 3 Jan O. Jorgensen (VOLTRIC 80 E-tune, SHBSC6iEX) dominated in his straight-game match against Firman Abdul Kholik, claiming a win for his country in a swift 27 minutes. Indonesia bounced back in women’s doubles with Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (NANORAY 800SHB-02LX) and Greysia Polii (NANORAY 900SHB-02LX) earning another win, overtaking their opponents in two games. At the end of the day, Indonesia won 3-2 against Denmark, claiming the top spot in Group C.

The tournament has now moved to the knockout stage, with quarterfinal matches commencing today. At 7pm local time, China faces off against Germany, with Malaysia clashing with Korea. Starting at 1pm tomorrow, Japan will meet Denmark, and Indonesia will go against Chinese Taipei.

Off court, crowds of fans once again converged at the YONEX booth to meet some of the world’s finest shuttlers, with Chong Wei, Mohammad and Hendra appearing for autograph sessions. Fans eagerly lined up to get their gear signed by the international stars.

2015 Sudirman Cup Results (Level 1, Day 4)

Group C

Indonesia def. Denmark 3-2

Group D

Korea def. India 4-1