The 2021 Indonesia Masters is set for action from November 16 till 21 in the picturesque Bali.
After a whirlwind 2 months where tournaments came thick and fast – inaugurated with the Sudirman Cup and concluded with the Hylo Open – top-ranked badminton players were granted a week-long respite where they could recharge their jaded bodies and nurse any niggling injury they might have picked up.
Upgraded to Super 750, the 2021 Indonesia Masters will gather the world’s best players. The star-studded event will serve as an appetiser to the 2021 Indonesia Open, a more lucrative competition, taking place in the same venue between November 23 and 28.
Malaysia’s top men’s singles starlet Lee Zii Jia will once again lace up his trainers. He was forced to retire in the finale of the Hylo Open due to a back injury. The rest of his teammates will be hoping for better consistency and improved form.
The latest on Malaysian badminton players at the 2021 Indonesia Masters:
In the men’s singles round of 32, Lee Zii Jia will face Rasmus Gemke, while Liew Daren will play Prannoy Kumar.
In men’s doubles, Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen will encounter Lucas Corvée-Ronan Labar, while Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin will come up against Kang Min-hyuk-Seo Seung-jae. Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi will challenge Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty. Tan Wee Kiong-Tan Kian Meng will prepare for Sabar Karyaman Gutama-Muhammad Reza Pahlevi Isfahani. Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik will take on Ben Lane-Sean Vendy.
In women’s doubles, Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen will hope to defeat Linda Efler-Isabel Lohau to secure their spot in the last 16. On the other hand, Malaysia is guaranteed a place in the round of 16 courtesy of the rather unfortunate draw which will see Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien play teammates Pearly Tan-M Thinaah.
In mixed doubles, Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei will encounter Seo Seung-jae-Kim Hye-jeong, while Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying will meet Jones Ralfy Jansen-Linda Efler. Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See will spar with Yujiro Nishikawa-Saori Ozaki. Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing will lace up against Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino, while Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai will face Mark Lamsfuß-Isabel Lohau.
November 16 (round of 32)
Mixed doubles: Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See defeated Yujiro Nishikawa-Saori Ozaki 5-2 (retired); Chen Tang Jie-Peck Yen Wei defeated Seo Seungjae-Kim Hye Jeong 21-17, 21-13; Jones Jansen-Linda Euler defeated Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying 21-13, 21-19.
Men’s doubles: Lucas Corvee-Ronan Labar defeated Goh V Shem-Low Juan Shen 21-18, 21-18; Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty 21-17, 21-15; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Kang Minhyuk-Seo Seungjae 21-10, 21-17; Sabar Gutama-Moh Isfahani defeated Tan Kian Meng-Tan Wee Kiong 13-21, 21-14, 21-17.
Men’s singles: Rasmus Gemke defeated Lee Zii Jia 11-9 (retired).
Women’s doubles: Linda Efler-Isabel Lohau defeated Lee Meng Yean-Yap Cheng Wen 21-19, 21-19.
November 17 (round of 32)
Men’s doubles: Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Ben Lane-Sean Vendy 21-11, 15-21, 21-8.
Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai defeated Mark Lamfuss-Isabel Lohau 21-12, 21-15; Yuta Watanabe-Arisa Higashino defeated Tan Kian Meng-Lai Pei Jing 21-10, 12-21, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: Pearly Tan-M Thinaah defeated Vivian Hoo-Lim Chiew Sien 21-15, 22-20.
Men’s singles: Prannoy H.S. defeated Liew Daren 22-20, 21-19.
November 18 (round of 16)
Men’s doubles: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Sabar Gutama-Moh Isfahani 21-17, 21-12; Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin defeated Shohibul Fikri-Bagas Maulana 21-18, 22-20; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Panjer Dadiara-Bryan Elohim 21-12, 21-8.
Mixed doubles: Tang Chun Man-Tse Ying Suet defeated Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai 15-21, 21-7, 22-20.
Women’s doubles: Pearly Tan-M Thinaah defeated Fitriani Fitriani-Yulia Susianto 21-8, 21-14.
November 19 (quarter-finals)
Mixed doubles: Dechapol Puavaranukroh-Sapsiree Taerattanachai defeated Hoo Pang Ron-Cheah Yee See 21-17, 21-9.
Men’s doubles: Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi defeated Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin 21-13, 18-21, 21-18; Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik defeated Lee Yang-Wang Chi Lin 21-13, 21-15.
Women’s doubles: Nami Matsuyama-Chiharu Shida defeated Pearly Tan-Thinaah M 21-14, 21-15.
November 20 (semi-finals)
Men’s doubles: Takuro Hoki-Yugo Kobayashi defeated Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik 21-18, 19-21, 21-17; Marcus Gideon-Kevin Sukamuljo defeated Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi 18-21, 21-17, 21-11.
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