Reportase.one – Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Erich Yacob Rambitan have not been able to find their best game.
After being defeated by Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan in the top 32 of the All England, yesterday (22/3) the pair with the acronym PraYer again lost in the round of 32 of the Swiss Open.
They lost to the Kenyan Japanese pair Mitsuhashi/Hiroki Okamura (24-26, 21-15, 17-21) when they faced each other at ST. Jakobshalle, Basel.
Inconsistency and lack of control over the game are still problems that they have not been able to overcome. In the first set, PraYer had a 9-7 lead. However, they trailed 12-15.
Had evened 15-15, but again trailed 15-18. PraYer took the lead again at 23-22. Unfortunately, it was the opponent who shot and took the first set 26-24.
Meanwhile, the third set is back on setting-early. They couldn’t control the game and it was hot late. After losing 4-5, the opponent raced up to 11-5. Having come close at 10-12, PraYer again fell behind 10-17 and finally lost 17-21.
It is feared that the defeat will reduce PraYer’s confidence. Men’s doubles coach Herry Iman Pierngadi said that ahead of the Race to the Olympics, his party would discuss together.
”Don’t all be charged to the players. I, Aryono (Miranat, men’s doubles assistant coach), and physical trainer Yansen (Alpine) also have to work harder to realize the targets that are waiting in front of our eyes,” he explained.
According to him, technical and physical abilities cannot go their separate ways. Must synergize. ”So, the atmosphere of training is not forced. The burden is not an individual burden, it is a men’s doubles team burden,” he said.
PraYer’s defeat left Bagas Maulana/Muhammad Shohibul Fikri the only remaining men’s doubles representatives.
Previously, Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin lost in the early rounds to the Danish pair Jeppe Bay/Lasse Molhede (20-22, 22-24).
In the round of 16, BaKri – acronym Bagas / Fikri – will face the doubles of Taiwan Lee Jhe Huei / Yang Po Hsuan. Even though rank the 2022 All England champion is better, BaKri must be wary of Lee/Yang.
Because, by head-to-head trailing 1-2. The last time they met, BaKri lost at the Hylo Open (17-21, 18-21).
One of BaKri’s concerns is maintaining focus. This is because the news of the death of the national men’s singles athlete Syabda Perkasa Belawa due to an accident shocked players in Switzerland.
”We were not focused because we didn’t expect to lose friends, but we have to force ourselves to stay focused, to stay enthusiastic about going through the match,” explained Bagas.
Fikri added, even though he was grieving, he still had to stay focused while competing. ”We want to fight for victory for our late friend Syabda. Hopefully it can make him smile up there,”he said.
Fikri said, in the Swiss Open they want to be champions. ”But, the most important thing is that I hope to be able to show my best in every match,” said the player trained by SGS Bandung.