“Certainly we are grateful for today’s victory. The match was not easy, as the opponent played very well. Today I feel that I didn’t play all-out,” said Hendra Setiawan after the match.
“Sometimes, we think that we have done the best to for the preparation before the match, but in court, during the match, somehow we just don’t feel well at all. At first, we were very doubtful, that’s why our shots were not perfect, but luckily we still managed to improve our performance and made it past this match,” he added.
On the other hand, similar comment was stated by Mohammad Ahsan. According to the player who is under the rearing of PB Djarum, Hoki/Kobayashi performed well today. “Today, the opponent performed really well. They put many pressure to us during the first set. But in the second set we tried to switch our plays and we had more initiatives to start the attack,” said Ahsan.
Furthermore, Ahsan claims that this sweet result has exceeded the target that they have set before the competition started. The pair even still cannot believe that they are through to the final round of Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000.
“We didn’t expect to reach the final, as our initial target was to only reach the semifinal. But as we are able to exceed the target, then we will play our best performance,” he said.