“The drawing results are relatively good and fortunate for us. Last year we had “civil wars” on the first and second round. But this year the “civil war” will only come true should these players’ reach the quarter-final. This means that the result is good for us. All we have to do is wait for the end result, whether it is still fortunate for us or not,” said Herry Iman Pierngadi, the head coach for the Men’s Doubles team of PBSI as quoted from Detik.com.
Indonesia relies heavily on the Men’s Doubles event to grab the title during the coming Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000, where the team sends six pairs for this event namely, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Ricky Karandasuwardi/Angga Pratama, Berry Angriawan/Hardianto, and Wahyu Nayaka Arya Pangkaryanira/Ade Yusuf Santoso.
Furthermore, Herry also declared that he will not predict the outcome of the tournament in hurry, let alone the potential of all Indonesian finals on the Men’s Doubles event. This is because, report claims that Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 will be more competitive than ever.
“Last year it was Malaysia and then Indonesia Open. In contrast, this time Indonesia Open will be the first Asian series, that’s why the athletes’ preparation are longer and there was a month long break since Australia Open, I expect everyone to be fit. This is what I meant when I said all players shall take this seriously, they must be focused as the players from the other countries may have prepared better,” He said.
At the moment, the coach that many people call as the “Dragonfire Coach” claimed that majority of his players condition is on the 70-80 percent. Moreover, these players have just been refreshed after he temporarily moved the training camp from Cipayung to Solo. “Now there are less than two weeks before Indonesia Open starts, we will make use of this and adjust the peak performance, hopefully this will help us defend the title,” He added.