Jakarta, InfoPublik – After winning Indonesia Masters 2018 badminton tournament, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon continued their success at India Open 2018. They bagged a three-peat in the men’s doubles category in New Delhi.
In the final match at Siri Fort Sport Complex on Sunday (2/4), Kevin and Marcus as the favorite winners managed to defend the India Open champions 2016 and 2017 titles.
The third title was won by Kevin and Marcus after a win over fourth favorite winners from Denmark, Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. Kevin and Marcus won two straight games 21-14 and 21-16 in 38 minutes.
The match was tight in the first game, but they managed to dominate the game and lead after score 6-4. The second game was easier for them as they led the scores.
This is the second champion title for Kevin and Marcus in 2018. The success became a moral boost to face the 2018 Badminton Asia Team Championships in Malaysia next week which is also qualifying the Thomas and Uber Cups.
Their success added the Indonesian titles collection at the India Open. Previously, Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu won the title in the women's doubles sector. (Translator: Wilda Stiana)