Jakarta, InfoPublik - Three pairs of Indonesian mixed doubles will play at India Open 2018. Indonesian coach Richard Mainaky targets that these pairs will secure the title.
Ricky Karanda Suwardi /Debby Susanto, Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti, and Hafiz Faisal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja will compete to win the title for Indonesia in this event.
"I hope they show potential as new pairs, especially Hafiz/Gloria," Richard told reporters in Jakarta on Tuesday (30/1).
Richard says that these pairs are rising stars so they need to showcase their improvements.
"They must be forced to achieve maximum results, both in semifinal and final, and we hope they will come out as the champion," he said.
According to Richard, if they all beat their opponents in the first half, Ricky/Debby and Praveen/Melati will face eachother in the second round. Richard is eager to see how thing will end up if the scenario is realized. (Translator: Siti Chodijah)