Dongguan: The Indonesian badminton team secured a semifinals slot in the 2015 Sudirman Cup after beating Taiwan 3-1 in the quarterfinals in Dongguan, China, on Friday.
With the win, Indonesia will face host China, which defeated Germany 3-0 in Saturday’s semifinals.
The ticket to the semifinals was sealed after women’s doubles Nitya Krishinda Maheswari/Greysia Polii reigned victorious over Taiwan doubles Hsieh Pei Chen/Wu Ti Jung with 21-14, 21-9.
“We did not determine the Indonesian victory, we just wanted to play and we won,” said Greysia on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.
The duo win complemented the victories of men’s doubles Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan who defeated Lee Sheng Mu/Tsai Chia Hsin 21-17, 21-18 and men’s singles Jonatan Christie who beat Hsu Jen Hao 21-12, 13-21, 21-16.
Taiwan gained one point with women’s singles Tai Tzu Ying, who walked away with a victory against Indonesian Bellaetrix Manuputty 21-17, 21-17.
When asked about the semifinal round against China, the Indonesian doubles just promised to give it their best shot.
“They all are above us [in rank]. But we will play as best as we can. Hopefully there is a way,” said Nitya.
China previously won against Indonesia 2-3 in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Sudirman Cup. (fsu/nvn)