Jakarta, IDN Times – Indonesian mixed doubles, Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, advanced to the quarter-finals of the German Open 2022. Rinov/Pitha repatriated the Japanese pair, Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo, in the round of 16 in straight game with a score of 21-9, 21-16, Thursday (10/3/2022).
Rinov/Pitha secured a ticket to the quarter-finals after playing for 27 minutes. The BWF Super 300 match took place at Westenergie Sporthalle, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
1. Rinov/Pitha won easily in the first game
The round of 16 of the German Open 2022 was the fourth time Rinov/Pitha faced Yuki/Misaki. Since the start of the match, Rinov / Pitha held tight control of the match.
After leading 9-7, Rinov/Pitha mercilessly continued to strengthen their advantage. A good game plus the contribution of points from several mistakes Yuki / Misaki, the pair Rinov / Pitha lead up to 18-7.
The first game ended with Rinov/Pitha winning with a score of 21-9.
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2. The key to victory in the second game
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In the second game, Rinov/Pitha refuse to loosen defense and attack. The two of them were busy playing meticulously and carefully. Rinov/Pitha also seemed to be getting bolder to attack.
Pitha’s beautiful game in front of the net several times made Yuki/Misaki lose points. Rinov/Pitha lead 11-5 in the second game interval.
There’s not much the Japanese pair can do to catch up. Rinov/Pitha continue to lead 19-12.
Rinov/Pitha conceded four consecutive points before locking in match point with a score of 20-16. Rinov’s last shot Misaki tried to return, but got stuck in the net. The score became 21-16, Rinov / Pitha ensured victory.
3. A tough challenger awaits in the quarter-finals
In the quarter-finals, Rinov/Pitha have been awaited by tough competitors. The British pair, Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith, will play Rinov/Pitha.
The fifth seeded pair reached the quarter-finals after winning rubber games against the representative of Thailand, Supak Jomkoh / Supissara Paewsampran, with a score of 19-21, 21-11, 21-13.
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