Rinov/Pitha Smoothly Advance to the Second Round

Jakarta, IDN Times – Indonesian mixed doubles, Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari, won the first round of the German Open 2022. Rinov/Pitha defeated New Zealand representatives, Oliver Leydon-Davis/Anona Pak with a score of 21-10, 21-6.

It only took Rinov/Pitha 22 minutes to lock in their first win at the BWF Super 300 event which took place at Westenergie Sporthalle, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

1. The key to victory in 22 minutes

German Open 2022: Rinov/Pitha Advance Smoothly to Second RoundRinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari also competed in the 2019 SEA Games (IDN Times/PBSI)

Rinov/Pitha played effectively in the first match of the German Open 2022. Rinov/Pitha were so dominant over Leydon-Davis/Pak .

After being held to a 5-5 draw at the beginning of the first game, Rinov/Pitha stepped on the gas to secure two straight games.

There are no significant difficulties for Rinov / Pitha in this inaugural match. The victory was secured by a score of 21-10, 21-6.

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2. Rinov/Pitha are awaited by representatives of Japan

German Open 2022: Rinov/Pitha Advance Smoothly to Second RoundRinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari at the German Open 2022 (Twitter.com/INABadminton)

Rinov/Pitha will face a tougher challenge in the second round against representatives of Japan, Yuki Kaneko/Misaki Matsutomo. Obviously, Yuki/Misaki are not easy opponents.

Because, they were able to surprise in the first game by overthrowing world number four, Yuta Watanabe / Arisa Higashino.

On paper, the Yuki/Misaki pair are superior. Both are ranked 17th in the world. Meanwhile, Rinov/Pitha are currently ranked 22 in the world.

3. Surprise in Japanese mixed doubles

German Open 2022: Rinov/Pitha Advance Smoothly to Second RoundJapanese mixed doubles, Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino secure bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics (Instagram.com/)

The Japanese mixed doubles gave a surprise in the first round of the German Open 2022. Yuta/Arisa fell in the first match.

Yuta/Arisa succumb to their compatriots, Yuki/Misaki. Yuta/Arisa’s game is definitely not satisfying. Yuta/Arisa lost in two straight games with a score of 15-21, 19-21.