Indonesian Double Trouble!!!

Indonesian Double Trouble!!!

Badminton is an exciting sport, extremely competitive and skill full. Doubles matches are especially very intense and exhilarating. The Olympic games have always produced some sensational matches and this year promises to be better.

Indonesia has the best doubles pair. Be it the young Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo & Marcus Fernaldi Gideon or the veterans Hendra Setiawan & Mohammad Ahsan, the Indonesian men's doubled pairs span two generations and are the top two pairs in the world ranking.

Kevin & Marcus, world no.1 pair since September 2017. They have been the prominent and strongest team to beat in the world badminton. They have taken badminton doubles to a new level with their very fast and agile play. They have won everything in the badminton circuit baring a world championship and the elusive Olympic gold. To make things even more exciting, this pair will share the group with Wang Chi-Lin/Lee Yang, Ben Lane/Sean Vendy, and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty.

Hendra & Ahsan, world no.2 also known as “The Daddies” are the veterans in the draw. This pair has fought their way back in the world ranking, Hendra Setiwawan aged 36 years is a former Olympic gold medalist with the late Markus Kido at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Beating the most successful pair Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng of China in their backyard. This was when he was 23 years old. 13 years on since his last best at the Olympics, no one would have dared that this master craftsman would still be playing badminton at the highest level. Ahsan is also aged 33 years, the last best from him was losing in the quarter-finals at the 2012 London Olympics. This pair is trying to achieve the unachievable in the world of badminton.

The other pairs that are in line to cause the Indonesians trouble are the Japanese masters, Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe, Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda, the fierce Li Jun Hui/Liu Yu Chen, and Wang Chi-Lin/Lee Yang from Chinese Taipei. If the Indonesian’s see-through themselves in the early round scares, this will be an epic medal to lose.