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Mixed Doubles Coach Responds To Negative Results at German Open 2022

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Saturday, 12 March 2022 – 21:09 WIB

VIVA – The negative results must be felt by Indonesia in the BWF World Tour Super 300 German Open 2022. Because, not a single representative of the Red and White has successfully stepped into the semifinals of the tournament.

The two remaining mixed doubles pairs, Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari and Adnan Maulana/Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso had to admit the superiority of their opponents in the quarter-finals.

Competing at Westenergie Sporthalle, Friday 11 March 2022, Rinov/Pitha were stopped by the fifth seed from England, Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith through a fierce rubber game, 21-16, 16-21, 19-21.

Meanwhile Adnan/Mychelle lost to Adam Hall/Julie Macpherson from Scotland, also with a rubber game, 17-21, 21-14, 18-21.

This situation made the mixed doubles coach Nova Widianto immediately evaluate the appearance of his foster children. According to him, there are many factors that make Indonesia have to pick up the suitcase early.

“Rinov/Pitha played well, but they didn’t have enough focus in the third game. In the final points, the variety of attacks also decreased, the smash continued but the opponent didn’t die because the ball was very heavy,” Nova said in an official PBSI press statement received VIVA.

“In addition, they often lose points on service and receive service. From the service, how many times has the British pair got easy points or at least they can take the game first, while we are not ready,” he said.

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