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The men's doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon repeated their success two weeks ago at the Indonesian Open by conquering Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan in the 2019 Japan Open final. Minions, the nickname for Kevin Sanjaya / Marcus Gideon, successfully beat The Daddies with a score of 21- 18 and 23-21 at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Tokyo on Sunday (28/7). These results further confirmed the superiority of Kevin / Marcus over Hendra / Ahsan to eight wins from their total 10 matches.Meanwhile, Indonesian men's single winner, Jonathan Christie was only runner-up at the 2019 Japan Open after being beaten by the world number one, Kento Momota in the final match. Jonathan as world number seven was defeated in two straight sets by the host athlete with a score of 16-21 and 13-21. With this result, Momota added advantage to his 4-1 record.

The Indonesian contingent won two titles at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship in Suzhou, China, Sunday (28/7). Wandi Adriano from the Indonesian Consulate General in Shanghai after the match said that amid the majority of host supporters at the Suzhou Olympic Stadium, Indonesia's mixed doubles, Leo Rolly Carnando / Indah Cahya Sari Jamil were able to beat mixed doubles host, Feng Yan Zhe / Ling Fang Ling with a score of 16 -21, 22–20, 22-20 within 1 hour 19 minutes. Being defeated in the first set, this provides additional motivation for Leo / Indah so they were able to turn the situation.Leo Rolly Carnando repeated his success in pairing with Daniel Marthin after defeating the men's  doubles, Di Zi Jian / Wang Chang, who were also the first seed in the championship in a three-set match that lasted 58 minutes with a score of 21-9, 15-21, 21–19.In the Asian badminton junior championship which took place at the Suzhou Olympic Sport Center since July 23, in the category of teams, Indonesia was only able to occupy the second place after the final round recognized the toughness of Thailand.

Indonesian tennis player, Aldila Sutjiadi, who won the women's doubles tournament at the ITF W25 2019 along with Eudice Chong from Hong Kong, is targeting the Grand Slam championship next year. She told Antara on Saturday (7/27) that at the match held in Nothaburi, Thailand on Saturday local time, Aldila / Eudice won in straight sets after fighting a pair from Thailand and Japan, namely Plipuech / Omae in the final round with a score of 6 ( 2) -7 (7), 4-6.Aldila, who was for the first time partnering with Eudice Chong, said that the tournament was the fourth time she played in the doubles sector. She claimed to have given the maximum appearance in the tournament which prizes a total of US$25,000 dollars, even though the opponent she faced was quite difficult. When asked about the toughest opponents, she said the Thai and Japanese tennis players in the final were quite difficult to beat.Previously, Aldila also won the women's doubles sector at the ITF Singapore W25 tournament last May. Currently, Aldila is ranked 157 of ITF for doubles, and 147 in the single sector.

Indonesian champion holder of the lightweight (61.2 kilogram) Intercontinental World Boxing Organization (WBO), Daud Jordan is targeting a knockout victory over Thai boxer, Aekkawee Kaewmanee in a fight entitled "WBC International Challenge Belt" in Pattaya, Thailand on August 4.As quoted by Antara News Agency, David Jordan said in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Tuesday afternoon (30/7) that the boxing match will be held in 10 rounds. According to Jordan with a battle record of 38 wins (26 of them by KO) and four defeats, if he wins against the Thai boxer in the upcoming fight, he will take home the international WBC light class title.For the record, during his career in the boxing world, David Jordan often won by KOs against Thai boxers.

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