Editorial (Thomas) – Two Indonesian badminton legends, Hariyanto Arbi and Christian Hadinata, spoke about the red and white team’s chances at the Thomas and Uber Cup 2020, scheduled for October 3-11 in Aarhus, Denmark.
According to Hariyanto Arbi, who won the Thomas Cup 1994-2000, the Thomas team’s chance of bringing back the trophy that symbolizes the supremacy of the team’s badminton in the country is huge because of the number one and two men’s doubles in the world.
“Indonesia’s chances in the Thomas Cup are huge, with the number one and two doubles in the world with us. A single player can also play against other players,” Arbi said in a virtual media conversation on Monday.
Meanwhile, for the Uber team, Arbi’s hopes were high. He considered that reaching the semifinals was a good achievement.
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The same thing was also transmitted by Christian Hadinata. The champions of England in 1972 and 1973 said that what the male team needed to do to win the Thomas Cup trophy at this point was just to come up with the strategy of installing players when facing competing countries.
Meanwhile, for the women’s team, he just waits for them to surprise.
“For the Uber Cup, reaching the semifinals is a good achievement. We hope that in the semifinals we can surprise the final, “said Christian.
It has been 18 years since the Indonesian badminton team had to quickly experience the Thomas Cup title. The last time Red and White won the trophy was in 2002, when they defeated Malaysia 3-2 in the final in Guangzhou, China.
At this year’s event, the Indonesian team Thomas occupied Group A along with Malaysia, the Netherlands and England. Meanwhile, the women’s team is in Group B with competitors from South Korea, Australia and Malaysia.
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Reporter: Shofi Ayudiana
Publisher: Gilang Galiartha
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