(Blibli Indonesia Open) Satisfied but Unhappy

Rinov Rivaldy/Phita Haningtyas Mentari (Indonesia) returning shots. (PIC: PBSI)
Rinov Rivaldy/Phita Haningtyas Mentari (Indonesia) returning shots. (PIC: PBSI)
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Jakarta | The young Indonesian Mixed Doubles pair, Rinov Rivaldy/Phita Haningtyas Mentari has to bury their dream to reach the Round of 16 of Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 after losing the match against their own compatriot, Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja with the score of 24-22, 20-22 and 15-21 in the match that was held in Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Wednesday (17/7).

Rinov RInaldy claimed that he is satisfied with his performance today, but is unhappy with the result.

“For today’s match, personally it was satisfying. This is because I have shown my best ability and performance. However, I’m slightly unhappy with the result,” said Rinov Rinaldy to Djarumbadminton.com.

Rinov/Phita certainly has played well throughout the match. The 2017 Junior World Championship winner managed to win the first match and kept on putting pressure on the opponent until the end of the match. However, unfortunately luck goes to the seniors.

On the other hand, compliments come from their senior, Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja who rate that Rinov/Phita is one of the most dangerous and potential Mixed Doubles pairs at the moment.

Furthermore, looking at the world rank, there is a small gap in the between these two pairs in the current world rank standings. Rinov/Phita currently sits on the 17 th position while Gloria along with Hafiz Faizal sits on the World’s 15 th rank.

“If they can maintain their defense and consistency like this, they can be one of the most dangerous Mixed Doubles pairs. This is because typically both players are very determined and hard both are hard workers. I hope that they can do better,” said Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja commenting on Rinov/Phita’s performance.