TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Indonesian women’s singles badminton steps Gregoria Mariska Tunjung He did indeed stop in the quarterfinals, but his fight deserves to be appreciated.
Knowing the Chinese badminton player who is the fourth seed, Chen Yu Fei, Gregoria was able to put up a stiff resistance.
In the match that took place at the Utilita Arena Birmingham on Friday (3/17/2023), Gregori’s point tally with Chen Yu Fei was quite close, so the points were settled in two sets, 24- 22, 23-21.
Jorji, nickname of Gregoria, played 56 minutes. Jorji actually has a chance to win in those two games.
However, the experience of Chen Yu Fei, who is ranked fourth in the world, caused him to finish the game first.
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Even so, Jorji’s advancement to the quarterfinals is quite commendable, as it is his first appearance in the top 8.
Interestingly, this achievement is a new story in Indonesian women’s singles. Because after 1 decade, there is finally a single number of Indonesian women who can qualify for the top 8 again.
The last time Indonesian women’s singles qualified for the quarterfinals was through Lindaweni Fanetri in 2013.
Your work in all england this at the same time shows that Jorji’s performance has improved and he is more confident than he was on the Asian tour some time ago.
In the round of 32, Jorji, who is now ranked 14th in the world, played in three sets, but in the end he was able to finish the game well.
Then, in the round of 16, facing the world number 31, Jorji won two games in a row with convincing points.
He admitted that he had achieved his goal of reaching the quarter-finals, and he was quite happy with the result.
“First, I want to be thankful that I was able to reach my goal. Honestly, I’m very happy that I can play Chen Yu Fei again after the World Tour Finals last year,” Jorji said after the match against Chen Yu. Fei, quoted from PBSI’s Instagram.
“For me it is a pleasure to be able to play with players whose ranking is well above me because in addition to being able to fight with them on the field, I can also learn a lot,” he continued.
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