Indonesia’s two mixed doubles pairs booked quarterfinals amid the downfall of the men’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s singles shuttlers at the Badminton Asia Championship in India on Thursday.
First seed men’s singles Taufik Hidayat failed to make it through the quarterfinals after he surrendered 20-22, 21-16 to Taiwanese Hsuan Yi Hsueh on Thursday.
Despite leading until the 13th point in the first set, Taufik gave up his first set and let Hsuan lead the entire second set. On Friday’s quarterfinals, Hsuan will duel against Japanese Kenichi Tago, the runner-up of the recent All England Super Series championship.
“[Hsuan] played better and my physical [stamina] dropped,” Taufik told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. He advanced with ease from the earlier rounds where he crushed Indra Mahata of Nepal 21-6, 21-9, and Ha Anh Lee of Vietnam by 21-10, 21-16.