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Be Champion, Tontowi/Liliyana Had 'Key'

Be Champion, Tontowi/Liliyana Had Key
Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir when won Indonesia Open 2017 title / Sindonews
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JAKARTA - Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir won the inaugural Indonesia Open title after beating China's first seed Zheng Siwei/Chen Qingchen on Sunday (18/6).

This victory is not without the effort. In addition to the spirit and burden as the only representative of Indonesia in this event, player who is familiarly called Owi/Butet also doing special preparations, including studying the opponent game via video.

"As we know, they are ranked one and the mainstay of China. But we did not think about it. We've met and lost in 2014, but I think today is 0-0 again," said Butet after the game.

"I learned a lot about their videos because they have not found them for a long time, and thank God we can implement the right strategy. We continue to focus and key in the first game. Strength points in the first game we can pass, our second game can pass it again," she added.

Butet admitted his game with Owi is very neat and got minimal error. Communication between them doing so well.

"They look confused, in the second game of the end, (Zheng / Chen) even many die alone.That's what makes it easier for us to finish the game," said Butet.

Meanwhile, Owi admitted satisfied with the game that he show with Butet.

"As we thought yesterday, for today, we want to focus, we play the strategy properly, play the maximum, and thank God can win," said Owi.




(rnz)