“We cannot win every time” – Badminton Talk
The pair Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon failed to win the men’s doubles in the French Open Badminton Tournament. In the final, the Indonesian pair lost to Chinese pair Han Chengkai and Zhao Haodong with a score of 23-11, 8-21, and 21-17, at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France, October 28th, 2018.
In 2018, the pair, or known as “Minions”, won several prestigious titles, including the All England and Asian Games. In addition, as quoted from bwfbadminton.com, the Minions won championships in Indonesia Masters, Indian Open, Indonesia Open, Japan Open, and Danish Open. This sparkling achievement in 2018 made Minions ranked first for the world men’s double pair.
Being the number one partner in the world does not guarantee that you will continue to be a winner. In the final of the French Open, Minions are overthrown by Han Chengkai and Zhao Haodong who are non-leading in this total prize tournament of US $ 750000. As written by Badminton Talk on his Twitter account, Minions are humans who cannot continue to win and continue to be champion.
After competing in the French Open, the Minions will compete again at the China Open which will be held at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center, Fuzhou, China on November 6th to 11th, 2018. As world number 1 pair, Kevin and Marcus will be the first superior of the tournament and will face with a Taiwanese pair in the first round