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Germany bow out at Sudirman Cup
Date: 5/16/2023 11:08 AM
Published by : Sara Gonzalez Martinez (BEC)
Indonesia's dominance continues with their second win in the group stage as Germany fails to secure victory in gruelling team match.

Another tough clash for Germany at the TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup Finals. The team played their second team match on this third day of the group stage and just like Thailand, who they faced yesterday, today’s rivals were not going to make it easy for the European Mixed Team Championships bronze medallists.

Germany failed to secure a win in any of today’s matches against Indonesia except for the men’s doubles. Just like yesterday, Mark Lamsfuss/ Marvin Seidel pulled through for their team to take the team in yet another intense showdown for the pair. After losing the first game, the reigning European champions came back to take the win in a match that lasted over an hour.

This victory for Indonesia places them on top of Group B. On Thursday, they will be meeting another strong squad in the group, Thailand. There is a lot of pressure to show who’s best. One of Indonesia’s stars, Jonatan Christie, got to play his first match in this edition’s Sudirman Cup and talked about the nervousness that comes with the excitement of such a big event.

“Playing the first match in a team event, such as Sudirman Cup or Thomas Cup, is very difficult. There is a lot of pressure because you want to show your best but there are a lot of nerves,” explained the world number six. “Every time I play in China in a great, big stadium, it’s not easy. Usually, when we play here in China, the shuttle is slower but now I think it’s actually fast,” Christie added about the conditions in the hall.

Germany’s defeat in their clash against Indonesia means that their journey in the prestigious competition has come to an end. Still, Germany will get to step on court one more time in Suzhou, China, on Thursday for a last group stage team match against Canada.

Team lists for the afternoon session announced
It’s now the turn for the teams in Group A to battle it out for a third time. Denmark will be facing Egypt, while China will play against Singapore. Find below the team lists for the afternoon session.

Denmark vs Egypt
1. MS Rasmus Gemke vs. Adham Hatem Elgamal
2. WS Line Christophersen vs. Nour Ahmed Youssri
3. MD Kim Astrup/ Lasse Mølhede vs. Ezzat Kareem/ Motaser Mahmoud
4. WD Maiken Fruergaard/ Sara Thygesen vs. Rahma Mohamed Saad Eladawy/ Hana Tarek Zaher
5. XD Mathias Thyrri/ Amalie Magelund vs. Adham Hatem Elgamal/ Doha Hany

China vs Singapore
1. XD Zheng Si Wei/ Huang Ya Qiong vs. Hee yong Kai Terry/ Tan Wei Han Jessica
2. MS Shi Yu Qi vs. Jia Heng Jason The
3. WS He Bing Jiao vs. Yeo Jia Min
4. MD Liang Wei Keng/ Wang Chang vs. Jun Liang Andy Kwek/ Loh Kean Hean
5. WD Chen Qing Chen/ Jia Yi Fan vs. Jin Yu Jia/ Wong Jia Ying Crystal
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