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Indonesian Open: Strong Drift Spells Trouble For Hidayat

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September 1, 1999 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - A strong drift blowing in the Mandala Stadium in Denpasar, Bali spelled early trouble for Indonesia's eighteen year-old badminton sensation Taufik Hidayat today at the Indonesian Open championships and almost blew the youthful star out of the tournament on opening day. Hidayat, a finalist at last week's Singapore Open and one of the favorites to take the Indonesian Open men's singles title, found himself in deep trouble in the first game of his first round match with Alvin Chew of Malaysia.

He had fallen behind Chew 1-13 before he was able to adjust his shots to the strong wind. He then scrambled to pull even at 13-all and win the first set in a tiebreaker at 17-14. Hidayat did not have as much trouble in the second game after changing ends. With the drift now going in his favor, he was able to often power his smashes past the Malaysian. He won the second set 15-9.

Following are scorelines from some of today's matches.

Men's Singles
First Round
Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Bobby Santoso (Indonesia) 15-1, 15-9
Yap Jong Jyen (Malaysia) beat Jeffer Rosobin (Indonesia) 12-15, 17-14, 15-11
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Alvin Chew (Malaysia) 17-14, 15-9
Jason Wong (Malaysia) beat Yudi Suprayogi (Indonesia) 15-11, 15-3

Second Round
Peter Gade (Denmark) beat Ramesh Nathan (Malaysia) 15-2, 15-9
Ronny Agustinus (Indonesia) beat Feryanto (Indonesia) 15-9, 15-12
Marleve Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Rasmus Wenberg (Sweden) 15-1, 15-10
Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Vidre Wibowo (Indonesia) 15-6, 17-15
Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark) beat Irwansyah (Indonesia) 15-7, 7-15, 15-5
Johan Hadikusuma (Indonesia) beat James Chua (Malaysia) 15-1, 15-6
Thomas Johansson (Sweden) beat Arief Rasidi (Indonesia) 15-10, 17-14
Indra Wijaya (Indonesia) beat Anders Boesen (Denmark) 15-6, 11-15, 15-12
Budi Santoso (Indonesia) beat Kasper Fangel (Denmark) 15-6, 15-6
Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia) beat Frederik Koehler (Denmark) 15-8, 15-5
Peter Rasmussen (Denmark) beat Jason Wong (Malaysia) 15-4, 16-17, 15-10
Yap Jong Jyen (Malaysia) beat Gerben Bruijstens (Netherland) 15-10, 9-15, 15-2
Hariyanto Arbi (Indonesia) beat Yudiana (Indonesia) 15-3, 15-3
Rudy Ignatius (Indonesia) beat Toh Wee Kai (Singapore) 15-4, 15-4
Hendrawan (Indonesia) beat Ruud Kuijten (Belgium) 15-9, 15-8
Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) beat Ardiansyah (Indonesia) 15-8, 15-2

Women's Singles
First Round
Camilla Martin (Denmark) beat Rosalina Atu (Indonesia) 11-6, 11-4
Siska Yunita (Indonesia) beat Petra Schott (Italy) 11-7, 11-6
Lidya Djaelawidjaya (Indonesia) beat Silvia Antarini (Indonesia) 11-8, 11-3
Judith Meulendijks (Netherland) beat Chiung Siang (Indonesia) 11-5, 11-9
Mona Santoso (Indonesia) beat Christina Sorensen (Denmark) 11-4, 11-8
Yuli Marfuah (Indonesia) beat Karolina Ericsson (Sweden) 9-11, 11-3, 11-0
Ellen Angelinawati (Indonesia) beat Cahyaning (Indonesia) 11-3, 11-2
Mette Sorensen (Denmark) beat Meiluawati (Indonesia) 11-2, 11-13, 11-7
Ninik Masrikah (Indonesia) beat Agnese Allegrini (Italy) 11-5, 11-2
Mette Pedersen (Denmark) beat Novita Indah (Indonesia) 11-6, 11-3
Cindana Hartono (Indonesia) beat Heike Schoenharting (Germany) 11-1, 11-2
Men's Doubles
First Round
Chandra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan (Indonesia) beat Efraim Davis and Karel Mainaky (Indonesia) 15-6, 15-12
Fredrik Bergstorm and Hendrik Andersson (Sweden) beat Dony Prasetyo and Denny Setiawan (Indonesia) 15-10, 2-15, 17-15
Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky (Indonesia) beat Keita Masuda and Tadashi Ohtsuka (Japan) 17-14, 15-5
Pramote Teerawiwatana and Tesana Pansisavas (Thailand) beat Iwan Eko and Alven Yulianto (Indonesia) 15-7, 15-6
Michael Sogaard and Jim Laugesen (Denmark) beat Dicky Susilo and Ferdi Rusman (Indonesia) 15-7, 15-2
Aman Santosa and Patrick Lau Kim Pong (Singapore) beat Enroe and Asjiking (Indonesia) 15-12, 15-4
Jens Eriksen and Jesper Larsen (Denmark) beat David Pohan and Rony Rontolalu (Indonesia) 15-10, 15-3


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