The Asian Affairs

Oct 20, 2021

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After almost two decades, Indonesia finally wins the Thomas Cup

After an almost two-decade waiting, Indonesia finally won the renowned Thomas Cup by defeating China 3–0 in the finals at the Ceres Arena.

Despite having won 13 championships and being the most successful team in tournament history, Indonesia last won the trophy in 2002 in Guangzhou, China, when they defeated Malaysia 3–2.

World number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting got the match started with a win for Indonesia, coming back from a set down to beat world number 27 Lu Guang Zu in three sets, 18–21, 21–14, 21–16, in a match that lasted well over an hour.

“In the first set, I was worried and Guang Zu was more aggressive. However, in the second and third sets, I was able to shed the tension, relax down, and turn things around. This was the most tough game I’ve ever played against him (Guang Zu).

I was preparing to play Shi Yu Qi and Guang Zu, but we had no idea whether Yu Qi would show up following an injury.” He stated after the game ended.