“Despite winning, the match was actually not easy. Understandably, this is our first time playing. There is also the wind factor,” said Daniel.
Meanwhile, Leo said he was already in a fit condition after previously suffering a waist injury while practicing at the national badminton training center in Cipayung, East Jakarta.
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“There is still slight pain, not yet 100 percent recovered. The pain relievers helped too,” said Leo. In the next match, the pair nicknamed The Babbies will face off either seventh seeds Mark Lamsfuss/Marvin Seidel (Germany) or Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chan (China) depending on the result. (rr)