Thomas Cup Final China vs. Indonesia Pictures: Indonesians Rocked Bukit Jalil
The recent mass posting about Thomas Cup 2010 will end with this. Born in a country where badminton is more like a culture than sport, it’s undeniable my love for it. My intention was clear, to bring wife Rachel for her first live badminton experience and there is nothing much better than this.
It was the Thomas Cup Final 2010, Indonesia against China at 2pm, in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. However, we were expected to reach there late as we had to attend our dear friend blogger’s wedding aka Sloppychic beforehand.
While on our way to the stadium, the results for the first single match were already out. Lin Dan beat Taufik easily in a straight set. The invincible Lin Dan was on top form. Lin Dan bt Taufik Hidayat 21-7, 21-14
We reached late (as expected), the first doubles were already on the 2nd set, we were trying to get a nice seat, but it was really packed. Our seat might be far but the stadium was constantly rocked by the Indonesian fans creating a very tense atmosphere.
While the Chinese fans were scattered around, the Chinese players were unfazed and unaffected by the roaring Indonesian crowd. As the focus was on the court, the Indonesian pair battled well but still fall to the Chinese pair on the rubber set. Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng beat Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan 25-23, 16-21, 21-12.
One of the Chinese players then took off his shirt and threw it into the crowd. Then, he turned around and threw away his racket, the crowd went wild.
The lively atmosphere then turned more tensed as Indonesia need Simon Santoso to beat Chen Jin to give Indonesia a glimpse of hope. Santoso started the game well by beating Chen Jin on the first set. Chen Jin retaliated by winning the second set. Chen Jin then won the rubber set with ease and helped China won the 2010 Thomas Cup.
CHINA BEAT INDONESIA 3-0 TO CLINCH THE 2010 THOMAS CUP!
Though China won, Indonesia tried it best battling it. Rachel enjoyed the games and it was good money well spent! I salute to the Indonesia and China fans that turned up to cheer for their country.
The turnout was good and there was no drama or any unpleasant events happening around. Everyone enjoyed the game regardless which side they were siding.
Though Malaysia lost the Thomas Cup but we gained the right to host it and I bet many Malaysians would felt grateful for it. I believe there’s no other sport in Malaysia can bring more unity than Thomas Cup. For 1Malaysia!
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