In the first game, having led with 11 - 6, he continued to lead beforefinally winning the match over the All England 2013 champion, 21 - 11.Having left behind 6 - 11 at the interval, with a full support fromthe fans at Senayan stadium, Tommy slowly caught up and shortened thedistance with his opponent, 9 - 12. Having been equal 12-12, IcukSugiarto's son was again left behind, 14-18. However, he then scoredseven points straight and won, 21 - 18.
"In the second set, I just tried to play the best I could. I am
familiar enough how Chen Long plays and applies his strategy; how hereturns the ball. The support from the fans also gave good atmosphereto me, even when I was left behind, they kept supporting me, it helpedme to win the match," he said.
In the second round, Tommy will play against a Hong Kong player, WongWing Ki who just won 21-7, 24-22 over Rajiv Ouseph from England.Playing the match, Tommy who has 1 - 1 record playing against WongWing Ki, stated that he would try his best to keep his focus andconsistency to win the next match.
"I have passed the first test, tomorrow I will try to focus and beconsistent, hopefully, I can win again,' he stated.