Jakarta (ANTARA) – The men’s singles host, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, will fight to improve his meeting record with the world number one badminton player from Denmark, Viktor Axelsen in the semifinals of the Indonesia Masters 2022 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Saturday.
The encounter between the two badminton players repeated the final match of the Indonesia Masters 2020 when Anthony came out as the champion of the Super 500 level tournament in front of the public himself in the same place after winning a two-game battle against Axelsen.
The win two years ago was Anthony’s last against Axelsen in the last five meetings between the two players.
The world number six men’s singles has suffered four straight defeats to Axelsen, including in the quarter-finals of the 2022 All England when Anthony lost two straight games. These results further extended Axelsen’s winning streak to 6-4.
However, today, Anthony has the opportunity to improve that record and at the same time repeat the final two years ago when he competed in front of Indonesian badminton fans.
In terms of achievement, Axelsen, who is the world’s number one men’s singles, is arguably still in good form this season. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist won the All England 2022 last March and lifted the European Badminton Championships trophy one month later.
Meanwhile, Anthony has not won a single title so far this season. Of the 19 matches this season, the badminton player from Cimahi, West Java, has lost nine.
His best achievement in 2022 was once reaching the semifinals at the 2022 Swiss Open Super 300 before finally losing to India’s Prannoy HS.
Apart from Anthony, there are three other representatives who will also compete in the semifinals of the Indonesia Masters today, with details of two representatives from the men’s doubles sector and one women’s doubles sector.
The following is the schedule for Indonesia’s representatives in the semifinals of the Indonesia Masters 2022 which starts at 12.00 WIB:
– Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti  vs Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan  (Malaysia)
– Anthony Sinisuka Ginting  vs Viktor Axelsen  (Denmark)
– Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya  vs Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang (China)
– Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto  vs He Ji Ting/Zhou Hao Dong (China)
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