The only Indonesian representative in the men’s singles sector, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, will meet Chinese badminton player Chen Long in the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday (01/08/2021).
Anthony Ginting qualified for the semifinals after defeating Danish representative Anders Antonsen through three games: 21-18, 15-21, 21-18, Saturday (31/07/2021).
Meanwhile, through a three-team game and on the same day, Chen Long defeated Chou Tien Chen by a score of 21-14, 9-21, 21-14.
Judging from the meeting report card, Anthony Ginting is more dominant than Chen Long. Because from a total of 12 meetings, the man born in Cimahi won eight times and only lost four times.
The last meeting between the two took place at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. At that time, Anthony Ginting won in straight sets: 21-15 21-15.
Despite winning head to head, Indonesia’s men’s singles coach Hendry Saputra Ho reminded that it was not a guarantee that Anthony Ginting could win.
However, we have to study Chen’s changes, his physical condition, and other changes so that we can determine the right strategy,” he said.
All players want to perform optimally at the Olympics, not just winning. But, giving the best performance,” continued Hendry Saputra.
Enjoy the Tokyo Olympics
The good news is that Anthony Ginting himself is averse to being happy. He stressed that his priority right now is to enjoy match after match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“Since preparation for the Olympics, I don’t want to think too far. All players want to get the best results at the Olympics. But, how to overcome expectations,” said Anthony Ginting.
“Don’t have high expectations, but don’t below either. Learning from previous experiences can backfire. I want to enjoy playing on the field,” he continued.
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Tokyo Olympics Semifinals: Let’s Watch Head to Head Anthony Sinisuka Ginting vs Chen Long
Indonesian men’s singles, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting will challenge China’s representative, Chen Long, in the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ginting advanced to the semifinals after overthrowing Danish singles, Anders Antonsen 21-18, 15-21, and 21-18. Chen Long, the 2016 Rio Olympic champion, also went through the rubber set to qualify for the semifinals.
Chen Long knocked out Chinese Taipei mainstay Chou Tien-Chen, 21-14, 9-21, and 21-14.
This duel is the 13th meeting between Ginting Vs Chen Long. So far, Ginting has won eight matches and lost four.
The two last met at the 2019 BWF World Tour Finals. Anthony won two straight games 21-15 and 21-15.
Meanwhile, in the other men’s singles semifinal, the world number two men’s singles from Denmark, Viktor Axelsen will challenge Guatemala’s, Kevin Gordon.
Win – Australian Open 2016 (21-14, 21-17)
Lost – Australian Open 2017 (10-21, 13-21)
Win – Malaysia Masters 2018 (21-17, 21-15)
Win – Indonesia Masters 2018 (21-11, 16-21, 21-18)
Lost – Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 (20-22, 16-21)
Win – Asian Games 2018 (21-19, 21-11)
Win – China Open 2018 (18-21, 22-20, 21-16)
Lose – Malaysia Masters 2019 (11-21, 20-22)
Win – Singapore Open (21-8, 21-19)
Lost – French Open 2019 (19-21, 18-21)
Win – BWF World Tour Finals 2019 (21-12, 21-11)
Win – BWF World Tour Finals 2019 (21-15, 21-15)
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