JawaPos.com-Indonesia only leaves two representatives in the semifinals of the 2022 BWF World Championship. They are from the men’s doubles sector, after the other two representatives in the men’s singles sector had to stop in the quarter-finals of the tournament. at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Japan, Friday (26/8).
The victory in the men’s doubles also ensures a place for Indonesia’s representatives in the top party of the 2022 World Championship following the meeting between Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto against Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan in the semifinals, Saturday (27/8).
Fajar/Rian have the right to advance to the semifinals after eliminating the British pair Ben Lane/Sean Vendy 21-11, 21-16, followed by Hendra/Ahsan’s victory over representatives of India M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila 21-8 , 21-14, according to official BWF records.
Meanwhile, two Indonesian men’s singles, Jonatan Christie and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, had to submit to their respective opponents. Jonathan actually almost won over Taiwanese representative Chou Tien Chen because he first secured match points in the deciding game with a score of 21-14, 11-21, 20-15.
But after that the momentum turned around and Chou came from behind by picking up seven straight points and beating Jonathan 14-21, 21-11, 22-20.
A similar fate was experienced by Anthony who, like deja vu, had to surrender to the world number one men’s singles Viktor Axelsen with a score of 10-21, 10-21. The defeat was the fifth time for Anthony this year against the Danish representative. (*)