Anthony Sinisuka Ginting breaks interesting Denmark Open drought

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October 21 2023
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
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The Indonesian has won only one title so far this season in the BWF World Tour.

Indonesia’s top ranked men’s singles shuttler, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, qualified to the quarterfinals of Denmark Open 2023 for the first time in the last six appearances. Prior to the ongoing edition, Ginting had taken part in five editions and lost in the opening encounters of all the editions. However, this time he won two matches to progress for the quarterfinals.

The WR-2 was unlucky to miss out on a good opportunity to progress further as he lost to Weng from China in straight games (15-21, 9-21). Moreover, Ginting played his quarterfinals match in his birth date (October 20th, 2023).

With this none of the Indonesian singles shuttler progressed to the quarterfinals with the doubles contingent staying firm. This season has been a roller coaster year for Sinisuka Ginting who had to go through a personal loss a few months back. He couldn’t take part in the World Championships 2023 and further lost in the opening round of Hong Kong Open.

Earlier this month, Ginting lost in the quarterfinals to home favourite Li Shifeng at Asian Games 2023 and missed out on medaling at the continental extravaganza.

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Overall this season, the Indonesian has reached a total of two finals – Singapore Open and Indonesia Open. He won the former by defeating Denmark’s Anders Antonsen but lost his home tournament to former world champion Viktor Axelsen at Istora. The European caravan after the Denmark Open will shift to France for the BWF 750 World Tour and then finally to Germany for Hylo Open.

The year will end with the all-important World Tour finals with top 8 players this season taking part. Ginting is currently ranked 8th in the list and will look to maintain the top-8 spot going further until the World Tour finals.

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