Measuring Indonesia’s Opportunities at German Open 2022

Jakarta, IDN Times – Indonesia only brought six representatives to compete in the German Open at Westenergie Sporthalle, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany from 8 to 13 March 2022. Relying on the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles sectors, Indonesia hopes to bring home the trophy in this event.

However, the struggle of the Indonesian team will be very difficult. Because, they have to go through a fairly difficult path at the German Open 2022. Moreover, the squad is thin.

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1. Hell’s path in men’s singles

Measuring Indonesia's Opportunities at the German Open 2022, Can You Get to the Final?Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to the second round of the Indonesia Masters 2020 (IDN Times/Kevin Handoko)

Indonesia sent three representatives in the men’s singles sector. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie, and Shesar Hiren Rhustavito, became the mainstay of the Red and White Troops in this event.

Ginting is facing the toughest challenge. As the fourth seed, Ginting has met Rasmus Gemke in the first round of the German Open 2022.

Looking at the BWF drawing, Ginting has a great chance to at least reach the semifinals of the Super 300. Unfortunately, in the quarter-finals, Ginting has the opportunity to have a civil war against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.

Meanwhile, Vito had to go through a steep path as well. He faced Hong Kong’s representative, Lee Cheuk Yiu, in the first round. If they qualify, Vito has the opportunity to face the seventh seed from Hong Kong, Ng Ka Long Angus.

Vito must be successful in defeating Ng Ka Long to keep the chances of facing Ginting in the quarter-finals open.

Meanwhile, Jojo had to face the representative of Malaysia, Ng Tze Yong, first. But, he could potentially fight Kento Momota as well.

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2. Hope in men’s doubles

Measuring Indonesia's Opportunities at the German Open 2022, Can You Get to the Final?IDN Times/PBSI

Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto are the only representatives of the Indonesian men’s doubles at the German Open 2022. As the fourth seed, Fajar/Rian will face the Danish pair, Jeppe Bay/Lasse Molhede.

Fajar/Rian have a great chance to redeem the semifinals of the German Open 2022. On paper, they are both superior. Fajar/Rian’s toughest competitor is only the Malaysian pair, Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi.

3. Mixed doubles trying to break

Measuring Indonesia's Opportunities at the German Open 2022, Can You Get to the Final?Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari also competed in the 2019 SEA Games (IDN Times/PBSI)

Indonesia brings two mixed doubles at the German Open 2022. The pair Adnan Maulana/Mychelle Crhystine Bandaso are certain to qualify for the second round.

Adnan/Mychelle were originally scheduled to duel with their senior who had just been kicked out of the Cipayung National Training Center, Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti. However, Praveen / Melati are confirmed to be absent from the German Open 2022 after being confirmed positive for COVID-19.

In the second round, Adnan/Mychelle will face the winner of the duel Mikel Mikkelsen/Rikke Soby (Denmark) against Mark Lamsfuss/Isabel Lohau (Germany).

Another Indonesian mixed doubles representative is Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari. They will face New Zealand representatives, Oliver Leydon-Davis/Anona Pak in the first round.

If they win, it’s likely that Rinov/Pitha will be waiting for Japan’s representatives, Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino in the second round.

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