Host Misery at Indonesia Open 2024

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Mon Jun 10 2024

Indonesia Open 2024
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo
Kantaphon Wangcharoen
Man Wei Chong
Tee Kai Wun
Super 1000 event
Men's doubles
Host nation disappointment

The Indonesia Open 2024 experienced a day of heartbreak for the home favorites as both Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo suffered defeats, while Malaysia's Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun made a breakthrough in the men's doubles category.

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, the Indonesian star and last year's runner-up at the Indonesia Open, found himself at a loss for words after a surprising defeat to Kenta Nishimoto in a hard-fought match at the Singapore Open 2024. Ginting expressed his bewilderment, admitting, "I don't know what happened. I can't think right now. Perhaps my recent performance has affected me. I am trying to regain my form, but things are not going well."

On the same day, Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo's recent poor form continued as he was swiftly defeated by Kantaphon Wangcharoen. The Thai player ended Wardoyo's seven-match losing streak with a dominant performance, highlighting Wardoyo's struggle to replicate his finesse from reaching the semi-finals of the French Open 2024 in March.

In the men's doubles event, Malaysia's Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun made history by overcoming world champions Kang Min Hyuk and Seo Seung Jae in a thrilling encounter. The Malaysian duo showed determination and clarity in their game plan, finally breaking through the initial round barrier at a Super 1000 event.

Wangcharoen expressed his confidence-boosting victory over a formidable opponent on Indonesian turf, emphasizing his hard work and determination for upcoming matches. Chong from Malaysia echoed similar sentiments, describing their breakthrough as a result of clear thinking, solid preparation, and a focus on enjoying the game rather than fixating on the opponents.

The day brought mixed emotions for the host nation at the Indonesia Open 2024, with Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo facing setbacks while Malaysia's Man Wei Chong and Tee Kai Wun celebrated a significant milestone. As the tournament progresses, these players' journeys will continue to captivate fans with their resilience and determination.