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Anders Antonsen has made four finals in 2019, winning three of them (Credit Badminton Photo).
Antonsen into the final!
Date: 7/20/2019 6:11 PM
Published by : Tom Hazlewood
Denmark’s Anders Antonsen has marched into the Men’s Singles final at the Indonesian Open after a 21-17, 21-10 win over Hong Kong’s Ki Wing Vincent Wong in today’s Semi-Final.

The Dane is the last European standing in Indonesia and is gunning for his third singles title of the year.

The European Games Champion had never met his Hong Kong opponent before today, which made it a tricky tie but he managed to come through it to claim a somewhat comfortable straight games win in difficult conditions.

Antonsen and Wong were neck and neck early on with four lead changes to begin the opening game. Eventually the Dane manage to gain control, scoring three points in a row when tied at 12-12 to take control and run out a 21-17 winner in the opening game.

The second game was much more comfortable for World number 11. Antonsen stormed into an 8-4 lead to dominate the second game a massive 21-10 to end Wong’s hopes of reaching the final of the Super 1000 event.

Wong, who was initially on the reserve list for the event will be happy with his performance overall and will gain massively in the rankings because of this, as he looks to establish himself on the Worlds stage.

Who will Antonsen face?

Antonsen’s opponent in the final will be the only seeded player that was left in the Men’s Singles draw as the number four seed Chen Tien Chou (Chinese Tapei) managed to advance to the final.

Chou’s Semi-Final against Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen in a match that went the distance.

The World number three had to fight hard against the Thai man to eventually take the match 21-19, 18-21, 21-16.

Hometown final?

Jakarta will see an Indonesian winner tomorrow but which pair it will be is yet to be decided.

This is because the Men’s Doubles Final will be an all Indonesian affair after both the top seeds Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and the fourth seeds Mohammed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan have both made the
final.

The home crowd will no doubt be in full voice tomorrow when that one takes place and will be delighted to see a home winner crowned in Jakarta.

See all the results from today’s Semi-Finals
here         
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