Badminton News: Jonatan Christie, the 4th Indonesian men’s singles badminton player in the world, has successfully secured a ticket to the Round of 16 of the prestigious India Open World Tour Super 750 tournament which offers a total prize pool of USD 900,000 or around 14 billion rupees.
Fourth-seeded Jonatan Christie successfully beat Canada’s up-and-coming youngster Brian Yang in an easy two-game battle 21-14, 21-9 in a match that took place at KD Jadhav Indoor Hall, New Delhi India on Tuesday (17/1) evening local time.
Seemingly enjoying himself, Jonathan continued to bombard Brian Yang’s defense until he secured an easy win in two straight games, while avenging his loss to the same opponent in the final group stage encounter. of the 2021 Sudirman Cup.
“Here the air and the pitch are cold like playing in Europe. With these conditions I feel even better,” said the player who goes by the colloquial name Jojo, as quoted in the statement shared by the PR team. and PBSI media.
“I just have to take care of non-technical things. I just have to keep my mind, my focus, my mentality and my confidence on the pitch,” he added.
Moreover, in the round of 16 of the Indian Open 2023 on Thursday (19/1), Jonatan will face a young Chinese player, Zhao Jun Peng, who in another match in the round of 16 managed to get rid of his compatriot who is also the 2022 Korea Open champion, Weng Hong Yang in two consecutive matches with a score of 21-19 and 21-12 in 47 minutes.
Published by Ligaolahraga.com at https://www.ligaolahraga.com/badminton/jonatan-christie-lolos-16-besar-india-open-2023
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