[Singapore Open 2022] Chico advances to the main round

The Asian Series Badminton Championship Series is still ongoing. After leaving Malaysia, most of the best players in the world immediately traveled to Singapore to compete in the Singapore Open 2022. The championship with the BWF World Tour Super 500 level will be held from July 12 to July 17, 2022. The stadium Indoor Singapore is the venue for the championship event which offers prizes totaling US$370,000.

The men’s singles sector prepares four players to win the title of champion. There’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie and senior player Tommy Sugiarto. The names of world number one players Viktor Axelsen and his partner Anders Antonsen, as well as Japan’s Kento Momota are not visible. Malaysian Lee Zii Jia is also not seen in the draw which has been released.

Indonesian players Chico seemed to have a windfall. Initially, he had to start the game from the qualifying round. Because several players did not show up, the Malaysian Masters 2022 champion was able to participate directly in the main round. Chico started his journey in Singapore by meeting Canadian players, Brian Yang.

Chico, based on the latest ranking, is already ranked 34th in the world, having met his opponent for the first time. The ranking difference is not too far, which indicates that the match will be interesting. In Chico’s draw, there are also Chinese players, Zhao Jun, finalist of the Indonesia Open 2022, and Indian players, Srikanth Kidambi.

Jonathan Christie, who is the fifth seed, is in the same pool as Chou Tien Chen. There was also a Chinese player, Lu Guang Zu, who was to meet Chou Tien Chen in the first round. Jonatan Christie or who is usually colloquially referred to as Jojo will start the match against Indian player Kashyap Parupalli. Once the two met. Jojo lost in the inaugural encounter which took place at the 2015 Malaysian Masters Championship. an opponent ranked 38th in the world. .

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is the fourth seed in this championship. He will meet players from Taiwan, Wang Tzu Wei in the first round. In the second meeting, Anthony won four times against two losses. Three straight wins have been created in the last three meetings.

Meanwhile, Tommy Sugiarto will face host Singapore player who passed the qualifying round, Jia Heng Jason Teh. If they win, they will most likely meet Singapore mainstay Loh Kean Yew in the second round. (AR).

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