This is reflected in the updates ranking BWF latest as of Tuesday (24/1/2023).
This achievement is very historic for Anthony Ginting who is now 26 years old.
Because, second place is the highest rank in Anthony Ginting’s career.
Quoted from Badminton Talk, Anthony Ginting is also the first Indonesian men’s doubles to break into the top two BWF rankings in the last decade.
Anthony Ginting temporarily lags behind “monster” by 36.577 points Viktor Axelsen who sits on the first level.
Jonathan Christie is now ranked third, only 117 points behind Anthony Ginting.
The rise in the level will certainly be a good capital for Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie who will face Indonesia Masters 2023 this week.
Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie must take advantage of the 2023 Indonesia Masters to gain points and end their drought of titles.
Viktor Axelsen chose to withdraw from the 2023 Indonesia Masters due to physical factors.
In the first round of the 2023 Indonesia Masters, Anthony Ginting will face the unseeded men’s singles from Hong Kong, Lee Cheuk Yiu.
On the other hand, Jonata Christie’s first opponent this week will be Irish representative of Vietnamese descent, Nhat Nguyen.
If there are no obstacles, Anthony Ginting and Jonatan Christie have the potential to meet in the semifinals of the 2023 Indonesia Masters.
The Indonesian men’s singles coach, Irwansyah, is already aware that Jonatan Christie and Anthony Ginting have the opportunity to clash in the semifinals.
Irwansyah really hopes that Ginting and Jojo are able to play freely and bring out their best potential because both of them have the qualities to become champions.
“If I look at the class, they can already win. It’s just that Jonatan and Ginting are above the pool. They will meet too,” said Irwansyah.
“We have four great players. I also have no doubts about their abilities. It’s just a matter of laying out the strategy on the field,” Irwansyah added.
The following is the men’s singles BWF ranking update, as of Tuesday (24/1/2023):
(Note: only the top 10 and Indonesian players are in the top 50)
- Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) – 114.156
- Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia) – 77.579
- Jonathan Christie (Indonesia) – 77.462
- Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia) – 76.588
- Chou Tien Chen (Taiwan) – 76.476
- Kunlavut Vitidsarn (Thailand) – 72.229
- Kodai Naraoka (Japan) – 70,520
- Loh Kean Yew (Singapore) – 69,244
- Prannoy HS (India) – 64.280
- Lu Guang Zu (China) – 58.230
23. Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo (Indonesia) – 46,698
26. Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia) – 42,733
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