The first highest level on Badminton tournament in BWF World Tour is Indonesia Open 2019. Top badminton players are ready to take their best shot at the Indonesia Open 2019. The 2020 Olympics Tokyo since qualification open in early May.
All world number one players in five categories are confirmed to be taking part in this tournament.
Veteran Hendra Setiawan said the draw in the men’s doubles category, where he will play with Mohammad Ahsan, provided an equal opportunity for all pairs to win the tournament.
Hendra and Ahsan, who are currently the world number four pair and dubbed “the Daddies” by fans, will play against recent European Games winners Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge of England.
“We have prepared for one month for this event. We have focused on strengthening our hand power and maintaining our physical condition,” Hendra said.
With their track record against Ahsan and Hendra, England’s pair Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis are expecting a tough match against the Indonesians in the first round.
Langridge said he expected the match would be difficult as the crowd at Istora Senayan would be supporting the host pair. Langridge and Ellis have shown quite good progress. Before winning the European Games in Minsk.
“One thing we can definitely take from the other two previous performances where we played well is confidence,” he said.
In the men’s singles, world number one Kento Momota is on a mission to defend his title. One of his biggest opponents and also last year’s runner up Viktor Axelsen of Denmark will not participate in this year’s tournament as he is currently battling with injury.
The current number five will be absent from the Indonesia Open and the Japan Open next week.
With the absence of Axelsen, Denmark will mostly rely on Anders Antonsen. Winning the Indonesia Masters, which was his first major victory, earlier this year.
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