Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

BWF World Tour: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Track for Third Consecutive Singapore Open Final

It’s no secret that Anthony Sinisuka Ginting has found success at the Singapore Open, and this year is no exception. The defending champion is set to compete in his third consecutive final at the tournament.

In last year’s final, Ginting overcame Kodai Naraoka to claim the title, following a runner-up finish to Kento Momota in 2019. Ginting’s impressive track record also includes a semifinal appearance in 2017.

When asked about his affinity for the Singapore Open, Ginting revealed, “I don’t know why, but it just excites me to compete here. Every time I play in Singapore, I get good vibes. It really has an effect on me, and I end up giving my best performance. It feels like home away from home.”

Ginting will face off against Anders Antonsen in the final, and the anticipation is high. As the world No.2, Ginting recognizes the challenge ahead, stating, “We know each other’s game so well, it will be down to who adapts better to court conditions. I’m sure we will both prepare well. It will be an exciting match.”

While Antonsen emerged victorious in their most recent encounter at the All England quarterfinals in March, Ginting holds a favorable head-to-head record of 5-2. If Ginting secures the title, he will become the first Indonesian in 50 years to win the Singapore Open twice in a row, following in the footsteps of Ilie Sumirat’s accomplishments in 1972-1973.

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Notably, the men’s singles category at the Singapore Open has not seen a title defense since Chen Hong in 2002-2003, making Ginting’s potential back-to-back victories even more remarkable.

Ginting’s success at the tournament is further amplified by the overwhelming support he receives from the crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Results (Semifinals)

The semifinal matches showcased intense competition, with Antonsen overcoming Naraoka in a thrilling encounter, winning 19-21 21-16 21-17.

Order of play (Finals)

Stay tuned for the exciting finals, as Ginting and Antonsen battle it out for the Singapore Open title.


  • Antonsen: “I was in the semis in Japan (Open) last year and the All-England and Spain (Masters) in March. So I was telling my coach now is the time to go into a final again. Having come this far, let’s go all the way.”
  • Akane Yamaguchi: “I’ve been working on my footwork since my junior years when I was still in elementary school. It has played a part in my progress as a player.”
  • Takuro Hoki previewing the men’s doubles final: “Wang Chang is fast on his feet; we have to keep an eye out.”

Ginting enjoys great support at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Yamaguchi in action against Chen Yu Fei.


  1. Q: How many times has Anthony Sinisuka Ginting reached the Singapore Open final?
    A: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is currently set to compete in his third consecutive Singapore Open final.

  2. Q: What is Anthony Sinisuka Ginting’s head-to-head record against Anders Antonsen?
    A: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting holds a 5-2 advantage in his head-to-head record against Anders Antonsen.

  3. Q: Can Anthony Sinisuka Ginting become the first Indonesian to win the Singapore Open twice in a row?
    A: If Anthony Sinisuka Ginting secures the title, he will become the first Indonesian in 50 years to win the Singapore Open back-to-back.

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Anthony Sinisuka Ginting is poised to make history at the Singapore Open as he reaches his third consecutive final. His previous success at the tournament, combined with his impressive track record, makes him a formidable opponent. Ginting’s upcoming match against Anders Antonsen promises to be an exciting showdown. If Ginting emerges victorious, he will become the first Indonesian in 50 years to win the Singapore Open twice in a row. Don’t miss the action as these two talented athletes battle it out for the title.