Reportase.one, Jakarta – Head of Development and Achievement Division of the Indonesian Badminton Association Center (PP PBSI) Rionny Mainaky was dissatisfied with the Indonesian team’s performance at the 2023 Swiss Open. Of the 17 representatives who competed in the BWF Super 300 badminton tournament, none succeeded get through to the finals.
“In general I am certainly not satisfied because there are no championship titles that can be won by Indonesian players from the Swiss Open 2023 tournament. Even though last year we won two titles,” he said as quoted from the official PP PBSI statement, Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Last year, Jonatan Christie from the men’s singles and the pair Fajar Alfian / Muhammad Rian Ardianto from the men’s doubles, managed to bring home the title.
This time, only two representatives were able to penetrate the semifinals, namely women’s singles player Gregoria Mariska Tunung and women’s doubles Apriyani Rahayu / Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti. However, both of them failed to reach the final.
Gregoria had to admit the superiority of Thai representative Pornpawee Chochuwong through three fierce battles games. Having taken the lead, the situation reversed and the match ended with a score of 18-21, 21-13, and 21-17.
Meanwhile, Apriyani / Fadia lost to the Japanese pair Yuki Fukushima / Sayaka Hirota because they could not finish the match. Apriyani suffered a shoulder injury at games second at 16-10, trailing six points, following a loss games first 21-17.
“Gregoria and Apriyani / Fadia have performed optimally up to the semifinals. Unfortunately, Apri had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, Gregoria could not take advantage of the open opportunity to qualify for the finals,” said Rionny.
“Gregoria actually has a chance. It’s a shame at the old points games the third one even made a lot of own mistakes that benefited the opponent. If he could focus more and manage his thoughts, the results could be different,” he added.
According to Rionny, Gregoria must be able to control the field more and reduce her own mistakes. If you become the Swiss Open champion in 2023, it will greatly affect the player’s mentality in the next event.
Next, the Indonesian badminton team will compete in the 2023 Madrid Spain Masters from 28 March – 2 April 2023 at the Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain.
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