Susy Susanti, the head of player & performance development of PP PBSI, is putting her hopes & believes on Jonatan and Anthony. “if we are looking at the progress, i hope we can get something from it, although the player’s level is yet to reach the highest level, I see a growing confidence in them. I believe there is a chance on the men’s singles event, this is their time to shine,” Susy Susanti said.
On Tuesday (25/6), the Badminton World Federation (BWF) released the drawing for Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000 that will be held in Istora Senayan, Jakarta from 16 to 21 July 2019. Based on the drawing result, Jonatan and Anthony are placed on the upper bracket, while Tommy Sugiarto is placed on the lower bracket of the drawing.
On the first round of the coming Blibli Indonesia Open 2019 BWF World Tour Super 1000, Jonatan will see the Danish Men’s Singles player, Rasmus Gemke. Through this bracket, Jonatan also possesses the possibility to see the Taiwanese player, Chou Tien Chen on the quarter-final stage of the tournament. This possibility may come to life should both players made it past through all the hurdles during the early stages of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Anthony will see Lu Guangzu, the Men’s Singles player from China on the first round of the tournament. Through this bracket, should anything go according to the plan; He has the chance to see Kento Momota on the quarter-final stage of the tournament. On the contrary, Tommy Sugiarto has to start the tournament with a tough challenge. Tommy will have to see the World’s No. 5 singles player from China, Chen Long, on the first round of the tournament.