Jakarta (ANTARA) - Taiwanese shuttler Chou Tien Chen won the men's singles event after beating Danish Antonsen in the finals of the 2019 Blibli Indonesia Open tournament on Sunday.
Playing at the Court 1 of the Bung Karno sports stadium, the fourth seeded male singles player who successfully defeated Antonsen in three games that ran for 90 minutes with a score of 21-18, 24-26, 21-15.
In the first game, Chou continued to lead the game. At the second tally of the points, Chou won 13-5 over Antonsen. On the final points, Antonsen had chased, but still failed to get past Chou, until finally Chou won with a score of 21-18.
In the second game, the game was tight. Both Chou and Antonsen chased each other points throughout the game. The position of both of them had a chance to draw. However towards the end of the game, Antonsen led with a score of 26-24.
In the decisive game, the two played tougher again. Throughout the match, Chou and Antonsen alternately led to the tally of points. Chou's smashes were also anticipated several times by Antonsen.
However, at the end of the game, Antonsen was still unable to beat Chou who managed to emerge as the winner with the score of 21-15.
Chou Tien Chen and Anders Antonsen had previously met four times on the field, namely since the 2017 Yonex German Open tournament. Of the four meetings, Chou was recorded as having never experienced defeats over the Danish badminton player.
Before fighting in the finals, in the semifinal round that took place on Saturday (July 21), Chou had toppled Thai badminton player Kantaphon Wangcharoen in three games with a score of 21-19, 18-21, 21-16.
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