Both players were able to show a fairly balanced game at the beginning of the first half. Ginting was able to show a better start and continue to lead Popov’s points at the Bali International Convention Center, Wednesday (24/11/2021) afternoon WIB.
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Even so, Popov continued to try to catch Ginting’s points by continuing to do pretty good attacks. However, Ginting was still able to maintain his lead in the first game interval with a score of 11-8.
Popov tried to catch up after the first game interval, the Frenchman leveling it at 13-13. Popov was able to secure the first game with a score of 17-21.
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In the second game, Ginting is now improving his game and was able to excel quite far from Popov. After continuing to try to press, Ginting was again ahead in the second game interval with a score of 11-7.
But Popov found his best rhythm again and made it difficult for Ginting to continue his domination. Popov was able to corner the points that Ginting had collected in the second game.
Ginting was increasingly pressured to serve the game that was displayed by Popov. Ginting again had to give up in the second game with a score of 18-21 and stopped in the first round.