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When against the French representative at the Bali International Convention Center, Wednesday (11/24/2021) afternoon WIB, Ginting failed to show his best game. Fighting for 49 minutes, the 25-year-old gave up 17-21 and 18-21.
This result adds to Ginting’s bad record, which is unable to meet expectations at home. Because, at the Indonesia Masters 2021 he was also eliminated in the first round.
Although disappointed, the player born in Cimahi tried to accept the fact of swallowing two bad results in a row. Moreover, the competition in the men’s singles is very tight, including Christo Popov who has also just emerged from the junior level.
“I also feel disappointed, there is sadness too. Especially when I play at home, in Indonesia. Two weeks in a row, the results have made me personally dissatisfied, from the results and from the performance as well,” he said. he added.
“So yes, you have to be more flexible, meaning that the men’s singles competition is tight. So you have to be prepared, don’t be careless in the slightest,” he continued.
While talking about the match, Ginting admitted that Popov was able to play more freely with his status as a promoted player.
The bronze medal winner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics also admitted that the younger brother of Toma Junior Popov looked neat. On the other hand, Ginting made a lot of blunders.