Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
Anthony Sinisuka Ginting - Indonesia Masters 2018.jpg
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1996-10-20) 20 October 1996 (age 25)[1]
Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Years active2013–present
HandednessRight
CoachHendry Sapurta Ho Irwansyah
Men's singles
Career record204 wins, 120 losses
Highest ranking3 (18 February 2020)
Current ranking5 (3 May 2022)
BWF profile

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈɡintɪŋ]; born October 20, 1996) is an Indonesian badminton player.[1] He first rose to prominence when he won the bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games. At the 2020 Olympics, he won bronze in the men's singles event.[2] He became the first Youth Olympic badminton medalist to win a medal at the Olympics, having also won bronze in 2014.[3] Ginting was part of Indonesia winning team at the 2020 Thomas Cup.[4]

Early life

The badminton player who was born in Cimahi, of Karo descent, was introduced to badminton by his father when he was still in kindergarten. He is the fourth of five children. As a child, he joined PB SGS PLN in Bandung, West Java, a badminton club that fostered Indonesian badminton legend Taufik Hidayat. He started participating in tournaments around the age of 9 years old, two years after he was scouted.[5]

Career

2013–2014: World Junior Championships and Youth Olympics bronze medals

Ginting participated at the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, Vietnam International Challenge, Maldives International Challenge, Malaysia International Challenge and Asia Junior Championships in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

In 2014, Ginting joining the national training camp early year, he began to show his worth with stepping up to cruise into Asian Junior Championships quarterfinals in Taipei, Chinese Taipei on February. In the quarterfinals, he was halted with a 13–21, 15–21 loss to Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan. Ginting then participated at the World Junior Championships in Alor Setar, Malaysia where he won a boys' singles bronze medal after bowed out in the semifinal to Shi Yuqi of China for 19–21, 15–21. He also competed at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China and brought home a bronze medal after beating Aditya Joshi of India in the bronze-final match with a straight games 21–17, 21–16.[6] In addition to competing in some international challenge tournaments, he also played in the BWF Grand Prix tournaments such as Chinese Taipei Open, Vietnam Open and Indonesian Masters.

2015–2016: First Indonesia Open and Thomas Cup Final

Starting his journey as a rookie in the BWF Superseries event from the qualifying stage, Ginting moved into the quarterfinals after creating an upset with a rubber games 14–21, 22–20, 21–13 win over India's top shuttler and fourth seed Srikanth Kidambi in the second round of the Indonesia Open.[7][8][9] His Indonesia Open campaign was eventually halted after losing to the eighth seed and 2012 BWF World Junior champion Kento Momota of Japan in quarterfinals with a rubber games 21–13, 16–21, 15–21.That was the beginning of his meeting with the Indonesia Open champion.[10] At the Hong Kong Open, Ginting met again with Kento Momota in the second round and finally Ginting was able to get his revenge by defeating him 21-7, 21-15. Ginting was part of the Indonesian men's team that won a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, after beating Thailand men's team 3–2 in the final.

Participating in the Chinese Taipei Open as an unheralded shuttler, Ginting reached the quarterfinals after defeating twelfth-seeded fellow Indonesian Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka with a straight sets 21–16, 21–14 in the third round of the tournament. In the first round, he surprisingly upset the eighth seed and 2009 BWF World Junior Champion Tian Houwei of China with a stunning 21–13, 21–14 victory. He then lost to the defending champion, former world No. 1 and two-time Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan of China with a straight games 7–21, 20–22 in the quarterfinals.[11]

In 2016, Ginting with the Indonesian men's team participating in the Thomas Cup, the team managed to reach the final after beating South Korea 3–1 in the semi final and bringing the Indonesian men's team to the final. In the final, the team was challenged by Denmark. The Indonesian men's team was defeated by Denmark 3–2 on aggregate in the final. Ginting with the Indonesian men's team also succeeded in bringing the men's team trophy to the Asia Team Championships in Hyderabad, India. They beat Japan 3–2 on aggregate. At the Australian open event, Ginting managed to reach the semi-finals after defeating the 2016 Olympic champion Chen Long in the quarter final.

2017: First title in Korea opens and debut at the Sudirman Cup

In 2017, Ginting won his first title in the Korea Open after beating compatriot Jonatan Christie through a rubber game 21–13, 19–21, 22–20. At the 2017 Sudirman Cup, Ginting helps the Indonesian team to score a point when defeating 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen with a score of 13–21, 21–17, 21–14. Indonesia managed to beat Denmark 2–3 on aggregate, but placed in the bottom position of the standings, after lost to India 1–4 a day before.

2018: The first title in the country and the nickname of the giant killer

Entering 2018 Ginting started his BWF world tour brilliantly, he managed to become the champion in his homeland of the Indonesia Masters, he managed to beat Kazumasa Sakai in the Final with a score of 13-21, 12-21. Ginting and the Indonesian men's team also managed to win again in these Asia Team Championships after beating China 3-1 on aggregate in the final.

Ginting competed at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the men's team event, he helped Indonesia team made it to the final against China. in the final, Ginting had to face Shi Yuqi, the first game was won by Ginting but Shi Yuqi was able to overtake and win the second game. In the decider, Ginting experienced cramps in his leg so he retired and had to lose the match with a score of 14–21, 23–21, 21–20. In the end, Indonesia had to recognize China's superiority by winning 3–1. Ginting then started his match again in individual event, he had to face 2018 World champion Kento Momota in the second round and 2016 Olympic champion Chen Long in the quarter-finals. Ginting managed to beat the two of them in straight games. In the semifinals he had to face Chou Tien-chen, the match was very exciting but Ginting had to admit Chou's superiority with a thin score of 21–16, 21–23, 17-21. Ginting had to be satisfied with the bronze medal.[12]

Ginting then took a world tour by participating in the China Open tournament, in which Ginting had to fight difficult opponents, the World and Olympics champion Lin Dan, 2017 World champion Viktor Axelsen, World and Olympics champion Chen Long, and in the semifinals again had to faced off Asian Games finalist Chou Tien-chen. He managed to reach the final and had to face off the 2018 World champion Kento Momota. Ginting managed to prove he was worthy of being reckoned with by defeating many of the world's badminton champions, because of that he was named the giant killer in the tournament.

2019–2020: Finalists in five tournaments and second title in Indonesia Masters

Ginting against Anders Antonsen in the final of the 2020 Indonesia Masters
Ginting against Anders Antonsen in the final of the 2020 Indonesia Masters

Ginting kicked-off the 2020 season in Malaysia Masters as eight seed. Unfortunately, he was defeated by unseeded player Huang Yuxiang in the first round in straight games.[13] A week later, in home soil Indonesia Masters tournament, he finally clinched his first title since the 2018 China Open. Ginting defeated the defending champion Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the final.[14] In February, he helped the Indonesian men's team defend the Asia Team Championships title.[15] Ginting reached a career high as world number 3 in the world ranking on 18 February 2020.[16] In March, the fourth seed Ginting, fell in the early round of Super 1000 tournament All England Open to Rasmus Gemke of Denmark. This is for the fifth time, he has defeated in the early round of the historical tournament All England Open, since his debut in 2016.[17]

2021: Olympic bronze medal and Thomas Cup champion

In 2021, Ginting competed at the 2020 Asian Leg tournament held in Thailand as a fifth seed. At the Yonex Thailand Open, he lost to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the semi-finals,[18] while at the Toyota Thailand Open he lost to Lee Cheuk Yiu of Hong Kong in the second round.[19] Ranked as number 9 in the season-end ranking, Ginting then secured a spot to compete at the World Tour Finals.[20] Ginting won his first Olympic medal when he beat Kevin Cordón in the bronze medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Indonesian Olympic medalist in the men's singles badminton event since Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the 2004 Summer Olympics.[21] He has become the first badminton player to win medals at both the Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games, following his bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014.

In September–October 2021, Ginting alongside Indonesia team competed at the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Vantaa, Finland. He played three matches at that tournament, won a match against Ivan Sozonov of Russia, and lost 2 matches to Anders Antonsen of Denmark and Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia.[22] The team finished as the quarter-finalists.[23] In the next tournament, he helped Indonesia team won the World Men's Team Championships, the 2020 Thomas Cup.[4]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Ref.
BWF Awards 2018 Most Improved Player of the Year Nominated [24]
Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Indonesia (Sports) Placed [25]
Golden Award SIWO PWI Favorite Team with 2018 Asian Games men's badminton team Nominated [26]
Indonesian Sport Awards 2018 Favorite Male Athlete Won [27]
Line Today Choice 2021 Most Favorite Indonesian Athlete Nominated [28]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result Ref
2020 Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan Guatemala Kevin Cordón 21–11, 21–13
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze
[2]

Asian Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 21–16, 21–23, 17–21
Bronze
Bronze
[12]

Youth Olympic Games

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result Ref
2014 Nanjing Sport Institute, Nanjing, China India Aditya Joshi 21–17, 21–16
Bronze medal.svg
Bronze
[6]

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result Ref
2014 Stadium Sultan Abdul Halim, Alor Setar, Malaysia China Shi Yuqi 19–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 5 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[29] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[30]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Japan Kazumasa Sakai 21–13, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 China Open Super 1000 Japan Kento Momota 23–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Singapore Open Super 500 Japan Kento Momota 21–10, 19–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Australian Open Super 300 Indonesia Jonatan Christie 17–21, 21–13, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 China Open Super 1000 Japan Kento Momota 21–19, 17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Hong Kong Lee Cheuk Yiu 21–16, 10–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 BWF World Tour Finals World Tour Finals Japan Kento Momota 21–17, 17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Denmark Anders Antonsen 17–21, 21–15, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [14]

BWF Superseries (1 title)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[31] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[32] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Korea Open Indonesia Jonatan Christie 21–13, 19–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  Superseries tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries Finals tournament

BWF Junior International (1 title)

Boys' singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Indonesia Junior International Indonesia Rico Hamdani 21–15, 17–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Junior International Grand Prix tournament
  BWF Junior International Challenge tournament
  BWF Junior International Series tournament
  BWF Junior Future Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 2014
Asian Junior Championships QF
World Junior Championships S
Team events 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Southeast Asian Games G NH A NH G NH A NH
Asia Team Championships NH G NH G NH G NH A
Asian Games NH S NH
Thomas Cup NH S NH B NH G NH S
Sudirman Cup A NH RR NH B NH QF NH

Individual competitions

Events 2013 2014
Asian Junior Championships 2R QF
World Junior Championships A B
Youth Olympic Games NH B
Events 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Asian Championships 1R 1R 2R 1R NH QF
Asian Games NH B NH
World Championships NH 2R 2R 3R NH w/d
Olympic Games DNQ NH B NH
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Syed Modi International A 1R A NH A 1R ('16)
German Open A QF A NH 2R QF ('18)
All England Open A Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R w/d QF QF ('22)
Swiss Open A SF A SF NH A SF SF ('17, '19, '22)
Korea Open A Q2 A W QF 2R NH 1R W ('17)
Korea Masters A 2R A NH A 2R ('15)
Thailand Open NH 2R A SF NH w/d SF ('20)
2R
Indonesia Masters 1R SF 1R NH W QF W 1R Q W ('18, '20)
Indonesia Open A QF 1R 1R 2R 2R NH 1R Q QF ('15)
Malaysia Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R NH 1R ('16, '17, '18, '19)
Malaysia Masters A 2R 2R SF QF QF 1R NH SF ('17)
Singapore Open A 1R SF A F NH F ('19)
Chinese Taipei Open 3R QF A NH QF ('15)
Japan Open A Q1 A 1R QF QF NH QF ('18, '19)
Denmark Open A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R ('17, '18, '19, '21)
French Open A 2R QF 1R SF NH w/d SF ('19)
Bitburger Open A 1R A 1R ('16)
Macau Open A 2R 3R A NH 3R ('16)
Hong Kong Open A SF 1R 1R 2R F NH F ('19)
Australian Open A SF 2R A F NH F ('19)
New Zealand Open A 3R A QF NH QF ('19)
China Open A 1R W F NH W ('18)
Fuzhou China Open A QF 1R NH QF ('18)
Superseries / Tour Finals DNQ GS F GS DNQ F ('19)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH QF A NH QF ('15)
Thailand Masters NH A SF A NH SF ('17)
Vietnam Open 1R SF A NH SF ('15)
Year-end ranking 203 35 40 13 7 7 6 5 3
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists. Accurate as of 28 November 2021.[33]

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