From Tuesday (14/11) to Sunday (19/11/2023), the arena in Kumamoto will witness a fierce competition not just for the substantial $420,000 prize purse but also for crucial ranking points, shaping the journey towards the Olympics in Paris 2024 and the World Tour Finals.
Among the distinguished players gracing the courts, the recent French Open champion, Jonatan Christie, returns to the BWF World Tour Super 500, showcasing his prowess once again. Alongside him, notable Indonesian shuttlers like Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo in men’s singles, as well as Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in women’s singles, fortify the Red and White’s representation in this prestigious event.
Turning the spotlight to the men’s doubles category, Indonesia deploys a formidable squad featuring Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin, Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan, Bagas Maulana/Muhammad Shohibul Fikri, and Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Rambitan.
Notably, amidst the seasoned duos, the newly formed partnership of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Rahmat Hidayat emerges as a captivating addition. However, their journey commences from the qualifying rounds, a testament to the rigorous competition they face. This marks their second appearance as a pair, following their participation in the recently concluded Korea Masters where they bowed out in the Round of 16.
Shifting focus to women’s doubles, Apriyani Rahayu/Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti regrettably miss the Japanese leg due to Apri’s ongoing recovery from a right calf injury sustained during the Hylo Open final.
Below is the comprehensive list of Indonesian representatives at the Kumamoto Masters Japan, as sourced from Tournament Software:
1. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
2. Jonatan Christie
3. Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo
4. Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Qualification)
1. Putri Kusuma Wardani
2. Gregoria Mariska Tunjung
3. Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi (Qualification)
4. Ester Nurumi Tri Wardoyo (Qualification)
1. Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto
2. Leo Rolly Carnando/Daniel Marthin
3. Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan
4. Bagas Maulana/Muhammad Shohibul Fikri
5. Pramudya Kusumawardana/Yeremia Rambitan
6. Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Rahmat Hidayat (Qualification)
1. Febriana Dwipuji Kusuma/Amalia Cahaya Pratiwi
1. Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas Mentari
2. Rehan Naufal Kusharjanto/Lisa Ayu Kusumawati
3. Adnan Maulana/Nita Violina Marwah.