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Chico Eliminated in Semifinals, No Indonesian Representative at French Open 2024

Jakarta, Beritasatu.com– Indonesian men's singles badminton player Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo stopped in the semifinals of the French Open 2024, BWF Super 750 tournament after losing to the Chinese representative and second seed Shi Yu Qi, in two straight games, 19-21, 14-21 in 54 minutes. on Sunday (10/3/2024) Indonesian time. Thus, there will be no Indonesian representatives at the 2024 French Open.

He said the 2024 French Open, which was followed up to the semifinals, was a turning point after battling a hip injury suffered some time ago.

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“There are still many shortcomings that I have to improve on, but I am grateful to be able to reach the semifinals after struggling with a hip injury for some time,” said Chico, quoted Between.

Chico admitted that Shi performed very well, especially in the front area which is crucial for maintaining control of the game. “I complained and was able to take points several times, but at the end of the first game, the game was back under his control,” said Chico, who is the only Indonesian representative remaining in the semifinals of the 2024 French Open.

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Even though he couldn't reach the final, the Jayapura-born badminton player said he was quite happy with his performance throughout this tournament.

The men's singles struggle ranked 32nd in the world could be said to have been quite tough from the start of the tournament. In the first round, he met the sixth seed from Japan, Kodai Naraoka, and won through rubber game tight 14-21, 22-20, 21-17.

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Next, in the second round, he faced Taiwanese representative Su Li Yang, which Chico again won through rubber game with a score of 21-18, 17-21, 21-16.

Continuing to the quarter-finals, Chico met the fourth seed from Denmark Anders Antonsen and won in straight games with a score of 21-15, 21-8. This is the first time Antonsen has lost in the tournament he will participate in in 2024.

Apart from that, Chico's achievement is also the first time he has qualified for the semifinals of a BWF tournament at Super 750 level.

“I'm happy with what I performed this week but not with the result of this match. “This is an experience so that in the future it can be even better,” said Chico.

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Meanwhile, Indonesian badminton players are now preparing to go to Birmingham, England, to play in the BWF Super 1000 All England Open tournament, which will take place on March 12-17.

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Chico Eliminated in Semifinals, No Indonesian Representative at French Open 2024

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