According to PBSI (the Indonesian Badminton Association), the world no.5 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting withdrew from the ongoing BWF Denmark Open due to an injury.
The 25-year-old Indonesian player was up against world no.43 Thomas Rouxel of France in the first round. He pulled out in the first five minutes of the match.
The PBSI's physical trainer Iwan Hermawan informed that Ginting picked up an injury during the Thomas Cup 4 days ago. This was due to the repetitive use of a part of the body for a long time.
The Olympic bronze medalist was rested for two days after the Thomas Cup to recover. The pain did not subside, and it instead became a stumbling block in the first round of the BWF Super 1000 tournament.
“I had a break yesterday for recovery, but maybe it was not enough as it was just two days. So I decided to withdraw from the Denmark Open,” said Ginting.
Due to Ginting’s withdrawal, Thomas Rouxel obtained an easy place in the round of 16 match at the Danish Open. In the next match, Thomas is up against another Indonesian, world no.32 Tommy Sugiarto.