Daihatsu announced its support as sponsor of the “DAIHATSU INDONESIA MASTERS 2019” for the second straight year with top-ranked badminton stars from around the globe ready to pit their skills and entertain fans with world-class performance at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta.
Following the successful staging of the 2018 edition, the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2019 is now recognised by many as among the world’s top tourney under BWF’s calendar, carrying great weightage for participating players and nations, as well as partners, local and global fans. Last year’s edition was a truly memorable event as thousands of fans flocked to Istora Senayan from the preliminary rounds right up to the finals, which were dominated by the home shuttlers. Of the five finalists, four were from Indonesia, proving Indonesia’s strength and dominance in the tournament in 2019.
Local hero Anthony Sinisuka GINTING (men’s singles) and top pair Marcus GIDEON and Kevin Sanjaya SUKAMULJO, the world’s men’s doubles powerhouse, were clearly on top of their game to win their respective wins. However, the country’s women pair of Greysia POLLI-Apriani RAHAYU and crowd favourites Tontowi AHMAD-Liliyana NATSIR, stumbled in the finals and settled as the runner-up. Indonesia has proven their depth with the large pool of world-class players in the tournament in 2019 and is expected to show its strength the upcoming Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2019 as well.
From 22 to 27 January 2019, badminton fans are in for a week-long badminton treat, on and off the courts, at the Istora Senayan. The tournament being greated up from Grand Prix Gold to super series has indeed put Daihatsu Indonesia Masters at the top of the players’ calendar. China has sounded their serious intention, sending a large squad of more than 50 players while Indonesia is ready to parade the largest contingent with Anthony GINTING and Marcus GIDEON-Kevin Sanjaya, Tommy Sugiarto and Jonatan Christie and many more.