Monday, 23 September 2019 | 01:10 WIB

Indonesia Faces Tough Denmark Team in 2019 Sudirman Cup

Achmad Budiharto, Chef de Mission of the Indonesian Sudirman Cup team (skala)

NANNING, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia faces a tough test in the Sudirman Cup against the Danish team. Victory is a must for Indonesia if Indonesia's team wants to qualify as Group B Sudirman Cup champion 2019.

Indonesia will get many benefits if it is able to win the title of group champion because it will avoid fellow group winners who are most likely Indonesia's toughest competitors in the quarter-finals later.

The strength of Denmark that deserves to be watched out is in three sectors namely men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.

"Don't get me wrong, there are three Danish powers that cannot be underestimated. First, they have a reliable male singles. Men's doubles, even though the main pair is gone, but the lining is not a couple who is easily defeated and meets Indonesian men's doubles are always tight, "said Achmad Budiharto, Chef de Mission Sudirman Indonesia Cup team as reported by badmintonindonesia.org.

"In mixed doubles, I think Denmark has found a new partner. "These three parties should be vigilant without putting aside the women's doubles and women's singles," added Budiharto.

The Danish men's singles are strengthened by the 2017 World Champion, Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen who are on the podium at Istora in the 2019 Daihatsu Indonesia Masters championship.

In the men's doubles sector, Denmark relies on the pair Kim Astrup / Anders Skaarup Rasmussen who is ranked eighth in the world. The name Mathias Boe is also in the composition of the Danish team.

Although no longer strengthened by Christinna Pedersen, Denmark's mixed doubles cannot be underestimated. There are still Mathias Christiansen who can be combined with young players. In addition there is Niclas Nohr / Sara Thygesen who defeated Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti at the 2018 German Open.

The Danish women's singles appearance also began to increase. Mia Blichfeldt beat Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the last meeting. Besides Blichfeldt, Denmark is also reinforced by Line Kjaersfeldt.

However, Gregoria and Fitriani are expected to be able to perform optimally and make a surprise at the team championship.

"If you look at previous experiences in the Uber Cup and Badminton Asia Team Championships, women's singles can look amazing. Both Gregoria and Fitri can overwhelm Chinese and Japanese players, we should make this an advantage, "complete Budiharto