2019 Men’s Singles Final

Jonatan Christie (INA)[3] beat Anthony Ginting (INA)[2] 21-17, 13-21, 21-14

As he’d exacted against Lin Dan, the deciding factor in the all-Indonesian final was Jonatan Christie’s extra bursts of power when it counted in closing moments.

There were flashes of brilliance from both players. Anthony Ginting gave a master class in jump smashes. His inaccuracy was impeccable in securing the second game. As usual too, Ginting was king of the hairpin net battles because he continually dared to return one more net shot than his opponent.

Seemingly drawing on Chen Long for inspiration, Christie was clearly patient, focused, and disciplined in his approach to every point. It meant that the moment his opponent was less hot, he was able to capitalise once more.