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Jakarta Post

Defeated Antonsen falls in love with Istora

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:35 am
Anders Antonsen (AFP/Adek Berry)(AFP/Adek Berry)

Anders Antonsen (AFP/Adek Berry)Despite failing to secure his first super 1000 level tournament at the final of the 2019 Blibli Indonesia Open on Sunday, Anders Antonsen of Denmark could not help but fall in love with what the Istora Senayan had to offer.After losing 21-18, 24-26, 21-15 to Chou Tien Chen of Taiwan in an intense battle, the 22-year-old said he somehow enjoyed the drifts, which are disliked by most players. He said they were beneficial to some extent for his tactical playing style.“There’s a lot of drifts in here and it has a big impact on the game, which makes it a little bit more of a tactical game. You have to use your brain a lot,” he said. “I think I am kind of like a tactical player [and] not physically the strongest player. But I think I have a good mind. I am good at thinking even though it’s crucial at times.”Antonsen proved that he had the ability to ...