Anthony Sinisuka Ginting pulled off a valuable win against Chou Tien Chen today in the Thomas Cup to keep Indonesia alive in the prestigious competition.

Ginting has not been in very good form lately and he has lost the last three matches he has played in (Sudirman Cup and Thomas Cup). But the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalists pulled out every trick in his book to seal the win against Chou Tien Chen in two games 22-20, 21-16.

Ginting told PBSI PR, β€œI am happy and grateful to be able to contribute the first point for Indonesia in this very decisive tie. I haven’t contributed a lot since the Sudirman Cup.”

β€œFrom the start, I tried to play all out. I played to the maximum to bring out my best. Moreover, this is a very decisive and important match for Indonesia,” he added.

Indonesia has now qualified for the quarter-finals after eventually beating Chinese Taipei 3-2.