Indonesia lost to three other countries in the fight for the European BWF World Tour title which took place from March to April.
Of the five tournaments that took place, there were 25 titles up for grabs. Indonesia only won two titles, to be precise in the All England men’s doubles sector through Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto and the Spain Masters women’s singles sector through Gregoria Mariska Tunjung.
Apart from Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan who met Fajar/Rian in the All England men’s doubles final, there were two other representatives who entered the final. It’s just that Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti and Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana failed to become champions so that Indonesia’s title treasury failed to increase.
Indonesia won two titles, losing to China, Japan and South Korea. China won the All England men’s singles and mixed doubles titles. Apart from that, the Bamboo Curtain country also became the overall champion at the Spain Masters thanks to the success of the representatives in the men’s and women’s doubles sectors.
Other Chinese titles came in mixed doubles at the German Open and Swiss Open, as well as men’s doubles at the Orleans Masters.
While Japan, which failed to win a title at the All England, packed success with two titles at the Swiss Open and one title each at the German Open, Spain Masters and Orleans Masters.
Meanwhile, South Korea won two titles at the All England and the German Open. Players from Ginseng Country failed to reap the title in the next three tournaments in Europe.
Besides Indonesia, other countries that have collected two titles from the European BWF World Tour are India through the men’s doubles at the Swiss Open and the men’s singles at the Orleans Masters.
Five other countries have collected one title each from Europe’s busy agenda, namely Hong Kong, Thailand, Denmark, Spain and Malaysia.
List of Countries Winning BWF World Tour Europe Titles (March-April 2023):
China (7 titles)
South Korea (4)
Hong Kong (1)
List of Indonesian Achievements on BWF World Tour Europe (March-April 2023):
Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto (All England Champion)
Gregoria Mariska Tunjung (Spain Masters Champion)
Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (All England Runner Up)
Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Spain Masters Runner Up)
Muhammad Shohibul Fikri/Bagas Maulana (Orleans Masters Runner Up)