Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota and Lee Zii Jia to Headline 2021 Indonesia Masters

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Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota are set to play at the 2021 Indonesia Masters. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Viktor Axelsen and Kento Momota are set to play at the 2021 Indonesia Masters. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Saarbrucken: After the HYLO Open which concluded in Saarbrucken, Germany last Sunday, badminton fans are turning their attention toward the 2021 Indonesia Masters.

The World Tour Super 750 event is scheduled to take place at the Bali International Convention Center, from November 16 to November 21, 2021.

General Chairman of the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) Agung Firman Sampurna said that big names such as Viktor Axelsen, Kento Momota, and Lee Zii Jia will be participating in that tournament.

“The best players in the world will be present at the 2021 Indonesia Masters,” said Sampurna.

“The Olympic gold medalist, Viktor Axelsen has confirmed that he will be playing at Indonesia Masters,” added Sampurna.

“Other players such as World No. 1 Kento Momota from Japan, Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia), Akane Yamaguchi (Japan), Sindhu (India), Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand), Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin (Taiwan), Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (Japan) will also be playing here,” continued Sampurna.

In addition to the world’s top badminton players, the host country will also send its best players such as Marcus Fernaldi Gideon/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan, Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti, Grysia Polii/Apriyani Rahayu, Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Jonatan Christie, and Gregoria Mariska Tunjung to the tournament.

Sampurna said all international players would need to arrive in Jakarta between November 9 to November 10 so that they have time to undergo the COVI-19 quarantine.

All players would need to land in Jakarta first because flights to Bali were not yet available.

“So we will still start from Jakarta with the quarantine. After that, we will fly the players to Bali using private planes,” continued Sampurna.

“During the tournament, we would conduct routine PCR tests every two days,” explained Sampurna.

The 2021 Indonesia Masters is the first of three back-to-back Asian Leg tournaments that will be held in Bali. It will be followed by the 2021 BWF World Tour Super 1000 Indonesia Open (23-28 November 2021) and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals (1-5 December 2021).

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