The Danish badminton star Anders Antonsen on Friday withdrew from his quarterfinal in the Indonesia Open.
It writes the International Badminton Federation (BWF) on its website.
The Dane has problems with a muscle injury in the chest, and according to the association, the decision is made after medical advice, it reads.
Antonsen should otherwise have played the quarterfinals at 10 Danish time against the superstar Jonatan Christie from Indonesia.
Friday’s disappointing message is a big bet for the Danish badminton player, as the Indonesia Open is one of the season’s big tournaments, because it ranks as Super 1000.
In addition, the plan was that in the coming time both season finals and the World Cup awaited Anders Antonsen. However, the former is no longer relevant, as Friday’s injury means that the Dane can no longer qualify.
This is partly due to the fact that compatriot Rasmus Gemke is still in the tournament, and thus he overtakes Antonsen on the qualification list.
It is still unknown whether the extent of the injury will affect the 24-year-old Dane’s participation in the World Cup.
Anders Antonsen won the season finals earlier this year after a dramatic final victory over Viktor Axelsen.
In addition to Rasmus Gemke, Axelsen and Hans-Kristian Vittinghus are also still in the prestigious tournament in Indonesia.