The Indonesian mixed doubles pair, Zachariah Josiahno Sumanti/Hediana Julimarbela will compete in the VICTOR Denmark Open 2022 championship which will be held from 18-23 October 2022 at Jyske Bank Arena, Odense, Denmark. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has officially released the list of players and the preliminary round draw of the VICTOR Denmark Open 2022. Zachariah/Julimarbela are scheduled to meet Thailand’s top mixed doubles and world number one, Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the preliminary round of 32 match.
Launching the BWF player rankings released on the Badminton4u application, currently Zachariah/Julimarbela is ranked 47th in the world. Dechapol/Sapsiree are certainly superior in terms of ranking over Zachariah/Julimarbela. However, the performance of Zachariah/Julimarbela cannot be underestimated either.
Zachariah/Julimbarela have just shown good results by being able to enter the 2022 World Championship qualifiers, despite losing in the round of 32. In 2022, Zachariah/Julimbarela himself has won the title of Italian International Champion. Not an achievement that can be compared with the achievements of Dechapol/Sapsiree, but of course there is always hope in every match.
Dechapol/Sapsiree itself, as it is known, is currently ranked number one in the world with extraordinary achievements. Dechapol/Sapsiree are the defending champions, VICTOR Denmark Open 2021. Then HSBC BWF World Tour Finals Champion 2020, World Champion 2021 and in 2022 they have won the Singapore Open and Japan Open championships. Dechapol/Sapsiree is a mixed doubles that had become a unbeatable players throughout 2020 and 2021, where they dominated the title in the S500+ championship event. Although it had dimmed in recent times, Dechapol / Sapsiree managed to restore their consistency since the Malaysia Masters 2022.
Zachariah/Julimarbela have currently played 30 tournaments across international badminton events. In terms of experience and achievements, it is certainly far from Dechapol/Sapsiree who have played 93 tournaments with 15 championship titles. Regardless of the result of the match between Zachariah/Julimarbela and Dechapol/Sapsiree later, of course the experience of competing with world number one can have an influence on the development of the performance of Zachariah/Julimarbela.
The VICTOR Denmark Open 2022 matches can be watched live on various official platforms from 18-23 October 2022.