Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, born on October 20, 1996, is the top-ranked player in Indonesia's badminton men's singles, while Viktor Axelsen is a Danish badminton player born January 4, 1994. Compared to they rank at the moment, Axelsen is ranked 1st in the world, while Ginting is ranked 13. During his badminton career, Axelsen won 294 matches, while Ginting 130 matches.

Despite being ranked in the rankings but the second meeting record, before the China Open tournament, is 1-1. The first meeting of the two players, at the TOTAL BWF SUDIRMAN CUP 2017 tournament on May 24, 2017, with a victory for Ginting running in 3 sets 13-21, 21-17, 21-14. The second meeting took place some time ago at the DAIHATSU YONEX JAPAN OPEN 2018 tournament, on September 14, 2018, this time Ginting lost 2 sets straight 17-21, 15-21.

A week later, the two players met for the third time at the 2018 China Open tournament, precisely on September 20, 2018. The two met in the second round. In the first round, Ginting defeated former world best player Lin Dan, and Axelsen defeated Phetpradab Khosit from Thailand. The third meeting between Ginting and Axelsen was exciting. The two players followed each other's numbers since the first set, although in the break, Axelsen got the points 11 first, Ginting finally won the first set with 21-18.

The second set returned to a fierce start from the start, and Axelsen returned get points 11. After the break, Ginting regained points and outperformed the points ahead of the end of the second set. Finally, Ginting managed to close the second set with a number of 21-17, while ensuring to advance to the next round. The match lasts for 45 minutes.