Anthony Sinisuka Ginting's Olympic badminton gold quest ends at the hands of Chen Long

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting produced a brave fight but waa just no match for Chen Long in the Tokyo Olympics badminton men's singles semi-finals on Sunday. AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting's quest to win Olympics gold for Indonesia in the badminton men's singles has come to an end at the hands of defending champion Chen Long.

Despite a valiant effort by Ginting, he was just no match for the 6th-ranked Chen, who produced a masterful performance to claim a 21-16, 21-11 victory over the fifth seed in Sunday's semi-final.

Chen, who won the gold medal at Rio 2016, is now one win away from becoming an Olympic champion for the second Games running, but faces a tough test against Viktor Axelsen in Monday's final.

Meanwhile, Ginting can still finish his campaign with a medal as he takes on surprise semi-finalist Kevin Cordon of Guatemala in the bronze medal match.