|Birth name||Marc Zwiebler|
13 March 1984 |
Bonn, West Germany
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (160 lb; 11.5 st)|
|Coach||Jeroen van Dijk
|Highest ranking||11 (17 March 2011)|
|Current ranking||14 (8 July 2013)|
Marc Zwiebler (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁk ˈtsviːblɐ]) (born 13 March 1984) is a male badminton player from Germany. He is currently ranked number 12 in the world, the third highest-ranked European player, reigning European Champion, German champion and German number 1. He is a seven-time German national champion in men's singles. He won gold at the 2012 European Championships in Karlskrona over Henri Hurskainen 21–15, 21–13. 2010 he won bronze behind Peter Gade and Jan Ø. Jørgensen. By reaching the third round at the 2008 Olympics and the final participation at the 2009 Denmark Open, one of the premier tournament competition series BWF Super Series, Zwiebler was Germany's top badminton player of all time.
Zwiebler started at the age of six years to play badminton. Soon he was regarded as the biggest German talent. He was 19 times German youth and junior champion in 2003 he became European junior champion and won his first international title at the senior.
2005 he was plagued by pain in the back, he thought of an ordinary sore muscles until the pain had worsened significantly and he could no longer play just before Christmas 2005. The diagnosis of herniated disc, his career was in jeopardy and thus moved from his dream of participating at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in further distance. After an operation in late 2006 and six months of rehabilitation and fitness training with a total of one and a half year absence he started to chase after the Olympic qualification. After the enforced break he was given no more in the world ranking, but within eight months he fought his way, including six European Badminton Circuit titles in 27th place in the world ranking and gave themselves enough to make participation at the Olympics.
At the 2008 Olympics Zwiebler beat Ireland's Scott Evans in the first round and England's Andrew Smith in the second round, each in three sets. As the first German player ever he went there one last sixteen, but lost to South Korea's Lee Hyun-il 13–21, 11–21.
At the 2009 Denmark Open Super Series Zwiebler defeated the number four seeded Malaysia's Wong Choong Hann in the first round in three sets. It was followed by a victory over his unseeded compatriot Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in three sets before he won against the number eight seeded China's Chen Long in two sets. In the semifinals, he finally won over the reigning World Cup bronze medalist and runner-up of 2007 Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in three sets. He became the first German ever to reach the final of a Super Series tournament in Denmark, but lost to Indonesia's Simon Santoso 14–21, 6–21.
At the prestigious 2011 All England Super Series Premier Zwiebler beat the reigning world champion China's Chen Jin 21–18, 22–20 in the second round, but failed in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympic champion and four-time world champion China's Lin Dan 9–21, 21–16, 11–21.
He also steered Germany into the semi-finals of the 2010 European Men's Team Championships, where they lost to eventual champions Denmark. Later that year he gained a bronze medal at the European Championships after losing to Peter Gade in the semifinals in a thrilling match 21–18, 12–21, 17–21.
In July 2011 Zwiebler won the Canadian Open and thus his first BWF Grand Prix title, he beat in the final the 2004 Olympic champion and 2005 world champion Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 25–23, he is already ten days earlier in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open to beat.
|Outcome||Year||Venue / Tournament||Last opponent||Score|
|9/16||2008||Beijing||Lee Hyun-il||13–21, 11–21|
|9/16||2012||London||Chen Jin||21–19, 12–21, 9–21|
|9/16||2010||Paris||Peter Gade||14–21, 15–21|
|17/32||2011||London||Pablo Abián||17–21, 21–7, 22–24|
|17/32||2009||Hyderabad||Kenichi Tago||15–21, 10–21|
|33/64||2005||Anaheim||Nguyen Tien Minh||13–15, 16–17|
|Gold||2012||Karlskrona||Henri Hurskainen||21–15, 21–13|
|Bronze||2010||Manchester||Peter Gade||21–18, 12–21, 17–21|
|17/32||2008||Herning||Dieter Domke||15–21, 13–21|
|33/64||2004||Geneva||Eric Pang||12–15, 3–15|
|German National Championships|
|Gold||2005||Bielefeld||Björn Joppien||15–6, 10–15, 15–13|
|Gold||2008||Bielefeld||Björn Joppien||21–19, 21–14|
|Gold||2009||Bielefeld||Björn Joppien||22–20, 22–20|
|Gold||2010||Bielefeld||Dieter Domke||21–11, 21–13|
|Gold||2011||Bielefeld||Lukas Schmidt||21–18, 21–12|
|Gold||2012||Bielefeld||Dieter Domke||21–12, 21–23, 21–15|
|Gold||2013||Bielefeld||Lukas Schmidt||21–18, 21–12|
|1||2003||French Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen||15–3, 8–15, 15–12|
|3/4||2004||Dutch Open||Kenneth Jonassen||9–15, 7–15|
|2||2004||Norwegian International||Björn Joppien||4–15, 5–15|
|3/4||2004||Iceland International||Bobby Milroy||13–15, 15–2, 11–15|
|3/4||2004||Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse||Kasper Ødum||15–11, 2–15, 13–15|
|2||2004||Scottish Open||Arvind Bhat||8–15, 7–15|
|3/4||2005||Portugal International||Arif Rasidi||12–15, 0–15|
|3/4||2005||Bitburger Open||Kasper Ødum||15–13, 3–15, 4–15|
|1||2007||Belgian International||Wu Yunyong||21–16, 14–21, 21–19|
|3/4||2007||Bitburger Open||Lee Tsuen Seng||10–21, 23–21, 15–21|
|1||2007||Norwegian International||Kasper Ødum||21–15, 11–21, 23–21|
|1||2007||Welsh International||Irwansyah||21–16, 21–13|
|2||2007||Irish Open||Peter Mikkelsen||19–21, 18–21|
|1||2007||Greece International||Raju Rai||21–14, 21–16|
|1||2008||Swedish International Stockholm||Jan Ø. Jørgensen||21–13, 23–21|
|1||2008||Polish International||Ville Lång||21–15, 21–13|
|1||2008||European Badminton Circuit Finals||Ville Lång||21–14, 19–21, 21–19|
|2||2009||Finnish International||Peter Mikkelsen||14–21, 21–16, 20–22|
|1||2009||Belgian International||Christian Lind Thomsen||21–13, 16–21, 21–15|
|2||2009||Denmark Open||Simon Santoso||14–21, 6–21|
|2||2009||Norwegian International||Hans-Kristian Vittinghus||21–15, 18–21, 19–21|
|1||2009||Scottish Open||Peter Mikkelsen||21–15, 15–21, 21–16|
|1||2010||Belgian International||Eric Pang||21–15, 21–17|
|3/4||2011||All England Open||Lin Dan||9–21, 21–16, 11–21|
|3/4||2011||Morocco International||Joachim Persson||12–21, 15–21|
|3/4||2011||U.S. Open||Nguyen Tien Minh||22–20, 13–21, 18–21|
|1||2011||Canadian Open||Taufik Hidayat||21–13, 25–23|
|3/4||2011||Bitburger Open||Hans-Kristian Vittinghus||21–17, 17–21, 16–21|
|2||2012||Bitburger Open||Chou Tien-chen||19–21, 12–21|
BWF Super Series (Premier)
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