Simon Santoso

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Simon Santoso
Santoso Simon.jpg
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1985-07-29) July 29, 1985 (age 29)
Tegal, Central Java, Indonesia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 3 (November 16, 2009 [1])
Current ranking 20 (September 25, 2014)
BWF profile

Simon Santoso (born July 29, 1985 in Tegal, Central Java) is a male badminton player from Indonesia.


When he was young, he joined the Tangkas Jakarta badminton club before joining the Indonesian National team PBSI. In 2005 he won the Robot HCMC Vietnam Satellite and the silver medal at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. His best results on the world circuit until recently were runner-up finishes at the Singapore (2008), Swiss (2007), and Indonesia Super Series (2008) events . He was also a semi-finalist at the Japan Open Super Series (2007) and the Chinese Taipei Open (2007). In September 2008, Santoso won the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Roslin Hashim from Malaysia in the final round by scores of 21–18, 13–21, 21–10. In October 2009, he won his first Super Series ever in Denmark Open Super Series, after beating Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the final round, 21-14, 21-6. He won gold in the 2009 Southeast Asian Games by defeating Sony Dwi Kuncoro. In 2011, He retained his gold medal in 2011 Southeast Asian Games by beating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in 3 sets. In 2012, He helped Indonesia Garuda to win the inaugural Axiata cup 2012. In June 2012, he won Indonesia Open Super Series premier badminton title 21-18, 13-21, 21-11 after defeating Du Pengyu of China in the final.[2]


Outcome Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
Runner-Up 2014 Australian Open Super Series China Lin Dan 24-22, 16-21, 7-21
Winner 2014 Singapore Open Super Series Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21-15, 21-10
Winner 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold India Sourabh Varma 15-21, 21-16, 21-19
Winner 2013 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21-17, 21-11
Winner 2012 Indonesia Open Super Series Premier China Du Pengyu 21-18, 13-21, 21-11
Runner-Up 2012 German Open Grand Prix Gold China Lin Dan 11-21, 11-21
Winner 2011 Southeast Asian Games Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-10, 11-21, 21-19
Winner 2010 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold South Korea Shon Wan-ho 21-14, 21-11
Winner 2009 Denmark Open Super Series Germany Marc Zwiebler 21-14, 21-6
Winner 2009 Southeast Asian Games Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-16, 21-12
Winner 2008 Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold Malaysia Roslin Hashim 21-18, 13-21, 21-10
Runner-Up 2008 Indonesia Open Super Series Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-19, 14-21, 9-21
Runner-Up 2008 Singapore Open Super Series Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13-21, 5-21
Runner-Up 2007 Swiss Open Super Series China Chen Jin 16-21, 19-21
Winner 2005 Vietnam Satellite South Korea Jung Hoon-min 15-2, 15-3
Runner-Up 2005 Southeast Asian Games Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro
Runner-Up 2003 Asian Satellite Singapore Ronald Susilo 15-5, 15-3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014   SR   W–L Win % Best
BWF Super Series
South Korea Korea Open Super Series Premier A 2R SF A SF QF A 1R 0/5 9-5 64.28 SF (2009, 2011)
Malaysia Malaysia Open Super Series Premier A QF QF A SF QF A Qualification 0/5 9-5 64.28 SF(2011)
England All England Super Series Premier 2R A 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 0/5 2-5 28.57 2R(2007, 2010)
Switzerland Swiss Super Series F A 1R A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0/2 4-2 66.67 F(2007)
India India Super Series N/A N/A N/A N/A 1R 1R 1R A 0/3 0-3 0 1R(2011, 2012, 2013)
Indonesia Indonesia Super Series Premier 2R F 2R QF 1R W A 2R 1/7 W(2009,2010,2012)
Singapore Singapore Super Series 2R F 2R QF QF A A W 1/6 W(2010)
China China Masters Super Series 2R A A A A A A N/A 0/2 SF(2008)
Japan Japan Open Super Series bgcolor=yellow|SF 2R SF A QF bgcolor=yellow|SF A A 0/3 SF(2011)
Australia Australian Open N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A F 1/1 W(2014)
Denmark Denmark Open Super Series Premier bgcolor=ffebcd|QF A W A 2R 2R A A 1/4 W(2012)
France French Super Series bgcolor=afeeee|2R A bgcolor=afeeee|2R A A 1R A A 0/3 F(2012)
China China Open Super Series Premier 1R A QF A SF A A A 1/4 W(2014)
Hong Kong Hong Kong Super Series 1R A QF A A A A 1R 1/5 W(2010)
BWF Super Series Masters Finals N/A SF A F SF F(2011)

Personal life[edit]

Simon is the youngest of four children of Hosea Liem (father) and Rahel Yanti (mother). His hobbies are swimming and reading comics.

Participation at Indonesian Team[edit]

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against athletes who competed in Super Series finals, World Championships semifinals, and Olympic quarterfinals.[3]


  1. ^ BWF - BWF World Ranking - Ranking of Simon SANTOSO
  2. ^ "Djarum Indonesia Open 2012 - Organization". Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-10-27. 

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