Taufik Hidayat

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Taufik Hidayat
Badminton-taufik hidayat.jpg
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 32)
Indonesia Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Handedness Right
Coach Mulyo Handoyo
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1 (2000)
Current ranking Retired (2014[1])

Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981 in Bandung, West Java) is a retired Indonesian badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in men's singles. He has also won the Indonesian Open six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006).[2]

When he was young, he joined the SGS Club, a badminton club in Bandung, where he trained under Iie Sumirat.

Hidayat won the men's singles competition in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In August 2005, he won the men's singles competition at the IBF World Championships. He also won the gold medal at the Asian Games twice, at Busan in 2002 and Doha in 2006.

Popular media has at times focused on the perceived rivalry between Hidayat and Chinese player Lin Dan, referring to the two as "arch rivals".[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

He married the daughter of Agum Gumelar, Ami Gumelar, on 4 February 2006. They had a daughter in early August 2008, named Natarina Alika Hidayat. She was born shortly before he had to leave for the World Championships.[6]

Player attributes[edit]

Hidayat's main qualities are his backhand (as he is perhaps most famous for his backhand smash, revered for its unusually high generation of power), forehand jump smash, drop shot (reverse slice in particular), smooth footwork and deceiving net play. Hidayat's forehand jump smash in the 2006 world championships is currently the fastest smash recorded in single's competition: he recorded a 305 km/h in a match against Ng Wei.

This overwhelming power on both his forehand and backhand, combined with his tenacity at the net and scope for deceptive shots, provide him with an extremely diverse weaponry on court, making him one of the most difficult players to face on the open circuit. Criticisms are in his lack of fitness, impatience with loud crowds and his propensity to return a net shot with a net shot, even though his opponent is dangerously close to the net.

Participation in the Indonesian team[edit]

  • 5 times at Sudirman Cup (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • 7 times at Thomas Cup (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010,2012)
  • 4 times at Summer Olympics at individual event (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)

Achievements[edit]

Career finals (27 titles, 19 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
Winner 2011 India Open Grand Prix Gold India Sourabh Varma 21-15, 21-18
Runner-up 2011 Canadian Open Germany Marc Zwiebler 13-21, 23-25
Runner-up 2011 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 8-21, 17-21
Runner-up 2010 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 19-21, 9-21
Winner 2010 French Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21-16, 21-11
Runner-up 2010 Denmark Open Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 19-21, 19-21
Winner 2010 Indonesia Open Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 26-28, 21-17, 21-14
Runner-up 2010 World Championships China Chen Jin 13-21, 15-21
Winner 2010 Canadian Open France Brice Leverdez 21-15, 21-11
Runner-up 2010 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 19-21, 8-21
Runner-up 2009 French Open China Lin Dan 6-21, 15-21
Runner-up 2009 Japan Open China Bao Chunlai 15-21, 12-21
Winner 2009 U.S. Open Chinese Taipei Hsueh Hsuan-Yi 21-15, 21-16
Runner-up 2009 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9-21, 14-21
Winner 2009 India Open Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 21-18, 21-19
Runner-up 2008 French Open Denmark Peter Gade 21-16, 17-21, 7-21
Winner 2008 Macau Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21-19, 21-15
Winner 2007 SEA Games (2) Singapore Lee Yen Hui Kendrick 21-15, 21-9
Runner-up 2007 Macau Open China Chen Jin 21-19, 17-21, 18-21
Runner-up 2007 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21-18, 6-21, 13-21
Runner-up 2007 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 20-22, 21-19, 19-21
Winner 2007 Badminton Asia Championships (3) China Chen Hong 21-18, 21-19
Winner 2006 Asian Games (2) China Lin Dan 21-15, 22-20
Runner-up 2006 Japan Open China Lin Dan 21-16, 16-21, 3-21
Winner 2006 Indonesia Open (6) China Bao Chunlai 21-18, 21-17
Winner 2005 World Championships China Lin Dan 15-3, 15-7
Winner 2005 Singapore Open (2) China Chen Hong 15-9, 15-3
Winner 2004 Olympic Games South Korea Shon Seung-mo 15-8, 15-7
Winner 2004 Indonesia Open (5) China Chen Hong 15-10, 15-11
Winner 2004 Badminton Asia Championships (2) Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 15-12, 7-15, 15-6
Runner-up 2003 Badminton Asia Championships Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 5-15,15-7,8-15
Winner 2003 Indonesia Open (4) China Chen Hong 15-9, 15-9
Runner-up 2002 Badminton Asia Championships Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 12-15,5-15
Winner 2002 Asian Games (1) South Korea Lee Hyun-il 15-7, 15-9
Winner 2002 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Agus Hariyanto 15-10, 15-8
Winner 2002 Indonesia Open (3) China Chen Hong 15-12, 15-12
Winner 2001 Singapore Open (1) Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 7-5, 0-7, 7-1, 1-7, 7-4
Winner 2000 Indonesia Open (2) Malaysia Ong Ewe Hock 15-5, 15-13
Winner 2000 Badminton Asia Championships (1) Indonesia Rony Agustinus 14-17, 15-2, 15-3
Runner-up 2000 All England Open China Xia Xuanze 6-15, 13-15
Winner 2000 Malaysia Open China Xia Xuanze 15-10, 17-14
Winner 1999 SEA Games (1) Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 15-10, 11-15, 15-11
Runner-up 1999 Singapore Open Indonesia Heryanto Arbi 15-13,10-15,11-15
Winner 1999 Indonesia Open (1) Indonesia Budi Santoso 17-14, 15-12
Runner-up 1999 All England Open Denmark Peter Gade 11-15, 15-7, 10-15
Winner 1998 Brunei Open China Dong Jiong 12-15, 15-3, 15-9

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Record against Super Series finalists, World Championships semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, and all Olympic opponents.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BWF Profile - Taufik HIDAYAT
  2. ^ Defeat by Lin Dan fuels Taufik’s aim to be world’s No.1 player, BWFSuperSeries.com, 19 January 2007
  3. ^ "Lin Dan: Arch rival in Doha not Taufik". China Daily. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Taufik says unable to communicate with Lin Dan". Chinaview.com.cn. Xinhua. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Taufik Hidayat to meet Chinese Lin at Japan Open". ANTARA. 15 October 2006. 
  6. ^ http://www.viewbiography.com/2013/06/biography-taufik-hidayat.html
  7. ^ http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=08A4099B-DF05-4295-A672-0711C6B69C34

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