Kenichi Tago

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Kenichi Tago
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Kenichi Tago vs Tommy Sugiarto 02.jpg
Kenichi Tago at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Japan
Born (1989-07-16) July 16, 1989 (age 26)
Chiba, Japan
Height 1.76m
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 3 (April 3, 2014)
Current ranking 39 (August 13, 2015[1])
BWF profile
Updated on 10:23 AM, 13 August 2015 (UTC).

Kenichi Tago (田児 賢一 Tago Ken'ichi?, born July 16, 1989 in Chiba) is a male badminton player from Japan, the son of badminton player Yoshiko Yonekura. In 2010, he reached the final of the All England Open Badminton Championships final. En route to the final he beat three seeded players including Nguyen Tien Minh, Chen Jin and Bao Chunlai. In the final, Tago lost to the first seed and reigning World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia with a score of 21–19 and 21–19,[2] following an incorrect line call in Lee Chong Wei's favour at matchpoint.[3] In 2014, he entered the BCA Indonesia open final after a shocking win over Lee Chong Wei in the semi final but could not keep up his good form and went on to lose straight games in the final to Jan Jorgensen of Denmark. He competed at the 2010 & 2014 Asian Games.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Placement
2010
2010 All England Super Series Birmingham Runner-Up
2011
2011 French Super Series Paris Runner-Up
2012
2012 Malaysia Super Series Malaysia Runner-up
2013
2013 India Super Series New Delhi Runner-Up
2013 Japan Super Series Tokyo Runner-Up
2013 French Super Series Paris Runner-Up
2014
2014 Indonesia Super Series Premier Jakarta Runner-Up

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BWF World Ranking
  2. ^ "All England: Chong Wei Crowned All England Champion". Bernama. Bernama. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Video replay shows final shot to be out.". YouTube. YouTube. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Profile". Incheon 2014 official website. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Tournaments of Kenichi Tago

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