Marc Zwiebler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Marc Zwiebler
Marc Zwiebler - 6523.jpg
Zwiebler in Mainz, 2012
Personal information
Country Germany
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 34)[1]
Bonn-Bad Godesberg,
West Germany
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Years active2000
2017
HandednessLeft
CoachHolger Hasse
Jacob Øhlenschlæger
Xuyan Wang[2]
Men's singles
Career title(s)16
Highest ranking10 (5 May 2016)
Current rankingRetired
BWF profile

Marc Zwiebler (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁk ˈtsviːblɐ]) (born 13 March 1984) is a badminton player from Germany.[1] He is currently ranked number 15 in the world 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[3] and the final participation at 2009 Denmark Open, one of premier tournament competition series BWF World Superseries, Zwiebler is Germany's top Badminton player of all time.

Badminton career[edit]

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.

In 2005, he was plagued by pain in the back, he thought was ordinary sore muscles until the pain had worsened significantly and he could no longer play just before Christmas 2005. With the diagnosis of herniated disc, his career was in jeopardy and thus moved 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 in 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 2009 World Championships in Hyderabad, he lost to Kenichi Tago in the second round 15–21, 10–21.

At 2009 Denmark Open, 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 prestigious 2011 All England, 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,[4] where they lost to eventual champions Denmark.[5] 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 Canada 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.

In April 2017, Zwiebler announced his retirement via his Facebook page. He stated that the European Championships, Sudirman Cup, Thailand Open, Indonesia Open, and BWF World Championships will be his last tournaments.[6][7]

Results[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Marc Zwiebler at 2011 U.S. Open in Orange, California
Outcome Year Venue / Tournament Last opponent Score
Olympische Ringe Olympic Games
9/16 2008 China Beijing South Korea Lee Hyun-il 13–21, 11–21
9/16 2012 United Kingdom London China Chen Jin 21–19, 12–21, 9–21
IBF/BWF World Championships
9/16 2010 France Paris Denmark Peter Gade 14–21, 15–21
9/16 2013 China Guangzhou Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto 19–21, 14–21
17/32 2009 India Hyderabad Japan Kenichi Tago 15–21, 10–21
17/32 2011 England London Spain Pablo Abián 17–21, 21–7, 22–24
17/32 2014 Denmark Copenhagen China Chen Long 11–21, 10–21
17/32 2015 Indonesia Jakarta Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 14–21, 21–17, 8–21
33/64 2005 United States Anaheim Vietnam Tiến Minh Nguyễn 13–15, 16–17
EBU/BE European Championships
Gold 2012 Sweden Karlskrona Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21–15, 21–13
Bronze 2010 England Manchester Denmark Peter Gade 21–18, 12–21, 17–21
Bronze 2016 France La Roche-sur-Yon Denmark Viktor Axelsen 10–21, 21–23
17/32 2008 Denmark Herning Germany Dieter Domke 15–21, 13–21
17/32 2014 Russia Kazan Russia Vladimir Ivanov 14–21, 22–24
33/64 2004 Switzerland Geneva Netherlands Eric Pang 12–15, 3–15
German National Championships (DBV)
Gold 2005 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 15–6, 10–15, 15–13
Gold 2008 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 21–19, 21–14
Gold 2009 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 22–20, 22–20
Gold 2010 Germany Bielefeld Germany Dieter Domke 21–11, 21–13
Gold 2011 Germany Bielefeld Germany Lukas Schmidt 21–18, 21–12
Gold 2012 Germany Bielefeld Germany Dieter Domke 21–12, 21–23, 21–15
Gold 2013 Germany Bielefeld Germany Lukas Schmidt 21–18, 21–12
Gold 2015 Germany Bielefeld Germany Fabian Roth 21–13, 23–21
Bronze 2003 Germany Bielefeld
International tournaments
1 2003 France French Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen 15–3, 8–15, 15–12
3/4 2004 Netherlands Dutch Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 9–15, 7–15
2 2004 Norway Norwegian International Germany Björn Joppien 4–15, 5–15
3/4 2004 Iceland Iceland International Canada Bobby Milroy 13–15, 15–2, 11–15
3/4 2004 France Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Denmark Kasper Ødum 15–11, 2–15, 13–15
2 2004 Scotland Scottish International India Arvind Bhat 8–15, 7–15
3/4 2005 Portugal Portuguese International France Arif Rasidi 12–15, 0–15
3/4 2005 Germany Bitburger Open Denmark Kasper Ødum 15–13, 3–15, 4–15
1 2007 Belgium Belgian International China Wu Yunyong 21–16, 14–21, 21–19
3/4 2007 Germany Bitburger Open Malaysia Lee Tsuen Seng 10–21, 23–21, 15–21
1 2007 Norway Norwegian International Denmark Kasper Ødum 21–15, 11–21, 23–21
1 2007 Wales Welsh International Wales Irwansyah 21–16, 21–13
2 2007 Republic of Ireland Irish International Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 19–21, 18–21
1 2007 Greece Hellas International United States Raju Rai 21–14, 21–16
1 2008 Sweden Swedish International Stockholm Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–13, 23–21
1 2008 Poland Polish International Finland Ville Lång 21–15, 21–13
1 2008 Netherlands European Badminton Circuit Finals Finland Ville Lång 21–14, 19–21, 21–19
2 2009 Finland Finnish International Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 14–21, 21–16, 20–22
1 2009 Belgium Belgian International Denmark Christian Lind Thomsen 21–13, 16–21, 21–15
2 2009 Denmark Denmark Open Indonesia Simon Santoso 14–21, 6–21
2 2009 Norway Norwegian International Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–15, 18–21, 19–21
1 2009 Scotland Scottish International Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 21–15, 15–21, 21–16
1 2010 Belgium Belgian International Netherlands Eric Pang 21–15, 21–17
3/4 2011 England All England China Lin Dan 9–21, 21–16, 11–21
3/4 2011 Morocco Morocco International Denmark Joachim Persson 12–21, 15–21
3/4 2011 United States U.S. Open Vietnam Tiến Minh Nguyễn 22–20, 13–21, 18–21
1 2011 Canada Canada Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 25–23
3/4 2011 Germany Bitburger Open Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–17, 17–21, 16–21
2 2012 Germany Bitburger Open Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 19–21, 12–21
2 2013 Indonesia Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 15–21, 14–21
2 2013 Germany Bitburger Open Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-Chen 21–13, 18–21, 15–21
3/4 2014 Germany German Open Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 16–21, 13–21
2 2014 Belgium Belgian International Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 8–11, 11–10, 9–11, 9–11
1 2014 Czech Republic Czech International Denmark Joachim Persson 21–13, 21–18
1 2014 Bulgaria Bulgarian International Republic of Ireland Scott Evans 21–15, 21–8
3/4 2014 China China Open India Srikanth Kidambi 11–21, 7–13 Retired
3/4 2015 Indonesia Indonesia Open Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 17–21, 5–11 Retired
3/4 2015 Canada Canada Open Hong Kong Ng Ka Long Angus 17–21, 15–21
1 2015 Czech Republic Prague Open Croatia Zvonimir Đurkinjak 26–24, 21–11
3/4 2015 Germany Bitburger Open Hong Kong Wong Wing Ki Vincent 21–18, 12–21, 11-21
2 2015 Italy Italian International France Brice Leverdez 17-21, 21-14, 24-26
1 2015 Turkey Turkey International India Harsheel Dani 21-8, 15-21, 21-7
2 2016 Switzerland Swiss Open India H. S. Prannoy 18-21, 15-21
Legend
BWF World Superseries Finals
BWF World Superseries Premier
BWF World Superseries
BWF Grand Prix Gold
BWF Grand Prix (until 2006 IBF World Grand Prix)
BE Circuit Finals
BE Circuit / International Challenge

BWF Super Series (Premier)[edit]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SSF Ranking[8]
2007 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong Qatar 83
Q
2008 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia Japan China Denmark France China Hong Kong Malaysia 44
Q 1R 1R 1R 2R
2009 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France Hong Kong China Malaysia 30
2R 1R 1R 1R F 1R
2010 South Korea Malaysia England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong Chinese Taipei 13
2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF QF 1R 1R
2011 Malaysia South Korea England India Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France Hong Kong China China 13
2R 2R SF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R
2012 South Korea Malaysia England India Indonesia Singapore China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong China 25
QF 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R QF
2013 South Korea Malaysia England India Indonesia Singapore China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong Malaysia 14
2R 1R 1R F QF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R
2014 South Korea Malaysia England India Singapore Japan Indonesia Australia Denmark France China Hong Kong United Arab Emirates 19
2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R SF 1R
2015 England India Malaysia Singapore Australia Indonesia Japan South Korea Denmark France China Hong Kong United Arab Emirates 14
2R 1R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 1R - - 1R 2R

Germany national team[edit]

Outcome Year Venue Last opponent Score
Thomas Cup
5/8 2010 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Japan
(Kenichi Tago)
1–3
(21–15, 18–21, 18–21)
5/8 2012 China Wuhan  South Korea
(Lee Hyun-il)
0–3
(16–21, 21–18, 14–21)
9/12 2008 Indonesia Jakarta  Japan
(Shōji Satō)
2–3
(21–19, 17–21, 5–21)
13/16 2014 India New Delhi  India
(Srikanth Kidambi)
2–3
(18–21, 21–18, 18–21)
Sudirman Cup
5/8 2015 China Dongguan  China
(Lin Dan)
0–3
(12–21, 15–21)
9/12 2011 China Qingdao  Japan
(Kenichi Tago)
1–4
(11–21, 18–21)
13 2007 Scotland Glasgow  Netherlands
(Eric Pang)
3–0
(21–18, 19–21, 21–17)
13 2009 China Guangzhou  Netherlands
(Eric Pang)
3–0
(21–19, 19–21, 21–14)
European Mixed Team Championships (BE)
Gold 2013 Russia Ramenskoye  Denmark
(Hans-Kristian Vittinghus)
3–0
(21–17, 7–21, 21–8)
Silver 2011 Netherlands Amsterdam  Denmark
(Jan Ø. Jørgensen)
1–3
(18–21, 15–21)
5 2008 Denmark Herning  Russia
(without participation)
3–2
5/8 2009 England Liverpool  Russia
(Vladimir Malkov)
2–3
(21–9, 21–13)
European Men's Team Championships (BE)
Silver 2012 Netherlands Amsterdam  Denmark
(Jan Ø. Jørgensen)
0–3
(11–21, 14–21)
Bronze 2008 Netherlands Almere  Poland
(Łukasz Moreń)
3–1
(21–12, 21–18)
Bronze 2010 Poland Warsaw  Ukraine
(Dmytro Zavadsky)
3–1
(21–16, 27–25)
Bronze 2014 Switzerland Basel  England
(Rajiv Ouseph)
1–3
(13–21, 21–17, 16–21)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marc Zwiebler".
  2. ^ Referat Leistungssport, badminton.de. Abgerufen am 2. Mai 2015.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Marc Zwiebler". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "Yonex European Championships 2010: Danes Dominate Semi-Finals". Badminton Life. April 17, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "European Men's & Women's Team Championships 2010 – General". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  6. ^ Hearn, Don. "Marc Zwiebler to call it quits". Badzine. Badzine. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  7. ^ Zwiebler, Marc. "-". Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  8. ^ "bwf.tournamentsoftware.com Rankings".

External links[edit]