Simon Santoso

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Simon Santoso
Santoso Simon.jpg
Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 (age 30)
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 (16 November 2009[1])
Current ranking 34 (12 February 2015)
BWF profile

Simon Santoso (born 29 July 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 Open 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]

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.


Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21–10, 11–21, 21–19 Gold Gold (2)
2009 Vientiane, Laos Laos Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–16, 21–12 Gold Gold (1)
2005 Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines Philippines Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–17, 3–15 Silver Silver

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[4] with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Australian Open China Lin Dan 24–22, 16–21, 7–21 2nd Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open (1) Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–15, 21–10 1st Champion
2012 Indonesia Open (1) China Du Pengyu 21–18, 13–21, 21–11 1st Champion
2009 Denmark Open (1) Germany Marc Zwiebler 21–14, 21–6 1st Champion
2008 Indonesia Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–19, 14–21, 9–21 2nd Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 5–21 2nd Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open China Chen Jin 16–21, 19–21 2nd Runner-up
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Malaysia Masters (1) India Sourabh Varma 15–21, 21–16, 21–19 1st Champion
2013 Indonesian Masters (1) Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21–17, 21–11 1st Champion
2012 German Open China Lin Dan 11–21, 11–21 2nd Runner-up
2010 Chinese Taipei Open (2) South Korea Son Wan-ho 21–14, 21–11 1st Champion
2008 Chinese Taipei Open (1) Malaysia Roslin Hashim 21–18, 13–21, 21–10 1st Champion
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament

Satellite Tournaments[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2005 Vietnam Satellite South Korea Jung Hoon-min 15–2, 15–3 1st Champion
2003 Singapore Satellite Singapore Ronald Susilo 15–5, 15–3 2nd Runner-up

Participation at Indonesian Team[edit]

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against athletes who competed in Super Series finals, World Championships semi-finals, and Olympic quarterfinals.[5]


  1. ^ BWF – BWF World Ranking – Ranking of Simon SANTOSO
  2. ^ "Djarum Indonesia Open 2012 – Organization". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 2006-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 

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