Taufik Hidayat

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Taufik Hidayat
Badminton-taufik hidayat.jpg
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 39)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
HandednessRight
CoachMulyo Handoyo
Men's singles
Career record413 wins, 138 losses
Highest ranking1 (24 August 2000[1])
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Anaheim Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Paris Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Seville Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Men's singles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Yiyang Men's singles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Seville Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Guangzhou Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sendai-Tokyo Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Jakarta Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Johor Bahru Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Bangkok Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Jakarta Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Men's singles
Asia Cup
Gold medal – first place 1999 Ho Chi Minh Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Singapore Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Men's singles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Manila Boys' singles
Silver medal – second place 1997 Manila Boys' team
Political partyDemokrat
Spouse(s)
Ami Gumelar
(m. 2006)

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

Career summary[edit]

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

At age 17 he won the Brunei Open and reached the semifinals of the 1998 Asian Championships and the Indonesia Open. In 1999, Hidayat won his first Indonesian Open title. In the same year he also reached the final of the All England and the Singapore Open but lost the finals to his great rival Peter Gade and his senior in the national team Heryanto Arbi respectively. Hidayat achieved the world number one ranking when he was still 19 years old in 2000 after winning the Malaysia Open, Asian Championships, Indonesia Open and was once again runner-up at the All England Open where he was defeated by Chinese player Xia Xuanze.

2000 Sydney Olympics[edit]

Hidayat participated in the men's singles competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In his first Olympics, he was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Ji Xinpeng.

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32 Japan Hidetaka Yamada 15–5, 14–17, 15–8 Win
Round of 16 Malaysia Ong Ewe Hock 15–9, 13–15, 15–3 Win
Quarterfinals China Ji Xinpeng [7] 12–15, 5–15 Lost

2004 Athens Olympics[edit]

Hidayat won the men's singles gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics defeating Hidetaka Yamada of Japan and Wong Choong Hann of Malaysia in the first two rounds. Hidayat defeated Peter Gade of Denmark 15–12, 15–12 in the quarter final and Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 15–9, 15–2 in the semifinal. Playing in the gold medal match. He defeated Korean Shon Seung-mo 15–8, 15–7 in the final to win the gold medal.

2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles
Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 32 Japan Hidetaka Yamada 15–8, 15–10 Win
Round of 16 Malaysia Wong Choong Hann [3] 11–15, 15–7, 15–9 Win
Quarterfinals Denmark Peter Gade [6] 15–12, 15–12 Win
Semifinals Thailand Boonsak Ponsana 15–9, 15–2 Win
Final South Korea Shon Seung-mo [7] 15–8, 15–7 Gold Gold

In the same year, Hidayat successfully retained his Indonesia Open title by defeating Chen Hong 15–9, 15–3 in the final and won his second Asian Championships title.

2005: World Championships[edit]

In August 2005, he won the men's singles title at the World Championships defeating world number one Lin Dan of China 15–3, 15–7 in the final. With this title, he became the first men's single player to hold the Olympic and World Championships title in consecutive years.

2006–2007: Second Asian and Southeast Asian Games gold[edit]

Hidayat won the men's singles gold medal at the Asian Games in 2002 Busan and 2006 Doha. He also won the 2007 Asian Championship, and two men's singles gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games in 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan and 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima.

2008 Beijing Olympics[edit]

Hidayat competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the second round.

Round Opponent Score Result
First round - - Bye
Second round Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 19–21, 16–21 Lost

2012 London Olympics[edit]

For the fourth time, Hidayat participated in the Summer Olympics. Hidayat competed in badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the round of 16 by Lin Dan.

Round Opponent Score Result
Group Stage Czech Republic Petr Koukal 21–8, 21–8 Win
Group Stage Spain Pablo Abián 22–20, 21–11 Win
Round of 16 China Lin Dan 9–21, 12–21 Lost

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]

In December 2012, Hidayat officially open a badminton training center named Taufik Hidayat Arena (THA), located at Ciracas, East Jakarta. This "house of badminton" is both named and owned by Taufik.[7]

Player attributes[edit]

Hidayat's shot-making strengths were 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 was once the fastest smash recorded in singles competition: he recorded 305 km/h (190 mph) in a match against Ng Wei.[8] This power on both his forehand and backhand, combined with his tenacity at the net and scope for deceptive shots, provided him with an extremely diverse weaponry on court, making him one of the most difficult players to face on the open circuit. Criticisms were aimed at his occasional lack of fitness, impatience with loud crowds, and his propensity to return a net shot with another net shot even when his opponent was 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]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece South Korea Shon Seung-mo 8–15, 7–15 Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain Indonesia Hendrawan 15–11, 5–15, 7–7 retired Bronze Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, United States China Lin Dan 15–3, 15–7 Gold Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India China Chen Jin 16–21, 6–21 Bronze Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Chen Jin 13–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

World Cup[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China China Lin Dan Walkover Bronze Bronze

Asian Games[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea South Korea Lee Hyun-il 15–7, 15–9 Gold Gold
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar China Lin Dan 21–15, 22–20 Gold Gold

Asian Championships[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1998 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Marleve Mainaky 15–17, 5–15 Bronze Bronze
2000 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Rony Agustinus 14–17, 15–2, 15–3 Gold Gold
2002 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 12–15, 5–15 Silver Silver
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 5–15, 15–7, 8–15 Silver Silver
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 15–12, 7–15, 15–6 Gold Gold
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia China Chen Hong 21–18, 21–19 Gold Gold

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 15–10, 11–15, 15–11 Gold Gold
2007 Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand Singapore Kendrick Lee Yen Hui 21–15, 21–9 Gold Gold
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 14–21, 19–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries (1 title, 9 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] 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,[10] with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Japan Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 20–22, 21–19, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 French Open Denmark Peter Gade 21–16, 17–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Japan Open China Bao Chunlai 15–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 French Open China Lin Dan 6–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 19–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Denmark Open Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 19–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 French Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 19–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 8–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  Superseries Finals tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (17 titles, 7 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1998 Brunei Open China Dong Jiong 12–15, 15–3, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 All England Open Denmark Peter Gade 11–15, 15–7, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open Indonesia Budi Santoso 17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Singapore Open Indonesia Heryanto Arbi 15–13, 10–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Malaysia Open China Xia Xuanze 15–10, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 All England Open China Xia Xuanze 6–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Indonesia Open Malaysia Ong Ewe Hock 15–5, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Singapore Open Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 7–5, 0–7, 7–1, 1–7, 7–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Indonesia Open China Chen Hong 15–12, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Agus Hariyanto 15–10, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Indonesia Open China Chen Hong 15–9, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Indonesia Open China Chen Hong 15–10, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Singapore Open China Chen Hong 15–9, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Indonesia Open China Bao Chunlai 21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Japan Open China Lin Dan 21–16, 16–21, 3–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–18, 6–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Macau Open China Chen Jin 21–19, 17–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Macau Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 India Open Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 U.S. Open Chinese Taipei Hsueh Hsuan-yi 21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Canada Open France Brice Leverdez 21–15, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Indonesia Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 26–28, 21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Canada Open Germany Marc Zwiebler 13–21, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Grand Prix Gold India Sourabh Varma 21–15, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF/IBF Grand Prix tournament

Performance timeline[edit]

National team[edit]

  • Junior level
Team event 1997
Asian Junior Championships Med 2.png Silver
  • Senior level
Team event 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Southeast Asian Games N/A Gold Gold N/A A N/A A N/A Silver Silver N/A Gold Gold N/A A N/A Gold Gold
Asian Games Gold Gold N/A Silver Silver N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Bronze Bronze N/A
Thomas Cup A N/A Gold Gold N/A Gold Gold N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Silver Silver N/A
Sudirman Cup N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Silver Silver N/A Bronze Bronze N/A Silver Silver N/A Silver Silver N/A A N/A Bronze Bronze

Individual competitions[edit]

  • Junior level
Event 1997
Asian Junior Championships Med 1.png Gold
  • Senior level
Event 1999 2007 2011
Southeast Asian Games Gold Gold Gold Gold Bronze Bronze
Event 1998 2000 2002 2003 2004 2007 2010
Asian Championships Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Silver Silver Silver Silver Gold Gold Gold Gold R3
Event 1998 2002 2006 2010
Asian Games QF Gold Gold Gold Gold QF
Event 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
World Championships R3 Bronze Bronze R3 Gold Gold R3 R2 Bronze Bronze Silver Silver R2
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012
Olympic Games QF Gold Gold R32 R16
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
BWF Superseries
All England Open A QF SF QF R1 QF R1 F (1999, 2000)
Swiss Open A QF QF R2 GPG QF (2008, 2009)
India Open GPG QF QF R2 W (2009)
Malaysia Open R1 R2 A R1 F QF R2 W (2000)
Singapore Open R2 A R2 R1 A W (2001, 2005)
Indonesia Open SF w/d F F QF R2 R1 W (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
China Masters QF QF A w/d A QF (2007, 2008)
Korea Open A w/d A QF R1 A QF (2011)
Japan Open F QF F R1 R1 QF A F (2006, 2007, 2009)
Denmark Open R2 A F R2 A F (2010)
French Open QF F F W R1 A W (2010)
China Open A R2 A R2 A R2 (2008, 2011)
Hong Kong Open QF SF R2 F A R1 A F (2010)
BWF Superseries Finals N/A SF GS Ret. GS DNQ SF (2008)
Year-end Ranking 3 2 9 19 106 1
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Philippines Open R2 N/A A N/A R2 (2007)
Australian Open IS A QF R3 QF (2012)
India Open N/A A W A SS W (2009)
Malaysia Masters N/A R1 SF A SF (2010)
Swiss Open SS A SF A SF (2012)
U.S. Open A W A QF A W (2009)
Canada Open A N/A W F A W (2010)
Chinese Taipei Open F A SF A W (2002)
Macau Open F W SF A QF R3 A W (2008)
Indonesian Masters N/A W SF A W (2010)
Syed Modi International N/A A W R1 N/A W (2011)
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best
IBF World Grand Prix
All England Open A F F R2 A SF A F (1999, 2000)
Brunei Open W N/A W (1998)
Chinese Taipei Open N/A N/A W W (2002)
Denmark Open A QF A A QF (1999)
Hong Kong Open N/A N/A N/A QF QF (2006)
Indonesia Open SF W W R2 W W W W W (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Japan Open F F (2006)
Korea Open R3 R3 (2006)
Malaysia Open W W (2000)
Singapore Open F N/A W W R1 W (2001, 2005)

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, and all Olympic opponents.[11][dead link][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical 1994-2008 top-25 world ranking data". Badminton Central. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Defeat by Lin Dan fuels Taufik's aim to be world's No.1 player". The Star. 19 January 2007. Archived from the original on 26 January 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2020 – via www.bwfsuperseries.com.
  3. ^ "Lin Dan: Arch rival in Doha not Taufik". China Daily. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Taufik says unable to communicate with Lin Dan". Chinaview.com.cn. Xinhua News Agency. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Taufik Hidayat to meet Chinese Lin at Japan Open". Antara. 15 October 2006.
  6. ^ "Biography Taufik Hidayat". Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  7. ^ Monalisa; Sidik, Jafar M (10 December 2012). "Taufik Hidayat buka "Taufik Hidayat Arena"". www.antaranews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Taufik Hidayat fires a 305kph jump smash". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  11. ^ http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=08A4099B-DF05-4295-A672-0711C6B69C34
  12. ^ "Taufik HIDAYAT | HEAD TO HEAD ANALYSIS | Profile". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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