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Badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

These are the results of the men's singles competition in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Men's singles
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueGoudi Olympic Hall
Date14–21 August
Competitors32 from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Taufik Hidayat  Indonesia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shon Seung-mo  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sony Dwi Kuncoro  Indonesia

The tournament consisted of a single-elimination tournament. Matches were played using a best-of-three games format. Games were played to 21 points, using rally scoring. Each game had to be won by a margin of two points, except when the game was won by a player who reached 30 even if the lead was only 1 at that point.

The top eight seeds in the tournament were placed in the bracket so as not to face each other until the quarterfinals. All other competitors were placed by draw.

SeedsEdit

DrawEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semifinals
  Ronald Susilo (SIN) 15 15
  Lin Dan (CHN) 12 10   Susilo (SIN) 15 15
  Björn Joppien (GER) 14 15 15   Joppien (GER) 11 6
  Kasperi Salo (FIN) 17 7 11   Susilo (SIN) 10 1
  Lee Hyun-il (KOR) 15 15   Ponsana (THA) 15 15
  Stuart Brehaut (AUS) 3 2   Lee (KOR) 13 11
  Boonsak Ponsana (THA) 15 15   Ponsana (THA) 15 15
  Chris Dednam (RSA) 1 10   Ponsana (THA) 9 2
  Wong Choong Hann (MAS) 15 15   Hidayat (INA) 15 15
  Przemysław Wacha (POL) 1 5   Wong (MAS) 15 7 9
  Taufik Hidayat (INA) 15 15   Hidayat (INA) 11 15 15
  Hidetaka Yamada (JPN) 8 10   Hidayat (INA) 15 15
  Peter Gade (DEN) 15 15   Gade (DEN) 12 12
  Chien Yu-Hsiu (TPE) 6 1   Gade (DEN) 15 15 Final
  Nikhil Kanetkar (IND) 15 13 15   Kanetkar (IND) 10 6
  Sergio Llopis (ESP) 7 15 13   Hidayat (INA) 15 15
  Jim Ronny Andersen (NOR) 15 8 15   Shon (KOR) 8 7
  Pedro Yang (GUA) 9 15 13   Andersen (NOR) 7 6
  Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA) 15 9 15   Kuncoro (INA) 15 15
  Roslin Hashim (MAS) 6 15 8   Kuncoro (INA) 15 15
  Park Tae-sang (KOR) 15 15   Park (KOR) 13 4
  Abhinn Shyam Gupta (IND) 12 0   Park (KOR) 15 15
  Bao Chunlai (CHN) 15 15   Bao (CHN) 11 12
  Shōji Satō (JPN) 6 5   Kuncoro (INA) 6 15 9
  Richard Vaughan (GBR) 15 15   Shon (KOR) 15 9 15
  Marco Vasconcelos (POR) 5 5   Vaughan (GBR) 9 4
  Shon Seung-mo (KOR) 15 15   Shon (KOR) 15 15
  Antti Viitikko (FIN) 12 3   Shon (KOR) 10 15 15
  Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 15 15   Chen (CHN) 15 4 10
  Ng Wei (HKG) 3 13   Lee (MAS) 11 15 12
  Chen Hong (CHN) 12 15 15   Chen (CHN) 15 3 15
  Kenneth Jonassen (DEN) 15 5 9

Bronze medal matchEdit

  Kuncoro (INA) (15-11,17-16)   Ponsana (THA)

SourcesEdit