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Fajar Alfian (born 7 March 1995) is an Indonesian badminton player. He is paired with Muhammad Rian Ardianto in the men's doubles.[1] Together with Ardianto, he won the men's doubles bronze medal at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games,[2] the silver at the 2018 Asian Games,[3] and another bronze at the 2019 BWF World Championships.

Fajar Alfian
Personal information
Country Indonesia
Born (1995-03-07) 7 March 1995 (age 24)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachAryono Miranat
Herry Iman Pierngadi
Men's doubles
Highest ranking5 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto) (16 April 2019)
Current ranking7 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto) (10 September 2019)
BWF profile

Contents

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–15, 10–21   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–13, 18–21, 22–24   Silver

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Kittinupong Kedren
  Dechapol Puavaranukroh
17–21, 21–23   Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[4] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[5]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Swiss Open (1) Super 300   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Lee Yang
  Wang Chi-lin
21–19, 21–16   Champion
2018 Syed Modi International (1) Super 300   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
  Chirag Shetty
21–11, 22–20   Champion
2018 German Open Super 300   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Takuto Inoue
  Yuki Kaneko
16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Malaysia Masters (1) Super 500   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Goh V Shem
  Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 24–22, 21–13   Champion

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 2 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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Bitburger Open   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
19–21, 21–19, 18–21   Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Chen Hung-ling
  Wang Chi-lin
11–6, 11–6, 11–13, 9–11, 12–10   Champion
2015 New Zealand Open   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Huang Kaixiang
  Zheng Siwei
21–16, 17–21, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Indonesia International   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Yoshiki Tsukamoto
  Shunsuke Yamamura
21–12, 21–19   Champion
2015 Indonesia International   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Hantoro
  Rian Swastedian
21–12, 17–21, 21–15   Champion
2015 Austrian Open   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Peter Briggs
  Tom Wolfenden
23–21, 18–21, 21–19   Champion
2014 Indonesia International   Muhammad Rian Ardianto   Fran Kurniawan
  Agripinna Pamungkas
9–11, 11–9, 11–9, 11–8   Champion
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timelineEdit

Indonesian teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team Events 2013
Asia Junior Championships   Bronze
World Junior Championships   Silver
  • Senior level
Team Events 2017 2018 2019
Southeast Asian Games   Gold N/A
Asia Mixed Team Championships A N/A   Bronze
Asian Games N/A   Silver N/A
Thomas Cup N/A   Bronze N/A
Sudirman Cup A N/A DNP

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Senior level
Events 2017 2018 2019
Southeast Asian Games   Bronze N/A
Asian Championships R2 R2 R2
Asian Games N/A   Silver N/A
World Championships A R3   Bronze
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
BWF World Tour
  Thailand Masters QF A QF (2017, 2018)
  Malaysia Masters W R2 W (2018)
  Indonesian Masters R2 QF QF (2019)
  German Open F A F (2018)
  All England Open R1 SF SF (2019)
  Swiss Open A W W (2019)
  Malaysia Open R2 SF SF (2019)
  Singapore Open A QF QF (2019)
  Australian Open A R1 R1 (2017, 2019)
  Indonesia Open SF QF SF (2017, 2018)
  Japan Open QF R2 QF (2018)
  Thailand Open A R2 SF (2016)
  Chinese Taipei Open A QF QF (2016, 2019)
  China Open R2 Report R2 (2018)
  Korea Open A Report R1 (2017)
  Indonesia Masters Super 100 A Report A
  French Open w/o QF (2017)
  China Masters R1 QF (2016)
  Hong Kong Open SF SF (2018)
  Syed Modi International W W (2018)
  Korea Masters R1 R1 (2018)
Year-end Ranking[6] 7
Tournament 2018 2019 Best
Tournament 2016 2017 Best
BWF Super Series
  All England Open A R1 R1 (2017)
  Malaysia Open A R2 R2 (2017)
  Singapore Open A R2 R2 (2017)
  Indonesia Open R1 SF SF (2017)
  Australian Open A R1 R1 (2017)
  Japan Open A R2 R2 (2017)
  Korea Open A R1 R1 (2017)
  French Open A QF QF (2017)
  Hong Kong Open A R1 R1 (2017)
Year-end Ranking 24 17
Tournament 2016 2017 Best
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
  Malaysia Masters A R2 R2 (2017)
  Syed Modi International N/A A SF SF (2017)
  Thailand Masters N/A A QF QF (2017)
  German Open A R1 A R1 (2015)
  Swiss Open A QF QF (2017)
  China Masters SS A QF A QF (2016)
  Thailand Open A N/A A SF QF SF (2016)
  Chinese Taipei Open A QF A QF (2016)
  New Zealand Open A F R2 A F (2015)
  Chinese Taipei Masters N/A R1 W N/A W (2016)
  Bitburger Open A F F (2017)
  Vietnam Open A QF R2 A QF (2015)
  Macau Open A SF A SF (2016)
  Indonesian Masters R1 (XD) R2 R2 R1 N/A R2 (2014, 2015)
Year-end Ranking 112 (MD)
189 (XD)
49 (MD)
809 (XD)
24 17
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Best

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Men's doubles results with Muhammad Rian Ardianto against World Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Fajar Alfian". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  2. ^ "SEA Games: Jonatan Christie Aiming for Badminton Men Single Gold". Tempo. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Indonesia wins gold, silver at men's doubles badminton at Asian Games". EFE. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "BWF World Rankings". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  7. ^ "BWF World Rankings" Badminton World Federation