Kenichi Hayakawa (早川 賢一, Hayakawa Ken'ichi, born 5 April 1986) is a retired Japanese badminton player. He has been a runner-up of the All England three times (2013, 2014 and 2016) along with his partner, Hiroyuki Endo. He competed at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.
Kenichi Hayakawa at the 2013 French Super Series.
|Born||5 April 1986|
Shiga Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Highest ranking||2 (with Hiroyuki Endo 19 June 2014)|
Hayakawa won the first point in the 2014 Thomas Cup finals with Hiroyuki Endo beating 2004 World Junior Champions Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong and lead the momentum for the Japanese team to claim the Thomas Cup for the first time, being the fourth nation to win Thomas cup after Indonesia, China and Malaysia. He retired in November 2016 and currently is the coach for Japanese B national team.
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2015||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Hiroyuki Endo|| Liu Xiaolong
|16–21, 23–21, 20–22||Bronze|
|2012||Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
|Hiroyuki Endo|| Kim Gi-jung
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
|Hiroyuki Endo|| Kim Gi-jung
|21–19, 13–21, 14–21||Bronze|
|2015||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Misaki Matsutomo|| Lee Chun Hei
Chau Hoi Wah
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, 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, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2012||China Masters||Hiroyuki Endo|| Chai Biao
|2012||World Superseries Finals||Hiroyuki Endo|| Mathias Boe
|2013||All England Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Liu Xiaolong
|2013||China Masters||Hiroyuki Endo|| Ko Sung-hyun
|2014||All England Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Mohammad Ahsan
|2014||French Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Mathias Boe
|21–18, 9–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2016||All England Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Vladimir Ivanov
|23–21, 18–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2009||German Open||Kenta Kazuno|| Lee Yong-dae
|2010||Australian Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Kang Woo-kyum
|2011||Australian Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Naoki Kawamae
|2011||Russian Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Naoki Kawamae
|2011||Indonesia Grand Prix Gold||Hiroyuki Endo|| Mohammad Ahsan
|2012||U.S. Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Yoshiteru Hirobe
|2014||German Open||Hiroyuki Endo|| Takeshi Kamura
|19–21, 21–14, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2012||U.S. Open||Misaki Matsutomo|| Tony Gunawan
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2007||Banuinvest International||Kenta Kazuno|| Julian Hristov
|2007||Victorian International||Kenta Kazuno|| Chad Whitehead
|2010||Osaka International||Shizuka Matsuo|| Hirokatsu Hashimoto
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- Hearn, Don. "Post-Rio rash of retirements to cut top ten in half". Badzine. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
- "2019年 代表選手". badminton.or.jp. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
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