Kenichi Hayakawa

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.[1]

Kenichi Hayakawa
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Kenichi Hayakawa - Misaki Matsutomo — Selena Piek - Jacco Arends 02.jpg
Kenichi Hayakawa at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 (age 34)
Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking2 (with Hiroyuki Endo 19 June 2014)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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[2] and currently is the coach for Japanese B national team.[3]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Hiroyuki Endo   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
16–21, 23–21, 20–22   Bronze

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
  Hiroyuki Endo   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
12–21, 16–21   Silver
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Chinese Taipei
  Hiroyuki Endo   Kim Gi-jung
  Kim Sa-rang
21–19, 13–21, 14–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
  Misaki Matsutomo   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
17–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 China Masters   Hiroyuki Endo   Chai Biao
  Zhang Nan
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals   Hiroyuki Endo   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 All England Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Liu Xiaolong
  Qiu Zihan
11–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2013 China Masters   Hiroyuki Endo   Ko Sung-hyun
  Lee Yong-dae
23–25, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 All England Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Mohammad Ahsan
  Hendra Setiawan
19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 French Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–18, 9–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2016 All England Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
23–21, 18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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
2009 German Open   Kenta Kazuno   Lee Yong-dae
  Shin Baek-cheol
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2010 Australian Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Kang Woo-kyum
  Park Tae-sang
21–15, 21–16   Winner
2011 Australian Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Naoki Kawamae
  Shoji Sato
21–17, 21–18   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Naoki Kawamae
  Shoji Sato
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold   Hiroyuki Endo   Mohammad Ahsan
  Bona Septano
13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 U.S. Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Yoshiteru Hirobe
  Kenta Kazuno
21–15, 21–10   Winner
2014 German Open   Hiroyuki Endo   Takeshi Kamura
  Keigo Sonoda
19–21, 21–14, 14–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open   Misaki Matsutomo   Tony Gunawan
  Vita Marissa
13–21, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Banuinvest International   Kenta Kazuno   Julian Hristov
  Konstantin Dobrev
21–10, 21–13   Winner
2007 Victorian International   Kenta Kazuno   Chad Whitehead
  Mark Prior
21–7, 21–15   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International   Shizuka Matsuo   Hirokatsu Hashimoto
  Mizuki Fujii
21–14, 21–11   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile: Hayakawa Kenichi". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ Hearn, Don. "Post-Rio rash of retirements to cut top ten in half". Badzine. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "2019年 代表選手". badminton.or.jp. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

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