Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (born 9 March 1991) is an Indonesian professional badminton player currently ranked world No. 1 in the men's doubles by the Badminton World Federation. He is from PB Jaya Raya, a badminton club in South Tangerang, Banten and has joined the club since June 2018. He won the 2017 All England Open Superseries Premier with his current partner Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. He and Sukamuljo were recognized as the most outstanding players, and awarded as the BWF Best Male Players of the Year for two years in a row after collected seven Superseries titles in 2017 and eight World Tour titles in 2018. Currently, he won eight BWF World Tour titles in 2019.
|Marcus Fernaldi Gideon|
Gideon at the 2019 Fuzhou China Open
|Birth name||Marcus Fernaldi Gideon|
|Born||9 March 1991|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Coach||Herry Iman Pierngadi|
|Career record||324 wins, 101 losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo) (16 March 2017 )|
|Current ranking||1 (with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo) (5 November 2019)|
Gideon and Sukamuljo often referred as "The Minions" because of their height below average badminton players and they are also known for their playing style that is fast and very agile as if bouncing here and there just like Minions in the film Despicable Me, which is often jumping up and down.
- 1 Career overview
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Awards
- 4 Achievements
- 5 Performance timeline
- 6 Record against selected opponents
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Gideon started his career in badminton at the Tangkas Jakarta club when he was 9 years old. At the age of 13, he began practicing professionally, and at the same time, he received a scholarship in Singapore. Four months later in Singapore, he returned to Indonesia because of illness, and decided not to continue his education abroad. He was again trained by his father, as a singles and doubles player. Gideon won his first international title in the men's singles discipline at the Victorian International a Future Series event.
Gideon was selected to join the national training centre in Cipayung, in the men's doubles team in 2010. Partnered with Agripina Prima Rahmanto, he won the 2011 Singapore and 2012 Iran International tournaments, and also finished as the runners-up in 2012 Vietnam and Osaka International. Feeling disappointed with the PBSI decision in the sending players to the international tournaments, Gideon decided to leave the national training centre in 2013.
Gideon then returned to the court as an independent player paired with the Beijing 2008 gold medalists, Markis Kido. The duo reaching to the semifinals at the 2013 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold losing to the national player Ronald Alexander and Selvanus Geh in straight games. He captured his first Superseries title at the 2013 French Open with Kido, played from the qualification stage, and beat the seeded pairs in their journey to topped the men's doubles podium. Gideon and Kido, reached in to the semifinals at the 2014 All England Open, and then won their second title at the 2014 Indonesia Masters defeat another Indonesian players Selvanus Geh and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the final with the rubber games.
Seeing his achievements with Markis Kido, Gideon invited by PBSI to rejoin the national team. In early 2015, he is paired with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, ended the years by occupying the top 20 BWF World Ranking, grabbed one title at the Chinese Taipei Masters. He also participated at the Southeast Asian Games, clinched the gold medal in the men's team event and a silver medal in the men's doubles event. Gideon and Sukamuljo started their 2016 tour by winning the Malaysia Masters, their performance continues to increase and won the Superseries title in India and Australia, after that the Superseries Premier title in China. At the end of 2016, he and Sukamujo reach to the top 10 world ranking, and qualified to compete at the BWF Superseries Finals held in Dubai. The duo failed to advance to the knocked out stage after stand in the third position in group stage won a match against their compatriot Angga Pratama / Ricky Karanda Suwardi, and lost two matches to Danish and Japanese pairs.
Gideon is the son of former national badminton player, Kurniahu. He married a general practitioner, Agnes Amelinda Mulyadi on 14 April 2018. His first son Marcus Fernaldi Gideon Jr. was born in January 2019.
|2018||Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
|Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Fajar Alfian
Muhammad Rian Ardianto
|13–21, 21–18, 24–22||Gold|
|2019||Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
|Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Hiroyuki Endo
Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|2015||Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore||Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Angga Pratama
Ricky Karanda Suwardi
BWF World Tour (16 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
BWF Superseries (11 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
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 levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.
- BWF World Superseries Finals tournament
- BWF Superseries Premier tournament
- BWF Superseries tournament
BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|2016||Malaysia Masters (1)||Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Koo Kien Keat
Tan Boon Heong
|18–21, 21–13, 21–18||Champion|
|2015||Chinese Taipei Masters (1)||Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Hoon Thien How
Lim Khim Wah
|2015||Chinese Taipei Open||Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo|| Fu Haifeng
|2014||Indonesia Masters (1)||Markis Kido|| Selvanus Geh
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
|21–17, 20–22, 21–14||Champion|
BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|2009||Victorian International||Joe Wu||17–21, 21–8, 21–15||Champion|
|2012||Osaka International||Agripina Prima Rahmanto|| Takeshi Kamura
|17–21, 23–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Vietnam International||Agripina Prima Rahmanto|| Ricky Karanda Suwardi
|2012||Iran Fajr International||Agripina Prima Rahmanto|| Tarun Kona
|2011||Singapore International||Agripina Prima Rahmanto|| Lukhi Apri Nugroho
Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
|2014||Turkey International||Gabriela Stoeva|| Jones Ralfy Jansen
Cisita Joity Jansen
|21–17, 17–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
- Senior level
|Southeast Asian Games||Gold||N/A||A||N/A|
- Senior level
|Southeast Asian Games||N/A||Silver||N/A||A||N/A|
|World Championships||R3 (MD)
|BWF World Tour|
|Malaysia Masters||A||W||W (2016, 2019)|
|Indonesian Masters||W||W||W (2014, 2018, 2019)|
|All England Open||W||R1||W (2017, 2018)|
|India Open||W||A||W (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Malaysia Open||QF||QF||W (2017)|
|Singapore Open||A||SF||SF (2017, 2019)|
|Indonesia Open||W||W||W (2018, 2019)|
|Japan Open||W||W||W (2017, 2018, 2019)|
|Thailand Open||A||QF||SF (2015)|
|China Open||SF||W||W (2016, 2017, 2019)|
|Korea Open||A||QF||F (2017)|
|Denmark Open||W||W||W (2018, 2019)|
|French Open||F||W||W (2013, 2019)|
|Fuzhou China Open||W||W||W (2018, 2019)|
|Hong Kong Open||W||Report||W (2017, 2018)|
|BWF World Tour Finals||ret||Report||W (2017)|
|All England Open||A||SF||QF (MD)
|India Open||A||R1 (MD)
|A||W||W||W (2016, 2017)|
|Malaysia Open||A||QF (MD)
|Singapore Open||A||R1 (MD)
|Australian Open||GPG||R2 (MD)
|Indonesia Open||R2 (MD)||R2 (MD)
|China Masters||A||QF (MD)
|Japan Open||A||R1 (MD)
|Korea Open||A||R1||A||F||F (2017)|
|Denmark Open||A||R2 (MD)
|French Open||A||W||QF (MD)
|China Open||A||R2 (MD)
|A||W||W||W (2016, 2017)|
|Hong Kong Open||A||QF (MD)
|BWF Superseries Finals||NQ||GS||W||W (2017)|
|Year-end Ranking||26 (MD)||24 (MD)
|BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold|
|Malaysia Masters||A||R2||QF (MD)
|Syed Modi International||A||R2||SF||N/A||A||R2||A||SF (2012)|
|Thailand Masters||N/A||R2||A||R2 (2016)|
|Swiss Open||SS||A||QF (MD)
|China Masters||SS||A||R1||A||QF (2013)|
|Thailand Open||N/A||R2||R1||A||N/A||SF||A||SF (2015)|
|Chinese Taipei Open||A||R2||R1||A||R1||F||A||F (2015)|
|Australian Open||A||R1 (MD)
|New Zealand Open||N/A||A||N/A||R2 (MD)
|Vietnam Open||A||QF||A||SF||A||SF (2015)|
|Macau Open||A||R1||QF||A||R2||A||QF (2012)|
|Korea Masters||A||R1||A||R2||A||R2 (2015)|
|Indonesian Masters||R2||QF||QF||SF (MD)
|Chinese Taipei Masters||N/A||W||A||N/A||W (2015)|
|Year-end Ranking||120 (MD)||55 (MD)||26 (MD)||24 (MD)
Record against selected opponentsEdit
Men's doubles results against World Tour Level 2–4 finalist, World Tour Finals semifinalists, World Superseries finalists, World Superseries Finals semifinalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists paired with:
- Chai Biao & Hong Wei 3–2
- Fu Haifeng & Zhang Nan 1–3
- Han Chengkai & Zhou Haodong 4–2
- He Jiting & Tan Qiang 6–1
- Li Junhui & Liu Yuchen 10–2
- Liu Cheng & Zhang Nan 5–2
- Qiu Zihan & Liu Xiaolong 1–0
- Chen Hung-ling & Wang Chi-lin 5–0
- Lee Sheng-mu & Tsai Chia-hsin 3–2
- Kim Astrup & Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 7–1
- Mads Pieler Kolding & Mads Conrad-Petersen 6–2
- Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen 5–4
- Angga Pratama & Ricky Karanda Suwardi 6–0
- Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan 10–2
- Fajar Alfian & Muhammad Rian Ardianto 5–2
- Hiroyuki Endo & Yuta Watanabe 2–2
- Kenichi Hayakawa & Hiroyuki Endo 0–1
- Takuto Inoue & Yuki Kaneko 8–0
- Takeshi Kamura & Keigo Sonoda 10–5
- Kim Gi-jung & Kim Sa-rang 1–0
- Kim Gi-jung & Lee Yong-dae 2–0
- Ko Sung-hyun & Shin Baek-cheol 2–1
- Lee Yong-dae & Yoo Yeon-seong 0–3
- Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong 7–1
- Koo Kien Keat & Tan Boon Heong 3–0
- Ong Yew Sin & Teo Ee Yi 4–0
- Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty 8–0
- Vladimir Ivanov & Ivan Sozonov 6–0
- Marcus Ellis & Chris Langridge 4–0
- Bodin Issara & Nipitphon Puangpuapech 1–1
- Chai Biao & Hong Wei 0–2
- Qiu Zihan & Liu Xiaolong 1–2
- Zhang Nan & Fu Haifeng 1–0
- Mads Pieler Kolding & Mads Conrad-Petersen 0–2
- Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen 1–1
- Muhammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan 0–3
- Hiroyuki Endo & Kenichi Hayakawa 1–0
- Takeshi Kamura & Keigo Sonoda 2–0
- Ko Sung-hyun & Shin Baek-cheol 2–1
- Lee Yong-dae & Yoo Yeon-seong 0–1
- Goh V Shem & Lim Khim Wah 0–1
- Tan Boon Heong & Koo Kien Keat 1–0
- Tan Wee Kiong & Hoon Thien How 1–0
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