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Simon Santoso
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Personal information
Country  Indonesia
Born (1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 (age 32)
Tegal, Central Java Indonesia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 3 (16 November 2009[1])
BWF profile

Simon Santoso (born 29 July 1985 in Tegal, Central Java) is an Indonesian male badminton player.



When he was young, he joined the Tangkas Jakarta badminton club before joining the Indonesian National team PBSI. In 2005 he won the Robot HCMC Vietnam Satellite and the silver medal at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. His best results on the world circuit until recently were runner-up finishes at the Singapore (2008), Swiss (2007), and Indonesia Open Superseries (2008) events . He was also a semi-finalist at the Japan Open Superseries (2007) and the Chinese Taipei Open (2007). In September 2008, Santoso won the Chinese Taipei Open after defeating Roslin Hashim from Malaysia in the final round by scores of 21–18, 13–21, 21–10. In October 2009, he won his first Superseries ever in Denmark Open Superseries, after beating Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the final round, 21–14, 21–6. He won gold in the 2009 Southeast Asian Games by defeating Sony Dwi Kuncoro. In 2011, he retained his gold medal in 2011 Southeast Asian Games by beating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in 3 sets. In 2012, he helped Indonesia Garuda to win the inaugural Axiata Cup 2012. In June 2012, he won Indonesia Open Superseries premier badminton title 21–18, 13–21, 21–11 after defeating Du Pengyu of China in the final.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Simon is the youngest of four children of Hosea Liem (father) and Rahel Yanti (mother). His hobbies are swimming and reading comics.


Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21–10, 11–21, 21–19   Gold (2)
2009 National Sports Complex, Vientiane, Laos   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–16, 21–12   Gold (1)
2005 PhilSports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16–17, 3–15   Silver

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Park Sung-hwan 7–15, 8–15   Bronze

BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on December 14, 2006 and implemented in 2007,[3] 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,[4] with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Australian Open   Lin Dan 24–22, 16–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open (1)   Lee Chong Wei 21–15, 21–10   Champion
2012 Indonesia Open (1)   Du Pengyu 21–18, 13–21, 21–11   Champion
2009 Denmark Open (1)   Marc Zwiebler 21–14, 21–6   Champion
2008 Indonesia Open   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–19, 14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open   Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 5–21   Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open   Chen Jin 16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Malaysia Masters (1)   Sourabh Varma 15–21, 21–16, 21–19   Champion
2013 Indonesian Masters (1)   Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 21–17, 21–11   Champion
2012 German Open   Lin Dan 11–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 Chinese Taipei Open (2)   Son Wan-ho 21–14, 21–11   Champion
2008 Chinese Taipei Open (1)   Roslin Hashim 21–18, 13–21, 21–10   Champion
     Grand Prix Gold Tournament
     Grand Prix Tournament

IBF InternationalEdit

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2005 Vietnam Satellite   Jung Hoon-min 15–2, 15–3   Champion
2003 Singapore Satellite   Ronald Susilo 15–5, 15–3   Runner-up

Participation at Indonesian TeamEdit

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Includes results against athletes who competed in Super Series finals, World Championships semi-finals, and Olympic quarterfinals.[5]


  1. ^ BWF – BWF World Ranking – Ranking of Simon SANTOSO
  2. ^ "Djarum Indonesia Open 2012 – Organization". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 2006-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 

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