Taufik Hidayat

Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981) is an Indonesian retired badminton player. He is a former World and Olympic champion in the men's singles. Hidayat has won the Indonesia Open six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006).[2]

Taufik Hidayat
Badminton-taufik hidayat.jpg
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 39)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
HandednessRight
CoachMulyo Handoyo
Men's singles
Career record413 wins, 138 losses
Highest ranking1 (24 August 2000[1])
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Indonesia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Anaheim Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Paris Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Seville Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Men's singles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Yiyang Men's singles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2001 Seville Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Guangzhou Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Sendai-Tokyo Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Jakarta Men's team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1998 Bangkok Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Busan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guangzhou Men's team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Jakarta Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Johor Bahru Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Bangkok Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Jakarta Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Bangkok Men's singles
Asia Cup
Gold medal – first place 1999 Ho Chi Minh Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Singapore Men's team
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Jakarta-Palembang Men's singles
Asian Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Manila Boys' singles
Silver medal – second place 1997 Manila Boys' team
Political partyDemokrat
Spouse(s)
Ami Gumelar
(m. 2006)

Career summaryEdit

When he was young, he joined the SGS club, a badminton club in Bandung, where he trained under Iie Sumirat.

At age 17 he won the Brunei Open and reached the semifinals of the 1998 Asian Championships and the Indonesia Open. In 1999, Hidayat won his first Indonesian Open title. In the same year he also reached the final of the All England and the Singapore Open but lost the finals to his great rival Peter Gade and his senior in the national team Heryanto Arbi respectively. Hidayat achieved the world number one ranking when he was still 19 years old in 2000 after winning the Malaysia Open, Asian Championships, Indonesia Open and was once again runner-up at the All England Open where he was defeated by Chinese player Xia Xuanze.

2000 Sydney OlympicsEdit

Hidayat participated in the men's singles competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In his first Olympics, he was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Ji Xinpeng.

Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 64 Bye
Round of 32   Hidetaka Yamada 15–5, 14–17, 15–8 Win
Round of 16   Ong Ewe Hock 15–9, 13–15, 15–3 Win
Quarterfinals   Ji Xinpeng [7] 12–15, 5–15 Lost

2004 Athens OlympicsEdit

Hidayat won the men's singles gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics defeating Hidetaka Yamada of Japan and Wong Choong Hann of Malaysia in the first two rounds. Hidayat defeated Peter Gade of Denmark 15–12, 15–12 in the quarter final and Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 15–9, 15–2 in the semifinal. Playing in the gold medal match. He defeated Korean Shon Seung-mo 15–8, 15–7 in the final to win the gold medal.

2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles
Round Opponent Score Result
Round of 32   Hidetaka Yamada 15–8, 15–10 Win
Round of 16   Wong Choong Hann [3] 11–15, 15–7, 15–9 Win
Quarterfinals   Peter Gade [6] 15–12, 15–12 Win
Semifinals   Boonsak Ponsana 15–9, 15–2 Win
Final   Shon Seung-mo [7] 15–8, 15–7   Gold

In the same year, Hidayat successfully retained his Indonesia Open title by defeating Chen Hong 15–9, 15–3 in the final and won his second Asian Championships title.

2005: World ChampionshipsEdit

In August 2005, he won the men's singles title at the World Championships defeating world number one Lin Dan of China 15–3, 15–7 in the final. With this title, he became the first men's single player to hold the Olympic and World Championships title in consecutive years.

2006–2007: Second Asian and Southeast Asian Games goldEdit

Hidayat won the men's singles gold medal at the Asian Games in 2002 Busan and 2006 Doha. He also won the 2007 Asian Championship, and two men's singles gold medals at the Southeast Asian Games in 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan and 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima.

2008 Beijing OlympicsEdit

Hidayat competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the second round.

Round Opponent Score Result
First round - - Bye
Second round   Wong Choong Hann 19–21, 16–21 Lost

2012 London OlympicsEdit

For the fourth time, Hidayat participated in the Summer Olympics. Hidayat competed in badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's singles but he was eliminated in the round of 16 by Lin Dan.

Round Opponent Score Result
Group Stage   Petr Koukal 21–8, 21–8 Win
Group Stage   Pablo Abián 22–20, 21–11 Win
Round of 16   Lin Dan 9–21, 12–21 Lost

Popular media has at times focused on the perceived rivalry between Hidayat and Chinese player Lin Dan, referring to the two as "arch rivals".[3][4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

He married the daughter of Agum Gumelar, Ami Gumelar, on 4 February 2006. They had a daughter in early August 2008, named Natarina Alika Hidayat. She was born shortly before he had to leave for the World Championships.[6]

In December 2012, Hidayat officially open a badminton training center named Taufik Hidayat Arena (THA), located at Ciracas, East Jakarta. This "house of badminton" is both named and owned by Taufik.[7]

Player attributesEdit

Hidayat's shot-making strengths were his backhand (as he is perhaps most famous for his backhand smash, revered for its unusually high generation of power), forehand jump smash, drop shot (reverse slice in particular), smooth footwork and deceiving net play. Hidayat's forehand jump smash in the 2006 World Championships was once the fastest smash recorded in singles competition: he recorded 305 km/h (190 mph) in a match against Ng Wei.[8] This power on both his forehand and backhand, combined with his tenacity at the net and scope for deceptive shots, provided him with an extremely diverse weaponry on court, making him one of the most difficult players to face on the open circuit. Criticisms were aimed at his occasional lack of fitness, impatience with loud crowds, and his propensity to return a net shot with another net shot even when his opponent was dangerously close to the net.

Participation in the Indonesian teamEdit

  • 5 times at Sudirman Cup (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • 7 times at Thomas Cup (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012)
  • 4 times at Summer Olympics at individual event (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Shon Seung-mo 8–15, 7–15   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Hendrawan 15–11, 5–15, 7–7 retired   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, United States   Lin Dan 15–3, 15–7   Gold
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Chen Jin 16–21, 6–21   Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Chen Jin 13–21, 15–21   Silver

World CupEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2006 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Lin Dan Walkover   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea   Lee Hyun-il 15–7, 15–9   Gold
2006 Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar   Lin Dan 21–15, 22–20   Gold

Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1998 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Marleve Mainaky 15–17, 5–15   Bronze
2000 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Rony Agustinus 14–17, 15–2, 15–3   Gold
2002 Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 12–15, 5–15   Silver
2003 Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 5–15, 15–7, 8–15   Silver
2004 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 15–12, 7–15, 15–6   Gold
2007 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Chen Hong 21–18, 21–19   Gold

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei   Wong Choong Hann 15–10, 11–15, 15–11   Gold
2007 Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand   Kendrick Lee Yen Hui 21–15, 21–9   Gold
2011 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 14–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF Superseries (1 title, 9 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] 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,[10] with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Japan Open   Lee Chong Wei 20–22, 21–19, 19–21   Runner-up
2008 French Open   Peter Gade 21–16, 17–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2009 Indonesia Open   Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Japan Open   Bao Chunlai 15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2009 French Open   Lin Dan 6–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Indonesia Open   Lee Chong Wei 19–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2010 Denmark Open   Jan Ø. Jørgensen 19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2010 French Open   Joachim Persson 21–16, 21–11   Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open   Lee Chong Wei 19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Malaysia Open   Lee Chong Wei 8–21, 17–21   Runner-up
  Superseries Finals tournament
  Superseries Premier tournament
  Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (17 titles, 7 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. The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1998 Brunei Open   Dong Jiong 12–15, 15–3, 15–9   Winner
1999 All England Open   Peter Gade 11–15, 15–7, 10–15   Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open   Budi Santoso 17–14, 15–12   Winner
1999 Singapore Open   Heryanto Arbi 15–13, 10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2000 Malaysia Open   Xia Xuanze 15–10, 17–14   Winner
2000 All England Open   Xia Xuanze 6–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2000 Indonesia Open   Ong Ewe Hock 15–5, 15–13   Winner
2001 Singapore Open   Wong Choong Hann 7–5, 0–7, 7–1, 1–7, 7–4   Winner
2002 Indonesia Open   Chen Hong 15–12, 15–12   Winner
2002 Chinese Taipei Open   Agus Hariyanto 15–10, 15–8   Winner
2003 Indonesia Open   Chen Hong 15–9, 15–9   Winner
2004 Indonesia Open   Chen Hong 15–10, 15–11   Winner
2005 Singapore Open   Chen Hong 15–9, 15–3   Winner
2006 Indonesia Open   Bao Chunlai 21–18, 21–17   Winner
2006 Japan Open   Lin Dan 21–16, 16–21, 3–21   Runner-up
2007 Chinese Taipei Open   Sony Dwi Kuncoro 21–18, 6–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 Macau Open   Chen Jin 21–19, 17–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 Macau Open   Lee Chong Wei 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2009 India Open   Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 21–18, 21–19   Winner
2009 U.S. Open   Hsueh Hsuan-yi 21–15, 21–16   Winner
2010 Canada Open   Brice Leverdez 21–15, 21–11   Winner
2010 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold   Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka 26–28, 21–17, 21–14   Winner
2011 Canada Open   Marc Zwiebler 13–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2011 India Grand Prix Gold   Sourabh Varma 21–15, 21–18   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF/IBF Grand Prix tournament

Performance timelineEdit

National teamEdit

  • Junior level
Team event 1997
Asian Junior Championships   Silver
  • Senior level
Team event 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Southeast Asian Games N/A   Gold N/A A N/A A N/A   Silver N/A   Gold N/A A N/A   Gold
Asian Games   Gold N/A   Silver N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A
Thomas Cup A N/A   Gold N/A   Gold N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A   Bronze N/A   Silver N/A
Sudirman Cup N/A   Bronze N/A   Silver N/A   Bronze N/A   Silver N/A   Silver N/A A N/A   Bronze

Individual competitionsEdit

  • Junior level
Event 1997
Asian Junior Championships   Gold
  • Senior level
Event 1999 2007 2011
Southeast Asian Games   Gold   Gold   Bronze
Event 1998 2000 2002 2003 2004 2007 2010
Asian Championships   Bronze   Gold   Silver   Silver   Gold   Gold R3
Event 1998 2002 2006 2010
Asian Games QF   Gold   Gold QF
Event 1999 2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
World Championships R3   Bronze R3   Gold R3 R2   Bronze   Silver R2
Event 2000 2004 2008 2012
Olympic Games QF   Gold R32 R16
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
BWF Superseries
All England Open A QF SF QF R1 QF R1 F (1999, 2000)
Swiss Open A QF QF R2 GPG QF (2008, 2009)
India Open GPG QF QF R2 W (2009)
Malaysia Open R1 R2 A R1 F QF R2 W (2000)
Singapore Open R2 A R2 R1 A W (2001, 2005)
Indonesia Open SF w/d F F QF R2 R1 W (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
China Masters QF QF A w/d A QF (2007, 2008)
Korea Open A w/d A QF R1 A QF (2011)
Japan Open F QF F R1 R1 QF A F (2006, 2007, 2009)
Denmark Open R2 A F R2 A F (2010)
French Open QF F F W R1 A W (2010)
China Open A R2 A R2 A R2 (2008, 2011)
Hong Kong Open QF SF R2 F A R1 A F (2010)
BWF Superseries Finals N/A SF GS Ret. GS DNQ SF (2008)
Year-end Ranking 3 2 9 19 106 1
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Best
BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold
Philippines Open R2 N/A A N/A R2 (2007)
Australian Open IS A QF R3 QF (2012)
India Open N/A A W A SS W (2009)
Malaysia Masters N/A R1 SF A SF (2010)
Swiss Open SS A SF A SF (2012)
U.S. Open A W A QF A W (2009)
Canada Open A N/A W F A W (2010)
Chinese Taipei Open F A SF A W (2002)
Macau Open F W SF A QF R3 A W (2008)
Indonesian Masters N/A W SF A W (2010)
Syed Modi International N/A A W R1 N/A W (2011)
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Best
IBF World Grand Prix
All England Open A F F R2 A SF A F (1999, 2000)
Brunei Open W N/A W (1998)
Chinese Taipei Open N/A N/A W W (2002)
Denmark Open A QF A A QF (1999)
Hong Kong Open N/A N/A N/A QF QF (2006)
Indonesia Open SF W W R2 W W W W W (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Japan Open F F (2006)
Korea Open R3 R3 (2006)
Malaysia Open W W (2000)
Singapore Open F N/A W W R1 W (2001, 2005)

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists, Olympic quarterfinalists, and all Olympic opponents.[11][dead link][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical 1994-2008 top-25 world ranking data". Badminton Central. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Defeat by Lin Dan fuels Taufik's aim to be world's No.1 player". The Star. 19 January 2007. Archived from the original on 26 January 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2020 – via www.bwfsuperseries.com.
  3. ^ "Lin Dan: Arch rival in Doha not Taufik". China Daily. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Taufik says unable to communicate with Lin Dan". Chinaview.com.cn. Xinhua News Agency. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Taufik Hidayat to meet Chinese Lin at Japan Open". Antara. 15 October 2006.
  6. ^ "Biography Taufik Hidayat". Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  7. ^ Monalisa; Sidik, Jafar M (10 December 2012). "Taufik Hidayat buka "Taufik Hidayat Arena"". www.antaranews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Taufik Hidayat fires a 305kph jump smash". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  10. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  11. ^ http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=08A4099B-DF05-4295-A672-0711C6B69C34
  12. ^ "Taufik HIDAYAT | HEAD TO HEAD ANALYSIS | Profile". bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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