Fajar Alfian
Personal information
CountryIndonesia
Born (1995-03-07) 7 March 1995 (age 27)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachAryono Miranat
Herry Iman Pierngadi
Men's doubles
Highest ranking5 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto 16 April 2019)
Current ranking6 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto 30 August 2022)
BWF profile

Fajar Alfian (born 7 March 1995) is an Indonesian badminton player affiliated with the SGS PLN Bandung.[1][2] He won the men's doubles silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games, the bronze medals at the 2019 World Championships and at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Alfian was part of Indonesia winning team at the 2020 Thomas Cup.

Career

Alfian started his partnership with Muhammad Rian Ardianto in July 2014.[3] In the beginning of their career, they have won international tournaments including the Indonesia International in 2014, 2015, and 2016;[4][5][6] the Austrian International in 2015;[7] and at the BWF Grand Prix level, the 2016 Chinese Taipei Masters.[8]

Alfian was a member of the Indonesia men's team that won gold medals at the 2017 and 2019 Southeast Asian Games. He also played with Ardianto, and clinched the men's doubles bronze at that event in 2017.[9] Alfian and Ardianto competed on the BWF World Tour, and won titles at the 2018 Malaysia Masters and the Syed Modi International;[10][11] and also the 2019 Swiss and Korea Opens.[12][13] Together with Ardianto he won a bronze medal in the men's doubles at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games,[14] the silver at the 2018 Asian Games,[15] and another bronze at the 2019 BWF World Championships.[16]

In February 2020, Alfian alongside Indonesia men's team won the Asia Team Championships held in Manila.[17] In September–October 2021, Alfian alongside Indonesia team competed at the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Vantaa, Finland. He and Ardianto contribute a point in a tie against Canada.[18] Indonesia team advanced to the knocked-out stage, but stopped in the quarter-finals to Malaysia.[19] In the next tournament, he helped Indonesia team won the World Men's Team Championships, the 2020 Thomas Cup.[20]

In the first half of 2022, the Alfian and Ardianto partnership have won three titles of seven finals.[21] The duo won the Swiss Open, Indonesia and Malaysia Masters,[22][23][24] and finished runners-up at the Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore Opens. They also won bronze medal at the Asian Championships.[21][25]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Ref.
Gatra Awards 2021 Sports Category with 2020 Thomas Cup squad Won [26]
Golden Award SIWO PWI 2019 Favorite Team with 2018 Asian Games men's badminton team Nominated [27]
Indonesian Sport Awards 2018 Favorite Male Athlete Duos with Muhammad Rian Ardianto Nominated [28]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–15, 10–21
Bronze
Bronze
[16]
2022 Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium,
Tokyo, Japan
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–23, 21–12, 16–21
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–13, 18–21, 22–24
Silver
Silver
[15]

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2022 Muntinlupa Sports Complex,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Pramudya Kusumawardana
Indonesia Yeremia Rambitan
20–22, 21–13, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
[25][29]

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Thailand Kittinupong Kedren
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
17–21, 21–23
Bronze
Bronze
[14]

BWF World Tour (7 titles, 5 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[30] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[31]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 24–22, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [10]
2018 German Open Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takuto Inoue
Japan Yuki Kaneko
16–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [32]
2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
21–11, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [11]
2019 Swiss Open Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [12]
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [13]
2022 Swiss Open Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Malaysia Goh Sze Fei
Malaysia Nur Izzuddin
21–18, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [22]
2022 Korea Open Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto South Korea Kang Min-hyuk
South Korea Seo Seung-jae
21–19, 15–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [33]
2022 Thailand Open Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takuro Hoki
Japan Yugo Kobayashi
4–13r 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [34]
2022 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto China Liang Weikeng
China Wang Chang
21–10, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [23]
2022 Malaysia Open Super 750 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takuro Hoki
Japan Yugo Kobayashi
22–24, 21–16, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [35]
2022 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [24]
2022 Singapore Open Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando
Indonesia Daniel Marthin
21–9, 14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [36]

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2015 New Zealand Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto China Huang Kaixiang
China Zheng Siwei
21–16, 17–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [37]
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
11–6, 11–6, 11–13, 9–11, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [8]
2017 Bitburger Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
19–21, 21–19, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up [38]
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result Ref
2014 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Agripina Prima Rahmanto Putra
9–11, 11–9, 11–9, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [4]
2015 Austrian Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto England Peter Briggs
England Tom Wolfenden
23–21, 18–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [7]
2015 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Hantoro
Indonesia Rian Swastedian
21–12, 17–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [5]
2016 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Yoshiki Tsukamoto
Japan Shunsuke Yamamura
21–12, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner [6]
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A DNQ
(W) won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable; (DNQ) did not qualify.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

Team events 2013
Asian Junior Championships B
World Junior Championships S
Team events 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Southeast Asian Games G NH G NH A NH
Asia Team Championships NH A NH G NH A
Asia Mixed Team Championships A NH B NH
Asian Games NH S NH
Thomas Cup NH B NH G NH S
Sudirman Cup A NH DNP NH QF NH

Individual competitions

Junior level

Boys' doubles
Events 2013
Asian Junior Championships 2R
World Junior Championships QF
Mixed doubles
Events 2013
Asian Junior Championships 2R

Senior level

Men's doubles
Events 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Southeast Asian Games B NH QF NH A NH
Asian Championships 2R 2R 2R NH B
Asian Games NH S NH
World Championships A 3R B NH w/d B
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour Best
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Syed Modi International A SF W A NH A W ('18)
German Open A 1R A F A NH 2R F ('18)
All England Open A 1R 1R SF 2R w/d 1R SF ('19)
Swiss Open A QF A W NH A W W ('19, '22)
Korea Open A 1R A W NH F W ('19)
Korea Masters A 1R A NH A 1R ('18)
Thailand Open NH A SF QF A 2R 2R NH F F ('22)
1R
Indonesia Masters 2R 2R 1R NH 2R QF SF 1R W W ('22)
Indonesia Open A 1R SF SF QF NH QF QF SF ('17, '18)
Malaysia Open A 2R 2R SF NH F F ('22)
Malaysia Masters A 2R W 2R SF NH W W ('18, '22)
Singapore Open A 2R A QF NH F F ('22)
Chinese Taipei Open A QF A QF NH A QF ('16, '19)
Japan Open A 2R QF 2R NH QF QF ('18, '22)
Vietnam Open A QF 2R A NH A QF ('15)
Indonesia Masters Super 100 NH A 2R NH A 2R ('19)
Denmark Open A w/d QF A QF Q QF ('19, '21)
French Open A QF w/d 1R NH SF Q SF ('21)
Hylo Open A F A QF F ('17)
Macau Open A SF A NH SF ('16)
Hong Kong Open A 1R SF 2R NH SF ('18)
Australian Open A 1R A 1R NH 1R ('17, '19)
New Zealand Open A F 2R A NH F ('15)
China Open A 2R SF NH SF ('19)
Fuzhou China Open A QF A 1R 2R NH QF ('16)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH 1R W NH W ('16)
Thailand Masters NH A QF QF A NH QF ('17, '18)
Year-end ranking 112 49 24 17 7 5 6 8 5
Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Best
Mixed doubles
Tournament BWF Superseries / Grand Prix Best
2013
Indonesia Masters 1R 1R ('13)
Year-end ranking 536 173

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Muhammad Rian Ardianto against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.[39]

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