|Birth name||Leonardus Jonatan Christie|
|Born||15 September 1997|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Coach||Hendry Saputra & Irwansyah|
|Career record||244 wins, 119 losses|
|Highest ranking||4 (6 August 2019)|
|Current ranking||8 (3 May 2022)|
Leonardus Jonatan Christie (born 15 September 1997) is an Indonesian badminton player specializing in singles discipline affiliated with Tangkas Specs club. He won the men's singles title at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and at the 2018 Asian Games. Christie was part of Indonesia's winning team at the 2020 Thomas Cup.
In July 2013, Christie won his first international senior title at the age of 15 in Indonesia International Challenge, after beating the experienced Alamsyah Yunus who is 11 years older than him in the final by 21–17, 21–10. In 2014 edition of Indonesia International Challenge, he also reached final only to lose to the Korean veteran Lee Hyun-il by 5 sets, 10–11, 11–9, 11–5, 8–11, 3–11.
At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, he won 21–18, 20–22, 21–15 over Chou Tien-chen and took the badminton men's singles gold medal for Indonesia.
Christie competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He topped the group G standings after beating Aram Mahmoud and Loh Kean Yew. His pace was stopped in the round of 16 to Shi Yuqi of China.
In September–October 2021, Christie alongside Indonesia team competed at the 2021 Sudirman Cup in Vantaa, Finland. He played a match in the group stage against Brian Yang of Canada, but was defeated in the rubber games. Indonesia team advanced to the knocked-out stage, but stopped in the quarter-finals to Malaysia. In the next tournament, he helped Indonesia team won the World Men's Team Championships, the 2020 Thomas Cup.
In 2009, he made a supporting cast appearance in badminton-themed film King. The film, directed by Ari Sihasale and dedicated to the legendary Liem Swie King, also featured cameos by many notable badminton players such as King himself, Hariyanto Arbi, Hastomo Arbi, Ellen Angelina, Ivana Lie, Rosiana Tendean, Maria Kristin Yulianti, Fransisca Ratnasari, and in their youth, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Rafiddias Akhdan Nugroho, Cisita Joity Jansen, Uswatun Khasanah, and Intan Dwi Jayanti.
|Gatra Awards||2021||Sports Category with 2020 Thomas Cup squad||Won|||
|Golden Award SIWO PWI||2019||Favorite Male Athlete||Nominated|||
|Favorite Team with 2018 Asian Games men's badminton team||Nominated|||
|Indonesian Sport Awards||2018||Favorite Male Athlete||Nominated|||
|2018||Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia||Chou Tien-chen||21–18, 20–22, 21–15|
|2022||Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines||Lee Zii Jia||17–21, 21–23|
|2017||Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Khosit Phetpradab||21–19, 21–10|
The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are 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.
|2018||New Zealand Open||Super 300||Lin Dan||14–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2019||New Zealand Open||Super 300||Ng Ka Long||21–12, 21–13||Winner|
|2019||Australian Open||Super 300||Anthony Sinisuka Ginting||21–17, 13–21, 21–14||Winner|
|2019||Japan Open||Super 750||Kento Momota||16–21, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2019||French Open||Super 750||Chen Long||19–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
|2022||Swiss Open||Super 300||Prannoy H. S.||21–12, 21–18||Winner|
|2022||Korea Open||Super 500||Weng Hongyang||21–12, 19–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011. Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.
|2017||Korea Open||Anthony Sinisuka Ginting||13–21, 21–19, 20–22||Runner-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.
|2017||Thailand Open||B. Sai Praneeth||21–17, 18–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Indonesia International||Alamsyah Yunus||21–17, 21–10||Winner|
|2014||Indonesia International||Lee Hyun-il||10–11, 11–9, 11–5, 8–11, 3–11||Runner-up|
|2014||Swiss International||Ng Ka Long||9–11, 9–11, 11–6, 11–9, 11–10||Winner|
|Asian Junior Championships||A||QF|
|World Junior Championships||S||S|
|Southeast Asian Games||NH||G||NH||G||NH||G||NH||A||NH|
|Asia Team Championships||NH||G||NH||G||NH||G||NH||A|
|Asian Junior Championships||A||QF|
|World Junior Championships||QF||QF|
|Southeast Asian Games||NH||QF||NH||G||NH||A||NH||A||NH|
|Tournament||BWF Superseries / Grand Prix||BWF World Tour||Best|
|Syed Modi International||NH||A||3R||A||NH||A||3R ('16)|
|German Open||A||QF||A||NH||2R||QF ('18)|
|All England Open||A||1R||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||QF||QF ('22)|
|Swiss Open||A||QF||A||2R||NH||A||W||W ('22)|
|Korea Open||A||2R||A||F||SF||QF||NH||F||F ('17, '22)|
|Korea Masters||A||QF||A||NH||A||QF ('15)|
|Thailand Open||A||NH||3R||A||F||A||QF||NH||Q||F ('17)|
|Indonesia Masters||QF||1R||QF||2R||NH||1R||SF||QF||2R||Q||SF ('19)|
|Indonesia Open||A||QF||QF||2R||1R||QF||NH||SF||Q||SF ('21)|
|Malaysia Open||A||SF||QF||2R||SF||NH||SF ('16, '19)|
|Malaysia Masters||A||2R||2R||QF||QF||2R||QF||NH||QF ('17, '18, '20)|
|Singapore Open||A||2R||QF||A||QF||NH||QF ('17, '19)|
|Chinese Taipei Open||A||1R||1R||A||NH||1R ('14, '15)|
|Japan Open||A||Q2||A||1R||1R||F||NH||F ('19)|
|Denmark Open||A||2R||2R||2R||A||QF||QF ('21)|
|French Open||A||QF||1R||QF||F||NH||w/d||F ('19)|
|Bitburger Open||A||QF||A||QF ('16)|
|Macau Open||A||3R||A||NH||3R ('15)|
|Hong Kong Open||A||Q2||A||1R||QF||SF||NH||SF ('19)|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||A||W||NH||W ('19)|
|New Zealand Open||A||3R||2R||F||W||NH||W ('19)|
|China Open||A||2R||2R||1R||NH||2R ('17, '18)|
|Fuzhou China Open||A||2R||QF||NH||QF ('19)|
|Superseries / World Tour Finals||DNQ||RR||DNQ||RR ('19)|
|Chinese Taipei Masters||NH||3R||A||NH||3R ('15)|
|Dutch Open||A||QF||A||NH||NA||QF ('14)|
|Thailand Masters||NH||A||2R||A||NH||2R ('17)|
|Vietnam Open||3R||A||2R||A||NH||3R ('13)|
Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi finalists, and Olympic quarter finalists. Accurate as of 3 May 2022.
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