Kenichi Hayakawa
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Kenichi Hayakawa - Misaki Matsutomo — Selena Piek - Jacco Arends 02.jpg
Kenichi Hayakawa at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
CountryJapan
Born (1986-04-05) 5 April 1986 (age 36)
Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking2 (with Hiroyuki Endo 19 June 2014)
BWF profile

Kenichi Hayakawa (早川 賢一, Hayakawa Ken'ichi, born 5 April 1986) is a retired Japanese badminton player. He has been a runner-up of the All England three times (2013, 2014 and 2016) along with his partner, Hiroyuki Endo. He competed at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.[1]

Career

Hayakawa won the first point in the 2014 Thomas Cup finals with Hiroyuki Endo beating 2004 World Junior Champions Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong and lead the momentum for the Japanese team to claim the Thomas Cup for the first time, being the fourth nation to win Thomas cup after Indonesia, China and Malaysia. He retired in November 2016[2] and currently is the coach for Japanese B national team.[3]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Japan Hiroyuki Endo China Liu Xiaolong
China Qiu Zihan
16–21, 23–21, 20–22
Bronze
Bronze

Asian Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Qingdao Sports Centre Conson Stadium,
Qingdao, China
Japan Hiroyuki Endo South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
12–21, 16–21
Silver
Silver
2013 Taipei Arena,
Taipei, Taiwan
Japan Hiroyuki Endo South Korea Kim Gi-jung
South Korea Kim Sa-rang
21–19, 13–21, 14–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium,
Wuhan, China
Japan Misaki Matsutomo Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
17–21, 19–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[4] 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.[5] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 China Masters Japan Hiroyuki Endo China Chai Biao
China Zhang Nan
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals Japan Hiroyuki Endo Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 All England Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo China Liu Xiaolong
China Qiu Zihan
11–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Masters Japan Hiroyuki Endo South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Lee Yong-dae
23–25, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 All England Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
19–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 French Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–18, 9–21, 7–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 All England Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Russia Vladimir Ivanov
Russia Ivan Sozonov
23–21, 18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

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
2009 German Open Japan Kenta Kazuno South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Shin Baek-cheol
13–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Australian Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo South Korea Kang Woo-kyum
South Korea Park Tae-sang
21–15, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Australian Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Japan Naoki Kawamae
Japan Shoji Sato
21–17, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Japan Naoki Kawamae
Japan Shoji Sato
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Indonesia Grand Prix Gold Japan Hiroyuki Endo Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Bona Septano
13–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 U.S. Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Japan Yoshiteru Hirobe
Japan Kenta Kazuno
21–15, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 German Open Japan Hiroyuki Endo Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
19–21, 21–14, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open Japan Misaki Matsutomo United States Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Vita Marissa
13–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Banuinvest International Japan Kenta Kazuno Bulgaria Julian Hristov
Bulgaria Konstantin Dobrev
21–10, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Victorian International Japan Kenta Kazuno Australia Chad Whitehead
Australia Mark Prior
21–7, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Osaka International Japan Shizuka Matsuo Japan Hirokatsu Hashimoto
Japan Mizuki Fujii
21–14, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Profile: Hayakawa Kenichi". Incheon 2014 official website. Archived from the original on 3 October 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ Hearn, Don. "Post-Rio rash of retirements to cut top ten in half". Badzine. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "2019年 代表選手". badminton.or.jp. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  5. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". IBadmintonstore. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.