|Born||10 August 1981|
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)|
|Career record||413 wins, 138 losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (24 August 2000)|
Taufik Hidayat (born 10 August 1981) is an Indonesian retired badminton player. He is a former World, Olympic, two time Asian Games, and three time Asian champion, and the youngest world number one in the men's singles. Hidayat has won the Indonesia Open six times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006). He is considered to be one of the great men's single players in badminton history and has the nickname "Mr.Backhand".
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.
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 of China.
|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 ||12–15, 5–15||Lost|
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 of 32||Hidetaka Yamada||15–8, 15–10||Win|
|Round of 16||Wong Choong Hann ||11–15, 15–7, 15–9||Win|
|Quarterfinals||Peter Gade ||15–12, 15–12||Win|
|Semifinals||Boonsak Ponsana||15–9, 15–2||Win|
|Final||Shon Seung-mo ||15–8, 15–7|
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.
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 singles player to hold the Olympic and World Championships title in consecutive years.
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 SEA Games in 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan and 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima.
Hidayat competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics but he was eliminated in the second round by Wong Choong Hann of Malaysia.
|Second round||Wong Choong Hann||19–21, 16–21||Lost|
For the fourth time, Hidayat participated in the Summer Olympics. Hidayat competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics but he was eliminated in the round of 16 by Lin Dan of China.
|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". This was the last time that Hidayat participated in the Summer Olympics.
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.
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.
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. 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.
|IBF Awards||2004||Eddy Choong Player of the Year||Won|
|2004||Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece||Shon Seung-mo||15–8, 15–7|
|2001||Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain||Hendrawan||15–11, 5–15, 7–7 retired|
|2005||Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, United States||Lin Dan||15–3, 15–7|
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||Chen Jin||16–21, 6–21|
|2010||Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France||Chen Jin||13–21, 15–21|
|2006||Olympic Park, Yiyang, China||Lin Dan||Walkover|
|2002||Gangseo Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea||Lee Hyun-il||15–7, 15–9|
|2006||Aspire Hall 3, Doha, Qatar||Lin Dan||21–15, 22–20|
|1998||Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Marleve Mainaky||15–17, 5–15|
|2000||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Rony Agustinus||14–17, 15–2, 15–3|
|2002||Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||12–15, 5–15|
|2003||Tennis Indoor Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||5–15, 15–7, 8–15|
|2004||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||15–12, 7–15, 15–6|
|2007||Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia||Chen Hong||21–18, 21–19|
|1999||Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei||Wong Choong Hann||15–10, 11–15, 15–11|
|2007||Wongchawalitkul University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand||Kendrick Lee Yen Hui||21–15, 21–9|
|2011||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk||14–21, 19–21|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, 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, with successful players invited to the BWF Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|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|
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.
|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, 21–19||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|
|Asian Junior Championships|
|Asian Junior Championships|
|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||—||SF||GS||Ret.||GS||DNQ||SF (2008)|
|BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold|
|Philippines Open||R2||—||A||—||R2 (2007)|
|Australian Open||IS||A||QF||R3||QF (2012)|
|India Open||—||A||W||A||SS||W (2009)|
|Malaysia Masters||—||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||—||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||—||W||SF||A||W (2010)|
|Syed Modi International||—||A||W||R1||—||W (2011)|
|IBF World Grand Prix|
|All England Open||A||F||F||R2||A||SF||A||F (1999, 2000)|
|Brunei Open||W||—||W (1998)|
|Chinese Taipei Open||—||—||W||W (2002)|
|Denmark Open||A||QF||A||A||QF (1999)|
|Hong Kong Open||—||—||—||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||—||W||W||R1||W (2001, 2005)|
Record against Superseries finalists, World Championships semifinalists and Olympic quarterfinalists.