Taufik Hidayat

  • Jwala slams Saina for her comments on Hidayat August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Top Indian doubles player Jwala Gutta took a dig at Saina Nehwal for differing with Indonesian great Taufik Hidayat on the auction of players in the Indian Badminton League (IBL). Former Olympic and World Champion Hidayat was unhappy over the way the overseas players were bought at their...
  • Now Hidayat says IBL auction was not fair August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat is the latest to criticise the auction process of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) and felt the foreign players were not treated in a fair manner as compared to their Indian counterparts. Hidayat was bought for a meager USD 15,000 (same base...
  • Taufik Hidayat says it's fiftyfifty against Pune August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat on Sunday said all the teams in the Indian Badminton League are evenly matched and that he expects a good fight against Pune franchise. "It is (Pune) a good team in singles, mixed doubles and doubles. But we have a chance to win...
  • Sindhu's rise will lessen burden on Saina: Hidayat August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat feels that the emergence of the phenomenally talented PV Sindhu will not only reduce the burden of expectations on Saina Nehwal but also make India a force to reckon with in women's singles category. The 18yearold Sindhu had won the bronze medal...
  • Thulasi, Arundhati, Sai Praneeth enter main draw in Singapore June 18, 2013

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers P.C. Thulasi, Arundhati Pantawane and B. Sai Praneeth entered the main draw after winning the qualification rounds of their respective categories at the Singapore Open Super Series here Tuesday. Sai Praneeth, who sent legendary Taufik Hidayat into retirement last week, won both his men's singles qualification matches. The...
  • Sai Praneeth stuns Taufik Hidayat to enter prequarters June 12, 2013

    Jakarta: Young Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth stunned former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia to storm into the prequarterfinals of the Indonesian Super Series Premier on Wednesday. The 20yearold Indian, who made it to the main draw through the qualifiers, came back from one game down as he...
  • Prannoy goes down fighting to top seed Lee at India Open April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: HS Prannoy started off as a qualifier at the India Open 2013, but by the fourth day the Indian had beaten Indonesian legend Taufiq Hidayat. On Friday, he was up against the world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Siri Fort Sports Complex and he lost 2114,...
  • Shuttler Kashyap attains career best 6th ranking April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: His firstround ouster from the India Open singles event notwithstanding, London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap moved up a place to careerbest sixth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday. Kashyap scaled his careerbest singles ranking a day after losing his firstround match at the India Open Super...
  • Prannoy upsets Hidayat to enter India Open quarterfinal April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: What Parupalli Kashyap couldn't do in the first round, India's emerging shuttler HS Prannoy did in the second round by beating the former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat 2624, 219 to sail into the quarterfinal of India Open here on Thursday at the Siri Fort Complex. Hidayat looked offcolour and...
  • Kashyap fails to go past Hidayat hurdle in India Open April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In a neckandneck tie at the India Open, India's topranked men's player Parupalli Kashyap lost to the former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat 2113, 2123, 1821 to bow out in the first round of the Super Series event at the Siri Fort Complex on Wednesday. At the start of the...
  • Super Lin wins battle, allChinese finals at WBC August 15, 2009

    Hyderabad: Olympic champion Lin Dan passed a stiff test against Sony Dwi Kuncoro to move one step away from capturing a record hattrick of world titles on Saturday. The player nicknamed "Super Dan" ended Indonesian hopes in the singles by downing sixth seed Kuncoro 2114, 1321, 2115 to set up an...
  • Top seeds advance in World Badminton Championships August 12, 2009

    Hyderabad: Chinese world No. 2 Chen Jin overcame early resistance to join Malaysian No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and Indonesian former champion Taufik Hidayat in the World Badminton Championships third round on Wednesday. Chen, 23, last year's Olympic bronze medallist, struggled due to the drift caused by the airconditioner before switching...
  • Taufik enters second round at World Badminton tourney August 11, 2009

    Hyderabad: Former world and Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat advanced to the second round at the badminton world championships with a 2114, 2114 win over Christian Boesiger of Switzerland on Tuesday. The veteran Indonesian, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2005 world championships, needed only 27 minutes to...
  • World champion Hidayat loses in Madrid September 22, 2006

    Madrid: Taufik Hidayat's hopes of retaining his world badminton title evaporated on Thursday when he slumped to a first ever defeat to China's Chen Hong in a tense thirdround contest. Hidayat, who is also the Olympic champion, took the first game comfortably but then succumbed to Chen's patient pressure tactics,...