• Australian Open: Super Dan wins

    Sydney: Lin Dan won his first BWF Super Series title since March 2012 at the Australian Badminton Open in Sydney on Sunday.

    Chinese player Lin Dan beat Indonesian Simon Santoso 22-24, 21-16, 21-7 in 75 minutes. Santoso was ahead for most of time in the first set. At one point, Lin managed to tie the game at 17-17, but Simon was able to stay calm to regain his composure, and eventually took the first game with 24-22.Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

    Lin Dan lands Australian Open title

  • Simon Santoso and Bellaetrix Manuputty hope to flourish in Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: The world number 28, Simon Santoso hoped being in the unusual position of underdog would help him wins the Indonesia Open.Bellaetrix Manuputty is the most beautiful female player from Indonesia

    Bellaetrix Manuputty is the most beautiful female player from Indonesia

    "My fitness levels and mental game are in good shape, and I am hoping for a good showing in the Indonesia Open," said Simon.

  • Top players to compete in US$750,000 Indonesia Open

    Jakarta: As many as 28 countries will be participating in BCA Indonesia Open Metlife BWF World Super Series Premier 2014 that begins on June 18.At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

    At Indonesia Open Press Conference - Cai Yun, Kento Momota, Kenichi Tago, Wang Shixian, Carolina Marin, Chris Adcock, Viktor Axelsen

    "I will be focused in each game in order to pass the qualification round. I will try to maintain my performance just like in the previous Singapore Open," Indonesian men’s singles player Simon Santoso said at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.

    Last April, Simon bounced back after a shaky start to the year, by crushing world number one Lee Chong Wei in the Singapore Open Super Series 2014 men’s singles final.

  • Thomas Cup: Show some respect to Simon Santoso

    New Delhi: Simon Santoso sent Indonesian badminton team into Thomas Cup semi-finals by putting up a resilient game against Soo Hwang Jong of Korea. It was left to Simon Santoso to save the day for the Indonesian after the game was tied at 2-2.

    It was left to Simon Santoso to save the day for the Indonesian after the game was tied at 2-2.
    The Korean threw everything he had into Simon in the deciding match, but Simon defended well and won the battle 21-12, 22-20 to guarantee Indonesia a place in the semi-finals.

  • Thomas Cup: Indonesia beat Thailand 4-1 to top Group A

    New Delhi: In the Group A clash between Indonesia and Thailand yesterday, Indonesia's fans has nothing to worry about even when Tommy Sugiarto lost the first singles to Boonsak Ponsana in 21-14,13-21, 17-21 in 66 minutes. This showed how strong the Indonesia lineup was compare to the Thailand team.Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    Playing Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan would almost guaranteed a point for Indonesia

    After trailing by as many as a 10 points in the rubber game, Tommy Sugiarto was able to storm back to tie the game at 17-17 before losing to Boonsak.

  • Simon Santoso- one of the greatest comebacks in badminton history

    A day before Simon Santoso won the Singapore Open title, BadmintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled "The Resurgence of Simon Santoso" to describe how Simon overcame past failures and posted one of the great comebacks in badminton history.Simon Santoso is the man!

    Simon Santoso is the man!

    He went through some hard times for his poor performances last season, and had to face harsh criticism that tried to rip the world from him. He finally had enough of that, and quit Indonesia Badminton Association in January 2014.

  • Thomas Cup: Tommy Sugiarto shrugs off slow start to win in opener

    New Delhi: After a three-month rest due to ankle injury, Tommy Sugiarto led Indonesia to a 5-0 win over Singapore. Derek Wong of Singapore was able to the only went the distance by forcing a rubber game before losing 11-21, 21-17, 15-21 in 54 minutes against Tommy Sugiarto.People generally have high expectations of Tommy because he is the son of former badminton world champion Icuk Sugiarto

    People generally have high expectations of Tommy because he is the son of former badminton world champion Icuk Sugiarto

    It was not an easy first point for Tommy. ”I have not played in competitive tournament for a while due to my ankle injury. I didn't even join the team's centralize camp prior to Thomas Cup."

  • Simon, the giant slayer shocks Chong Wei in Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: BamintonPlanet.com wrote an article titled ”The Resurgence of Simon Santoso” yesterday, and today, Simon has announced his strong come back to the badminton world by capturing Singapore Open men’s singles title. Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Simon Santoso won Singapore Open title

    Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he upset world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore badminton Open for the first time on Sunday.

  • The Resurgence of Simon Santoso

    Indonesia’s former top men’s singles shuttler Simon Santoso produced an upset in Singapore Open by defeating world No. 7, Du Pengyu in rubber set: 16-21, 21-17, and 21-17. Simon turned professional in January 2014, in a bid to come out of his badminton career rut.Simon Santoso's performance has been very impressive after turning pro at Jan 2014.

    Simon has proven that it was indeed the right move for him when he captured the 2014 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold title 3 weeks ago, and stormed into the finals of the Singapore Open.

  • Lee Chong Wei and Li Xuerui reach Singapore Open final

    SINGAPORE: Malaysia's world No 1 Lee Chong Wei stormed into the Singapore Open men's final while the Olympic women's singles gold medalist Li Xuerui from China will clash with her compatriot Wang Yihan in the final.Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

    Lee Chong Wei will face Simon Santoso from Indonesia in the Singapore Open Final

  • Sourabh Verma loses in final of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold (pic)

     Sourabh Varma's spectacular run was stopped by a heart-shattering loss in the final of the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Badminton at the Stadium Perbandaran Pasir Gudang in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday. Sourabh Varma is a rising star for India

    Sourabh Varma is a rising star for India


    It was so near yet so far for Varma, who lost a close men's singles final against Simon Santoso. The 15th seeded Indonesian rallied back strongly to halt the giant-killing run of Varma with a 15-21, 21-16, 21-19 win in a match which lasted for 69 minutes. 

  • Soo Teck Zhi is the flame of hope for Malaysia's singles department (pic)

    PASIR GUDANG: 19-year-old Soo Teck Zhi - the former Asian Junior champion, upset professional player Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, 21-12, 21-15, with a lot of aggressive shots, to reach the men’s singles quarter-finals in the Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold.Teck Zhi strive to be the next Chong Wei

    Yesterday, Arif was the one who created an upset by beatting top seed Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand.

    Teck Zhi will face former world No. 3 Simon Santoso of Indonesia on the next round.

  • World-class field on show for NZ Open (pic)

    Two former world No1 badminton players are in the field for next month's New Zealand Open at North Shore Events Centre.

    Throw in a former world No3 and the quality of the field will be just about the best seen in the country.Korea's Lee Hyun-il was fourth at the London Olympics in 2012.

    Korea's Lee Hyun-Il was the game's top-ranked male player midway through the 2000s. He was beaten in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics and lost the bronze medal playoff in London two years ago.

    Indonesian Simon Santoso got as high as No3 on the ranking list. The 29-year-old has a string of international titles to his name.

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