• Hoon/Lim, Simon Santoso and Sony Dwi Kuncoro in Chinese Taipei GP semis

    Taipei: Malaysian independent men's doubles pair Hoon Thien How/Lim Khim Wah lived up to their billing on Friday, beating Wannawat Ampunsuwan/Tinn Isriyanate of Thailand in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 to advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix in 37 minutes.Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso among the respectable men's badminton players of the '00s.

  • Zulfadli Zulkiffli survives thriller to reach 2nd round in Taipei

    Taipei: Zulfadli Zulkiffli was given a fright before reaching the second round of the Chinese Taipei Grand Prix on Wednesday. The No. 2 seed beat Reksy Aureza Megananda 21-19, 21-23, 21-14 but needed 76 minutes to set up a second round clash against the qualifier Hsieh Feng Tse of Taiwan.Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

    Zulfadli Zulkiffli needs a breakthrough performance at senior level.

  • Chong Wei Feng seeks Olympic dream

    Kuala Lumpur: World No. 33 men's singles player from Malaysia Chong Wei Feng has found it increasingly difficult for him to qualify for the Rio Olympics when he has been playing below-par this season with the exception of the SEA Games men's singles title that he won in June.

    Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Malaysian who was sidelined by Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) in preference of Lee Chong Wei for the 2015 Jakarta World Championships, refused to give up on his dream of competing in the Rio Olympics.Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

    Chong Wei Feng needs an Olympic effort if he wants to play in the 2016 Olympics.

  • Simon Santoso, Wang Yihan, Wang Shixian exit Singapore Open

    Singapore: Indonesian shuttler Simon Santoso's dreams of defending his Singapore Open Super Series title was shattered when he slumped to a 10-21, 13-21 defeat against Japan's Kento Momota in the men's singles semifinal at the Singapore Open on Saturday.Wang Yihan lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan 16-21,21-9, 14-21 in the Singapore Open semi-final

    Wang Yihan lost to Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan 16-21,21-9, 14-21 in the Singapore Open semi-final

  • Singapore Open: Simon Santoso in semis, Lee Yong-dae/Yoo Yeon Seong exit

    Singapore: The men's singles defending champion Simon Santoso of Indonesia defeated Thailand's Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-10, 21-19 on Friday to advance to the semi-finals of the OUE Singapore Open. Santoso will face Japan's Kento Momota in the semi-finals.Wang Shixian is on course to win the Singapore Open

    Wang Shixian is on course to win the Singapore Open

  • Chen Long, Jan Jorgensen exit Singapore Open

    Singapore: Wow, Wow, Wow, all seeded players in the men's singles category were knocked out from the Singapore Open on Thursday in a day that full of upsets.World no. 1 Chen Long crashes out of Singapore Open

    World no. 1 Chen Long crashes out of Singapore Open

  • Singapore Open: Chong Wei Feng, Arif suffer 1st round exit

    Singapore: Indonesian shuttler Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka produced a sizzling display to hand Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia his opening-round defeat in the first round of Singapore Open on Wednesday. Rumbaka won the match 21-12, 21-13 in 35 minutes. Simon Santoso who won the Singapore Open last year, saw off the challenge from Mohamad Arif Abdul Latif of Malaysia 21-14, 21-14 to advance to the second round.Hope Chong Wei Feng will bounce back from his Singapore Open defeat

    Hope Chong Wei Feng will bounce back from his Singapore Open defeat

  • Singapore Open: Chong Wei Feng, Simon Santoso in main draw

    Singapore: After several last-minute withdrawals from players such as Indonesia's world No. 8 Tommy Sugiarto, Japan's world No. 13 Sho Sasaki, Thailand's world No. 13 mixed doubles pair Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam, India's world No. 1 women’s singles Saina Nehwal and world No. 9 P.V. Sindhu, the action-packed qualifying rounds of the 2015 OUE Singapore Open has kicked off on Tuesday and it offered the best chance for some players to shows off her badminton skills.The defending Singapore Open champion, Simon Santoso of Indonesia. (Photo: OUE Singapore Open 2015)

    The defending Singapore Open champion, Simon Santoso of Indonesia. (Photo: OUE Singapore Open 2015)

  • Singapore Open: Saina Nehwal pulls out, Simon Santoso to defend title

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medalist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

    Simon Santoso at the OUE Singapore Open 2015 news conference (Photo: CROWD PR)

  • Rexy lashes out at Tommy Sugiarto, Simon Santoso

    Ami Afriatni

    Jakarta: Badminton officials have lashed out at two of Indonesia’s best men’s shuttlers for leaving the national side, accusing them of being unable to handle the pressure and vowing never to take them back.Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

    Communication is the key to resolve conflicts between PBSI, Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso

  • PBSI turn to young players post Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso era

    Irawaty Wardany

    Jakarta: The resignation of Tommy Sugiarto and Simon Santoso — the two remaining senior players on the national team — because of personal reasons has left the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) relying on young shuttlers for its next challenges.Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

    Hope Tommy Sugiarto (left) and Simon Santoso could resurrect their careers after leaving the national team.

  • Simon Santoso quits PBSI

    Jakarta: Simon Santoso made a surprise decision on Thursday by resigning from the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI).Simon Santoso stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win the 2014 Singapore Open

    Simon Santoso stunned World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei to win the 2014 Singapore Open

  • Jonatan Christie the hero as Musica Champions seal Superliga glory

    Bali: Jonatan Christie held his nerve to deliver the Musica Champions’ third consecutive Djarum Superliga title after defeating Djarum Kudus’ Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in a dramatic fifth match of the Superliga men's team final.

    World No. 82 Jonatan Christie defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, during a tense clash that ended 14-21, 21-11, 21-18 in Bali and lasted 64 minutes.Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

    Well done Musica Champions, but where are Lee Yong-Dae and Lee Hyun-Il? (photo: PBSI)

  • Musica Champions dominant in Djarum Superliga

    Bali: The Djarum Badminton Superliga defending champion Musica Champions is the only undefeated team that haven't lost a single match all season long. They have dominated the competition by sweeping past their opponents 5-0 in all their previous three ties.Simon Santoso of Musica Champions defeats Warut Tankmanustong of Granular Thailand 21-14, 21-15 on Wednesday.

    Simon Santoso of Musica Champions defeats Warut Tankmanustong of Granular Thailand 21-14, 21-15 on Wednesday.

  • Simon Santoso to spearhead a very young Indonesian team at 2015 SEA Games

    Jakarta - The Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) has named the national men's and women's badminton teams that were composed mostly of young players for the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. PBSI's has also targeted three gold medals in Singapore.Simon Santoso continues to lead by example for the young Indonesian team at 2015 SEA Games

    Simon Santoso continues to lead by example for the young Indonesian team at 2015 SEA Games

  • Klang United at risk of missing the Purple League Champions Challenge

    Kuala Lumpur: On Tuesday afternoon, Klang United BC suffered another loss in the Purple League, this time to the Petaling Jaya BC despite superb performances from Simon Santoso and Derek Wong.Klang United BC players Simon Santoso (second left), Derek Wong (second right) and coach Yap Kim Hock (right)

    Klang United BC players Simon Santoso (second left), Derek Wong (second right) and coach Yap Kim Hock (right)

  • Simon Santoso, Derek Wong miss the presence of Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: After Lin Dan, Kenichi Tago publicly pleading for Lee Chong Wei to return to the badminton court as soon as possible, Indonesian shuttler Simon Santoso and Derek Wong of Singapore said yesterday that they both missed the presence of the great badminton star.Simon Santoso (left) and Derek Wong are playing for Klang United BC at the Purple League

    Simon Santoso (left) and Derek Wong are playing for Klang United BC at the Purple League


  • Hafiz leads Cheras BC to victory over Nusajaya BC at Kopiko Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite losing the last two matches, Cheras BC managed to hang on to pull off a 12-10 victory over Nusajaya BC on Saturday.

    In the first men's singles match, former All-England champion Muhd Hafiz Hashim of Cheras BC continued his stunning revival under the 11-point scoring system when he knocked out world number 17 Boonsak Ponsana 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 in 47 minutes.Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

    Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

  • Simon Santoso and Ahsan-Setiawan to miss World Champs

    Jakarta: After Indonesia's defending mixed doubles pair, Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, withdrew from the 2014 World Championships few weeks ago due to Ahmad's ankle injury, Indonesia have suffered yet another major blow to its World Championships roster when they announced on Tuesday that Simon Santoso and defending men's doubles world champion Hendra Setiawan/ Mohammad Ahsan have also pulled out from the world meet that will take place in Copenhagen, from August 25 to August 31.Simon Santoso, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Liliyana Natsir dan Tontowi Ahmad have pulled out from World Championships (from left)

    Simon Santoso, Mohammad Ahsan, Hendra Setiawan, Liliyana Natsir dan Tontowi Ahmad have pulled out from World Championships (from left)

  • 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

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