I'm always want to win the title of this tournament." A former runner-up at the All England in 1999, Taufik Hidayat(ARC10) commented his enthusiasm for this tournament.
YONEX has been contracted with Hidayat for almost 16 years since 1996. gBadminton equals to YONEX." Hidayat says. gEverybody in Indonesia uses YONEX in badminton." When he choose his racquet, he regards whole balance of the racquet to suit with his swing, such as a mild hitting feeling, a combination with strings, a racquet handling, shuttle control and so on.
Hidayat faced Kevin Cordon from Guatemala at the opener and defeated him with 25-23, 21-17. His next up is 5th seeded Chen Jin.
Tournament Result [1st Round]
Lee Chong Wei(VTZF)(MAS) def. Zhengming Wang(CHN) 21-16 21-11
Kenichi Tago(ARC-ZS)(JPN) def. Viktor Axelsen (VTZF)(DEN) 21-12 24-22
Taufik Hidayat(INA) def. Kevin Cordon(GUA) 25-23 21-17
Mathias Boe(AT900P)/Carsten Mogensen(VTZF)(DEN) def. Hung Ling Chen/ Yu Lang Lin(TPE) 21-11 21-14
Koo Kien Keat(VTZF)/ Tan Boon Heong(VTZF)(MAS) def. Naoki Kawamae/ Shoji Sato(JPN) 21-11 21-18
Mohammad Ahsan(NS9900)/ Bona Septano(VT70)(INA) def. Howard Bach(NS9900)/ Tony Gunawan(ARC10)(USA) 21-19 17-21 21-14
Saina Nehwal(NR700RP)(IND) def. Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) 21-11 13-21 21-13
Christinna Pedersen(VTZF)/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl(ARC10)(DEN) def. Liu Ying Goh/ Yin Loo Lim(MAS) 21-16 21-16
Joachim Fischer Nielsen(VT80)/ Christinna Pedersen(DEN) def. Tao Jiaming/ Xia Huan(CHN) 21-19 21-16
Tontowi Ahmad(AT900P)/ Liliyana Natsir(NR700RP)(INA) def. Jian Guo Ong/ Yin Loo Lim (MAS) 18-21 21? 21-19