Why Taufik Hidayat is Proud to Play with YONEX

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]
Men's Singles
[1]Lee Chong Wei(VTZF)(MAS) def. Zhengming Wang(CHN) 21-16 21-11
[7]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

Men's Doubles
[3]Mathias Boe(AT900P)/Carsten Mogensen(VTZF)(DEN) def. Hung Ling Chen/ Yu Lang Lin(TPE) 21-11 21-14
[6]Koo Kien Keat(VTZF)/ Tan Boon Heong(VTZF)(MAS) def. Naoki Kawamae/ Shoji Sato(JPN) 21-11 21-18
[7]Mohammad Ahsan(NS9900)/ Bona Septano(VT70)(INA) def. Howard Bach(NS9900)/ Tony Gunawan(ARC10)(USA) 21-19 17-21 21-14

Women's Singles
[4]Saina Nehwal(NR700RP)(IND) def. Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) 21-11 13-21 21-13

Women's Doubles
[7]Christinna Pedersen(VTZF)/ Kamilla Rytter Juhl(ARC10)(DEN) def. Liu Ying Goh/ Yin Loo Lim(MAS) 21-16 21-16

Mixed Doubles
[3]Joachim Fischer Nielsen(VT80)/ Christinna Pedersen(DEN) def. Tao Jiaming/ Xia Huan(CHN) 21-19 21-16
[4]Tontowi Ahmad(AT900P)/ Liliyana Natsir(NR700RP)(INA) def. Jian Guo Ong/ Yin Loo Lim (MAS) 18-21 21? 21-19