• 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

  • 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

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