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Singles, Men

Date15 – 21 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Gymnastirio Goudiou, Olympiako Syngrotima Goudiou, Athina
Participants32 from 21 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

There was no favorite. Since 2000, the two World titles and four All-England titles had been split by six different players. Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat had been seeded #1 in 2000 but lost in the quarter-finals. He had managed a bronze at the 2001 Worlds, but had won no major championships in the interim. He was known as the bad boy of badminton, having been suspended from the Indonesian team several times because of his behavior, and this would occur again before the 2006 World Championships. In Athina Hidayat was unseeded but had reached the All-England semis earlier in the year. He struggled in his second round match, but then did not lose another set as he won the gold medal. The final was an easy victory for him over Korea’s Son Seung-Mo, who had been bronze medalist at the 2003 Worlds. Hidayat would also win the 2005 World Championships.

PosPlayerNOC
1Taufik HidayatINAGold
2Son Seung-MoKORSilver
3Sony Dwi KuncoroINABronze
4Boonsak PonsanaTHA
=5Ronald SusiloSGP
=5Peter GadeDEN
=5Park Tae-SangKOR
=5Chen HongCHN
=9Björn JoppienGER
=9Lee Hyeon-IlKOR
=9Wong Choong HannMAS
=9Nikhil KanetkarIND
=9Jim Ronny AndersenNOR
=9Bao ChunlaiCHN
=9Richard VaughanGBR
=9Lee Chong WeiMAS
=17Lin DanCHN
=17Kasperi SaloFIN
=17Stuart BrehautAUS
=17Chris DednamRSA
=17Przemysław WachaPOL
=17Hidetaka YamadaJPN
=17Chien Yu-HsiuTPE
=17Sergio LlopisESP
=17Pedro YangGUA
=17Mohamed Roslin HashimMAS
=17Abhinn Shyam GuptaIND
=17Shoji SatoJPN
=17Marco VasconcelosPOR
=17Antti ViitikkoFIN
=17Ng WeiHKG
=17Kenneth JonassenDEN

Round One (15 – 16 August 2004)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Ronald SusiloSGP Lin DanCHN 115-12, 15-10
Match #2 Björn JoppienGER Kasperi SaloFIN 14-17, 15-7, 15-11
Match #3 Lee Hyeon-IlKOR 5Stuart BrehautAUS 15-3, 15-2
Match #4 Boonsak PonsanaTHA Chris DednamRSA 15-1, 15-0
Match #5 Wong Choong HannMAS 3Przemysław WachaPOL 15-1, 15-5
Match #6 Taufik HidayatINA Hidetaka YamadaJPN 15-8, 15-10
Match #7 Peter GadeDEN 6Chien Yu-HsiuTPE 15-6, 15-1
Match #8 Nikhil KanetkarIND Sergio LlopisESP 15-7, 13-15, 15-13
Match #9 Jim Ronny AndersenNOR Pedro YangGUA 15-9, 8-15, 15-6
Match #10 Sony Dwi KuncoroINA 8Mohamed Roslin HashimMAS 15-6, 9-15, 15-8
Match #11 Park Tae-SangKOR Abhinn Shyam GuptaIND 15-12, 15-0
Match #12 Bao ChunlaiCHN 4Shoji SatoJPN 15-6, 15-5
Match #13 Richard VaughanGBR Marco VasconcelosPOR 15-5, 15-5
Match #14 Son Seung-MoKOR 7Antti ViitikkoFIN 15-12, 15-3
Match #15 Lee Chong WeiMAS Ng WeiHKG 15-3, 15-13
Match #16 Chen HongCHN 2Kenneth JonassenDEN 12-15, 15-5, 15-9

Round Two (17 August 2004)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Ronald SusiloSGP Björn JoppienGER 15-11, 15-6
Match #2 Boonsak PonsanaTHA Lee Hyeon-IlKOR 515-13, 15-11
Match #3 Taufik HidayatINA Wong Choong HannMAS 311-15, 15-7, 15-9
Match #4 Peter GadeDEN 6Nikhil KanetkarIND 15-10, 15-6
Match #5 Sony Dwi KuncoroINA 8Jim Ronny AndersenNOR 15-7, 15-6
Match #6 Park Tae-SangKOR Bao ChunlaiCHN 415-11, 15-12
Match #7 Son Seung-MoKOR 7Richard VaughanGBR 15-9, 15-4
Match #8 Chen HongCHN 2Lee Chong WeiMAS 15-11, 3-15, 15-12

Quarter-Finals (18 August 2004)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Boonsak PonsanaTHA Ronald SusiloSGP 15-10, 15-1
Match #2 Taufik HidayatINA Peter GadeDEN 615-12, 15-12
Match #3 Sony Dwi KuncoroINA 8Park Tae-SangKOR 15-13, 15-4
Match #4 Son Seung-MoKOR 7Chen HongCHN 210-15, 15-4, 15-10

Semi-Finals (20 August 2004)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Taufik HidayatINA Boonsak PonsanaTHA 15-9, 15-2
Match #2 Son Seung-MoKOR 7Sony Dwi KuncoroINA 815-6, 9-15, 15-9

Final Round (21 August 2004)

Match 1/2 Taufik HidayatINA Son Seung-MoKOR 715-8, 15-7
Match 3/4 Sony Dwi KuncoroINA 8Boonsak PonsanaTHA 15-11, 17-16