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Singles, Men

Date15 – 21 August 2004
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.

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

Date15 – 16 August 2004
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #115 Aug 19:20Court 1Ronald SusiloSGP15-12, 15-10Lin Dan (1)CHN
Match #215 Aug 18:40Court 2Björn JoppienGER14-17, 15-7, 15-11Kasperi SaloFIN
Match #315 Aug 18:30Court 1Lee Hyeon-Il (5)KOR15-3, 15-2Stuart BrehautAUS
Match #415 Aug 20:20Court 2Boonsak PonsanaTHA15-1, 15-0Chris DednamRSA
Match #515 Aug 22:00Court 2Wong Choong Hann (3)MAS15-1, 15-5Przemysław WachaPOL
Match #615 Aug 20:30Court 3Taufik HidayatINA15-8, 15-10Hidetaka YamadaJPN
Match #715 Aug 21:00Court 1Peter Gade (6)DEN15-6, 15-1Chien Yu-HsiuTPE
Match #816 Aug 14:20Court 3Nikhil KanetkarIND15-7, 13-15, 15-13Sergio LlopisESP
Match #916 Aug 15:10Court 3Jim Ronny AndersenNOR15-9, 8-15, 15-6Pedro YangGUA
Match #1016 Aug 19:40Court 3Sony Dwi Kuncoro (8)INA15-6, 9-15, 15-8Mohamed Roslin HashimMAS
Match #1116 Aug 20:10Court 1Park Tae-SangKOR15-12, 15-0Abhinn Shyam GuptaIND
Match #1216 Aug 18:30Court 1Bao Chunlai (4)CHN15-6, 15-5Shoji SatoJPN
Match #1316 Aug 18:40Court 2Richard VaughanGBR15-5, 15-5Marco VasconcelosPOR
Match #1416 Aug 18:50Court 3Son Seung-Mo (7)KOR15-12, 15-3Antti ViitikkoFIN
Match #1516 Aug 20:30Court 3Lee Chong WeiMAS15-3, 15-13Ng WeiHKG
Match #1616 Aug 19:20Court 1Chen Hong (2)CHN12-15, 15-5, 15-9Kenneth JonassenDEN

Round Two

Date17 August 2004
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #117 Aug 10:10Court 1Ronald SusiloSGP15-11, 15-6Björn JoppienGER
Match #217 Aug 9:50Court 2Boonsak PonsanaTHA15-13, 15-11Lee Hyeon-Il (5)KOR
Match #317 Aug 11:30Court 2Taufik HidayatINA11-15, 15-7, 15-9Wong Choong Hann (3)MAS
Match #417 Aug 10:50Court 2Peter Gade (6)DEN15-10, 15-6Nikhil KanetkarIND
Match #517 Aug 14:20Court 3Sony Dwi Kuncoro (8)INA15-7, 15-6Jim Ronny AndersenNOR
Match #617 Aug 15:20Court 1Park Tae-SangKOR15-11, 15-12Bao Chunlai (4)CHN
Match #717 Aug 14:50Court 2Son Seung-Mo (7)KOR15-9, 15-4Richard VaughanGBR
Match #817 Aug 15:00Court 3Chen Hong (2)CHN15-11, 3-15, 15-12Lee Chong WeiMAS


Date18 August 2004
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #118 Aug 14:00Court 1Boonsak PonsanaTHA15-10, 15-1Ronald SusiloSGP
Match #218 Aug 9:00Court 1Taufik HidayatINA15-12, 15-12Peter Gade (6)DEN
Match #318 Aug 15:00Court 1Sony Dwi Kuncoro (8)INA15-13, 15-4Park Tae-SangKOR
Match #418 Aug 10:00Court 1Son Seung-Mo (7)KOR10-15, 15-4, 15-10Chen Hong (2)CHN


Date20 August 2004
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #120 Aug 9:00Court 1Taufik HidayatINA15-9, 15-2Boonsak PonsanaTHA
Match #220 Aug 10:20Court 1Son Seung-Mo (7)KOR15-6, 9-15, 15-9Sony Dwi Kuncoro (8)INA

Final Round

Date21 August 2004
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match 1/221 Aug 16:10Court 1Taufik HidayatINA15-8, 15-7Son Seung-Mo (7)KOR
Match 3/421 Aug 10:45Court 1Sony Dwi Kuncoro (8)INA15-11, 17-16Boonsak PonsanaTHA