Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat's last attempt at winning the Japan Open ended in defeat on Friday, while women's top seed Tine Baun was another surprise quarter-final casualty.
Athens Olympic gold medallist Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia follows his return shot against teammate Simon Santoso duirng their men's singles quarter-finals at the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo. Hidayat, who has announced he will retire next year, bowed out to Santoso 9-21, 14-21.
The 31-year-old Hidayat, who has announced he will retire next year, bowed out to his Indonesian team-mate Simon Santoso 9-21, 14-21 in Tokyo. He has never won the Japan Open, despite Olympic, world and Asian glory.
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