. Taufik Hidayat's apology for the 2009 Super Series Masters Finals failure From Jakarta Globe (click here): Taufik Exits Badminton Super Series Finals in Malaysia on a Sorry Note Here is the article: Taufik Hidayat played so bad at this week’s Super Series Masters Finals that all he could do was apologize. The former world champion bowed out of the season-ending tournament without a win in three group matches, the final nail coming in a 21-17, 21-15 loss to Hsieh Yu-hsin of Taiwan on Friday. Taufik had said before the tournament that the draw he received in Johor Baru, Malaysia, “was tough.” That might have been an understatement. He failed to win a set in losing to Bao Chunlai of China, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and Hsieh in Group A. After dropping a heartbreaker to Bao in the opener on Wednesday, he was dismantled by Lee 21-6, 21-13 on Thursday night. “I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to play my game, the one that everyone was expecting. Hopefully, I will do better next year,” he wrote on his Facebook page. Since the Super Series was introduced in 2008, Taufik, who left the national team earlier this year to turn professional, has yet to win a title in the top-notch tournament, settling for runner-up three times this season — in France, Japan and Indonesia. “[This season] is over, and I will just use this as my motivation for the Malaysia Open Super Series next month,” the 28-year-old said on the Badminton World Federation’s Web site. The Malaysian Open Super Series will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 19-24 (2010). ............ .