Thread: Andre Kurniawan Tedjono
12-13-2007, 10:42 PM #171
After becoming the Russian Open Gold GP finalist, Andre is now world rank # 28. Next week when his Italian Challenge result kicked in... maybe 25?
12-13-2007, 10:43 PM #172
12-21-2007, 05:21 AM #173
Andre Kurniawan Tedjono ends the year with no 25 in the World Ranking. Surely, he will go into the main draws of BOTH the Malaysia and Korea Super Series 2008.
We shall see if he can break the top 20 after both events.
12-21-2007, 07:34 AM #174
12-22-2007, 06:56 AM #175
As for the other MS, WS, MD and WD; its true that they still need to compete at lower level tourneys and build up their rankings. However, I think both Andre and Rian/Yoke need more exposure in terms of matches against top players/pairs. They should be Djarum's focus next year in terms of a GP Gold or Super Series title
05-22-2008, 03:14 PM #176
Interview with Andre Kurniawan Tedjono
Andre Kurniawan Tedjono's performance in 2007
Indonesia Open was magnificent. He was the only PB Djarum's player to make it to the quarter final. The Magelang borne man surprises his team and even himself. Andre admitted that he going as far as the quarter final was a surprising thing. It was an achievement he never thought about before.
Here is the interview between PB Djarum's journalist and the player at the 4th place in the national rank after he won the KLRC (Kuala Lumpur Racket Club), New Zealand Open 2007.
Q: Tell us about your success in reaching the quarter final of the 2007 Indonesia Open.
A: It was a surprise, even for me. My target wasn't that far. What I did was training very hard and play without a burden.
Q: You said you didn't target that far. Are you giving up before the match?
A: I wasn't giving up, I was just being realistic. My opponents were more experienced than me while I'm just starting my way to their level. Their fighting spirit was also better than mine. Therefore I decided to give it my best and perform as relax as I could. That attitude boosted my concentration in chasing after the shuttlecock.
Q: Who are your toughest opponents?
A: Actually, there were a lot. There were Wong Choong Hann from Malaysia, and Kenneth Jonassen from Denmark. Those two were good.
Q: Was there any problem during the Indonesia Open?
A: Yes, especially in the court. The wind from the air conditioner was very annoying.
Q: Do you have any special tips to perform optimally?
A: Don't overestimate the opponent because eventually we must defeat him/her. Throw away any personal goal; it will only be a burden for you. That is what I'd do so I can play without any burden. Don't forget to concentrate. Usually on the night before the match, I think about the tactics that the opponent is going to use and how to counter it. The last but not least, don't forget to pray.
Q: What about your own tactic?
A: First I will defend, and then started my offensive maneuvers. But I prefer offensive style.
Q: By the way, you just participated in New Zealand Grand Prix right?
A: Yes, and I came out on top in the men's singles.
Q: Who was your opponent in the final?
A: Wong Choong Hann from Malaysia. The score is 13-21, 21-18, 21-13.
Q: With this victory, surely your rank is rising again?
A: Yes, my rank indeed went up even though it is still in the 38th place. I still need to participate in many tournaments and hopefully win some of them to raise my rank.
Q: What do you do when winning a tournament?
A: I am very happy and grateful to God. I would send SMS to my family in Magelang, but that's it. I must return to my practice and forget about it. I shouldn't waste too much time just to celebrate a victory.
Q: What's the different playing there from playing in Indonesia?
A: There are differences, especially on the court. There, the wind didn't bother the play at all.
Q: What were you thinking about hose victories?
A: For me, this is not enough. I'm still very far from becoming the world champion. I wanted to be the world champion and I have to fight my way through a lot of worl class tournaments.
Q: What do you think about PB Djarum?
A: Everything is great. The coach, the facility, and the equipment are more than we could ask for. I definitely can see the future from here.
Q: Is it truly good or were you just afraid to criticize it?
A: No, really. As far as I know, PB Djarum is the best there is. Now it is up to me to achieve everything I could in national and international level.
Good luck, Andre!
Last edited by yannie; 05-22-2008 at 03:20 PM.
05-22-2008, 03:30 PM #177
Name :Andre Kurniawan Tedjono
P.O. Birth/Birth Date :Magelang, 7 Desember 1986
World Rank :Tunggal Putra
National Rank :Tunggal Putra
Year Joined :1998
Class/Match Category :Tunggal Putra
Hand (Left/Right) :Tangan kanan
Height :176 cm
Start career in badminton (Age):10 tahun
How start career in badminton iarahkan orang tua
- Juara I KLRC Open Grand Prix 2007
- Juara I Kejurnas tahun 2003 - 2005
- Juara I Brasil Open 2006
- 8 Besar Indonesia Super Series 2007
- Runner Up Romania International Series 2007
Best Appearance :Pertandingan di Indonesia Super Series 2007, karena saya bisa mengalahkan unggulan ke 8 yaitu Kenneth Jonassen (Denmark)
Worst Appearance:Pertandingan di Thailand Satelite Super Series 2005, karena dikalahkan oleh pemain non peringkat
Greatest Opponent :Chen Hong, Taufik Hidayat
Favorite training partner :Ari Yuli Wahyu Hartanto
Debut for Indonesia :Asia Junior World Championship 2004 di Korea
Goal for Badminton :Menyamai prestasi Taufik Hidayat
Hobby :Main games, nonton bioskop
Favorite Food :Pizza
Favorite Film :Terminator 1, 2 dan 3
Favorite Song :Girl Friend - Avril Lavigne
Favorite Actor/Actress :Avril Lavigne
Favorite Athlete :Taufik Hidayat
Favorite TV Show :4 Mata [talk show]
Future plan if retire from badminton:Bisnis
About me :Pantang menyerah, pemalu, pendiam, humoris
Last edited by yannie; 05-22-2008 at 03:32 PM.
05-22-2008, 05:27 PM #178
..yannie's mastery in the Indonesian language has improved!! ...Btw, did you really translate those??..Or are they from another source??
05-22-2008, 05:32 PM #179
hahaha, copy pasted from djarum's website, btw i've noticed that we now can choose between english and indonesian, plus it loads much faster!!! well done, or maybe they read bc so they've decided to improve??? hahaha..
andre is in spain now, playing against christian lind thomsen (denmark) tomorrow...
05-22-2008, 05:41 PM #180
..they guys at Djarum's website (or those reading them at Djarum's website) can read the gold texts, because i had to squint my eyes because of the glare & faintness of the color....Well, at least this portion of the interviews is okay.
05-25-2008, 11:58 AM #181
Yesterday, Andre finished as a semifinalist in the Spanish Open.
06-02-2008, 11:29 PM #182
Andre win Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse International 2008
Congratz in final beat other indonesian players Ari Yuli Wahyu 21-16 22-2o
06-05-2008, 07:43 AM #183
We can possibly see Andre vs. Lee Chong Wei in the INA SS' R16...
06-05-2008, 11:37 PM #184
06-05-2008, 11:49 PM #185
ya...but need a fresh blood to knockdown lcw....lcw too familiar with pg,boonsak,chen yu plays...
06-06-2008, 01:02 AM #186
06-06-2008, 01:20 AM #187
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