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Fajar Alfian
Personal information
Born 7 March 1995 (1995-03-07) (age 26)
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Country Indonesia
Handedness Right
Men's doubles
Highest Ranking 5 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto 16 April 2019)
Current Ranking 7 (with Muhammad Rian Ardianto 9 February 2021)

Fajar Alfian (born 7 March 1995) is an Indonesian badminton player who affiliated with the SGS PLN Bandung.

Career

Together with Muhammad Rian Ardianto. He won international tournaments including the Indonesia International in 2014, 2015, and 2016; the Austrian International in 2015; and at the BWF Grand Prix level, the 2016 Chinese Taipei Masters. Alfian was a member of the Indonesia men's team that won gold medals at the 2017 and 2019 Southeast Asian Games. He also played with Ardianto, and clinched the men's doubles bronze at that event in 2017. In 2018, Ardianto and Alfian competed on the BWF World Tour, and won titles at the Malaysia Masters and the Syed Modi International. and 2019 Swiss Open and Korea Open. Together with Ardianto he got a medal bronze medal men's doubles at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the silver at the 2018 Asian Games, and another bronze at the 2019 BWF World Championships.

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Result Ref.
Indonesian Sport Awards 2018 Favorite Male Athlete Duos with Muhammad Rian Ardianto Nominated

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 St. Jakobshalle,
Basel, Switzerland
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
16–21, 21–15, 10–21 Bronze Bronze

Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Istora Gelora Bung Karno,
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
21–13, 18–21, 22–24 Silver Silver

Southeast Asian Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Axiata Arena,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Thailand Kittinupong Kedren
Thailand Dechapol Puavaranukroh
17–21, 21–23 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Malaysia Goh V Shem
Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
14–21, 24–22, 21–13 1 Winner
2018 German Open Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takuto Inoue
Japan Yuki Kaneko
16–21, 18–21 2 Runner-up
2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
India Chirag Shetty
21–11, 22–20 1 Winner
2019 Swiss Open Super 300 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21–19, 21–16 1 Winner
2019 Korea Open Super 500 Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Takeshi Kamura
Japan Keigo Sonoda
21–16, 21–17 1 Winner

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 New Zealand Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto People's Republic of China Huang Kaixiang
People's Republic of China Zheng Siwei
21–16, 17–21, 9–21 2 Runner-up
2016 Chinese Taipei Masters Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
11–6, 11–6, 11–13, 9–11, 12–10 1 Winner
2017 Bitburger Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Denmark Kim Astrup
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
19–21, 21–19, 18–21 2 Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Agripinna Pamungkas
9–11, 11–9, 11–9, 11–8 1 Winner
2015 Austrian Open Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto England Peter Briggs
England Tom Wolfenden
23–21, 18–21, 21–19 1 Winner
2015 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Indonesia Hantoro
Indonesia Rian Swastedian
21–12, 17–21, 21–15 1 Winner
2016 Indonesia International Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto Japan Yoshiki Tsukamoto
Japan Shunsuke Yamamura
21–12, 21–19 1 Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Performance timeline

Key
W F SF QF #R RR Q# A G S B NH N/A
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze medal; (NH) not held; (N/A) not applicable.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

National team

  • Junior level
Team events 2013
Asian Junior Championships B
World Junior Championships S
  • Senior level
Team events 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games G NH G NH
Asia Team Championships NH A NH G NH
Asia Mixed Team Championships A NH B NH
Asian Games NH S NH
Thomas Cup NH B NH NH
Sudirman Cup A NH DNP NH

Individual competitions

  • Junior level
Events 2013
Asian Junior Championships 2R (BD)
2R (XD)
World Junior Championships QF (BD)
  • Senior level
Events 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Southeast Asian Games B NH QF NH
Asian Championships 2R 2R 2R NH
Asian Games NH S NH
World Championships A 3R B NH
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best
BWF Superseries / Grand Prix BWF World Tour
Thailand Masters NH A QF QF A NH QF ('17, '18)
Swiss Open A QF A W NH A W ('19)
German Open A 1R (MD) A F A NH F ('18)
All England Open A 1R 1R SF 2R w/d SF ('19)
Malaysia Masters A 2R W 2R SF W ('18)
New Zealand Open A F (MD) 2R A NH F ('15)
Australian Open A 1R A 1R NH 1R ('17, '19)
Malaysia Open A 2R 2R SF NH Q SF ('19)
Singapore Open A 2R A QF NH Q QF ('19)
Korea Masters A 1R A NH 1R ('18)
Indonesia Masters 1R (XD) 2R (MD) 2R (MD) 1R NH 2R QF SF SF ('20)
Indonesia Open A 1R SF SF QF NH SF ('17, '18)
Thailand Open A NH A SF QF A 2R 2R NH SF ('16)
1R
Korea Open A 1R A W NH W ('19)
Taipei Open A QF A QF NH QF ('16, '19)
Vietnam Open A QF (MD) 2R A NH QF ('15)
China Open A 2R SF NH SF ('19)
Japan Open A 2R QF 2R NH QF ('18)
Indonesia Masters Super 100 NH A 2R NH 2R ('19)
Syed Modi International NH A SF W A NH W ('18)
Denmark Open A w/d QF A QF ('19)
French Open A QF w/d 1R NH QF ('17)
Macau Open A SF A NH SF ('16)
SaarLorLux Open A F A F ('17)
Fuzhou China Open A QF A 1R 2R NH QF ('16)
Hong Kong Open A 1R SF 2R NH SF ('18)
Chinese Taipei Masters NH 1R (MD) W NH W ('16)
Year-end ranking 536 (XD) 112 (MD)
189 (XD)
49 (MD)
809 (XD)
24 17 7 5 6 5
Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Best

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Muhammad Rian Ardianto against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.

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