Taufik Hidayat has made known Thursday in Tokyo that he will be retiring during his home Djarum Indonesia Open in June 2013. “”After the (London) Olympics, I decided to play 10 more tournaments and this is the first one. I will retire after the Indonesian Open next year,” he told AFP in Tokyo.
The wonder-boy will probably go with all the honours he deserves as the first and only Indonesian athlete to have won back-to-back the Olympic gold medal and the World Championships. This also means that he will not participate in the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China, scheduled for July 2013.