10 Mar '11, 2am

DTN Thailand: Hidayat's All-England badminton jinx continues: Taufik Hidayat, the former Olympic and world champ...

Taufik Hidayat, the former Olympic and world champion from Indonesia , became the All-England Open's first major casualty when he lost an engrossing late night tussle to unheralded Japanese player Kazushi Yamada on Wednesday. Hidayat whom many regard as the finest player never to have won the world's oldest tournament may have lost his last chance to do as he slipped to a 21-10, 21-14 defeat. It was a strangely one-sided affair, especially as Hidayat never stopped trying to work his way back into the match, and there were only the briefest of moments, early in the second game, when he looked as though he might turn it around. "I don't know why I was so bad -- I just wasn't feeling well," the second seed said. "I don't think he was really good. I just made so many unforced errors." Despite this, there were plenty of long rallies, and an important ingredient in the upset was...

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