No one would have predicted Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti would pull off this amazing feat; even betting websites could not predict the odds of them winning back-to-back in the European series of the HSBC BWF World Tour.
Especially with the dominance displayed by the PRC pairs – World No. 1 Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, as well as World No. 2 Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping.
Yet they have done the seemingly implausible, emerging victorious in a thrilling match at 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.
Praveen and Melati mastered all the necessary techniques to win the match. Praveen’s fast smash and Melati’s abilities to keep up with him earned them the victory. I am happy for them, as they have finally won a Super 750 category tournament” – Yuni Kartika, Sports’ Presenter
Today we kept communicating and supporting each and that is the key for us. If we do that we tend to play really well,” – Melati Daeva Oktavianti
As we always tell players playing casual doubles, no one can win the game alone. Even if your partner is a lot stronger, or weaker than you, it is your partly your responsibility to work together to achieve a win.