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Jordan and Oktavianti beat their evil spirit and take home their first tournament title

October 20, 2019 3:18 Published by

 

Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti won an astonishing final against Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping. It was even their first title as a constellation.

 

In Sunday’s final at DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2019 presented by VICTOR, Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping faced Praveen Jordan/Melati Oktavianti.

The twenty-four-year old Chinese were clearly the favorites. Jordan/Oktavianti had never beaten their young opponents despite six previous clashes.

Today, the Indonesians finally won against the Chinese pair and took home their first title as a pair. After the match, they were obviously happy.

– It’s our fifth final together so we are very pleased that we finally get the win. The main thing for us is that we have good communication and because of the team work we won the match today, said the mixeddoubles winners of DANISA DENMARK OPEN 2019 presented by VICTOR.

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There were no signs that Jordan/Oktavianti would win in their seventh showdown. Straight from the beginning Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping were dominating the match. After less than ten minutes they were ahead 10-6. Perhaps Jordan/Oktavianti already got flashbacks. The Indonesians have lost three finals to Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping just in 2019.

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Surprisingly, the Indonesians fought their way back in the first game and especially Praveen Jordan’s offensive caused Wang/Huang many problems.

Jordan/Oktavianti won the first game 21-18.

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Huang/Wang equalized by winning the second game.

In the third game the Indonesians quickly build up a lead and it seemed like they were about to win against their evil spirit.

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The Chinese pair did not throw in the towel and suddenly it was status quo. In the end, the rallies were long and intense and both pair put up a good fight. When it mattered the most Jordan/Oktavianti showed coolness and for that reason they won their first tournament as a pair and furthermore beat Huang/Wang for the very first time. The match ended 21-18, 18-21, 21-19.