Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti

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  1. ebcd

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    1. Praveen Jordan
      Place of Birth: Bontang - East Kalimantan
      Born: 26 Apr 1993
    2. Melati Daeva Oktavianti
      Place of Birth: Serang - Banten
      Born: 26 Oct 1994
    Results:
    2019
    SEA Games 2019 Gold Medal

    YONEX French Open 2019 (Champion)
    DANISA Denmark Open 2019 (Champion)

    DAIHATSU YONEX Japan Open 2019 (Runner-up)
    CROWN GROUP Australian Open 2019 (Runner-up)
    BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open 2019 (Runner-up)
    YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2019 (Runner-up)

    2018
    YONEX-SUNRISE DR. AKHILESH DAS GUPTA India Open 2018 (Runner-up)


    *image taken form https://badmintonindonesia.org/
     
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  2. ebcd

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    They deserved their own thread for their european tour achievements. :)
    I've been saying that Melati has improved since Fuzhou, China Open last year


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    it's Praveen that really do a fantastic job in this european tour, especially in last night's French Open Final. Good job, Praveen.
     
  3. wade

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    Yeah he's fantastic last night, one of his best performance. I hope this pair could keep working hard on training, these 2 wins should make them realise how good they are and and that they could achieve more.

    For praveen I hope he could work on how to minimize his unforced errors. for melati she only need to improve her defense, her frontcourt play is already so good, she got the better of HYQ last night.
     
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    I wonder what the coach had done to him haha
     
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    Their H2H vs 6 XD pairs

    Zheng/Huang : 2-6
    Wang/Huang : 1-6
    Yuta/Arisa : 2-0
    Dechapol/Sapsiree : 3-2
    Chan/Goh : 4-2
    Seo/Chae : 1-1

    Apart from the top 2 CHN XD, their H2H against other top pairs are actually good. Keep playing consistently and they will become more dangerous to others.
     
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    I just want to share this photo lol

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    watch and see how it happened lol
     
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    Congrats for their victory in Denmark Open and French Open. As a reward for their sensational results, they are ensured to be qualified in WTF.

     
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    Love the way he motivates melati at the interval

     
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    Go defeat Zheng/Huang more often and please be nice to Wang/Huang:p



    https://bwfworldtour.bwfbadminton.com/news-single/2019/10/28/that-winning-feeling/

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    Two weeks, two titles for Jordan and Oktavianti.


    THAT WINNING FEELING

    Two weeks ago, no one would have predicted that Indonesia’s Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti would have gone back-to-back during the European swing of the HSBC BWF World Tour, let alone consecutive wins over world No.1s Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong.

    Such is the dominance of Zheng and Huang, and to a lesser extent, world No.2s Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping, that victory to any other pair would have seemed out of reach.

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    Not a bad way to celebrate your 25th birthday for Oktavianti.


    But Jordan and Oktavianti have taken their game to a new level this past fortnight and have joined the upper echelon of mixed doubles contenders.

    Last night they celebrated Oktavianti’s birthday in style with a 22-24 21-16 21-12 victory over the world champions at the YONEX French Open 2019. It matches their 18-21 21-16 22-20 quarterfinal result over Zheng and Huang and 21-18 18-21 21-19 final success against Wang and Huang in Odense last week.

    By the sound of things, they have no intention of letting this be a one-off streak.




    “We have no words. We are so happy to get two wins in a row in Europe. It’s exciting for us. We now have the confidence to know we can keep on doing it.

    “We know Zheng and Huang have won a lot of titles so to beat them today is a great sign,” said Jordan.

    The secret to their success has been their improved partnership on the court.

    “Today we kept communicating and supporting each and that is the key for us. If we do that we tend to play really well,” added Oktavianti, who turned 25 on Saturday.

    For Zheng and Huang, it was a case of being outplayed by a fierce and determined opponent.

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    Zheng and Huang were no match for the Indonesians.


    “They were very good with their one-two punch. They hardly made any mistakes and their service was near perfect. It was tough for us to take the initiative. They restricted our play so we were very passive.

    “We tried many ways to win but our opponents were just too good. We lost but it’s not because we didn’t play well. All the teams all improving very quickly so we have to train hard, evaluate and improve more,” said Zheng.

    Huang added: “In the third game I felt they were very lucky. Oktavianti had a few shots that either clipped the net or just rolled over, which was tough for us to handle.

    “But I’m not surprised by their play. They have some good qualities and they controlled the match much better than us.”
     
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    a formal public warning to be omitted from the national team, I guess hahhahaaa
     
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    Praveen Destroyer Jordan
     
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    Praveen/Melati is start to flourish.. back to back victory against ZSW/HYQ is impressive
     
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    Praveen Saitama Jordan
     
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    I feel their style to be quite similar with Zheng/Huang, with the girl focusing on interception and leave the rest to the boy. The other top pairs seem not have such distinct roles. Obvious ZSW moves faster than Jordan but Jordan compensates by having a much shorter stroke. There is no obvious gap on player capabilities. It’s just execution. While they are on top of their game, Zheng/Huang’s court coverage is nearly flawless. Still a long way to go for PraMel.
     
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    Lol... From now on, the coaches should do that to light a fire under all their poorly performing players...

    But seriously, Praveen shows that he's got the right stuff to be a top XD player when properly motivated. And Melati was able to outplay Huang at the net, which is an incredible feat considering how good Huang is already...

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    Back when Natsir retired, many shows pessimism that INA XD is already done for. It was considered unrealistic for INA XD to send 2 pairs to OG. But, as of now, I can see that happening. It's possible that INA XD will have 2 reps in OG. Praveen/Melati have shown what they are really capable of. It's time for Hafiz/Gloria to step up and not wanting to lose behind.
     
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    Are they a couple off the court?
     
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    No idea. But, some XD pairs' relationship seems to go into the "romantic" territory. They aren't the only one.
     
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    i'm so happy with their last 2 weeks achievements but it's quite early to bring them in to serious challenger of chinese duo (ZSW/HYQ,WYL/HDP) dominance whether in the SS tour or major event like the olympic next years

    jordan/oktavianti must maintain their level of performance with sheer hard work,dedication, determination and to be mentally stronger than before, something that they seems lack before.their main obstacle is not in technical areas, but non technical area (psychological things)
    from technical point of view, top INA XD always have quality in their play, soft net play, good front court coverage, variation of the stroke and in Jordan case, deadly smash and disguise dropshot from the back that frequently caught their opponent off the guard.

    the next 6 month (nov-april) will be their "baptism of fire".If the can maintain their performance and winning atleat 2-3 prestigious title, lets say FCO next weeks, INA Open and AE next year, surely their opponent like chinese duo, thai's pair, korean and japan pair have a lot of headaches to tame this duo's
     
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