JAKARTA - The Indonesian mixed doubles Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti continued their steps to the quarter-finals of the Yonex Thailand Open 2021 after overthrowing the host representatives Supak Jomkoh / Supissara Paewsampran.
In Thursday's match at Impact Arena, Bangkok, the second seeded pair eliminated Jomkoh / Paewsampran in two straight games with a score of 21-14, 22-20.
The first game was easy for Praveen / Melati who is now ranked fourth in the world. There was no significant resistance from the couple from the land of the white elephant. Praveen / Melati collected points quickly and led 21-14 in the first game.
Entering the second game, Jomkoh / Paewsampran began to press. This time, they attacked a lot and continued to follow Praveen / Melati. The position of the two couples has drawn several times. Towards the end of the match, both of them were getting more and more aggressive.
But once again Praveen / Melati proved their superiority. They saw an opening to steal points from their opponents who started to play unstable. Praveen / Melati successfully secured the final points and regained victory with a score of 22-20.
The result was Praveen / Melati's first win over the pair ranked 44 in the world as they had never met in any tournament before.
Furthermore, in the Yonex Thailand Open quarter-finals on Friday, the 2020 All England champions will face the Danish pair Mathias Christiansen / Alexandra Boje.
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