Indonesians draw adverse openers at All England badminton match


Four Indonesian mixed doubles pairs have been dealt damaging matchups on the 2019 All England Open badminton event, as each pair is ready to stand their compatriots on Wednesday while the long hunt for the title begins.

Eighth seeds Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja will oppose Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti. At the same time, Tontowi Ahmad and Winny Oktavina Kandow will face Alfian Eko Prasetya and Marseille Gischa Islami within the BWF World Tour occasion.


It is Praveen’s and Melati’s second yr together as a couple. Previously, Praveen changed into paired with Debby Susanto, who retired early this yr. The Praveen-Debby duo turned into Indonesia’s 2d excellent in combined doubles in the back of Tontowi and his former partner Liliyana Natsir.

For Tontowi, 2019 marks his first 12 months playing without Liliyana, who additionally retired in January. The All England Open may be the 0.33-ever match for the Tontowi-Winny pair. They performed together inside the BWF YONEX German Open last week and the BWF Barcelona Spain Masters final month. Tontowi and Winny made it to the quarterfinals in Spain but lost their opener in Germany.

The All England opener among Praveen-Melati and Hafiz-Gloria will be the third time the 2 pairs meet. Their head-to-head record is 1-1.\ In their last assembly on the BWF Malaysia Masters in January, Praveen and Melati came out. Hafiz and Gloria, although rebounded with an end because of the runners-up of the German Open.

“It is a not likely draw due to the fact we’re already playing in opposition to every other inside the opener, but it is what it’s miles. We will play along and do our high quality.

“I suppose we’re quite identical in terms of high-quality. We also recognize every other pretty well – strengths and weaknesses – due to the fact we frequently educate together and play against each other in tournaments,” Praveen stated as quoted employing the Indonesian Badminton Association’s (PBSI) respectable website, badmintonindonesia.Org.