German Open 2023 results: Praveen/Melati are struggling to get rid of the world’s 615th ranked pair
Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti followed in the footsteps of Dejan Ferdinansyah/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja to qualify for the second round of the 2023 German Open tournament / Photo: PBSI
MULHEIM – Praveen Jordan / Melati Daeva Oktavianti followed in the footsteps of Dejan Ferdinansyah / Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja to qualify for the second round of the 2023 German Open tournament. This positive result was obtained after Indonesia’s mixed doubles successfully eliminated the co-host Bjarne Geiss / Emma Moszczynski.
Competing at Westenegie Sporthalle, Wednesday (8/3/2023), Praveen/Melati had to work hard to get rid of the pair ranked 615 in the world. That can be seen from the points earned in the first game.
Praveen/Melati chased three times to equalize (4-4, 6-6, and 9-9) before the non-training pair were finally able to turn around winning 11-9 in the first game interval.
After the break Praveen/Melati started to find their best game. They also continued to add to the treasury of points while winning the first game 21-13.
In the second game, Geiss/Moszczynski played tirelessly. The German mixed doubles pair managed to trouble Praveen/Melati.
However, they finally won Pramel 11-9 in the second interval. After the break, the home pair were able to turn things around to 15-13 thanks to the cross ball attack pattern they demonstrated. In fact, they could walk away with a 19-16 advantage. Even though Pramel had evened the score at 19-19, Geiss/Moszczynski were able to win the second game with a 21-19 victory.
Not wanting to be embarrassed, the former world number four pair went on a rampage in the deciding game. They led 5-2 and then took a deep lead 11-5 at the interval.
After the break, Praveen/Melati also got point after point to walk away with a 16-8 advantage. Then, they locked the victory in the third game with a score of 21-13.