Praveen Jordan in an interview with Suara said that the key to winning is to keep up the motivation from Richard Mainaky, his coach. According to him, the recent negative news and threats to take up disciplinary actions against him have not affected his game in any sense.
The Indonesian mixed doubles pair of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti has won the last two BWF Super 750 titles, Denmark Open and French Open. They beat world no. 2 ranked pair and world no. 1 ranked pair respectively in the two finals.
Speaking to Suara, Jordan said, “Actually we almost beat them (Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong, World no 1) in the semifinal of the All England. And also Yi Lyu (Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Ping, world no 2) in some occasions as well. Maybe, we just peaked this time.”
The 26-year-old Indonesian added that when it comes to skills and qualities, all the top 10 pairs are equal, and that the difference lies only in mental strength. Jordan also said that he cannot be content with just the two titles and will seize opportunities going ahead.
With these two victories Jordan/Oktavianti now holds a 2-6 head to head record against World Champions Zheng/Huang and recorded their first ever victory over Wang/Huang after six previous losses to the Chinese pair.