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Jordan seals second mixed doubles crown at Yonex All England

Praveen Jordan surged to his second Yonex All England mixed doubles title - but had a different partner by his side.

The 26-year-old Indonesian triumphed alongside new companion Melati Daeva Oktavianti on Sunday, beating Thai third seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in an entertaining contest at Arena Birmingham.

Jordan knows exactly how to navigate his way around the Midlands terrain, also clinching the crown back in 2016 when he and Debby Susanto - now retired - toppled Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the final.

And after making it a memorable double in front of a raucous arena crowd, the mixed doubles world No.5 said the second title was just as special as the first.

“I’m very humbled to win the Yonex All England Championships for the second time with a different partner,” he said.

“I want to say thank you to all the Indonesian fans who have come over here and supported us this week.”

Jordan and Oktavianti - who had broken English hearts the previous evening when they beat Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the semi-finals - raced into a 1-0 lead in the final, taking the first game 21-15.

But they were pegged back in the second as Puavaranukroh and Taerattanachai levelled 21-17, teeing up a mouth-watering decider.

And then the Indonesian pair found some of their most imperious form, cruising to a 21-8 victory to secure Jordan’s dual coronation.