Indonesian pair Hendra/Ahsan wins All England

Indonesian pair Hendra/Ahsan wins All England

Ahsan/Hendra Melaju (ANTARANEWS/PBSI)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias mens doubles players Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan took home a title from All England Super Series Premier 2014 after beating Japanese pair Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa in the finals at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Sunday.

The victory ended Indonesias 10-year title drought in the mens doubles event, having won it in 2003 through the pair of Candra Wijaya/Sigit Budiarto.

The win also gave Hendra and Ahsan the predicate of world champion, the worlds first-seed and winner of the worlds oldest tournament.

In the finals, the Indonesian pair beat the Japanese duo Hiroyuki Endo/Kenichi Hayakawa who are the worlds number two pair in 21-19 and 21-19.

Hendra and Ahsan moved to the finals after they easily defeated their compatriots Markis Kido/Marcus Fernanldi Gideon with a score of 21-7 and 21-12.

In the quarterfinals, the Indonesian duo edged out the Chinese pair Fu Haifeng/Zhang Nan in straight sets 23-21 and 22-20.

Hendra and Ahsan beat the Russian pair Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov in straight sets 21-14 and 21-18 in the first round.

In the second round, the worlds first seed had to work hard to edge out host duo Chris Langridge/Peter Mills in a rubber game 8-21, 21-17 and 21-14.

Reporting by Bayu Kuncahyo
(S012) 

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