Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir claimed Mixed Doubles title at Yonex All England Open

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 5:55:27 by

Indonesia’s best couple of Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir proved their worth in the arena and remained successful in grabbing the Mixed Doubles title after defeating China’s Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the final clash of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2013 in England, on Sunday, March 10.

The second seeded Tontowi and Liliyana, who remained unbeaten throughout the All England Open, played with wonderful confidence on the final day and thrashed their fifth seeded Chinese challengers in a completely commanding fashion.

Indonesian shuttlers were in remarkable form on court as they played with wonderful speed and confidence and remained successful in overpowering their experienced rivals in straight sets with a smashing margin of 21-13 and 21-17 in 42 minutes.

On the other hand, the fifth seeded Nan and Yunlei could not continued their winning run in the tournament as they failed to play aggressive badminton and eventually lost the final battle without even posing a small threat to their Indonesian challengers.

In the opening set, the in-form Tontowi and Liliyana displayed a phenomenal show on court as they executed powerful shots with remarkable variations from the starting points.

Tontowi and Liliyana proved that they have achieved top class skills on court and eventually remained successful in getting a strong lead at the opening stage.

Until the one-minute break in first set, the aggressive Tontowi and Liliyana were leading the game with a wonderful difference on the score board.

After the mid-game interval, Nan and Yunlei tried to play attacking badminton but could not take charge of the game and remained trailing in the arena.

Meanwhile, Tontowi and Liliyana stayed very calm and composed on court as they did not show any sign of confusion and wrapped up the opening game with a dominating difference of 21-13.

In the following set, Chinese players showed a few glimpses of their brilliance by playing attacking badminton but they could not control the pace of rallies.

On the contrary, Tontowi and Liliyana displayed their unmatched craft in the arena by taking the bird timely from all areas and kept their upper hand over their challengers.

Indonesian shuttlers were composed and positive in the arena in the final points of second set and they secured it with a comfortable difference of 21-17 and won the Mixed Doubles title in style.

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