2018 Men’s Doubles Winner

Mens’ doubles – Kiss the floor

In the all-Indonesian men’s final, the normally vocal second seeds were inaudible and the normally defensive first seeds were urgently assertive up to the first interval. And then the pattern reversed at the change of ends.

The typically attacking world #42 Wahyu Nayaka / Ade Yusuf Santoso never found consistent smash rhythm and were severely lacking in their defense department so it wasn’t a surprise that they went down eventually to the more solid formation of Berry Angriawan / Hardianto, 9-21, 21-9, 15-21.

Like the Japanese ladies, world #17 Angriawan/Hardianto reached two finals across consecutive weekends and managed to convert this one. Angriawan kissed the floor at the moment of victory.