Jakarta. Indonesia's Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon won the men's doubles final at the 2017 Yonex All England Open Badminton Championship against Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in straight sets, 21-19 and 21-14, at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England, on Sunday (12/03).
"I still can't believe we are the champions, I'm so happy," 26-year-old Marcus said after the match, as reported on the tournament's official Twitter page @YonexAllEngland.
"Our opponents were anxious so we took advantage from that. But obviously we were also nervous, this is the first time we've won here," he added.
"It has been one of my childhood dreams to win at All England," Kevin replied.
The men's doubles was Indonesia's only success story at the tournament. China's Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong won the mixed doubles, South Korean pair Chang Ye-na and Lee So-hee won the women's doubles, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia won the men's single and Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan won the women's single.
Indonesia has won the men's doubles 19 times at the All England — the world's oldest badminton tournament which has gone on for 45 years.