Swiss Open men’s doubles winners Fajar Alfian-Rian Ardianto said they were ready for Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin after the Indonesians denied the Malaysian pairing their second title of the season with a 21-18, 21-19 victory.

The closely fought encounter could have gone either way, but the fourth seeds found the cutting edge when it mattered for the 40-minute victory which was the shortest final of the day.

“We learnt from our mistakes from last year, and so we knew how to handle them,” said the pair after the win.

Alfian-Ardianto last played Goh-Izzuddin at the Denmark Open last year, which the Malaysians won in straight games.

Malaysia men’s doubles coach Flandy Limpele was proud of his charges despite the defeat.

“No matter what the outcome, I am still proud of them. Keep fighting harder and fly higher. Your time to shine will come soon,” he said.

Flandy also added a cryptic message that read “Thank you boys, thank you Malaysia, that’s a wrap.”

It was a disappointment in the mixed doubles too for Malaysia after Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai were upstaged 12-21, 21-18, 21-17 by German pair Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Lohao in another competitive final.

Lohau had earlier paired Linda Efler in the women’s doubles final where they lost 14-21, 12-21 to Gabriela-Stefani Stoeva, but returned with renewed vigour for the final match-up of the day.

In other finals, the women’s singles title was won by India’s P.V. Sindhu, who overcame Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-16, 21-8, while Jonatan Christie aced the men’s singles title with a 21-12, 21-18 victory over India’s H. S. Prannoy.