Doubles Day Three : Top Men’s & Mixed seeds through

After the completion of the Pool matches it was down to the knockout stages in the Mixed and Men’s doubles today.

XD MIXED :

All the seeds won their morning last sixteen matches to advance to the quarter-finals.

Top seeds and World Champions Joelle King & Paul Coll scored the narrowest of wins as they edged past India’s Joshna Chinappa & Harinderpal Sandhu in two sudden-death games.

They’ll face more Indian opposition after Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal upset third seeded Welsh pair Tesni Evans and Peter Creed, saving a couple of game balls in the second before taking it in sudden death.

In an all-Aussie meeting on the Glass Court, with fourth seeds Cameron Pilley & Donna Urquhart prevailed in two games – although match ball had to be replayed eight times!

In the semis they’ll face second seeds Alison Waters & Daryl Selby, who had to save a couple of match balls before beating fellow English pair Jenny Duncalf & Adrian Waller in a sudden-death decider.

MD Men’s

In the morning session all the seeded teams won their final pool matches to set up the evening’s last sixteen matches. It was a similar story in the Last Sixteen matches, the  top seeded pairs all coming through.

Australians Zac Alexander & David Palmer looked particularly impressive as they dismissed Welsh pair Peter Creed & Joel Makin, whose pool round loss to Vikram Malhotran & Ramit Tandon opened the draw for the Indians to reach the last eight.

The day finished with an all-Malaysian upset as youngsters Eain Yow Ng & Syafiq Kamal beat compatriots Nafiizwan Adnan & Ivan Yuen in third game sudden-death.

Tomorrow’s schedule has been adjusted to feature all the matches on the Glass Court …
UPDATE : adjusted again, now more in the afternoon, and side courts in use