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Dutch starting to believe they can win gold. Photo: Ben Phelan (LIVE)
Dutch dream on track
Date: 9/15/2018 6:53 PM
Published by : Mark Phelan
Alyssa Tirtosentono and Wessel Van Der Aar keep the Dutch dream of gold on track in Tallinn beating German seventh seeds Emma Moszczynski and Lucas Resch in three games in Tallinn. 

The Dutch have been taking it one game at a time and are now within one more win of the top step of the podium a feat that nobody predicted before the start of the tournament. 

- The idea today was to stay as calm as possible and really stick to our plan. We are now in the final and when you are in the final anything really is possible.

The Dutch will play Fabien Delrue and Juliette Moinard after the French brushed by Vestergaard and Busch in two sets. 

Fabien Delrue ended up the major winner on semi finals day winning the final match of the day with William Villeger to claim his second finals spot with a chance of double gold to go with the team gold from last week. 



It has been a below par tournament for Denmark the Danish women pulled some results from the fire to be guaranteed at least 1 gold and two silvers on finals day. 

Magelund & Ravn were off colour in their semi final but still managed to pull through in three sets against second string Turkish pair Erdem and Basakin.

- We were not so good today and we had to win ugly. If we want to beat the Turks tomorrow we will for sure have to play much better.

Line Christophersen continued her march to gold in the women’s singles but the big result of the week has been the emergence of Amalie Schulz (pictured above) as the unseeded Dane beat Vivien Sandorhazi 22-19 in the deciding set after trailing 19-16. 

- This is just a big relief right now. I was so nervous but no I feel free. Tomorrow there is no pressure at all so I want to make sure to enjoy it. 


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