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Adcocks repeat quarter-final finish of All England. Can they go further in Sydney? (Photo: Badminton Photo)
Adcocks into quarter-final in Sydney
Date: 6/6/2019 7:52 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
Following a break in the calendar, we get back to it with the 12th event in the BWF World Tour, the Australian Open. 

Making the journey down under are English Mixed Doubles pair Chris and Gabby Adcock. The first round brought a tough fixture in China’s Lu Kai and Chen Lu, a pair with huge potential still trying to find their feet. But it was much like their previous encounter last year at the Japan Open, where it went the full distance. Again, with the more established European pair taking the win 21-19 in the third. 

Round two brought a more manageable match-up for the 7th seeds as they dispatched a young Indonesian pair of Cahyono and Saufika 21-14, 21-16.
 
Dance moves
In the quarter-finals, they will have to face world number two pair Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping, whom they have not come close to beating in recent encounters. Perhaps the seemingly faster conditions in Sydney, suiting a more offensive game will make the difference for Chris and Gabby Adcock this time? But despite the tough prospect tomorrow, they are in good spirits. As seen on Instagram, where they joke in a post about their coach Graham Hurrell’s hand gestures in the intervals

-Graham, not sure this is the time to show us your new dance moves. Despite this we moved through into the Qtr finals here in Aus! Happy with our performances so far!!

For the full results and draw, click here.

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