January 2011 All News
Robertson and Wallwork cling on in Super Series finals
NATHAN Robertson and Jenny Wallwork suffered their second consecutive defeat at the Victor Super Series Finals in Taiwan today – but were then handed an unexpected lifeline in their bid to reach the semi-finals.
The Commonwealth silver and European bronze medallists lost to China’s Yonex All England champions Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei 21-15 21-14 to follow on from their three-game defeat by former world champions Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Juhl on day one.
But the Danish pair then pulled out of the tournament – Laybourn has been troubled by a hip problem – and that opening win was deleted from the Group A standings.
England coach Julian Robertson said: “It means Nathan and Jenny have to beat their Thai opponents in straight games tomorrow to reach the knockout semi-finals on Saturday." Songphon Anugritayawan and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul had won their opener against the Chinese third seeds in three games on day one.
Tomorrow's match will be the first time the England and Thailand pairs have met.