2005 All News
Nathan and Gail take Copenhagen title
COPENHAGEN MASTERS - DAY THREE
Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms set themselves up for the defence of their Wilson Swiss and Yonex All England titles in the next three weeks by lifting the mixed doubles title at the Copenhagen Masters.
The Olympic silver medallists beat Lars Paaske and Mette Schjoldager of Denmark for the second time in three days in the Falconer Centre, winning 15-12 15-13 to go through the tournament without dropping a game.
European champions Robertson and Emms, the China Open winners in November, had left nothing to chance, however. They had taken coach Andy Wood with them for the first time to ensure perfect preparation... and it paid off.
So now why not come and see them at the All England in Birmingham from January 18-22.
The other two finals were:-
Men's singles: Peter Gade (Denmark) bt Bao Chunlai (China) 15-13 15-6
Men's doubles: Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach (USA) bt Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng (China) 15-12 11-15 15-4.
Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms beat Ukraine's Vladislav Druzchenko and Sweden's Johanna Persson 15-4 15-4 to reach the final of the mixed doubles in the Falconer Centre at the Copenhagen Masters.
In Thursday night's final they must beat Lars Paaske and Mette Schjoldager a second time, having beaten them on day one. The Danes beat Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Juhl to book their final place.
The other two finals are:-
Men's singles: Bao Chunlai (China) v Peter Gade (Denmark)
Men's doubles: Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach (USA) v Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng (China)
Olympic silver medallists Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms hit form straight away at the Copenhagen Masters in the Falconer Centre at the Danish capital.
The European champions, playing their first match since their China Open triumph last month, beat new Danish pair Lars Paaske and Mette Scholdager 17-16 15-6 on day one of the invitation annual Christmas tournament.
In the other mixed doubles match Thomas Laybourn and Kamilla Juhl of Denmark beat Ukraine's Vladislav Druzchenko and Sweden's Johanna Persson in straight games. Drunzchenko and Persson were late substitutes for the No 2 Chinese pair of Xie Zhongbo and Zhang Yawen, who pulled out through injury.
For results see www.worldbadminton.net