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Adcocks look to capitalise on new world ranking at Indonesia Open

Chris and Gabby Adcock will look to capitalise on their new world ranking as they take to the court at the BCA Indonesia Open next week.

The Adcocks moved up to fifth in the world in the new rankings published on Thursday, and will play in their first tournament since being crowned European champions in April.

The fifth seeds will start their campaign in Jakarta against Hong Kong duo Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah, a pair they have not faced since 2015.

That fixture came in the group stages of the Dubai World Superseries Finals, with the Adcocks winning in three games en route to lifting the title.

Progress to the quarter-finals and the Adcocks face a likely tie with fourth seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark - the duo they defeated to clinch the European crown.

Joining the Adcocks in Indonesia is fellow European champion Rajiv Ouseph, also playing in his first tournament since winning in Kolding.

He will play Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in the first round, an opponent he has defeated on two previous occasions - the most recent coming at the 2015 YONEX French Open.

England's final representation in Jakarta will be in the men's doubles, with Tom Wolfenden and Peter Briggs hoping to come through qualifying and reach the main draw.

They will play Indonesia's Lukhi Apri Nugroho and Tedi Supriadi in the first round of qualification.

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