World Championship bronze medallists Chris and Gabby Adcock will look to capitalise on their Glasgow success when they take to the court at the VICTOR Korea Open this week.
The Adcocks are seeded second in Seoul as they chase down a top three world ranking, having reached a career-high fourth in August.
They will kickstart their campaign on Tuesday when they face Korean pair Kim Duk Young and Kim Hye Rin, against whom they have played on two previous occasions.
The Adcocks are likely to face eighth seeds Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah in the quarter-finals.
Reach the final and the Adcocks could make more history, with no European pair having lifted the Korea Open mixed doubles title since Denmark’s Thomas Lund and Marlene Thomsen in 1995.
The year before that saw England’s first and only medal to date in Korea, with Gillian Gowers partnering up with Michael Søgaard of Denmark to triumph in the same event.
Joining the Adcocks in Korea are Olympic bronze medallists Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis, who face Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi in the first round.
Langridge and Ellis have never faced the Malaysian duo before, but will be looking to improve on their 2015 result in Seoul by reaching the second round.
There they will come up against six-time BWF Superseries victors Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, with Ellis and Langridge still searching for their first win against the Indonesians.
A likely quarter-final clash with sixth seeds – and recently crowned world champions – Zhang Nan and Liu Cheng lies in wait should they progress to the last eight.
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