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Adcocks into French Open semis

Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the mixed doubles semi-finals at the French Open with victory over Japanese pair Takuro Hoki and Wakana Nagahara.

The pair, ranked 13th in the world, came through a decider against the Japanese duo ranked seven places below them to earn a place in the last four out in Paris.

The Adcocks took the first game 21-18 before they were beaten in the second 17-21 to tee up a decider which they came through convincingly, earning a 21-15 victory and safe passage to the next round.

The English duo had previously beaten South Korean teammates Seung Jae Seo and YuJung Chae 23-21 18-21 21-14 to reach the quarter-finals and Indian partners Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy 21-13 21-18 in their competition opener.

Meanwhile Jess Pugh and Ben Lane were also up against Japanese opposition in third-seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino but were beaten 17-21 22-20 21-19 to deny them a spot in the semi-finals.

Pugh and Lane were ranked 27th in the world coming into the event and managed to push past eighth seeded Indonesians Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the last-eight with an impressive 21-12 17-21 21-15 win.

The Adcocks will face Indonesian duo Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti in the semi-finals on October 26.