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Adcocks march into YONEX Sunrise India Open semi-finals

Chris and Gabby Adcock have matched their performance from the YONEX All England Open after a hard-fought win in New Delhi to reach the YONEX Sunrise India Open semi-finals.

The 16-21 21-15 21-15 win over Thailand’s eight seeded Bodin Isara and Savitree Amitrapai means the English number three seeds have reached the semi-finals in both of the season’s Super Series events so far.

The Adcock’s opponents established a 4-0 lead early in the first game and never looked back, stretching their advantage to 14-5 at one point before going on to take the opener 21-16.

And the second game looked to be going a similar direction when Isara and Amitrapai held 4-1 and 5-2 leads, but from that point the Adcocks won five successive points to edge ahead.

From there it was all Adcock as they went on to open up a seven-point advantage, and despite the Thai pair reducing that to three at 18-15, the higher ranked duo rattled off three straight points to level the match.

And it was a similar story in the decider when, after an even opening, the Adcocks went from 3-3 to leading 13-5 – a run that proved decisive in the outcome of the match.

Their opponents once again got close at 18-15, but the third game mirrored the second and three straight points sealed the win.

The world number seven pairing will now face the winner of the match between Russia’s Evgenij Dremin and Evgenia Dimova, and China’s second seeded pairing Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong.

In the top half of the draw the first and fourth seeded pairings, China’s Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen, and Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Liu Ying Goh, are still on track to meet in the semi-final.

Pic: Badminton Photo.

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