Chris and Gabby Adcock. Foto: BadmintonPhoto
Adcocks' title campaign came to an end
Date: 6/30/2018 9:16 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler
English pair Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock suffered a defeat in the semi-finals of the Malaysia Open today. The world No. 9 pair lost to China’s fourth seeds Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong in three games 21-17, 18-21, 19-21. 

“It was not the result we were hoping for today. But great foundations made for the Indonesia Open next week. Thanks to all the fans who supported us at Celcom Malaysia Open, look forward to seeing you next year", the husband and wife pair told their fans on Facebook.

Fantastic results for the Adcocks

“We have not played many tournaments with my injury, so now we are ready and raring to go. We are feeling confident, feeling good and fresh,” said the 27-year-old Gabrielle.

In yesterday's quarter-finals the British pair beat the reigning Olympic champions and top seeds Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia 21-14, 21-23, 21-13. to reach the semi-finals.

English team-mate Rajiv Ouseph was eliminated in the first round of the men's singles by China's Shi Yuqi. Brice Leveredez of France advanced to the quarter-finals where he lost to India's Kidambi Srikanth in two games.

Axelsen and Leverdez reached quarter-final stage

World champion Viktor Axelsen was dominated by Lee Chong Wei in the quarter-finals of the 700.000 US Dollars event. The Malaysian number one cruised into the tournament's semifinals in Kuala Lumpur as he smashed past Axelsen 21-17, 21-9.

"Not the result I’d hoped for. I will evaluate and get back to work. I had a little trouble breathing, but that’s no excuse", the 24-year-old posted on his official Facebook page.

Click here for all results of the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia Open 2018.

Malaysia Open 2018 finals:

MS: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) - Kento Momota (JPN)
WS: Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) - He Bingjiao (CHN)
MD: Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (JPN) - 
Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (JPN)
WD: Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan (CHN) - Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi (JPN)
XD: Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (CHN) - Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping (CHN)
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