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"We are not that far away"
Date: 10/20/2018 6:48 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones

It just was not to be for the Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the Men’s Doubles semi-final after losing two straight games against Japanese pair Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.


Getting to the semi-final was an achievement in itself for the British pair but they were unable to continue to the finals losing 21-17 in the first game and 21-19 in the second.




The first set was costly 


Marcus Ellis, speaking to Badminton Europe after the match was not afraid to admit that the first set was a deciding factor.


The 29-year-old will, however, take positives with his doubles partner Langridge into future tournaments from the Denmark Open.



- We did not get going in the first set and they controlled the game, especially after the break.


- The second was almost anybody’s they were only a couple of points ahead of us but I think we managed to maintain the pressure, there is a lot to take away from this match and learn.



Positives to take from Odense



Langridge was in a similar mood after the match but agreed that the opponents were ‘world class’.


The Surrey-born doubles player explained the positives of the week and revealed he would have definitely have taken a semi-final before the tournament.



- We only lost two sets today, 17 and 19, I honestly don’t think, we are that far away. It was minimum things that we missed, tiny things. 



- Before the tournament, if you would have said that we would make the semi-final then we would say that is a great result for us because it is but it is just really disappointing. 



- We beat two in the world who are the World Champions and a Korean pair who we have never beaten before. 

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