General

Credit: Marco Kunz/Swiss Open
Ellis/Smith confidently into quarterfinals in Basel
Date: 3/14/2019 7:19 PM
Published by : Margot Charbonnel

After a 30 minutes’ match, Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis have reached the quarterfinals of the YONEX Swiss Open 2019. 


The English pair showed quite a strong performance, after beating the married couple Audrey and Gaetan Mittelheisser from France in straight games (21-13, 21-15).


Their first round match was quite different compared to today’s match, as they had to impose themselves even more by managing to handle the pressure, despite a close match (22-20, 21-19). 


Ready for the next round in Basel


Today, it seems that they had everything under control and they are satisfied with their game. 


“I think it was improved from our first round match, which I think is a good thing”, Marcus Ellis said after the match. 


Their goal is to win, of course, but they are taking one match at a time.

 

“It’s just taking game by game, get better every time we play and step on court everyday with a fresh focus”, Lauren Smith added. 


Find the draw of the Mixed Doubles in Basel here 


Ellis and Smith are looking forward to doing better than last year, and are maybe getting gold this time.


For more news, as well as highlights, interviews and impressions from the Swiss Open, download the 'Badminton Live' app or follow us on Instagram and YouTube! 
©badmintoneurope.com. All rights reserved.

Related news
13/11/2019
Alimov and Davletova look to build on yesterday’s upset
The big upset of the mixed dou...

13/11/2019
Danish doubles do the business in Hong Kong
The main draw is now in full f...

13/11/2019
Bo Jensen reveals how Denmark secured the 2020 Thomas & Uber Cup
Listen to the new episode just...

12/11/2019
Adcocks survive controversy in tough opening round in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Open has commenc...

12/11/2019
Mogensen and Kolding are back in the game
Once again players from all ov...

12/11/2019
From volunteer to officer
Alan Raftery is 28 years old f...

More news