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Credit: Mark Phelan
Only one European pair in the final
Date: 3/17/2019 12:13 AM
Published by : Annika Langrock

After Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge have lost their semi-final match against strong Indonesian opponents in Basel, Mathias Bay-Smidt/Rikke Søby are the only Europeans that have the chance to win the YONEX Swiss Open 2019 tomorrow.


The last semi-final match of the BWF World Tour 300 tournament got underway late on Saturday.

Around 10.30 PM (CET), Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were introduced on court and began to fight for a spot in the final of the BWF World Tour 300 tournament. 
 

As the current world ranked number 19 pair, the Englishmen had to deal with the current number nine from Indonesia, Muhammad Rian Ardianto/Fajar Alfian in the semi-final. Both pairs never have faced each other before.

A 46-minute fight

Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge were fighting on court, for 46 minutes and two games. But then, the English pair had to accept a defeat (16-21, 19-21). In the end, they lost close in the second game. 

After the Stoeva sisters have also been beaten earlier today, Ellis/Langridge did not take their chance to qualify for the final. 

Mathias Bay-Smdt and Rikke Søby are the only Europeans playing in the last round of the tournament tomorrow. 

Find the match plan for the finals of the YONEX Swiss Open 2019 here 

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