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Marcus Ellis (left), Chris Langridge (right), in action at the European Games. (credit: Badminton Photo)
GB's Men's Doubles fight to win the group
Date: 6/26/2019 12:37 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge are through to the knockout stage of the European Games, as the winners of Group

The pair have won all three of their matches to progress, the latest being today against Ronan Labar and Thom Gicquel.

Comfortable win

Ellis and Langridge went into this one, knowing if they could win then they would progress to the next stage of the Games, as winners of the group.

The first game was quite straight forward for the number two seeds, as they took advantages of errors from their opponents to win 21-15.

The second was slightly closer, Labar and Gicquel had a chance of a comeback but they lost it in the end to the Great British pair 21-18

An honest assessment 

The pair from England who are representing Great Britain at the European Games admitted that the match did not go totally their way.

But they do believe that when they turn up, it is almost hard to stop them from causing damage.
 
- In both sets, we started not so great but then at the end which is the most important bit, we came into our own.

- Especially in the first set when we were 14-10 down, and then we won 21-16, so there was a big turnaround. Chris Langridge said.

- When we flow, we can play to a high level, but when it is a bit in and out, sometimes we make an average mistake here and there, he added.

Langridge revealed his happiness to progress to the knockout round as the group winners though.

- I am really pleased that we are through because they are a tricky pair to play against and they compete with some of the best.
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