Chloe and Sam Magee (Ireland), in action at the European Games 2019 (credit: Badminton Photo)
Mixed Doubles are ready for the semi-finals
Date: 6/28/2019 11:44 AM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
After the Mixed Doubles category has concluded this morning, pairs from Great Britain, Ireland and France are through to the semi-finals tomorrow.

In the first match of the day, Chris and Gabrielle Adcock from Great Britain advanced to the next stage after a match which went the distance against Denmark’s Niclas Nøhr and Sara Thygesen.

Also through to the last four are Sam and Chloe Magee who turned over an impressive result against Selena Piek and Robin Tabeling from the Netherlands.

While Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith are also through with Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue after the two pairs beat Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich and Alex Vlaar and Mariya Mitsova respectively.

View all of the results here

Lack of focus but a job done

The Adcocks speaking after their thriller with the Danes really gave an honest assessment on the match today and admitted they were not at their best level.

- The Danish guys came out and gave us a good challenge today, Chris Adcock said.

- We had a good start and felt really comfortable and then I went missing somewhere, god knows where I went, I just missed easy shots and it was a bit frustrating, he added.
Back-to-back medals for Magees

The Irish siblings Sam and Chloe Magee who have beaten the Malaysia Masters semi-finalists, Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek, believe it was the best match this week, claiming at least a Bronze medal for their efforts in Minsk.

The brother and sister also enjoyed some of the love/hate relationships that siblings have, in their post-match interview.

- It was incredible. We struggled to get through our group despite playing well and today, Sam played really well and it was the best one yet for sure, Chloe Magee said.

- It is the first time I ever heard that from her, normally I get it when I am playing bad but we both played well. I know it is easy when another person is playing well to tell them that, but I think Chloe played really well at the net, Sam Magee replied.

Going into tomorrows test against the top seeds, the Magees think the pressure is on the Adcocks.

- It is only going to take one thing and that is a world-class performance, we had to bring something today and we will need a bit more to beat them, they are the stand out pair here.

- We have nothing to lose, so we will go in with that feeling, let’s see what happens. I am not going to say we will win but we can really get in there and give it a really good fight, he continued.
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