20 April 2019

Badminton: Adcocks title defence ended by Olympic champions

November 24, 2014

Chris and Gabby Adcock’s title defence of their Hong Kong Open Superseries crown came to an end in the semi-finals at the hands of old foes and world number one pair Zhang and Zhao from China.Gabby-Adcock

The Chinese top seeds came into the semi-final with a 6-1 head-to-head record over the Adcocks, the world number 5 pair, with the English duo’s only win coming at this stage last year en route to winning their maiden Superseries title in Hong Kong.

Chris said: “We couldn’t quite bring the form we have been playing at today, which is disappointing. “In saying that the Chinese didn’t give us anything today and came out strong from the get-go.

The Adcocks will now start their preparations for the BWF World Superseries Finals in Dubai, when the top eight ranked badminton players in the world compete for the title.

The Women’s Sports Magazine

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