At the World Team Championships, Germany confidently defeated outsiders Denmark – now Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens meet Wales in the quarter-finals with ex-world champion Gerwyn Price.
Living up to their role as favourites: Martin Schindler (left) and Gabriel Clemens advanced to the quarter-finals with a comfortable win against Denmark.
Host Germany has mastered the next mandatory task at the Team World Cup and confidently reached the quarter-finals. Martin Schindler and Gabriel Clemens confidently beat outsiders Denmark 2-0 in Frankfurt am Main on Saturday. Both Schindler (4:1 against Wladimir Andersen) and Clemens (4:1 against Andreas Töft Jörgensen) won their singles without any problems. The final double was no longer necessary.
That’s great. I enjoy playing with Martin.
“They weren’t bad, but we were better,” said Schindler. Clemens added: “It’s great. I enjoy playing with Martin.” In the quarter-finals on Sunday (from 1 p.m.) we now face tournament favorites Wales. “I think we have a real chance,” announced Schindler. “Oh how beautiful that is” rang out from the ranks.
Price and Clayton have to play doubles against Austria
The Welsh duo of Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton only got through the round of 16 hurdle in Austria 2-1 and with a lot of effort on Saturday. Former world champion Price won his singles against Mensur Suljovic 4:3, Clayton even lost 2:4 against Rowby-John Rodriguez, which is why a doubles game was needed at the end. Price and Clayton narrowly won this 4:3.
The Netherlands (2-0 v Ireland) and Northern Ireland (2-0 v New Zealand) also reached the last eight. In the evening, Australia (2-1 v Sweden), England (2-1 v Latvia), Belgium (2-0 v Poland) and Scotland (2-1 v Portugal) qualified for the quarter-finals on Sunday.