Top seeds Nurminen and Siren cruise into Round of 16 at Siem Reap
Finland's Jyrki Nurminen and Santeri Siren claimed two wins in pool play at Siem Reap
Nurminen and Siren topped Pool A as they opened their campaign with a clinical 2-0 (21-14, 21-5) win against Cambodia’s On Soknak and Jon Vichetdararith. In their second match, the Finns gained an easy win over Germans Eric Stadie and Paul Becker, who had to stop play just a couple of minutes into the second set due to injury 2-0 (21-16, 5-1)
The Siem Reap 2-star is the Finland pair’s second tournament this season after seeing action last January at the The Hague 4-star where they finished ninth.
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Meanwhile, Austrian pair Felix Freidl and Simon Fruhbauer edged the second-seeded Thai tandem Nutannon Inkiew and Adisorn Khaolumtarn 2-0 (21-17, 21-19) to reign in Pool B. The Austrians beat Australians Tim Dickson and Marcus Ferguson in their first match 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 15-9).
Thailand’s Surin Jongklang and Banlue Nakprakhong carried their momentum from the qualification round to reign in Pool C with tie-break wins against Japan’s Yusuke Ishijima and Yuya Ageba and Denmark’s Kristoffer Abell and Martin Trans Hansen.
The third-seeded Austrians Christophe Dressler and Alexander Huber conceded their first match to the Danes, but prevailed in against the Japanese to make it to the next round. Their compatriots Florian Schnetzer and Peter Eglseer led with two wins in Pool D.
Latvia’s Mihails Samoilovs and Matiss Gabdullins and Canada’s Sergiy Grabovskyy and Cameron Wheelan logged two victories to rule Pool E and Pool F, respectively.
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