August

Scottish men's doubles are through in Worlds

Adam Hall and Alex Dunn are through to the next round of the TOTAL BWF World Championships.

The pair were not the big favourites before the match and they have shown exactly what they could do given half a chance.

Hall/Dunn went into the clash having been beaten by the higher-ranked pair in the past, but they made sure that it was the Scots who came out on top today.

The Scottish pair put in a consistent performance in the first game which saw their opponents from Thailand become frustrated, and in the end, Hall/Dunn managed to take the 19-21 win.

In the second game, it was not so much one-way traffic, and this showed as the Thai pair came out of their shell and won 21-11.

Going into the third game, you would think that it was the Asian pair with the momentum, but the young pair from Scotland stood strong and perhaps surprised some of the crowd, to win the third deciding game, 19-21, mirroring the first game result.

You can see how the impressive win unfolded for Hall/Dunn here.

 

What the result means

The Scots would have played a tough match against the number 15 seeds, Satwiksairak Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, but they have actually been given a walkover after the Indian pair have withdrawn from the tournament.

The next time that Hall/Dunn is going to play is on Thursday, against either Joshua Magee/Paul Reynolds, Jelle Maas/Robin Tabeling or Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan.

The two European pairs will play later today, and then the winner will play the Indonesian fourth seeds tomorrow.

*Reaction from Hall and Dunn will follow this evening.