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November 26 • 10:40
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Men's doubles and quad doubles finalists decided



July 22, 2012
The men's doubles and quad doubles semifinals also took place on the penultimate day of play in Nottingham.

In the men's doubles top seeds Stephane Houdet and Jeremiasz of France took a 5-2 lead in their semifinal against Japan's Takuya Miki and Kunieda, but Miki and Kunieda came back strongly to level at 5-5 before forcing a tiebreak. However, Houdet and Jeremiasz took a 6-2 lead in the tiebreak and finally claimed the set.

The Beijing Paralympic champions then eased into a 4-1 second set lead before finally recording a 76(3) 62 victory.

In the other men's semi Dutch second seeds Robin Ammerlaan and Ronald Vink raced into a 5-0 lead against Beijing Paralympic silver medallists Stefan Olsson and Peter Vikstrom of Swede n and although the unseeded Swedish duo won the next three games Ammerlaan and Vink went on to reach the final 63 63.

The closest of the doubles semifinals came in the quad doubles as Israeli partnership Noam Gershony and Shraga Weinberg took the opening set against American second seeds Bryan Barten and David Wagner 6-3, but Barten and Wagner came from 3-0 down in the second set to take it 6-4 and force a decider.

Gershony and Weinberg gained the early initiative in the final set as they opened a 3-0 lead, but Barten and Wagner took the next three games before the momentum swung again and Gershony and Weinberg finally wrapped up a 63 46 63 victory.

Top seeds Burdekin and Andrew Lapthorne dominated the opening set of their semifinal against Sweden's Anders Hard and Lucas Sithole of South Africa, but there was never more than one game separating the two partnerships in the second set and a thrilling conclusion saw Burdekin and Lapthorne come back from 5-2 down in a tiebreak to secure their place in the final 61 76(5).

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