As play intensified, the world’s top players demonstrated just why they are so highly ranked, the England players fought well, but it was only Paul Drinkhall and Darius Knight who were able to progress. Paul will face Thomas Tregler in a fight for a place in the u21’s quarter-finals and then teamed with Darius Knight he will take on the top seeded men’s doubles team Mizutani/Kishikawa (JPN) in the quarters.

Men’s Singles
Paul Drinkhall won 4-0, lost 4-0

Women’s Singles
Joanna Parker lost 4-0
Kelly Sibley lost 4-2

Men’s Doubles
Drinkhall/Knight won 4-3

Women’s Doubles
Parker/Sibley lost 4-3

Men’s U21
Paul Drinkhall won 4-1
Liam Pitchford lost 4-1

Women’s U21
Kelly Sibley lost 4-2
Hannah Hicks lost 4-0
Emma Vickers lost 4-0

Image:Darius Knight/Paul Drinkhall, courtesy

By James Cornford