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2016-06-10 19:03:00 CET

Stars and stripes shootout on Saturday

Hold onto your hats for an all-American quarterfinal

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are in Saturday’s quarterfinals! Photocredit: Mike Ranz.Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are in Saturday’s quarterfinals! Photocredit: Mike Ranz.

There will be a stars and stripes shootout in the men’s quarterfinals as two of the best American teams go head-to-head in what promises to be a tumultuous tussle on Saturday!  

Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson will meet Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser in the hottest match of the last eight at the Rothenbaum this weekend – so if you were thinking about giving the smart Major Hamburg a miss think again.

It will only be the third time these two powerhouses of beach volleyball have met – and the first time in a Major. We just keep generating the best matches, don’t we?!

Whoever wins that fascinating match-up will face a test in the semifinals, with the winner of Brazilian World Champions Alison Cerutti/Bruno Schmidt or Mexico’s Olympic qualification heroes Juan Virgin/Lombardo Ontiveros on the agenda in the last four.

On the other side of the draw…good news! There will definitely be a European team in the Sunday’s showpiece final!

In Saturday’s quarterfinals, the final Dutch hope, Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen, take on the silky skills of Spain’s Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira.

But of course all eyes will be firmly fixed on Germany’s sole remaining men’s team Lars Flüggen and Markus Böckermann in their match against Russia’s Konstantin Semenov and Viacheslav Krasilnikov. Having just secured their place at the Olympics, the German team will be desperate to put the cherry on top of what’s been a great tournament so far.

What a great day we’ve got in store on Saturday…and that’s not even taking into account there’s a women’s final too! Join us, won’t you?!

Can Herrera/Gavira send Spain into the semis? Photocredit: Mike Ranz.Can Herrera/Gavira send Spain into the semis? Photocredit: Mike Ranz.

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