2016-06-11 16:45:00 CEST
Last four set for Sunday
Ladies and gentleman go to bed early, set an alarm and clear the diary for Sunday because we’ve got one heck of a powerful line-up for you at smart Major Hamburg tomorrow!
We’re down to the final fantastic four in the men’s competition after some rip-roaring attacking beach volleyball in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
After Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser’s earlier victory, the last two remaining last-eight clashes were unbelievably competitive as both went the distance in tiebreaks.
The Spaniards spurned a match point which would have taken them to the semis but Brouwer/Meeuwsen never know when they’re beaten and they stood tall to level the match before winning the decider 15-13.
In the quarterfinal that followed it looked as though their might be a massive upset on the cards as Mexican’s Olympic heroes Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros won the opening set against all-conquering Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt.
The one thing you should remember in beach volleyball, though, is never doubt the Brazilians. And so it proved, as they stormed back in style, punishing the Mexicans with some brutal play – they restricted Virgen/Ontiveros to just eight points in the final set.
So Sunday’s stunning semifinal line-up looks like this:
Krasilnikov/Semenov v Brouwer/Meeuwsen
Lucena/Dalhausser v Alison/Bruno
And if those games don’t excite you then we don’t know what will. You might need an alarm but we won’t…there is no way we’ll be able to sleep tonight!
Good luck boys!