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2016-06-12 13:15:00 CET

Dominant Dutch down rusty Russians

Holland revel in beach volleyball glory

Dutch delight as Brouwer/Meeuwsen reach another Swatch Major Series final. Photocredit: Stefan Moertl. Dutch delight as Brouwer/Meeuwsen reach another Swatch Major Series final. Photocredit: Stefan Moertl.

They’ve beaten the best in the business and now only one challenge remains for delightful Dutch duo Alex Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen in their bid to win their first gold since our Poreč Major last year!

It’s clear the Swatch Major Series brings the best out in this heroic team from Holland and today they booked their place in the smart Major Hamburg final with a comfortable win over Russians Viacheslav Krasilnikov and Konstantin Semenov on Center Court.

Alex and Robert have blown away Gavira/Herrera, Samoilovs/Smedins, Carambula/Ranghieri and Binstock/Schachter this week, and are now one more win from securing a gold medal that so far has eluded them since their memorable celebrations in Croatia last summer.

“We’re playing some high level beach volleyball right now and if we can continue that we have another good chance of Swatch Major Series gold,” Alex told us after their superb straight sets victory.

“We want to be able to beat everybody. We’ve beaten both other semifinalists before so we’re confident.”

The duo reveled in the wet conditions too, brightening up the Rothenbaum against Krasilnikov/Semenov who made it to the last four courtesy of a forfeit from Germans Lars Flüggen and Markus Böckermann.

“It was typical Dutch weather!” joked Brouwer. “We love it!”

You might want that boys, but we want the sun!

See you in the final!

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