Langkawi men’s semifinals set

Langkawi, Malaysia, April 28, 2018 – Russia’s Petr Bakhnar/Tara Msykiv will play Thailand’s Nuttanon Inkiew/Sedtawat Padsawud, while Austria’s Simon Fruhbauer/Jorg Wutzl will meet Germany’s Paul Becker/Eric Stadie in the semifinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Langkawi Open.

I. Nuttanon/P. Sedtawat and Becker/Stadie were on fire at Pantai Cenang on Saturday with victories in the Round of 12. Both pairs showed no signs of slowing down in the quarterfinals, as they beat their respective rivals in three-set matches.

I. Nuttanon/P. Sedtawat defeated Germany’s Max-Jonas Karpa/Milan Sievers 2-1 (21-16, 15-21, 15-8), while Becker/Stadie were victorious against top seeds Mohamammad Ashfiya/Ade Rachmawan 2-1 (21-15, 11-21, 15-13).

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Bakhnar/Myskiv kept their winning streak with a quarterfinal win against Canada’s Felipe Humana-Paredes/Cameron Wheelan. The Russians rallied from a set down at 17-25 to win the next two sets with two-point margins at 25-23 and 15-13.

Fruhbauer/Wutzl are also unbeaten since the qualification round. The Austrians delivered a strong performance against Indonesia’s Danangsyah Pribadi/Gilang Ramadhan 2-0 (21-14, 21-15), sealing their semifinal spot.


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