Brave performance as Magee’s World Championship dreams end
24 August 2017
Sam and Chloe Magee were confindent going onto court today after beating the World number 22 Japanese pair on Wendesday. They came up against the much tougher and higher ranked opponents of Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad of Indonesia.
The first game saw the Magee’s really out playing the Indonesian pair with Chloe taking control of the net well and Sam supporting her from the rearcourt. The Magee’s took the first 21-19. The second game saw Natsir and Ahmad really step it up a gear showing why they are the Olympic Champions. They put the Irish pair under pressure and won that game 21-16. In the final game the Indonesian pair dominated throughout and won the match 21-10
For a full list of all of the Irish results from the event you can click on this link.
All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.