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Watch: All England Badminton Championships – Adcocks in all-English mixed doubles tie

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Watch: All England Badminton Championships – Adcocks in all-English mixed doubles tie

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Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock

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Summary

  1. Round of 16 – matches are best of three games, first to 21
  2. Live: Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) v Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh (Eng)
  3. Result: Women’s singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Mia Blichfeldt (Den) 21-18, 21-14
  4. Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (Mas) v Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (Eng)
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  1. Matches you can watch today

    Women’s singles: Sung Ji-hyun (Kor) bt Cheung Ngan Yi (HK) 21-11, 18-21, 21-18

    Men’s doubles: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong (Mal) bt Hiroyuki Endo/Yuta Watanabe (Jpn) 21-18, 21-19

    Women’s singles: Akane Yamaguchi (Jpn) bt Mia Blichfeldt (Den) 21-18, 21-14

    Mixed doubles: Chris Adcock/Gabrielle Adcock (Eng) v Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh (Eng)

    Men’s singles: Srikanth Kidambi (Ind) v Jonatan Christie (Idn)

    Mixed doubles: Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai (Mas) v Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (Eng)

    Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Tpe) v Zhang Beiwen (US)

    Women’s doubles: Kim So-yeong/Kong Hee-yong (Kor) v Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara (Jpn)

    Men’s singles: Lu Guangzu (Chn) v Viktor Axelsen (Den)

    Men’s doubles: Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (Den) v Takeshi Kamura/Keigo Sonoda (Jpn)

    You can find a full list of results here (external).

  2. Who to look out for?

    The opening day of the tournament saw 80 games played across all disciplines with several British athletes starting their bids to become the first All England winners since mixed doubles pairing Nathan Roberts and Gail Emms in 2005.

    Hoping to replicate the 2005 duo, England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith moved a step closer to that goal by reaching the second round of mixed doubles. The pair fought back from the edge of elimination to beat China’s He Jiting and Du Yue, and will play Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shevon Jemie for a place in the quarter-finals.

    Elsewhere England’s Chris and Gabrielle Adcock, who are seeded sixth for the Championships, will face fellow compatriots Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh in round two of the mixed doubles after both duos won their respective first-round ties in two games.

    There was some disappointment for the British contingent as 2016 Olympic quarter-finalist and British number one Rajiv Ouseph was defeated 16-21, 19-21 by Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia whilst Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour also lost 21-17, 21-8 to India’s Saina Nehwal in the women’s singles.

    Chris Ellis and Lauren Smith

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    Image caption: England’s Chris Ellis and Lauren Smith
  3. English pairs through at All England

    Chris and Gabrielle Adcock were among three English pairs to progress to the second round of the All England Open Badminton Championships.

    The Adcocks, seeded sixth, beat Malaysia’s Chen Tang Jie and Peck Yen Wei 21-19 21-12 in the mixed doubles.

    Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith lost the first set but recovered to beat Chinese pair He Jiting and Du Yue 12-21 21-19 21-19 in 68 minutes.

    Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh also progressed in the mixed doubles. Read the full report here.

    Chris and Gabrielle Adcock

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    Image caption: Chris and Gabrielle Adcock progressed to the second round at the Arena Birmingham
  4. The badminton couple taking their baby on tour

    Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl

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    Had things gone the way they planned, Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl would have missed the biggest tournament of the badminton year.

    A pregnancy test on the eve of last year’s All England Championships would decide whether they participated or not.

    Had two lines appeared, the Danish Olympic silver medallists would have pulled out. They didn’t – and five days later they won the most prestigious title of their careers.

    “We were hoping I would already be pregnant,” Rytter Juhl tells BBC Sport.

    “It was a crazy feeling to go to England not knowing whether we would play or not. We hadn’t practised for the two weeks before.”

    You can read more about Pedersen and Rytter Juhl’s initial struggle with their same-sex relationship, their decision to keep it private, and their experiences as parents here.

  5. How can I watch?

    All times are GMT and subject to change.

    The All England Badminton Championships will be broadcast live on the BBC Sport app, Connected TV and on the BBC Sport website. You can also on catch-up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s action via the BBC iPlayer.

    Thursday 7th March

    11:00-20:00 – Connected TV & Online

    Friday 8th March

    10:00-15:00 & 17:00-22:00 – Connected TV & Online

    Saturday 9th March

    10:00-15:00 & 17:00-22:00 – Connected TV & Online

    Sunday 10th March

    12:00-18:00 – Connected TV & Online

  6. Meet England badminton’s ‘perfect match’

    Chris and Gabby Adcock live together, work together and even sing together, as BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell finds out.

    The pair are England Badminton’s number one mixed doubles pairing and benefit from their on-and-off-the-court relationship.

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    Video caption: Get Inspired: Chris and Gabby Adcock – England Badminton’s ‘perfect match’
  7. Get Inspired

    Badminton is one of the most played sports in the United Kingdom, with over a million of us taking to the court each month – so, whether you want to play some casual rallies with a pal or have a competitive game, badminton is for anyone. It is an easy sport to pick up, most leisure centres have courts and you can hire racquets and shuttlecocks.

    Visit these club locators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or contact your local leisure centre if you want to play casually.

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    Video caption: ‘My late dad would be proud of me trying to be one of the best in the world’

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