World Doubles | What happened last year?

The FIR 2023 World Doubles Championships are coming closer and closer, so we thought it was time to look at what happened at the World Championships last year…

Jacobsen/Severinová win women’s doubles title for a second time

Jacobsen and Severinová were the defending champions and second seeds for the 2022 World Championships. The matches were played in a round-robin, and Jacobsen/Severinová won their first match against Meißl/Olsacher quite comfortably +29 (21-13 21-13 21-8). Their next match was against Eisler/Głógiewicz which was close in table tennis and squash but a bagel in badminton. They won +28 (21-18 21-0 19-15). Their last match was against top seeds Ahlmer/Enmer. Ahlmer/Enmer had won their first two matches with similar scores, and everyone was waiting to see what the final would hold.

Jacobsen/Severinová are a strong pair, having a 10-0 win statistic in their matches together. They had a slow start losing table tennis 21-15. They fought back in badminton and squash, winning 21-12 and 21-16, which left them needing 13 points on the tennis court. Ahlmer/Enmer are strong tennis players, but Jacobsen’s tennis is tough to handle. The defending champions won 13-11 to seal their second World Championship Women’s Elite Doubles title together. Meißl/Olsacher finished third.

Severinová/Griffiths beat Vogel/Jaksland to secure a first mixed doubles World Title

Severinová and Leon Griffiths were having a great doubles week so far, both being in two finals. Severinová/Griffiths took out no 2 seeds Seehofer-Krenn/Windischberger +6  (19-21 21-17 17-21 21-13) in a close match. They went on to beat French duo Enmer/Andre +35 (21-18 21-6 21-4) to book their spot in the final. In the final they faced Vogel/Jaksland, who beat top seeds Ahlmer/Busby in their quarter-finals. They then went on to defeat no 4 seeds Jacobsen/Radermacher +8 +8 (21-17 10-21 21-12 21-15) in the semi-finals.

The final was a close match all the way, especially the first two sports were very tight, Severinová/Griffiths snuck table tennis 21-19 before extending their lead to 21-18 after badminton. They took squash 21-8, which meant they only needed four points in tennis and they secured the title with the score at 4-7. This was a first World Championship title in the Mixed Doubles. Jacobsen/Radermacher took the bronze medal beating Enmer/Andre.

Griffiths/Griffiths win first men’s doubles title together

It was a great tournament for the Griffiths brothers, the no 2 seeds beat Lindberg/Wiggin in the quarter-finals +20 (21-7 21-6 12-21 2-2) and saw off Narayanaswamy/Plettenberg in the semi-finals taking it +16 (17-21 21-6 20-22 13-6). In the final, they faced top seeds Hougaard/Jaksland who had a tough battle in the semi-finals against Dickert/Windischberger taking it +9 (24-26 21-16 19-21 21-13). The final was a very close match, with Hougaard/Jaksland who took the lead in table tennis 21-17. The Griffiths brothers responded strong, taking badminton 21-5, before losing squash 15-21 to eventually take the title at 16-15 in tennis. Dickert/Windischberger beat Narayanaswamy/Plettenberg in the bronze medal match.

The FIR 2023 World Doubles Championships will start on the 20th of July.

Sanne Veldkamp/ FIR Media Officer

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