Leon and Luke set up an all Griffiths final – Bombay Gymkhana International day 2

We can look forward to an all-Griffiths clash for the third time this season, as both Leon and Luke have made it into the Bombay Gymkhana International final. We look back on another day of Racketlon, where Luke and Leon crowned themselves men’s doubles champions in an epic battle between the two brothers and Koen Hageraats and Nicolas Lenggenhager, the men’s quarter and semi-finals and the first matches of the women’s group.

We will try to stream table tennis, badminton, and tennis all day tomorrow on our Youtube page so keep an eye out!

Jacobsen looking strong for another title

Stine Jacobsen is well on her way to add another title to her collection, winning both her matches today. She defeated world no 7 Stephanie Chung +26 (15-21 21-1 21-9) and had to battle past former European Champion Amke Fischer, taking the match +4 (13-21 21-6 21-23 17-18) in an incredibly close match. Fischer is making her comeback and a good one at that, beating world no 1 Anna-Klara Ahlmer +2 (21-17 21-23 21-18 17-20).

The last matches will be tomorrow in which we will see a clash between the current world no 1 and world no 2. They have played twice this season with both matches going to Jacobsen. If Jacobsen wins this match she will be the women’s elite champion. The other group match will be between Stephanie Chung and Amke Fischer. Chung lost both her matches today and will be looking for her first win, whilst Fischer try to secure her spot on the podium. The last group matches will be at 12:00 pm (GMT +5:30).

women’s draw

Another all Griffiths final in Mumbai

Both Griffiths brothers secured their place in yet another final this season. Leon Griffiths got off to a great start, beating Nandal Sidharth +33 (21-12 21-8 21-10) in the quarter-finals. He then faced no 4 seed Kresten Hougaard, who battled past Mohammed Tarik Koubaa +16 (21-16 20-22 21-8 6-6), in the semi-finals. Hougaard got off to a strong start, taking table tennis 21-14 but Leon Griffiths bounced back taking badminton 21-4, a close squash game that went to Griffiths 21-18 and a 21-2 score in tennis sealed the match for Griffiths taking it +32 (14-21 21-4 21-18 21-2).

On the bottom half of the draw, Luke Griffiths defeated second seed Nicolas Lenggenhager +21 (21-19 18-21 21-3 5-1) to set up another meeting with Koen Hageraats. Hageraats won his quarter-finals against Duncan Stahl +28 (21-6 21-14 21-15), and was looking for another appearance in the final after the Czech Open. As usual Koen took the first blow, taking table tennis 21-5, and Luke returned the favour taking badminton 21-6. Squash was a close affair, going to Luke with a five point difference, 21-16. He then went on to take tennis 18-13 and the match +9 (5-21 21-6 21-16 18-13) to book his spot in the final. The final will be at 1:45 PM tomorrow (GMT+5:30).

Men’s draw

Racketlon stars train with Bombay Gymkhana juniors

Before the tournament started juniors at the Bombay Gymkhana club had the opportunity to train with some of our international Racketlon stars! A great group and a lot of fun on court.

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