Teqball World Championships 2022 Day 3 Summary
Day 3 of the Teqball World Championships and all eyes were on the Men’s Doubles event.
The two-time, and reigning World Champions, Serbia’s Nikola Mitro and Bogdan Marojevic, have proceeded through to the Men’s Doubles Final, despite their struggles throughout the year in the knock out stages of some of the International competitions.
Undefeated in this competition so far, Thursday’s Semi-finals saw them beat Brazilian duo Matheus Ferraz and Rodrigo Medeiros in straight sets sending the Brazilians to the Bronze medal match.
Renowned for ruling Teqball world with their ‘Sniper Style’: strong & well-aimed headers, Mitro and Marojevic find themselves evenly matched in the final on Sunday against one of the favourites in this competition, Hungary’s Adam Bako and Adam Blazsovics. Three-times World Singles Champion Blazsovics, already has a World Championship Doubles title under his belt from 2019 with Csaba Banyik but this could be their biggest triumph this year.
Bako and Blazsovics haven’t lost a single set in the tournament yet but have had some very close games against Thailand in the 16th round 12-7, 12-10 and in the Quarter-finals against Poland where they won 12-7, 12-8. Sunday’s match will be a dynamic and exciting match.
In the Bronze medal match, last year’s silver medallists Romania’s Apor Gyorgydeak (already a finalist in the Men’s Singles) and Szabolcs Ilyes, fiercely contended the match against Brazilians Rodrigo Medeiros and Matheus Ferraz and won 2-0 (12-11, 12-10).
The surprises of the day included the Thai men’s doubles team again showing their amazing agility in this competition at such a high level with their overhead kicks and astonishing flying smashes.
Kuwait were well-matched against Poland in the Last 16, but lost 2-1 only, whilst Denmark went until the quarter-finals after beating Austria in two sets 12-4, 12-2 and Lebanon 11-12, 12-6, 13-11 in three sets.