2017-07-08 11:03:00 CEST
Swiss guys march on to the last 16
Swiss hopes of glory at the Gstaad Major are still alive in the men’s competition as Nico Beeler and Marco Krattiger staged a brilliant comeback on Center Court.
The in-form pair finished fourth The Hague last month and their journey in the mountains will continue until at least the last 16 following their triumph over Mexican Olympians Virgen/Ontiveros.
They will meet Poles Fijalek/Bryl for a place in the quarterfinals which take place on Saturday evening after their 14-21, 21-15, 15-10 win.
The round of 16 is now complete, with teams from Belgium, America and Russia also advancing.
Poreč Major champions Pedro Solberg and Guto Carvalhaes are also vying for a place in the last eight after they were made to hard for a 2-1 victory over Austrians Clemens Doppler and Alex Horst.
Hopp Schwiiz 🇨🇭👏🤗 Amazing match, happy winners: Beeler/Krattiger 🇨🇭 vs Virgen/Ontiveros 🇲🇽 - 14:21 / 21:15 / 15:10 💪👌😎🤘@MarcoKrattiger https://t.co/5Zle7ZfBiA