Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

25 October 2014 / 21:07

Chris Adcock insists he and mixed doubles badminton partner Gabby Adcock are back on track after reaching the final of the French Open in Paris.

England’s number one mixed doubles pariring beat unseeded Danes Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl 21-17, 19-21, 21-19 in a gruelling semi-final encounter in the French capital.

It not only sets up their first Superseries final appearance since winning last year’s Hong Kong Open but also replaces the recent disappointment of their first round exit at the Yonex Denmark Open.

They will now play either China’s Chen Xu and Jin Ma, the number two seeds, or Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia in the final on Sunday.

And Chris, who won Commonwealth Games mixed doubles gold as well as team silver alongside his wife Gabby this month, admits an attacking approach had paid off this week.

“We were really disappointed how it went in Denmark," Chris said. "What we are really happy about is our resilience and our fight this week.

"We got down on ourselves in Denmark but we have gone for every point this week. We are really looking forward to the final."

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