Emotions ran high on Saturday in Hamburg on day three of King of the Court. The play-off matches delivered on their nail-biting promise. The victors were elated, the eliminated teams wallowed in disappointment. King of the Court once again proved that the added stress of time is bringing everything to boiling point. The semis are set for Sunday, one last epic day remains in Hamburg as the quest for the crowns reaches its climax. Don’t miss it!
In the all-important and stressful five-minute playoffs three teams reached the quarterfinals: The Ukranian Makhno sisters, Dutchies Pleun Ypma and Emi van Driel and USA’s Sarah Schermerhorn and Corinne Quiggle. All three of them later secured a spot in the semis as well, the route for the team from the Netherlands was the most heroic, winning in another play-off match late Saturday evening.
Queen of the Court regulars Emilie Olimstad/Sunniva Helland-Hansen and the McNamara twins were in a league of their own, winning their quarterfinals. Belgians Sarah Cools and Lisa van den Vonder, who are playing in their first international King of the Court tournament, achieved victory in the dying seconds of the third quarterfinal, they are having the best time on court.
Check out Saturday’s results and the line-up for the semis here.
Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins had their hopes of a first crown crushed in the final play-off of the day. Having played all matches possible, it would have been quite a story, but Chileans Noa Aravena and Vicente Droguett (who also went through 2 play-off phases) stood in their way. In the morning Utrecht 2021 Kings Krattiger/Breer were eliminated.
The quarterfinals had all the firework the Hamburg crowd was hoping for. Hamburg King Piotr Kantor and his teammate Maciej Rudol won the match, as well did Qataris Ahmed and Cherif and the new pairing of German Clemens Wickler and Dutch blocker Robert Meeuwsen. The level is very high, the plays are spectacular again. The fight for the crown is intensifying on the men’s side.
Here you can find all results and the line-up for the last day of King of the Court Hamburg. If you want to be there, we have a few tickets left. Buy them now. If you can’t make it to the venue, watch online on King of the Court TV.