2016-06-30 21:08:00 CET
What a day in prospect at Poreč Major
If you ever fail to get that fantastic Friday feeling, then look no further than the Poreč Major as the action on the sand really hots up.
Not only does the men’s Pool Play end and knockout phase start, but the women enter the all-or-nothing stage with a place in the semifinals up for grabs.
It’s the perfect formula to warm-up for the weekend, so that begs the question which games should you go and watch?
How about we tell you?
Who? Lucena/Dalhausser v Ontiveros/Virgen
Where? Court 2
Why? The Americans are once again going about their business quietly and emphatically…can the Mexicans, who qualified for the Olympics at smart Major Hamburg, cause an upset?
Who? Agatha/Barbara v Borger/Büthe
Where? Court 3
When? 10:00 CET
Why? It’s not often you’ll see one of the best Brazilians teams on a side court for a knockout match but that’s what you’re gonna get! What’s more they’re taking on Olympic rivals from Germany.
Who? Lahti/Lehtonen v Laboureur/Sude
Where? Centre Court
When? 11:00 CET
Why? Finland’s surprise packages get their debut on the Center Court and face a German challenge with the winners knowing a place in the quarterfinals awaits.
Who? Brouwer/Meeuwsen v Doppler/Horst
Where? Center Court
When? 12:00 CET
Why? Last year’s Dutch champions take on the popular Austrian duo who will backed by their army of fans. All under the high noon sun.
Who? Alison/Bruno v Ranghieri/Carambula
Where? Center Court
When? 13:00 CET
Why? Why not?! Brazil World Champions surprisingly lost to Polish pair Fijalek/Prudel on Thursday so have to beat the in-form Italians, who have won both games, in a bid to top the Pool.
They’ll be plenty more excitement besides these five beauties – including the women’s quarterfinals – so keep an eye on our website, social media and live streams for all the latest news and views.
Thank you from the heart!
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