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Baggaley and Walker march on in Slovenia

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Paul Stimpson

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Andrew Baggaley sunk world No 77 Tristan Flore on his way into the last 16 of the Men’s Singles at the Slovenian Open, where he has been joined by Sam Walker.

Baggaley saw Rio Olympian Flore, of France, come back from 2-0 down to level their last-64 tie, but the English player pulled away again to win 4-2.

That was not the end of the day’s drama for Baggaley as he then beat Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan 12-10 in a deciding seventh game in the next round.

Walker was not overly extended in his round of 64 clash with Irvin Bertrand of France, winning 4-0, but he needed six games to then get the better of Uzbekistan’s Zokhid Kenjaev, who he had led 3-0.

Click here to watch Walker’s match against Irvin Bertrand

There could be a meeting of the two English players in the quarter-finals, if Baggaley defeats world No 133 Jesus Cantero of Spain and Walker gets the better of Germany’s #188-ranked Kilian Ort tomorrow.

In the last 64, David McBeath saw a 3-0 lead evaporate against another French player, world No 103 Abdel-Kader Salifou, who came back to win 4-3, while Tom Jarvis was eliminated 4-1 by Darko Jorgic of the host nation.

Click here to watch Jarvis take on Jorgic

Earlier, Jorgic was the victim as Luke Savill had one of his best career results in the Under-21s, overturning a difference in the world rankings of 401 places – Jorgic is ranked 135 to Savill’s 536 – win win 3-2 against the third seed.

However, the Maidstone teenager was defeated in the next round by world No 197 Sadi Ismailov of Russia.

Results

Men’s Singles
Round of 64
Darko Jorgic (SLO) bt Tom Jarvis 4-1 (11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-6)
Sam Walker bt Irvin Bertrand (FRA) 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-6, 11-9)
Andrew Baggaley bt Tristan Flore (FRA) 4-2 (11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9)
Abdel-Kader Salifou (FRA) bt David McBeath 4-3 (6-11, 7-11, 6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4)

Round of 32
Baggaley bt Kirill Gerassimenko (KAZ) 4-3 (9-11, 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10)
Walker bt Zokhid Kenjaev (UZB) 4-2 (11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-13, 11-5)

Under-21 Men’s Singles
Round of 32
Luke Savill bt Darko Jorgic (SLO) 3-2 (8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8)

Round of 16
Sadi Ismailov (RUS) bt Savill 3-0 (11-3, 11-7, 11-1)

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