World Superseries Finals: Chris and Gabby Adcock into semis

Chris and Gabby Adcock
Gabby and Chris Adcock won Commonwealth gold in Glasgow

England's Chris and Gabby Adcock reached the semi-finals at the World Superseries Finals in Dubai after winning their final group match.

The Adcocks beat German pairing Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels 21-16 21-17 to secure their first win at the event.

But their place in the last four was only confirmed when China's Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat Korean duo Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na 21-12 21-18.

The Adcocks will meet Zhang and Zhao in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The world number one pairing beat the English duo 21-14 21-17 in Thursday's second round of group matches.

That was one of back-to-back defeats for the Commonwealth Games gold medallists, but they progressed having lost one fewer game than Ko and Kim.

Chris Adcock said: "We did everything we could and it was just a case of playing the waiting game."

Danes Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen face China's Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin in the other semi-final.

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