take tight final against Laciga brothers
- 29 July - Winning the first set of the final 21:11, it looked as if Praia da Baia, Espinho
would be the place for a long overdue
World Tour win for the Swiss pairing of Paul
and Martin Laciga.
But the packed stadium was to see the
Brazilian team of Ricardo/Loiola fight
back to take the second set 21:17, setting
up a classic third-set decider.
The Swiss tasted their first win with a match point at 14-13, but the
Brazilians saved the point and then had
four match points themselves. A successful
attack from Jose Loiola gave the 19th
point and the victory to the Brazilians.
3rd/4th playoff was
another tight and exciting match with the
Canadian team of Holden/Leinemann, ranked
twenty in the world ranking, making the
world number one ranked Brazilians earn
every point. But in the end Emanuel/Tande
held their composure, taking third place
2-1 (27:25, 18:21 and 15:08).