Serbia Montenegro Men's Open, Budva
From 26 May To 30 May 2004

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Prosser-Williams complete dramatic comeback
Budva, Serbia and Montenegro, May 28, 2004 - Australia's Julien Prosser and Mark Williams were celebrating in the sun on Friday as they produced a sensational comeback in their game with Dax Holdren and Stein Metzger of the USA. Suffering a heavy first set defeat (15-21), Prosser and Williams raised their game dramatically to take the next two sets (21-19, 15-11) and a place in round three.

"We came out really slow and they crushed us," Williams said shortly after the triumph. "But I think it showed a lot of heart on our part to come back in three sets. We really gave everything and played for every point." As for the key to the win, Williams singled out his playing partner Julien Posser for special praise, "Julien got really aggressive
out there and played an awesome match. He served really aggressively and blocked a lot of balls."

WIth a place in round three now safe, Williams has his sights set on winning a medal here in Budva. "We're here now and we want to try and get to the podium, that's our goal," he enthused.

Elsewhere in the tournament, the Laciga brothers, Paul and Martin, managed a 2-0 (21-18, 21-13) win against Swedish outfit Bjorn Berg and Simon Dahl in a game that lasted 39 minutes on centre court while Ricardo and Emanuel earned their second 2-0 win of the day, this time against Austrians Clemens Doppler and Nikki Berger (21-19, 30-28).

German duo Jonas Reckermann and Markus Dieckmann put a stop to the winning run of Brazilian pair Cunha and Para with a 2-0 (21-15, 21-10) victory and Andrew Schacht and Josh Slack of Australia went down 2-1 (20-22, 21-18, 12-15) to Estonian team Kristian Kais and Riso Vesik.