Point by point the order of what will be the world ranking of junior teams is becoming clearer.
The teams are doing their best on the court to reach the best position in each classification. But there is still a tournament to be played, and a very interesting one at that.
On the fourth day, there is no doubt that the star match-up was that between Indonesia and China. Two great powers who, in a quarter-final round, could well have been playing in a final.
After beating China in the mixed doubles, the Indonesians stepped up the pace and took the next three games, leaving China out of medal contention. The rest of the quarter-finals did not provide too many surprises, with the balance of victories going to the Asian countries. Spain raised the hopes of their fans in their first match when they were on the verge of victory in the mixed doubles of Lucía Rodríguez and Rubén García. Despite of not winning, the Spanish team did their best at an exciting match.
As for the struggles at the bottom of the rankings, Peru’s brilliant performance against Singapore, although it was not enough for them to win, they can take pride in the fact that they came close to overcoming an Asian country with a tradition of this sport.
The battle between Estonia and Hungary was also fierce in the third session, with victory for Estonia by 4 -1.
The battle for places continues on Friday. With matches starting at 08:30 in the morning.
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