Semifinals | Beach Volleyball World Tour 2-Star Prague

Semifinals | Beach Volleyball World Tour 2-Star Prague

hello let’s start peace the dangers so oh bye foreign [Music] foreign foreign foreign [Music] is so oh [Music] oh [Music] [Music] folding up business [Music] oh [Music] everybody so thank you answer to the same question [Applause] hello and welcome to prague for this two star world tour semi final we have got the two teams going through their warm-ups in this first of the women’s semi-final it is brazil versus brazil these two teams have fought hard to get themselves a position here in this semi-final drizzle of rain falling here in prague nothing to dampen the spirits knowing that these two teams have a final spot available for them with just one more victory against their fellow country people andressa and victoria are taking on mueller and elsie from brazil as we see there slightly rainy conditions here but nice conditions very low wind the best of three sets match first two sets speed to 21 should be their deciding set then that will go to 15 and we are all set to go what is going to be a fantastic game for these players know each other really well let’s get down to what they can do on the court as we get underway as always we’re going to get the match officials introduced to you first before we get the game underway [Music] then the four ladies will make their way onto court and we’ll get this competition this women’s semi-final underway here in prague it’s the first game on the center court for finals day we’ve got both women’s semi-finals we go into the [Music] with the referee on the stand [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] the first referee antic referee introduced to the crowd here all the umbrellas up protects themselves from this rain andressa making her way out first 24 year old 21 year old resides in rio de janeiro those two ladies lost the first game against ukraine but then victorious against poland czech republic and canada getting himself a place here they’re opposition though there’s pamela and lilly’s so at least we’re wearing the number one already made their way out onto the court well up 21 year old at least 36 year old these came through the qualifying bracket so i played a few more games than their opposition but victorious matches again czech republic poland ukraine and finland have got them here in to this competition it’s the first time they’ve actually competed on a world tour event head to head against each other [Music] in this first of the women’s semi-final this two-star world tour event and starts off with an ace to the left-hand side a great start from the 36 year old just communicating with her partner there i should be the defender of the two oh i said eight again to the left-hand side two good pressure float serves against andressa they’re gonna dress a turn across and that float ball just dying by the side of the line forcing andressa to make the move across to her left she goes again to andressa that’s time they get that first three touch under the belt will be happy with that first kill victoria 21 year old in the red number one shirt gets underweight get up from victoria she has the opportunity in the middle of the court the next two points have gone away the ladies in red which has a nice swing across as the block drops away making it easy pickings oh then she follows up with an a serve victoria there solid attack but also from the service line the first two eight serves at once against them just in memory now oh free swing a dresser dropping away there make it nice and easy for at least antabella that’s it off the net so split block working for the ladies in blue as at least goes into block so the first as always on beach competitions changing ends every seven points this allows these teams a nice use of these conditions not a lot of wind here good pressure serve down the right hand side just finding the gap over the block so just using the heel of her hand over the block she goes all square at for all the big topspin serve down the line great lock first big block of the game all dropping inside the net 36 year old back on serving duty just talking to tyler where she’s going to serve me blocking on last time she was serving she started off the game with two aces she goes again what’s that right side quick over on two nice turns nice touch targeting left hand side again once time dweller just using the hands of the block press on the net of the block it’s just falling away [Music] using advisor as well switching the set up this time oh just drops in again using the heel of a hand just to get that ball over the block nicely placed [Music] into a change of ends four points this time go in the way of the team in red dresser and victoria [Music] okay just pulling each other out a little bit here i said they would have trained with each other quite a lot i’ve never played on a tour event in the fibby events against each other a short serve good quick look see his defense going across to the line plays that fall over cross court nice and neatly done there’s a little look i’ve got a down talking to her as well but just to give her the peace of mind has a quick look where to go again this time just a little knuckles a little pokey across the ball is tight unless they need to swing through another little knuckle shot just the left-hand side that ball’s brought into the middle she has the options where to go an angle coming in the block was going across to start with let’s just change a shoulder and then open the knuckle up okay run two into the block block not fully set off for that a little bit so he’s able to squeeze the block the ball inside the block there levels the game not all good crowd here in prague for this women’s semi-final [Applause] oh just hit the tape i’m dying but falling on the wrong side let’s crawl both ways it goes the other side the defending side unfortunately this time falls back that goes down as a service error [Music] it’s using the hands of the block so these teams trading point for points at the moment well there’s the ball hitting the tape on that survey again but the ladies in red go to the next change and to the technical timeout leading by one point that’s 11 10. [Music] [Applause] number nine the lead just at one point i lost the first game you’re playing her valentina and diana as we see the stats there on the attacks dress up four out of four victoria four out of as well [Music] both teams have been switching up as well on who they’ve served slight advantage to the number nine seats not able to get our second ball up how wide it was israela she’s reaching out to her right-hand side will they go the same way no they’re going down the center there but just clipping the tape it’s another error [Music] placing the final up for grabs here in prague i swing from the left hand side cut that ball back across the court both these teams on their first big tour event meeting each other here in the semi-final defense there no block now again block is off there’s no block there just force that ball deeper and higher to the chest over on two but it’s just wide and he’s just able to every time out inside out we have our volunteers out there raking the sand especially in the lines so there are close calls there it makes it a lot easier to see i’ve committed spectators here in prague enjoying this game doing what they can to keep trying we’re going into that into the technical timeout we have a andressa and victoria we’re leading by one and then come out organs blazing just put the pressure on tomato and elise so it forces them to call for a timeout serving side [Applause] one two always good to get that first one back after your timeout just moving the blocker across making it slightly harder for her to read or get herself set go to stop the attack coming so change of ends four points of difference here i could scramble down the line but not quite able to get it up from victoria to be on the the mark there obviously using a heel of a hand would have dropped in victoria just not able to get our hand underneath it oh that’s a big swing this time cross court andres up 24 year old two wins in a 12 tournament she’s competed as a quick look sees the crosscourt open and celebrates in style ball’s tied up oh just off the fingertips of the block i had to play it we’re going deep into the corner five point gap now opened up all the ladies in red number nine seeds against their fellow brazilians [Music] two points required now over on sushi big swing long seven set points right idea just into the legs from the body of the line judge so set point there’s that reverse set to receive the ball on the right inside the court moving the ball around to the left to attack saves one set point [Music] andres address up and victoria still have the advantage here just one side out needed but the pressure from the service line from tamela is too good [Music] takes that ball high on the arm upper arm change of ends second set point safe [Applause] so 15 12 and 15 20. opportunity to close the set out and they do in style with a lovely shot down the line dress up victoria take that first step [Music] saved a couple of the set points but they always knew it was going to be a big task that momentum halfway through that set from the technical timeout really went in the way okay 14 against the eighth harrison eight is very similar to each other just the one block in that game as well but it was a monster block [Music] [Music] uh here we go then we are all set for the second set in this first of these women’s semi-finalists to start here in prague at least starting us off again she starts off in the first set with two aces to an eight high reach try to the next from her partner [Music] starts i mean to go on again targeting the left-hand side as they did at the start of the first set but this time [Music] nice swing down the line oh there’s another block second of the game laser just reading the shoulder police inventory go back to serve over on two switch the game up using that second second ball attempt while they’re not able to get themselves set defense not set pressure on the serve again but this time address that is up to it they have picked on address a little bit more in this game when she’s able to get that ball up just choosing the right shots as well minimizing her errors [Applause] it up opportunity again tight at the net just just go through and just clips the net as she’s trying to reach that ball obviously there’s no line underneath the net as it would be for indoor volleyball [Music] just click the bottom of the net on her way down as well clash with elise just check if she’s alright okay push the ball across onto a dresser again [Music] [Music] already seen the defender cut set themselves nice angle here’s the first change four three [Music] oh loves the game at 4 00 a nice tight angle well i just watched that ball drop on the line [Applause] oh get up nice pull away i was touching the second time off the block did i ever go away he puts a beautiful ball up at the net like that and then nice swing [Music] [Music] a little shot just over the block gorgeous dropping in on the line that was the game five all oh a serve right in the corner dresser has been targeted on that left-hand side right for the very first point in this game beautiful serve in the corner opportunity on the side as soon as you saw the torah not offer a block and she just took one step back it was easy pickings oh it’s another acer again for left hand side or just losing its power [Applause] talk about what they need to do but also just puts the pressure on tomato and elise but they’ll be happy with how they’re serving there find their range now good numbers are good support for both teams then we see the runner points for the ladies in blue the number 13 seeds came from the qualifying process [Applause] important point for dress there her eyes fixed that ball all the time they got the first point back after the timeout and got into the change only down by two leading by one set here in this women’s semi-final oh nice shape of the wall falling away a little bit behind her as well so ladies get handed around the ball just reaching back i’ve got the noses in front can i maintain that and get another couple of points here on the serve i do target high up on the left hand side again when she does get a body behind it bring that ball back into court and the response is normally the same when she gets that swing at the net oh this time it’s acer for the ladies in red victoria it is adding another point got wide served on a 36 year old they go again it’s released out wide on the left hand side tries to cut shots over cutting it what’s the problem with the cut shot such a difficult difficult shot to play service nice and deep progress always chasing that point all going tight towards the net i’m not able to get because forcing that ball on the right hand side [Applause] that’s what it means it’s all a that of points gone against her just showing what that means get up oh lovely kill down the center they go to the technical timeout with a three-point lead here the ladies in blue camella and elise leading 12-9 nice swing deep down the center there’s no block there that’s the place to go dresser with the top stats in attacks [Music] got the advantage here three-point lead it was in this one in the first set when they were one point down number nine seats in red just start to pull away can elise and camilla do that now 36 year old serving he’s going to be going into block flatter a flatter set out wide just making the blocker have to move in a little bit quicker for the serve and then because that set came inside victoria was able to capitalize without the block pokey down the line opportunity for the ladies in blue to extend their lead to three points no block big swing at the end of that rally [Applause] really snapping a wrist over that corner which she’s got no block there she has advantage of the height oh it’s a nice shark here just turn the hand around the outside of the ball on the left just touching it nice and tight at the highest point she could okay now lead by four sets off the net just able to squeeze it through the block [Music] step back as well oh has enough time to watch that flick off a visor and then just as that ball just comes tight over the net pops away into the corner so four-point game here 15-11 in the second set this women’s semi-final here in prague oh that’s a nice swing down the center [Applause] [Applause] both i’m having a quick look where the gap is how’s that down the center this time alicia’s chooses to go down the line see the amount of room the block moving across to the left-hand side taking out the cross easy pickings good experience there from elise aggressor with another kill attack on the left-hand side going crosstalk [Music] [Music] gap is back down to two points now [Music] andres is just serving and getting into the net there’s nothing you can do about that 21 year old using all 184 of her height big big swing nothing about that [Music] nice swing for the right hand side there let’s hit the tape on the way [Music] this could just reach it but couldn’t quite get a puff on it they make amends this time with a straight sliding out straight away just keeping that scoreboard ticking over 18-15 they lead by three in the second setback down by one set to nil oh nice serve good pickup though let’s have a shot just taking the power out just ensuring the points read that serve really well because it was dying short nice little cut shot using the heel of the hand [Applause] just continue just keep that board ticking over all they’re gonna do is slide out they know that [Music] a nice line shot over [Music] two more points required in this game first game of the women’s semi-final here in prague we’re going to deciding set what was the opportunity to get themselves one point away and they take it andressa and vitoria not able to see that point off good pick up by tamela and then she seized with no block that ball landing in the sand in the corner to take it to set point set point they deserve as well four attempts there’s the overpass opportunity to close the set out and we are going to go to the deciding set in this women’s semi-final lovely controlled game in that second set by elise antomella closing that one out with the second set 21-16 a lot of pressure on the serve through that set the team in blue got the rewards at the first time asking closing out the set 21-16 start contrast to the first set so now it goes to deciding set race to 15 for place of the final here we go then deciding set this woman semi-final unusual error from elise there [Music] this divider [Applause] just pull the ball across the body just going with the momentum of the ball nice and disgusting oh that’s a big swing too much [Applause] is makes no mistakes this time [Music] watch that ball for advantage comes up with a good serve as well down the line [Music] on the court there show them how to do it watches that ball all the way until it lands the sand let’s change the ends changes five obviously on the final set which is a race to fifteen three two the score here [Applause] sees the gap open down the line just shapes the ball over the block all high and tight at least using the hands of the block for advantage to go out of play [Applause] clever play that [Music] over there and change the way the point goes clever use eyes on the ball at all times there from andressa it’s addressing about to serve oh nice swinging down the center shows what it means to release there once again third final versus a pair with tamela [Music] change ends that’s a two-point game here advantage it is for the number 13 seeds let’s add the errors from that first set and start to require the pressure [Applause] okay [Applause] oh nice touch def touch the ball close the net leaves it as late as she can and as soon as she sees the block just move across so her right hand side that court just opens up to the left nice dig up lovely reverse dig down towards the post nice control [Music] up just using the knuckles just to poke the ball into the center of the court [Music] the laundry pointed down to start with then lifts his hand up the referee just comes down to have a quick look has a chat with the lion judge we’re waiting to get back on the stand to see which way he goes yeah out is the decision it’s important it turns that gap into a three-point gap now have that gone in with a one-point game no mistake this time that cut shot address up makes amends two points down six eight combinations see they’re moving with purpose now we’ll hit the tape then get the hands and these are the hands as well to get the right ball was just going to trip over such as the game so close they’ve got it back to within one point and they’re forcing elise and tamela to call for a timeout while they still lead by one point it’s 7 8 in this deciding set in this women’s semi-final [Music] [Music] so one point came here and it’s this sliding set [Applause] for all ages to spectate on rain’s blown away most of the umbrellas are down [Music] sorry be frustrated i knew that was an important one to level the game towards the end of this third set instead the point goes away ladies and gentlemen with a fantastic a serve that’s how the game’s gone especially when they force a dresser to move back into the left-hand side more and another one she does get a body behind it enough this time can actually cut it over opportunity to extend it they can’t go down long they go down the line deep on the back ball just lands outside of the baseline over shot oh this time it’s an easter victoria 21 year old goes right into the corner again some good pressure on the serves here of both teams in this semi-final nice block oh second time at the net there [Music] for andressa that change of ends serving again at 10 all right pull back oh over first time that is picked up victoria has the opportunity chief does it cross court nice little angle i’ve turned it around down by three now they’re leading number nine seeds against the package spot later today oh it’s just drifting wide advantage to the number nine seeds andressa and the torah era’s just coming in now from please um canelo [Music] where she goes [Applause] this time it’s the least with a block second time i’m asking victoria can’t kill it beautifully done when needed on that right hand side just saw the defend going down the line just put the ball across just two clear points required we’re all square at 12 wall here in this deciding set of this women’s semi-final opportunity comes and it goes the way on the ladies in blue police and the change ends with a one point advantage [Music] aces kills cuts blocks [Music] put away by victoria [Applause] 13 all in the deciding set whoever wins the next point will then be serving a place in the final hereness to world tour event it’s that float serve of andressa get up in the back caught by a dresser but she can’t get enough of the ball [Music] all right i’m gonna dress up ejected at the moment but they’ve come back from this before now and match point for a place in the final 36 year old to serve so she goes down the line to undress where she’s gone most of the game no let’s switch it up onto the torah oh it’s a huge block what the number 13 seeds in this competition have a place in the final here in prague what a way it was to end that let’s switch the sun onto victoria [Applause] finish that block off to perfection and falls away with the light and quite rightly so two sets to one victorious through to their first final together here in prague there we see the scores 21 15. ladies in red on that first set and then 21 16 20 and then 15 13. edging ahead slightly on the aces a few more errors coming in from addressing victoria through that second and third set that edged it away even though they did get a few more blocks it was a big block that counted at the end fourth miller and their partner release as it gave them a place in the final later day here in prague at this two-star world tour event is yes is [Music] that’s so foreign foreign ciao this is perfecting the two teams on court just going through their warm-up here we’ve already seen the brazilian duo go through in a third set thriller to book a place in the final who is going to meet them isn’t going to be the team from switzerland or from ukraine we’re about to find out as we have the second of the women’s semi-finals coming your way here in prague number three seeds against number eight seeds [Music] semi-finals diana respectively [Applause] two very experienced referees taking this women’s semi-final just been introduced to the crowders the volunteers just finished getting the court ready for the match um is [Music] 28 year old from kiev 190 blocking [Music] came through here with three victories to the name of eating brazil czech republic and the italian duo yet to drop a set in this competition but they’ve now come up against number three seeds there’s zoe those three to serve oh great pick up back of the hand flip up but then that ball just drifted over diana just watching that ball easy pickings the first point to the ukraine team can they turn that defense into an attacking point [Applause] shoulders facing all the way into court almost sideways and that will tie it across the net lovely angle um [Music] [Music] yes [Music] [Applause] we’re all square tool [Applause] and that is the second swing down the center with no block before he puts it away beautifully [Applause] [Music] [Music] yes [Music] [Music] the score [Music] oh [Music] nice pretty moving all the way outside the court to get into that attack it’s picked up picked up nicely by you have it over there’s the year old that fires up all down the line to close the gap yes oh [Laughter] what they’re guaranteed here at least but they’ll want to up the ante there get themselves at least on the podium at the end of this competition nice swing this time oh nice high hitting action good hustle opportunity here for ukraine that’s [Applause] to her right hand side this time just clean these two teams here eight ball yes [Applause] gets a kill for that as a team advantage of one point here for switzerland nine eight [Applause] [Music] i’m falling [Music] reaching backwards make that ball behind her head down the yeah she goes [Applause] take the time there [Music] go to showing which way she’s going early on and tina gets a serve on so as we both are serving two points down and then it’s a pressure serve gets the ace and go to the technical timeout so high to the height at the chest and shoulder i’ll dab it over and ladies go down for a good time out here put it drink and refresh [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] the winner of this game go through to take on elise and camilla from brazil secured their final place three-step match there’s the compatriots who’s it gonna be is it gonna be switzerland or ukraine coming over there doing well all the way to the left-hand side she did get the attacking but able to use the hands to end about her advantage [Music] that’s our problem with that just reaching out that one hand trying to get the block just fires out just along the baseline it’s a great shot down the line this time there’s a pretty full stretch not able to pick it up it’s all right so the ball has a quick look basically read it i couldn’t quite get around it quick enough just waits to see where the block goes the block was moving across to almost take out cross court there so just opted to go down the line on the server hit [Applause] uh it was after the vessel [Applause] after the whistles 15 12 here opportunity for ukraine to go down the line they do close that gap back down to two points as they change 13 15 now [Music] so the first time these two teams meeting together i’ve been competing in [Music] earlier this year ukraine 14 16 now it’s just been a trading point for point here wind just starts to pick up not heavy you see the flags in the background of the stadium here in prague just starting to move [Music] always looking to go across there so much further this time the windows just picked up soon slight factor it’s not impacting massively here in the show court title in that nice cut but good pick up opportunity for ukraine lovely work i dab it over that’s a quick look did so well reading that attack getting underneath that ball given the opportunity to do that as well early on the plot but it’s just long so the ball is always going to go high and out that’s a clever little reach the block on there able just to get a little knuckles across the wall lovely tight angle we’ve got about within one point now 17 18 and these first two sets of 21 should we need a deciding set that one goes to 15. do you know where the serve gets into block put off the big swing of vedically it’s a full height and that hit six foot tall ukraine’s switching it up going across to the right hand side this time opportunity is missed there from switzerland to capitalize on the pickup for the read of the ukrainian this hat with the error there back to one point game 1819 has a quick look goes down the line imports slightly so gives the opportunity to double over it does mean the number three seeds have a set point 2018. nicely started now by the opinion saving one set point dropping that ball him have a dog using that ball really well i have deserved tough got to defend right here to save the set well they do the opportunity to close it out to level it the first decree being forced out wide oh clever player over on that first time seeing both of the team from switzerland outside the court cheeky little play across that first time over dig it does level the game now at 20 20. another pressure serve but just drifted on it the left hand side third set point for the team from switzerland this time it’s on the serve of veda play she goes deep down the center and the swing of rye you nina why to the left-hand side but just wide of the line as well you can see the replay just the outside line so switzerland take the first set 22-20 in the game so far oh here we go then with set number two about to get underway then nice pick up and then finish down the line by the 23 year old great line down the center just the outside the ball clipping the tape there oh dab it over both teams off the mark here in the second set and then it’s an a serve but dab it over flat fast float serve just catching very great off guard oh that’s another one just clips the tape so vertebrae gets the advantage to read that ball well and it gets a nice steep angle on the attack just gets underneath it i’m quite digging out the sand oh this time it’s esme bombed up with the lady served and on the left-hand side dangling across the court full stretch to her right hand side oh he’s two in a row for bobner she’s picked exactly the same line same angle as the first one it’s not quite as wide but it’s enough to force the ukrainian duo to call for a timeout they’re down by a couple of points here in the second set and down by one sectional here in this women’s semi-finals [Music] [Music] so that’s come out called on the back of back-to-back aces for the 21 year old puzzle as she’s back again on this service line will she go down the same line as she has done for the last two she does quite the ancients wanted this time but in transition they get their defense up and able to kill switzerland will come out fighting hard in this second set number three seeds slightly more established team on the tour leading by three points second opportunity here of ukraine the opportunity on the left-hand side just to cut the ball back across extend the lead yet four points the difference here six two let’s make that seven two with another ace this time from there’s my bomber but this time there’s nothing you think could do about that ball hitting the tape just dying completely oh it’s another ace this time bob they’re going down the right hand side down the line switching that server completely four aces in this second set there’s only eight two definitely got our eye in now opportunity for switzerland here oh good up bye have a lover there’s almost a fight between bobner i’ve heard free who’s going to take that swing [Music] i’d like you to fight against the pre taking that let’s just get some defense on the block but now it’s 9-2 that’s an important point for the ukraine got that runner serves [Music] now it’s your chance to build it from the service line for themselves to get themselves back into the second set it’s not over yet there’s a big gap to build up the six points difference back to seven points that kill down the right hand side the next point will be the change of ends incredibly looking to hopefully get themselves onto four but they can’t they force that hit long going high and cross court maximum distance but just too much on it change ends 11-3 here in the second step but there’s already one set up in this women’s two-star semi-final here in prague and this goes through to face that ball brazil opportunity for switzerland off the hands and out of play ukraine get that point back not fully set on the block somebody get hands over it good pressure sir i’d have it over the hands of the block they’re facing out the court hopefully goes straight the arms are blocking out a plate up here again with all the aces she’s got in the second set so far for a team okay continue to target on her dupree she continues to attack his venom this time down left hand side and inside the block i think it’s violent touching the block oh that’s it nice work this time bye ukrainian 28 year old [Applause] one at a time here slowly but surely everybody has a quick look to see where the opportunities are going right inside i’ll bring that ball in the middle earlier gives her options whether she goes to the left-hand side of the right-hand side on her attack makes it a little bit harder for the defense as well to know where to go pressure serve ukraine just getting the ball over now opportunity for switzerland to extend the lead even more this time it’s esme who takes us into techno timeout with the team from switzerland leading 15 points to six here in the second set and are up by one sentinel here in this women’s semi-final [Music] foreign nine points ukraine we’re gonna get back with this second set 15 at six the score switzerland leading oh i’ve got to save that is if i dab it over can’t you do it again oh it’s a good block so that first point back from the technical timeout go in the way of ukraine good chase down by david over good block just quick reactions by bob and i couldn’t quite get the ball up this time they decide to go just to poke down the line goes inside the line [Music] just clip the tape the outside of the ball awesome good reach bye elena full stretch 190 of her i’m just using those knuckles just to put that ball out of reach of vladimir tap it over with the serve 816 down [Music] the line just opening up lovely for versus free there arms across the shoulder down it goes just slide out me a few slide outs needed for the team from switzerland [Music] with one gold on one silver we’re looking to put the ante here hit themselves into another final clever play over on two by david over seeing that bobbin was rushing in to get set on the block they’ve all been quite tight to the net there systems won’t be panicked by this they’ll know just to side out that’s what they’ve got to do so pressure’s going to be a little bit on the ukraine duo the knuckles over the block okay there’s a slight height advantage over david over there on the block two points now required for a place in the final david over goes over on two the pressure on the block there they have targeted that right hand side of lolina a lot of the match here that’s where some of the aces have come from another line every shot for a 23 year old from switzerland securing ten sets and match points with a solid performance here in this second set by the number three seeds from switzerland [Applause] and zoe there’s the plate and here they are serving for a place in the final he went for that big serve she’s had a few aces going that way already another error to the name there they won’t be too fussed about that just one good slide out needed for switzerland opportunity for david over just to keep this game going a bit longer but switzerland do get it up and then put that ball down the line at the second time of asking here in prague the number three seeds take that second set and the match by two sets nil and up through to the finals we’ll take on the brazilian churros brazil now know who they will be taking on in prague for the women’s final and it is the number three seeds the swiss pair of ezra bobner zoe versus well so congratulations to that’s me popping up and so as they are victorious against valentina davidova and dinah nina buy two sets to nil 22 20 and then a solid second form 22 that’s like 21 11. there we see the ace count five additional aces coming away mainly from esme a lot more attacks coming in a few less errors from the opposition is okay is is that’s the case a little bit um okay this is is [Music] [Music] [Music] so foreign hello and a very warm welcome to prague for this two-star world tour men’s semi-final we’ve got the number one seed taking on the number four sweet seeds it is czech republic taking on sweden for a place in the final the one seeds of andre brusich and david schweiner are taking on the number four seeds from sweden of david almond and jonathan helvig team from the czech republic in the red tops sweden in the blue number one seeds coming through unscathed without conceding a drop so far in this competition [Music] i’ve not dropped any sets they’ve gone to 21 16 21 18 against lithuania and then 21 17 21 18. against the team from slovenia and then the farmer game was 21 16 2014 against him and aniga from so far in the game foreign victorious against uh semran and septa from the czech republic and then a three-step match against the team from belarus on a victorious 17-15 they got taken all the way to the end in the quarterfinals hence from switzerland 24 22. good conditions here in prague slight overcast and the wind just starts to pick up you see a couple of the flags just start to breathe lower breeze across the court it’s not causing a massive difference to each of these teams but that’s what the use of this cumulus warpers to hit and serve getting to understand how the court’s playing played on this court and the outside courts in this competition from the czech republic last in action in tokyo olympic games didn’t go quite the way they wanted missing out that first game due to code restrictions it was always then an uphill battle in the pool that they had still did everything they could and almost got through the knockout stages that ended up in the 19th place but a very established team with 41 tournaments played together with one gold four silvers and a bronze i’d love it to add that tally here they are taking on the young team the 19 year old from sweden who played 18 times together have two victories under [Music] will be the first referee dress will be the separate [Applause] so the referees have been introduced to the arena here in prague and we’re ready to get the two teams out and onto court david almond the 19 year old from emir six foot three 191 one victory in his name in montpellier with his partner here also 19 year olds six foot four from stockholm helvig in the gold medal match in the final later on today for now we’ll be the screen for the czech republic playing part of the number 27 27 year old david schweiner six seven touching two meters they got their first career win in doha just prior to olympics on the frvd world tour played 41 times together it’s a chance for me to get yet another medal we’ve got tough young swedish team here to take on first of all it’s almond who gets them away with the serve reads the attack well and then it is hell they got the net getting the better of the team from the czech republic just strong hands by the unblocker the first point goes away [Applause] [Music] and just start up nicely for damage lineup potentially that one going out but wasn’t too short to be safe so sorry goes back to serve over on two gets the block by schweiner a flat attack out wide and then just pops the ball over the block david armin swedish team used the ball really well like a lot of fast plays they’re gonna make me trying to work and make david schweiner work extra hard on his defense on his blocking duties there’s that movement how fast they are around the court just to stretch the defense so i’m going to get the better i’ll just find out the net there [Applause] that ball over held leg with a huge presence to the net holds that block very light very much like a mole and then just pops up out of the eye line of the attacker strong start here for the swedish pet [Music] oh straight away on that receive the big power swing david takes the body behind the ball and the ball just pops up into the empty court all smiles as they change ends sweden leading the number ones he’s here by two [Applause] oh big take on the defense the ball’s tight on the net the first set for sweden that touch given against spider on block attack it’s already won the point as well that fast play is going to move stronger across is not necessarily going to get into position and to be able to lock his body position when he needs to get that firm block in someone’s got to come over here all right i mean that’s a lot off of that second touch from helvig off balance you’ll detour around this partner just to get the ball such final serve and go into block unless we look to use that second wall attack but it wasn’t quite right for him around his body not shaping up nicely for it point to the czech republic easy giving away first jump set but then a huge block which wasn’t fooled by [Applause] armon going up for the jump trying to trick him to think he was going to hit it we just kept his eyes on helveg let’s take him out prusik goes over on two second part of the cherry they’ve run two this time so for me five and two down they now have the lead just hit my free net at two meters tall you know what the answer is going to be there for this duo timeout’s called four freedom up five two now seven six [Music] sweet boys just using this timeout just getting composure back again they started off so strong a few points going away of the czech republic big block by spine up and the kills another big block how to use the ball well there takes out so much that force on the block they get the change of ends all square seven all [Applause] it [Music] there’s a fast jump set out wide read by czech republic second part of the cherry this time falls away at the end of the hit frustrated let’s go back to what they did let’s start this game and then the errors creep in on high off the block they go get the points [Applause] [Applause] across his body puts it away nicely both teams undefeated so far in this competition just the one set dropped for the foreign [Applause] [Music] pushes it deep fuels the point they’re going grab a seat have the technical time out and be a 5-2 down to now leading 12-9 foreign here come the players then to resume this first set this men’s semi-final here in prague 12 9 number one seeds pushed early on this young number four number four seeds from sweden [Applause] again the capital of the czech republic number one seeds my own favorites [Music] the majority of the support here as you’d expect they’re not going to get it all their own way [Applause] okay just not able to finish that block let’s try to push that float serve deep give yourself enough time to get back get into the net forcing it long point for point trading at the moment nice watch out there by helvig and pressure on the serve [Applause] just phenomenal for this swing sees helvig going across he just takes that line nice and deep [Applause] on the hit the 19 year old from stockholm [Applause] this time he makes no mistakes he uses the hands crucifix does reach up high [Music] healthy kids with the serve goes into block [Applause] three inches taller [Music] secure that serve it’s the second servo just right now that’s gone out of play it’s a faster attack coming into the center there for the czech republic zero the number one seeds [Music] [Applause] gets his angles right watch that ball come across him over his shoulder and then come to play it across his right hand side not the easiest shot to play [Applause] cannot swing his body all the way through the ball straight down the center strider just makes that look easy as that ball pops out the sand and one seeds now just require two points oh good effort off the block the second touch came off the net and through such a full swing at full reach diving down to try and get that ball to come over and they attack down the center giving themselves options just going exactly in line with the ball and where they are in court nothing that hell they can do without that changing ends swedish jew staring down the barrel of five set points here in this first set on this men’s semi-final here in prague a big crowd building up now we’re gonna one seeds hometown favorites picked up by prusic can he finish it there’s uh sweden just moved that ball well on the reverse set forcing schweiner to move around with a set point saved pick up early on with the rally or a little bit tight or net before bruce is doing anything with first chance to swing an attack here to close the set out and they do that delicately well taking the set 21-16 [Music] strong start the swedish duo down 21 points [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] oh [Applause] so we see the stats here blocks and digs the defensive duties of the public team here in prague having the disadvantage [Music] here we go then we’re gonna get set number two underway this men’s semi-final here in prague this two-star world tour event and over on two we go across and over the shoulder the left shoulder with david almond and to turn his body around to get the swing through finds the corner gets the first point just as they did in the first set scramble down the line get out the reach and how quick it could be on this court already leaves his attacking options so late it makes it harder for the backhoe defender to read where he’s going to go shrine up on the surface [Music] jonathan how big it is serving we’ll run into the net to block we’re going to prove such again here’s the options last minute decision almost look it looks like he’s going to cut the ball across the left-hand side there he shapes his hand around the wall over the block so like that decision made it possible for defender to read they’re it swine out wide but he reads it gets the block [Applause] puts it let’s up that time because of the block [Applause] oh hey sir that ball just dying i’m hell big [Applause] just dropping short all you could do is get his hand under it [Applause] oh that’s a big block but well defended by sweden they got opportunity again are not giving up lightly [Music] here we have five two but it was in favor of sweden in the third set now it’s five two in favor of the number one team uh swedenborg timeout oh the noise and the atmosphere building here in prague as the number one seeds the hometown team of andre lutic and david schweiner are leading in the second set five two and by one sets hill against the younger swedish parent of david armin and jonathan helbig [Music] comes back from that time out from the service era which the boys in blue will be happy with that first points when you bought the timeout bear is coming in from the czech republic side on their serve i won’t get overly worried just yet about that muscle down there by sliding to the left-hand side just watch that ball come across him moves it forward and to the right-hand side ease over on two it goes this time same result as the very first point of this second set oh my look he goes but this time he’s gonna wait for that ball to come across his body going across to the right hand side he does take on schweiner at the net he wasn’t quite set deep down the center for your uncertainty for certain that time the czech republic team read that well i knew it was going to drift along who switched down the center sweden removing the ball well but can’t get that finished article as soon as they give krusic anything options pack court wise then as soon as he gets a chance to come to the net he’s just got so much experience he reads the game so well just makes the points look so easy this time they get the better of schwein at the net jump set he’s done it twice already so i went with him almost a free net diving reach first final great work by sweden another service era for the swedish team the boys in blue go around to change ends nine five now they did call the timeout at seven twos they’re slightly better on the points average for the last few points i’ll be happy that they’re leading in the last five points which seems to start closing this gap one at a time that’s a lovely piece of work there armand pulling that ball off the net and that bump have to wait for it just waited to see where schweiner goes and unleashes a big shot across court we’ll switch it up again and go back to schweiner on the serve just about dispatch that ball nicely down the center advantage also quite a narrow block by helvig doesn’t split his arms very wide so it just opens up the course a little bit more for them there trying to have to read that over on two six read where that line shot was going or overpass picked up by schweiner but sweden still have another chance [Applause] that’ll do their confidence the world of good [Applause] tried a few different tactics in that rally [Applause] uh his shoulders square onto the net and just that whip of the arm that comes through across his body if we pull away [Applause] he gets it this time to attack just trying to read it well how are they not able to execute clever play they need to be powerful against them they get the chance there just pop it into the gap so we go to the technical timeout with the number one seed the home team of the czech republic leading by 13.8 here in the second set and are up by one set to know [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] building here in prague [Music] sweden continues to apply the pressure number one seeds we’re up to the challenge the tasking too tight for pelvic to do anything with and then a flat wide set really awesome slider to work hard on that block turning him out he read the cross court he didn’t go all the way out wide with him it was the only place he could go she was outside the antenna so you have to go cross court it had to be a good shot to beat the block as well good on out by reset [Applause] [Music] oh it’s in a serve [Applause] errors from the service line another ace was named this one just dropping in the left hand side held it just watching that ball just sail into court goes the same way again over on two goes again this time let that ball come across they close the gap to six points now it’s 10 16 in the second step [Applause] number one seeds now all that’s needed is with the slide out volleyball take the opportunities that come their way looking mighty big for the swedish pair right now to cover the gaps but they go off the block and now the plate change events let’s see that flatter set much more the same for these boys sweden needed better block can you do it again i just read it well that’s come over [Applause] always tells you all you need to know which way that one went to the end [Applause] [Music] quality execution by flusic born and raised and residing in prague [Music] prior to the olympics as well in doha and ostrava just require two points now for a place in the final here in this two star the swedish pair do to close this gap shot selection which is fantastic to watch the decision-making process he waits for the block as long as he can [Applause] help him commits that’s eight set and match points for played in the final [Applause] he’s read it sweden have a second chance over on two with a free net swan had already gone across to almond good decision there by helvig left-hand side let’s go down the line 13-21 match points save the crowd are up and clapping there it is 21-13 [Applause] through to the final in her hometown here in prague on the number one seeds after a solid performance 21-16 21-13 defeating the duo of david almond and jonathan helvig through to the final it is the duo of andre prusik and david schweiner as soon as he reached over that block the ball was just played down the center to the middle so it’s good pickings for the team from the czech republic so there we see the final set scores 21 16 at 21 13 and securing place in the final number one seeds lucic and spider we will see armen and helvig again as they’ll be battling it out for a bronze medal match here as we look at the difference in the stats it’s one that top the counts but those aces were important and the amount of attacks and that was dealt with because of the digs that bruce was able to get up he was unable to pick and choose where he played that ball to get the points in as well to turn that game around the swedish boys did well and just came against a really tough team and number one seats [Music] john oh foreign uh is [Applause] foreign so come on today yes me welcome me so hmm hello and welcome to prague and this two-star world tour we have got the men’s semi-final coming your way this is the number 12 seeds from germany taking on the number eight seeds from denmark vying for a place in the final to take on the number one seeds the hometown team of the czech republic duo of perusic and schweiner a warm welcome to prague and what a setting we have here for this second of the men’s semi-final philly bergman and yannick harms from germany are taking on christopher abel and jacob blink from den in this competition the number eight seas have come through the qualifying process so i’ve already played six games to get themselves into this position here losing just one of them in the pool stages against slovenia but with victories against poland lithuania belarus and the number seven seeds from germany in the previous round but in this game against number 12 seeds we’ve got stiff opposition in bergman and harms they’ve lost their first game against the belarus pair and then it’s been three victories in three defeating the estonian duo of nolvac and tilsa in a three-set thriller 15-13 to get themselves into this semi-final here today [Music] the rain has passed here in prague slightly overcast edition’s good for the competition to get underway let me see the wind not really playing a factor on the courts today large conditions here in prague ahead of this final men’s semi-final reminder the winners go through to take on the number one seeds of prusic and that’s finer in the final later on so as we get this competition away we’ll introduce you to the match officials who’ll be taking you through and looking after the game and then the two teams will make their way onto court and they’ll be a better three-set match those two sets to 21. should we need a decider each of these teams have gone to three sets [Applause] is the first referee and mikhail the second referee on the floor [Music] the german team i played 33 times on the tour with one victory to the name together first coming out is philip burgin 30 year old six foot six it’s my partner 27 years old from canval [Music] and it comes lots of strapping on that left arm the number 12 seeds going through taking on the opposition from denmark living in a dense 26 year old christopher abel two meters three tallest player out there defending for him would be jacob brink a 22 year old also from a dance these guys knew on the world tour events only played two and this is the first time that these two teams have met in a heads head battle in an fibb world tour event me [Music] [Applause] [Music] hey [Applause] [Applause] yes [Music] okay [Applause] yes [Music] [Applause] [Music] buddy oh hey my yes [Applause] [Applause] you
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