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2016-09-18 01:18:00 CEST

Saxton/Schalk aim to keep things steady in the semis

Canadians going for glory on Super Sunday after quarterfinal delight

Happiness happening for Saxton/Schalk! Photocredit: Mihai StetcuHappiness happening for Saxton/Schalk! Photocredit: Mihai Stetcu

Home heroes Saxton/Schalk aren’t getting too carried away after their superb fightback against Poles Kantor/Losiak earned them a place in the Swatch World Tour Finals semifinals in Toronto.

The Canadians lost the first set against the Polish team who came into the match having won both of their pool play games.

But after losing the first set, Saxton/Schalk soon hit top gear in the second before going onto a clinch victory to the delight of the crowd on Center Court at Polson Pier.

Their prize for this win is a mouthwatering semifinal against Olympic champions Alison/Bruno, but despite their achievements the pair are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.

“It was a good performance, we’re getting stronger every game,” Chaim told us. “We just want to stay steady and keep pushing and we’re pumped to play the Olympic gold medalists in the next game.

“It’s not overwhelming; we’ve had good results before. We’re content but we never get too high when we win and when we struggle we never get too low otherwise there are too many waves. We’ll keep things at a steady pace and enjoy the moment.”

The victory ensures that for the third FIVB Canadian tournament running a home team make the final four. Congratulations guys!

The semifinal line-up is now complete as in the other quarterfinal clash on Court 2, Gstaad Major champs Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves beat A1 Major Klagenfurt winners Samoilovs/Smedins in straight sets.

The Brazilians now meet John Hyden and Tri Bourne in the final four on Super Sunday. Who will come out on top? Stay with us on social media and on our website for up-to-the-minute news, behind-the-scenes footage and photographs as the season reaches its exciting finale!

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