2017 FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – VIENNA
- July 28 to August 6
- Vienna Centre Court, Vienna, Austria
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The Netherland’s Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen don’t drop a single set on their way to a 3-0 start at the FIVB Beach World Championships. The Dutch squad rolled through Poland’s Michal Bryl and Grzegorz Fijalek 2-0, (21-14, 21-18).
The strong suit for the Dutch was their blocking and they out-blocked the Pole’s 9-3 in the match.
The Dutch struggled to keep their serves in the court during the match missing long consistently and committing 13 serving errors. The risk on the serve didn’t really pay off much as it could have because they only had one ace. Their attacks, however, were strong going for both sharp angle shots. Brouwer was especially successful at this, whereas Meeuwsen was more a defensive contributor at the net for the Dutch, stopping nine balls.
Poland’s serve was evenly distributed between both receivers, with significantly fewer mistakes committed. Bryl was stopped a number of times on the attack as Meeuwsen was there to block him. After the match, Bryl mentioned that he and Fijalek should have served tougher at the Dutch squad.
The win topped the Dutch players in their pools with the Poles finishing second, this means that both teams will move on to the Round of 32.
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