EJC 2011: Russian 5th seed forced to battle!  
Published on 20/04/2011     Source : Badminton Europe

Denis Grachev (pictured), the fifth seeded Russian in the men’s singles, was forced to battle for an hour today against Ukrainian Artem Pochtarev in order to secure his spot in the third round draw of the men’s singles draw at the European Individual Championship.

Like all the Russian team, Grachev has had a gruelling schedule in Finland this week. A trip to the final of the team event followed by entry in not one, not two but three individual events was nearly the undoing of the tall Russian in his second round match against Pochtarev (pictured).

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