Magnaye-Vivas tops Swiss Open

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FILIPINO tandem Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Paul Jefferson Vivas captured the men’s doubles event open title of the Swiss International Badminton Championship 2014 on Sunday after beating Baptiste Careme and Ronan Labar in the finals at the Centre Sportif Arena in Yverdon-Les-Bains in Switzerland.

Magnaye and Vivas survived a grueling final match against their French rivals, 6-11, 11-9, 10-11, 11-6, 11-10, to win the crown of the competition sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The two members of the Philippine team also came out strong in the semifinal phase when they survived their German opponents Raphael Beck and Andreas Heinz, 8-11, 11-10, 11-7, 10-11, 11-4, to reach the final round of the tourney.

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