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Russians defeat Dutch 2-0 for bronze medal

 
Viacheslav Krasilnikov, Russia - "It's good to have such a victory after our defeat in the semifinals. Playing against the Austrians and their home crowd in the semifinals was tough for us, it was really hard to keep our focus. Nikita played a great tournament and our coach and our staff also did a great job on preparing us".
Nikita Liamin, Russia - "It's a very good feeling. It was difficult for us to regroup and refocus after we lost in the semifinals. I'm happy that we could play at this level. It was a great experience for my partner and me and we'd like to thank all the organizers and the public for such an amazing tournament". 
Christiaan Varenhorst, Netherlands – “We would have loved to have won a medal here.  We had two chances to get a medal and we didn’t, so it’s the (crappiest) place to finish.  I think if I’m realistic, the teams were just better than us today, more focused.  In some time I will be really happy with fourth place.  It wasn’t necessarily one play or one moment that changed the game.  We were having trouble on the sideout and passing – Krasilnikov has a tough serve.  They had a good blocking defense as well.  I’m proud of what we did but right now it’s a bad feeling.  I’m not happy with that.”
Maarten van Garderen, The Netherlands – “We missed a big opportunity, not only in the first match (semifinals) and once again (for the bronze medal). We lost against a better opponent. If we had shown the level we’ve shown before we could beat anybody. We were in such a good rhythm and flow and things were going so smoothly. Both teams (today), the Russians and the Brazilians, are big pressure servers and we lost too many easy points and then it’s too hard to get other points back against experienced teams like them. It’s difficult to be positive right now but I think it’s never been shown before so we have to be proud. We know the importance of today and we were completely focused on that. Now it’s over and we realize we missed a big opportunity for something very special.”

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