Xiamen, China, April 23, 2017 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour uncovered the last remaining teams on Saturday to contend for the title in Xiamen's Guanyinshan Gold Beach.
Cuba’s Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez looked to a solid start in the tournament,
but lost in the nail-biting quarterfinal against Poland’s Maciej Rudol/Jakub Szalankiewicz.
The Netherlands’ Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen qualify for the semifinals in Xiamen, which marks their 2017 season debut.
Rio 2016 medallists Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo are likewise in the semifinals,
alongside Germany’s Jonathan Erdmann/Armin Dollinger.
Amidst the intensity of competition, the men talked about their partners’ on-court antics.
The women’s semifinals will feature an all-Brazil match.
Germany likewise send a team to the women’s semifinals,
As they face the home team on Sunday.
While some teams head home to restart,
There will always be the beach,
And there will always be music.