Brazilian Emanuel Rego returns the ball during their men's beach volleyball match against the Dominican Republic, at the XVI Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on October 19, 2011. (credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
The Round Robin stage will get underway on Friday in China and you can watch live streaming action from the FIVB SWATCH World Tour Beijing Grand Slam.
Number one seeds Todd Rogers and Philip Dalhausser know they have it all to do on Friday after suffering one defeat in the Main Draw on Thursday.
The Beijing Olympic champions opened up with a win before crashing to a 21-14 21-17 defeat at the hands of Alexandrs Samoilous and Ruslans Sorokins from Latvia to leave them with a 1-1 record heading into Friday.
Three teams from Brazil, title-holders Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego, second seeds Ricardo Santos and Pedro Henrique Cunha and eighth seeds Benjamin Insfran and Bruno Oscar Schmidt, picked up a pair of wins to take the lead in respective groups.
Thirty-two teams will now play a single round robin in eight groups with top three finishers from each group to advance to the 24-team knockout stage.
The men’s round robin will continue on Friday with the second and third round matches.
The $600,000 Beijing Grand Slam is the fourth event on the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH World Tour for both men and women.
To watch the FIVB Men’s Beijing Grand Slam live just follow these simple steps:
- Go to Bet365
- Sign-in and Select Live Streaming > Beach Volleyball
- Watch the Beijing Grand Slam Live