Paul Drinkhall & Tom Jarvis went out of the men’s doubles at the semi-final stage at the WTT Contender Durban.

The English pair were beaten in three close games (11-8. 15-13, 11-7) by Xu Haidong & Xu Yingbin of China.

Their opponents went on to be beaten in the final by compatriots Lin Shidong & Chen Yuanyu.