It’s the second win this year for the Beijing Olympic champions after finishing first at the tour’s start in Brasilia.
Undefeated throughout the tournament, Todd and Phil met compatriots Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal. The Chinese crowd saw a breathtaking match over more than one hour with the number one seeded coming out on top 21-19, 22-24, 15-11. After the match, Todd „The Professor“ Rogers stated: „I thought we played really well. Jake and Sean played very well, but I was very pleased with how we handled them.“
Our other FIVB Heroes had a tougher time. Reigning world champions Alison and Emanuel as well as Spaniards Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira left Shanghai in fifth place.
The next stop of the tour is in China as well, as the capital Beijing hosts another Grand Slam.
Will Todd and Phil continue their domination there or can one of the other teams stop them? Follow the FIVB Heroes to find out soon!