All British players eliminated from All England Open Championships after two days
Britain's interest in the Yonex All England Open Championships lasted just two days as Robert Blair bowed out.
Last Updated: 07/03/13 6:32pm
Scottish player Blair and his Malaysian partner Tan Bin Shen were beaten 17-21 21-14 21-13 by Japanese fourth seeds Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa in Birmingham.
Blair and Tan started strongly but, after coming through the qualifying rounds on Monday, tiredness perhaps caught up with them as they went down in 52 minutes.
Edinburgh-born Blair said: "It's very disappointing because we started well. But we haven't been practising that much together, so it's hard to get into a good rhythm."
On the opening day of the competition, top men's doubles pair Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis were beaten 21-19 24-22 by second seeds Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia.
Adcock had earlier been defeated in his mixed doubles challenge with Gabby White, going down 21-14 21-18 by world number ones and top seeds Xu Chen and Ma Jin of China.
White, playing alongside 21-year-old Lauren Smith was also beaten in the women's doubles by one of the same opponents, losing 21-16 21-7 to Ma and Tang Jinhua.
Imogen Bankier suffered defeat in the women's doubles, while the pairings of Chris Langridge and Peter Mills and Marcus Ellis and Paul van Rietvelde were beaten in the men's doubles.