Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork got one over on their England team-mates and rivals Anthony Clark and Heather Olver at the Proton Malaysia Open, one of the first major badminton tournaments of this Commonwealth Games year.

Clark and Olver began their new mixed doubles partnership by beating number seven seeds Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk in the opening round to set up a second round contest against Robertson and Wallwork.

Robertson and Wallwork took the honours today 21-17, 21-18 to book a place in the quarter-finals of the tournament, which is taking place in Kuala Lumpur.

Robertson and Clark (pictured) then teamed-up in the men's doubles to beat the Korean pair Kim Ki Jung and Shin Baek Cheol 21-18 21-18. The England pair, seeded seven for the tournament, now face Malaysian top seeds Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong in the quarters-finals

Koo was one half of the Malaysian partnership that won men's doubles gold at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Clark and Robertson were both members of the England teams that won team gold at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and silver at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. Robertson also won mixed doubles gold in Melbourne, partnering the now retired Gail Emms, while Clark won bronze in the men’s doubles with Robert Blair.

England finished second to Malaysia in the badminton medals table at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games with two golds, a silver and two bronzes.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games take place in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. They will feature 17 sports - archery, aquatics (swimming, synchronised  swimming & diving), athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby 7s, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling. With the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Commonwealth Games England is entering a breath-taking four years of sport.

Commonwealth Games England (GCE) is the organisation responsible for selecting and organising England's team at the Commonwealth Games. Team England finished second to Australia on the medal table at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games with 36 golds, 40 silvers and 34 bronzes.

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