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The first day of the main draw at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Hamburg, Germany, featured 16 teams per gender battling to progress on the sand at the iconic Rothenbaum stadium.

· Watch all the main draw matches at the Beach Pro Tour Elite16 event in Hamburg live on Volleyball TV.

There was a little bit of everything in the 24 matches played, including undefeated teams, upsets, tie-breakers and comebacks.


German player Sandra Ittlinger sets for partner Isabel Schneider


George Wanderley hits the tape in the match that saw the FIVB World Ranking leaders fall to Austrians Robin Seidl and Philipp Waller


Italian Valentina Gottardi digs in the literal sense of the word, to make the save


Dutch athlete Ruben Penninga celebrates in the match in which he and partner Leon Luini stunned Brazilians Bruno Schmidt and Saymon Barbosa


Tina Graudina of Latvia watches as the ball hits the net and falls to the ground


Spanish veteran Pablo Herrera uses his full vertical jump to try and stop Chile's Esteban Grimalt


A big smile from Swiss player Nina Brunner as she and partner Tanja Hüberli win both of their matches in Hamburg


Italian Adrian Carambula stretches to get to the ball


World Championship silver medallists Sophie Bukovec and Brandie Wilkerson of Canada were also perfect on the opening day of the main draw in Germany


An elated Nils Ehlers celebrates a win in front of his home fans