Attention since Beijing has rested on the progress of Robertson and his new partner, 22-year-old Jenny Wallwork, but Emms is unsure whether that partnership will be in place in four years' time.
"Nathan has had three operations but, whether he is there in 2012 or not, he can help Jenny. He has been there and done that so she can learn a lot from him," says Emms.
Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg, the reigning European champions and 2006 World Championships finalists, reached the last 16 in Beijing.
However, both are aged 31 and Emms says, "I don't know if they will go on to 2012 - it's a question of whether their bodies hold out."
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