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A step higher, Dimitrij Ovtcharov wins in Liège

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) A step higher, Dimitrij Ovtcharov wins in Liège Crowned European champion in Schwechat in 2013 and two years later in Ekaterinburg, whilst having won the Europe Top 16 title on the three most recent occasions the tournament has been staged, on Sunday 22nd October, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov climbed one […]

Ma Long departs, once again in Liège Timo Boll ends Chinese hopes

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Ma Long departs, once again in Liège Timo Boll ends Chinese hopes Ask in which city Timo Boll would chose the Men’s World Cup to be staged and without a shadow of a doubt he would chose Liège. In 2005 he beat the cream of China when at the […]

Cédric Nuytinck and Kanak Jha so close but favourites prevail in opening exchanges

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Cédric and Kanak so close but can’t prevail in opening exchanges Success was the outcome for the leading names called to action in the opening matches in the first stage of proceedings in the Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup in Liège, Belgium on the afternoon of Friday 20th October. […]

Kanak Jha makes global attempt in Belgium

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa, Press Officer) Kanak Jha makes global attempt in Belgium When Kanak Jha made his Men’s World Cup debut in 2014, the USA star was full of excitement that he would be rubbing shoulders with the world’s best players in one of the most prestigious table tennis events. Aged 14 at […]

Try, try again, Chuang Chih-Yuan

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Try, try again, Chuang Chih-Yuan Absent one year ago in the German city of Saarbrücken, following a disappointing Nakheel 2016 Asian Cup in Dubai, Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan returns to Men’s World Cup action. Listed at no.15 on the current World Rankings, he is the no.8 seed at the […]

Young player of year, now the senior member

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Young player of year, now the senior member Named German Young Player of the Year in 1995 as a result of his successes both at home and abroad, notably winning the Cadet Boys’ Singles title at the European Youth Championships in The Hague, the international community became very clearly […]

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