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Champions but more than one set to fall

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Champions but more than one set to fall A total of 15 players on duty who have won ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles titles, add to the list the names of India’s Soumyajit Ghosh and Panagiotis Gionis of Greece who last year enjoyed ITTF Challenge Series success, one fact […]

Tenacious, Chuang Chih-Yuan continues to set standard

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Tenacious, Chuang Chih-Yuan continues to set standard A member of the Chinese Taipei national team since 1998; one year later in Eindhoven a first appearance at a World Championships when for the very first time only individual events were staged, once again the name of Chuang Chih-Yuan appears on […]

World’s Biggest Table Tennis Tour Opens Bids for 2019

(Courtesy of ITTF) World’s Biggest Table Tennis Tour Opens Bids for 2019 Set to be the biggest and best table tennis World Tour in history; more prize money, better sports presentation and more television distribution than ever before, bids are now open for the most lucrative table tennis tour: the 2019 ITTF World Tour. It […]

Final places decided, Astana list complete

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Final places decided, Astana list complete Disappointment for Japan’s Yuya Oshima and Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan at the recently completed Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm but places in the forthcoming Grand Finals to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th December […]

Home support lifts Timo Boll but can it work the magic in Magdeburg?

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Home supports Timo Boll but can it work the magic in Magdeburg? The cry is “Timo, Timo, Timo”; over the years the support has undoubtedly lifted Timo Boll to greater heights; none more so than when playing on home soil. At the forthcoming Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum […]

First titles decided, firsts for Can Akkuzu and Adriana Diaz

First titles decided, firsts for Can Akkuzu and Adriana Diaz by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor First titles decided, firsts for Can Akkuzu and Adriana Diaz The first titles to be decided at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Czech Open in Olomouc; on the evening of Wednesday 23rd August, Europe and Latin America shared […]

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour, Czech Open Opening day in Olomouc

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour,Czech Open Opening day in Olomouc (by Wade Townsend) Checkout what to expect as the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Czech Open commences today, Tuesday 22nd August, in Olomouc. “Kids” commence and conclude play The first day at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Czech Open will kickoff and conclude with the Under […]

Under 21 title dream still alive for Adriana Diaz

Under 21 title dream still alive for Adriana Diaz (by Simon Daish) Puerto Rican star Adriana Diaz has kept herself in the hunt for the Under 21 Women’s Singles title at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open, after she posted a thrilling five games victory over Alina Nikitchanka in the quarter-finals of […]

Lion Japan Open: Lee Sangsu keeps the ball rolling

(by Wade Townsend) The last quarter finalists of the Men’s Singles were decided this morning, with a few hiccups from China along the way. Lee Sangsu (KOR) made short work of Lin Gaoyuan (CHN) at the LION Japan Open this morning, winning 4-0 (11-8, 11-8, 11-7, 11-7); but it is hardly a surprise. The pair […]

LION Japan Open – Review Day One: former champions, beaten shock results abound

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Three times the winner, more than any other player in the history of an ITTF World Tour tournament in Japan, Germany’s Timo Boll experienced a shock first round Men’s Singles exit on Friday 14th June at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum Lion Japan Open in Tokyo. Furthermore, […]

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