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TableTennisDaily
08-17-2017, 09:52 AM
NOW LIVE: Final - Live Streaming here: https://tv.ittf.com/livestream/bulgaria-open-table-1/897501

The Bulgaria Open has commenced!

Dimitrij Ovtcharov enters as the number 1 seed:

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/dimitrijovtcharovT2APAC2017.jpg
Photo via: ITTF Flickr

List of Top 10 Seeds:

01) Dimitrij Ovtcharov
02) Kenta Matsudaira
03) Quadri Aruna
04) Maharu Yoshimura
05) Jin Ueda
06) Paul Drinkhall
07) Robert Gardos
08) Bojan Tokic
09) Tomas Konecny
10) Quentin RObinot

Full info coming soon...

A fantastic event to follow, be sure to get involved on the TTD discussions and join us in the live chat in the ITTF Live Streaming!

We can use this thread as a means to display all the latest results, videos and news from this spectacular World Tour event! What are your predictions from each event.

yoass
08-17-2017, 11:49 AM
This time I'm rooting for Ueda. For variety of life the spice is.

TableTennisDaily
08-17-2017, 03:07 PM
Men's Singles Draw - Round of 32

Dimitrij Ovtcharov 4-2 Kirill Skackov
Elias Ranefur 4-0 Quentin Robinot
Tomas Konecny 3-4 Yukiya Uda
Mizuki Oikawa 4-2 Bojan Tokic

Paul Drinkhall 0-4 Asuka Machi
Koyo Kanmitsu 4-2 Teodor Alexandrov
Yuto Kizukuri 4-2 Soumyajit Ghosh
Can Akkuzu 3-4 Quadri Aruna

Mahuru Yoshimura 4-0 Enzo Angles
Kenji Matsudaira 4-3 Benedek Olah
Dmitrij Prokopcov 2-4 Taku Takakiwa
Kenta Tazoe 2-4 Robert Gardos

Jin Ueda 4-0 Chou Te Hao
Hung Tzu Hsiang 1-4 Cedric Nuytinck
Harmeet Desai 1-4 Peng Wang Wei
Tomas Tregler 0-4 Kenta Matsudaira

AfroBro
08-17-2017, 04:31 PM
Just noticed the womens round of 16 for this...crazy! not sure if i've ever seen that before. Still two matches ongoing but nearly a full house for Japan!

JesperStef
08-17-2017, 06:58 PM
Yes, so far the "Japanese vs foreign players" score in the main draws is remarkable:

Men's singles: 11:0
Women's singles: 16:0 (only Japanese players remaining in the draw!!!)
Men's doubles: 2:0
Women's doubles: 2:0

Suga D
08-17-2017, 08:19 PM
Looks as if they're dead serious about next olympics.
Pretty impressive.

ridderz65
08-18-2017, 07:02 AM
Men's Singles Draw - Round of 32

Dimitrij Ovtcharov 4-2 Kirill Skackov
Elias Ranefur 4-0 Quentin Robinot
Tomas Konecny 3-4 Yukiya Uda
Mizuki Oikawa 4-2 Bojan Tokic

Paul Drinkhall 0-4 Asuka Machi
Koyo Kanmitsu 4-2 Teodor Alexandrov
Yuto Kizukuri 4-2 Soumyajit Ghosh
Can Akkuzu 3-4 Quadri Aruna

Mahuru Yoshimura vs Enzo Angles
Kenji Matsudaira vs Benedek Olah
Dmitrij Prokopcov vs Taku Takakiwa
Kenta Tazoe vs Robert Gardos

Jin Ueda vs Chou Te Hao
Hung Tzu Hsiang vs Cedric Nuytinck
Harmeet Desai vs Peng Wang Wei
Tomas Tregler vs Kenta Matsudaira

Strange result for Paul Drinkhall, especially after how well he's been playing.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-18-2017, 07:28 AM
UEDA will win it

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-18-2017, 07:29 AM
Yes, so far the "Japanese vs foreign players" score in the main draws is remarkable:

Men's singles: 11:0
Women's singles: 16:0 (only Japanese players remaining in the draw!!!)
Men's doubles: 2:0
Women's doubles: 2:0

JAPAN is the best nation after CHINA. the gap is huge between those 2, but the gap is huge after JAPAN as well

yoass
08-18-2017, 07:34 AM
JAPAN is the best nation after CHINA. the gap is huge between those 2, but the gap is huge after JAPAN as well

Would there still such a gap with ML, FZD and XX out of the equation and ZJK struggling to recover?

Dan
08-18-2017, 02:10 PM
Would there still such a gap with ML, FZD and XX out of the equation and ZJK struggling to recover?

I have often wondered this question myself, if there were no Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin would China dominate everything. I think the answer is yes they will. Players on the tier 2 squad in the China National Team will get more opportunities to play internationally and gain the experience they need to compete on this level. Players like Fang Bo and others would compete more often and improve. You can see unknown players in the China Super League take out the top guys relatively often :)

langel
08-18-2017, 02:22 PM
Wang Chuqin is very amazing and very very young.

Suga D
08-18-2017, 05:08 PM
Would there still such a gap with ML, FZD and XX out of the equation and ZJK struggling to recover?

I don't know. I must admit even strong foreign players like Boll or Ovtcharov loose to internationally unknown players in CTTSL a lot, but in a tournament on foreign soil it might be a whole different story and i'm not sure if everyone knows how to handle the pressure. There have been quite some surprises in the past. Guys like Yan An come to my mind.

langel
08-18-2017, 05:28 PM
I must admit even foreign players in CTTSL loose to internationally unknown players a lot

With a great sorrow I must admit it has nothing to do with bulgarian players :(

TableTennisDaily
08-18-2017, 05:57 PM
Men's Singles Draw - Round of 16 results

Dimitrij Ovtcharov 4-2 Elias Ranefur
Yukiya Uda 0-4 Mizuki Oikawa

Asuka Machi 4-1 Koyo Kanmitsu
Yuto Kizukuri 3-4 Quadri Aruna

Mahuru Yoshimura 2-2 Kenji Matsudaira
Taku Takakiwa 4-1 Kenta Tazoe

Jin Ueda 4-1 Cedric Nuytinck
Peng Wang Weil 1-4 Kenta Matsudaira

rainneverever
08-18-2017, 07:54 PM
I have often wondered this question myself, if there were no Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin would China dominate everything. I think the answer is yes they will. Players on the tier 2 squad in the China National Team will get more opportunities to play internationally and gain the experience they need to compete on this level. Players like Fang Bo and others would compete more often and improve. You can see unknown players in the China Super League take out the top guys relatively often :)

I don't quite agree. Tier 1 CNT players (4-5, the lineup for OG and WTTC team events) do not steal away the opportunities of Tier 2 players. They just perform better in trials, natioanl tournaments and CTTSL. If you look at the medalists of China National Games and National Championships, almost all are Tier 1 players. CTTSL MVPs are all Tier 1 players.
An extreme example is FZD. Much younger than FB and YA, he surpassed them very quickly.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-18-2017, 08:19 PM
It is not the Bulgarian open
It's the decentralised Japanese national championship

v100ev
08-18-2017, 08:43 PM
Elias Ranefur has some wicked serves! Ovtcharov made so many errors receiving those!
And Aruna's match was crazy.
Watching this live in the stadium is just great. I'll take some pictures tomorrow.. I hope :)

yoass
08-18-2017, 11:05 PM
Mahuru Yoshimura 2-2 Kenji Matsudaira

We have draws now?

ajtatosmano2
08-19-2017, 09:26 AM
That's gonna be interesting. Jin Ueda is very good, but Kenta is good too. I would say 50-50%.
In the Aruna vs Asuka match I would bet on the japanese, but who knows?
Ovcharov probably will win this tournament, but I think Oikawa has the second best chance against him after Jin. I still don't think there will be an upset.
My prediction is that we will see a final between Kenta and Ovcharov, where Ovcharov wins 4-2.

TableTennisDaily
08-19-2017, 04:19 PM
Elias Ranefur has some wicked serves! Ovtcharov made so many errors receiving those!
And Aruna's match was crazy.
Watching this live in the stadium is just great. I'll take some pictures tomorrow.. I hope :)

Have fun! Looking forward to the pictures!

TableTennisDaily
08-19-2017, 04:21 PM
Men's Singles Draw - Quarter Final results

Dimitrij Ovtcharov 4-0 Mizuki Oikawa (W/O)

Asuka Machi 1-4 Quadri Aruna

Kenji Matsudaira 3-4 Kenta Tazoe

Jin Ueda 1-4 Kenta Matsudaira

TableTennisDaily
08-19-2017, 04:23 PM
Today's Semi Finals Schedule:

MEN:

Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Quadri Aruna

Kenta Tazoe vs Kenta Matsudaira

WOMEN:

Kasumi Ishikawa vs Miyu Kato

Mima Ito vs Honoka Hashimoto

TTLondon2012
08-19-2017, 04:31 PM
Round of 32 Video Highlights:

Kenta Matsudaira vs Robert Gardos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tRZ9Q1YQ8


Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Kirill Skachkov


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPXNi5Wm15Q

Dan
08-19-2017, 04:55 PM
I don't quite agree. Tier 1 CNT players (4-5, the lineup for OG and WTTC team events) do not steal away the opportunities of Tier 2 players. They just perform better in trials, natioanl tournaments and CTTSL. If you look at the medalists of China National Games and National Championships, almost all are Tier 1 players. CTTSL MVPs are all Tier 1 players.
An extreme example is FZD. Much younger than FB and YA, he surpassed them very quickly.

Good point Rain,

I just think if Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike were never introduced to table tennis and took up a different sport like basketball or badminton, the top 3 players in the world would still be from China.

Cornel
08-19-2017, 06:31 PM
Ovtcharov vs Aruna insanely spectacular match!

sjuesju
08-20-2017, 04:51 AM
Some key numbers from the semifinal between Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Quadri Aruna last night

Result 4:3 (11:6; 9:11; 8:11; 8:11; 11:4; 11:8; 11:6)

Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 69
Total number of points, made by Quadri Aruna: 57

Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov on own service: 34
Success rate for Dimitrij Ovtcharov on own service: 53,12

Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov when receiving the opponent service: 35
Success rate for Dimitrij Ovtcharov when receiving the opponent service: 56,45

Total number of points, made by Quadri Aruna on own service: 27
Success rate for Quadri Aruna on own service: 43,55

Total number of points, made by Quadri Aruna when receiving the opponent service: 30
Success rate for Quadri Aruna when receiving the opponent service: 46,88

Most consecutive points won by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 6
Most consecutive points won by Quadri Aruna: 5

Number of winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 26
Number of forehand winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 18
Number of backhand winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 8

Number of winners made by Quadri Aruna: 17
Number of forehand winners made by Quadri Aruna: 15
Number of backhand winners made by Quadri Aruna: 2

Number of errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 40
Number of forehand errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 16
Number of backhand errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 24

Number of errors made by Quadri Aruna: 43
Number of forehand errors made by Quadri Aruna: 26
Number of backhand errors made by Quadri Aruna: 17

Number of topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 19
Number of forehand topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 14
Number of backhand topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5

Number of topspin winners made by Quadri Aruna: 14
Number of forehand topspin winners made by Quadri Aruna: 14

Number of topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 21
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 13
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 8

Number of topspin errors made by Quadri Aruna: 20
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Quadri Aruna: 19
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Quadri Aruna: 1

Number of block errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 6
Number of forehand block errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 1
Number of backhand block errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5

Number of block errors made by Quadri Aruna: 6
Number of backhand block errors made by Quadri Aruna: 6

Number of push errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5
Number of backhand push errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5

Number of push errors made by Quadri Aruna: 11
Number of forehand push errors made by Quadri Aruna: 6
Number of backhand push errors made by Quadri Aruna: 5

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 6
Number of winners made from the middle by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 8
Number of winners made from the backhand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 12 (eight were placed to the forehand of Aruna)

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Quadri Aruna: 4
Number of winners made from the middle by Quadri Aruna: 5
Number of winners made from the backhand side by Quadri Aruna: 8

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 9
Number of errors made from the middle by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 17 (11 of which with the backhand)
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 14

Number of errors made from Zone 1 by Quadri Aruna: 6
Number of errors made from Zone 2 by Quadri Aruna: 17 (12 with the forehand of which 9 were attempted to the middle of the Ovtcharov side of the table)
Number of errors made from Zone 3 by Quadri Aruna: 20 (8 with the forehand)

Number of forehand push errors made from the middle by Quadri Aruna: 6
Number of backhand push errors made from the middle by Quadri Aruna: 4

sjuesju
08-20-2017, 07:51 AM
Some key numbers from the semifinal between Kenta Matsudaira and Kenta Tazoe last night

Result 4:1 (11:7; 11:4; 11:8; 7:11; 12:10)

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira: 52
Total number of points, made by Kenta Tazoe: 40

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira on own service: 27
Success rate for Kenta Matsudaira on own service: 58,7%

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira when receiving the opponent service: 25
Success rate for Kenta Matsudaira when receiving the opponent service: 54,35%

Total number of points, made by Kenta Tazoe on own service: 21
Success rate for Kenta Tazoe on own service: 45,65%

Total number of points, made by Kenta Tazoe when receiving the opponent service: 19
Success rate for Kenta Tazoe when receiving the opponent service: 41,3%

Most consecutive points won by Kenta Matsudaira: 8
Most consecutive points won by Kenta Tazoe: 5

Number of winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 15
Number of forehand winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 12
Number of backhand winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 3

Number of winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 7
Number of forehand winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 4
Number of backhand winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 3

Number of errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 33
Number of forehand errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 14
Number of backhand errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 19

Number of errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 37
Number of forehand errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 21
Number of backhand errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 16

Number of topspin winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 12
Number of forehand topspin winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 10
Number of backhand topspin winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 2

Number of topspin winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 5
Number of forehand topspin winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 4
Number of backhand topspin winners made by Kenta Tazoe: 1

Number of topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 16
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 9
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 7

Number of topspin errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 18
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 10
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 8

Number of block errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 8
Number of backhand block errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 8

Number of block errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 5
Number of backhand block errors made by Kenta Tazoe: 5

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 3
Number of winners made from the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 4
Number of winners made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 7 (of which 5 were made with forehand)

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Tazoe: 3
Number of winners made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Tazoe: 4

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 5
Number of errors made from the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 5
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 19 (of which 4 with forehand and 9 of them were supposed to go to the forehand side of the opponent)

Number of backhand block errors made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 8 (5 of them were supposed to go to the forehand side of the opponent)

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Tazoe: 5
Number of errors made from the middle by Kenta Tazoe: 4
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Tazoe: 18 (of which 6 with forehand and 7 of them were supposed to go to the forehand side of the opponent)

v100ev
08-20-2017, 08:42 AM
So.
Yeatserday's matches were sick!
Quadri vs Dima - superb! The crowd was going crazy sometimes.
Mima Ito is the new terminator.
And Kenta M. was just too god for the other Kenta.
Here are abot 120 pictures in OK quality -> https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/sets/72157685379680073 If someone wants a picture in better quality (full res) - just PM me here. I'm not a Pro photographer, so I don't care. It's just easier to upload resized pictures :)
I hope you enjoy those. There are some really interesting shots, I think :)
And now to the car and to the finals!


Update:

reuploaded the album. Now all pictures are available in higher resolution.
Enjoy :)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4358/36556269771_f1d4075728_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XGmrpi)VIMG_4361 (https://flic.kr/p/XGmrpi) by Vasil Stoev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/), on Flickr

Takkyu_wa_inochi
08-20-2017, 09:03 AM
Did you count them or do you have some software for that

TableTennisDaily
08-20-2017, 01:54 PM
Congratulations to Dimitrij Ovtcharov Champion of the Bulgarian Open defeating Kenta Matsudaria 4-1!

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/bulgariachampovtcharov2017.jpg

TableTennisDaily
08-20-2017, 02:05 PM
Last few points between Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Kenta Matsudaira:

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v100ev
08-20-2017, 05:14 PM
Today was another (and, sadly, the last) great day of table tennis in Bulgaria.
Here's the link for an album with today's photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/albums/72157685311511694 I hope you guys like those.
https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/cache.php?img=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.staticflickr.com%2F4348%2F35858656104_b5d63f59ea_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WCGZas)VIMG_4798 (https://flic.kr/p/WCGZas) by Vasil Stoev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/), on Flickr

sjuesju
08-20-2017, 07:45 PM
Did you count them or do you have some software for that

Software

TableTennisDaily
08-20-2017, 07:53 PM
Software

Which software? Awesome job!

sjuesju
08-20-2017, 07:58 PM
Which software? Awesome job!

Well I made it for myself (actually it is not ready, but can be used for me) and because I was there I decided to check how it is work :)

sjuesju
08-20-2017, 08:09 PM
Kenta Matsudaira vs Dimitrij Ovtcharov

Result 1:4 (11:9; 7:11; 4:11; 9:11; 9:11)

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira: 40
Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 53

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira on own service: 19
Success rate for Kenta Matsudaira on own service: 41,3%

Total number of points, made by Kenta Matsudaira when receiving the opponent service: 21
Success rate for Kenta Matsudaira when receiving the opponent service: 44,68%

Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov on own service: 26
Success rate for Dimitrij Ovtcharov on own service: 55,32%

Total number of points, made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov when receiving the opponent service: 27
Success rate for Dimitrij Ovtcharov when receiving the opponent service: 58,7%

Most consecutive points won by Kenta Matsudaira: 6
Most consecutive points won by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 8

Number of winners made by Kenta Matsudaira: 10 (8 with forehand topspin)

Number of winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 14 (9 with backhand)

Number of errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 39
Number of forehand errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 21
Number of backhand errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 18

Number of errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 30
Number of forehand errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 14
Number of backhand errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 16

Number of topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 11
Number of forehand topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5
Number of backhand topspin winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 6

Number of topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 26
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 16 (6 of which were performed from the backhand side of the table)
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 10

Number of topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 19
Number of forehand topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 12 (5 of which were performed from the middle of the table)
Number of backhand topspin errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 7 (4 of which were performed from the middle of the table)

Number of block errors made by Kenta Matsudaira: 5 (4 with backhand)

Number of block errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 5 (all with backhand)

Number of flick winners made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 3 (all with backhand)
Number of flick errors made by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 3 (all with backhand)

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 4
Number of winners made from the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 2
Number of winners made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 4

Number of winners made from the forehand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 4
Number of winners made from the middle by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 6
Number of winners made from the backhand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 4

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 9
Number of errors made from the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 8
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 20 (6 with forehand)

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 7 (2 were supposed to go to the backhand of Matsudaira)
Number of errors made from the middle by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 13 (7 with backhand)
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table by Dimitrij Ovtcharov: 8

Number of errors made from the forehand side of the table to the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 5
Number of errors made from the middle to the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 6
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table to the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 6
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table to the middle by Kenta Matsudaira: 4
Number of errors made from the backhand side of the table to the backhand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 10 (3 with forehand)

Number of forehand topspin winners made from the forehand side of the table by Kenta Matsudaira: 4 (all ended on the Ovtcharov's forehand side)

ajtatosmano2
08-20-2017, 08:13 PM
Great job sjuesju!

It's a little offtopic, but ITTF will try out using multiple balls during each match in Czech Open, just like in Chinese Superleague or T2APAC League.

Badger
08-20-2017, 09:40 PM
Those photographs are great, thanks for posting.

drunix80
08-21-2017, 04:57 AM
I wonder if Dima in current form can challenge the CNT ??

UpSideDownCarl
08-21-2017, 05:20 AM
I wonder if Dima in current form can challenge the CNT ??

I think his struggling in his match against Aruna gives you the answer.

yoass
08-21-2017, 05:47 AM
I wonder if Dima in current form can challenge the CNT ??

It depends. Which CNT?

romanzdk
08-21-2017, 06:40 AM
So.
Yeatserday's matches were sick!
Quadri vs Dima - superb! The crowd was going crazy sometimes.
Mima Ito is the new terminator.
And Kenta M. was just too god for the other Kenta.
Here are abot 120 pictures in OK quality -> https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/sets/72157685379680073 If someone wants a picture in better quality (full res) - just PM me here. I'm not a Pro photographer, so I don't care. It's just easier to upload resized pictures :)
I hope you enjoy those. There are some really interesting shots, I think :)
And now to the car and to the finals!


Update:

reuploaded the album. Now all pictures are available in higher resolution.
Enjoy :)
https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/cache.php?img=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.staticflickr.com%2F4358%2F36556269771_f1d4075728_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XGmrpi)VIMG_4361 (https://flic.kr/p/XGmrpi) by Vasil Stoev (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/), on Flickr

Amazing photos!!!

TableTennisDaily
08-21-2017, 06:44 AM
Semi Finals:

Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Aruna Quadri


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVlPuv5uRqk


Kenta Matsudaira vs Kenta Tazoe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wKynKFKs9E

MasterMyself
08-24-2017, 03:04 PM
So.
Yeatserday's matches were sick!
Quadri vs Dima - superb! The crowd was going crazy sometimes.
Mima Ito is the new terminator.
And Kenta M. was just too god for the other Kenta.
Here are abot 120 pictures in OK quality -> https://www.flickr.com/photos/131351946@N06/sets/72157685379680073 If someone wants a picture in better quality (full res) - just PM me here. I'm not a Pro photographer, so I don't care. It's just easier to upload resized pictures :)
I hope you enjoy those. There are some really interesting shots, I think :)
And now to the car and to the finals!


Update:

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Suga D
08-24-2017, 06:12 PM
I think his struggling in his match against Aruna gives you the answer.

That's not fair. I think he can very well stand his ground against ZJK, FB, YA or LJK.
The top three is a different story though...
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UpSideDownCarl
08-24-2017, 06:32 PM
That's not fair. I think he can very well stand his ground against ZJK, FB, YA or LJK.
The top three is a different story though...
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I agree with this statement. He is fine with the guys you mentioned.

I also think some of what happens when he plays Ma Long is mental. Dima could be a top player.

But he really should not have had so much trouble with Aruna. So, either Aruna is getting better, or, there are a few things that hold Dima back. Perhaps both are true.

That being said, I don't think he is ready for ML or FZD and, as I read it, that was the question I was answering.


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Suga D
08-24-2017, 07:57 PM
I agree with this statement. He is fine with the guys you mentioned.

I also think some of what happens when he plays Ma Long is mental. Dima could be a top player.

But he really should not have had so much trouble with Aruna. So, either Aruna is getting better, or, there are a few things that hold Dima back. Perhaps both are true.

That being said, I don't think he is ready for ML or FZD and, as I read it, that was the question I was answering.


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I hope you knew i wasn't 100% serious [only 80%]. [Emoji2]
Totally agree. I also think it's a bit of both.