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NextLevel
11-25-2019, 09:24 PM
Need a thread for this.

USA boys and girls made it to the QF.

US boys lost a spirited match to Chinese Taipei (3‐2). US girls lost to Japan (3‐1) with Amy Wang living up to her billing and upsetting Miyu Nagasaki (depending on which ranking system gives you the favorite).

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 12:54 PM
China down 0-1 to Japan in the Team Boys. Also behind in the second match at the moment.

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 01:39 PM
Xu Yingbin right the ship. I don't see Japan winning anymore.

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 02:30 PM
As I say that KAKERU Sone makes me look like an ignoramus by beating Liu Yebo. My oh my... I still think Xu can pull it off and Xiang is the favorite in the decider but Liu losing was unexpected...

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 03:55 PM
This match is going to be a historical event. Going down to the final game. Togami and Xiang in game 5.

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 04:29 PM
3-2, 11-9. Somehow, especially when it is close, China finds a way to pull it out. An instant classic duel. Hopefully the girls final will be as good.

Janard
11-26-2019, 04:37 PM
No clear advantage for the Chinese men, or at least this particular trio. Togami and Uda have more experience in the senior circuit but mainly limited to the Doubles event... right?

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 06:34 PM
No clear advantage for the Chinese men, or at least this particular trio. Togami and Uda have more experience in the senior circuit but mainly limited to the Doubles event... right?

Yeah. Moreover, Togami and Uda will have lower ratings for not playing the junior circuit, which is why the Japanese team had to play the prelims. But the same applies to Xu Yingbin.

Other than Yingbin, this is a slightly younger Chinese squad and the Japanese had a good chance to pull it out.

Danny21312
11-26-2019, 07:17 PM
Yeah. Moreover, Togami and Uda will have lower ratings for not playing the junior circuit, which is why the Japanese team had to play the prelims. But the same applies to Xu Yingbin.

Other than Yingbin, this is a slightly younger Chinese squad and the Japanese had a good chance to pull it out.
Japanese team are about the same age as Chinese team. Uda and Togami are 18, while Sone is 16 and Shinozuka is 15. Liu Yebo and Xu Yingbin are 18, while both Xiang Peng and Zeng Beixun are 16. So actually the Chinese team is overall older than the Japanese team.

NextLevel
11-26-2019, 07:41 PM
Japanese team are about the same age as Chinese team. Uda and Togami are 18, while Sone is 16 and Shinozuka is 15. Liu Yebo and Xu Yingbin are 18, while both Xiang Peng and Zeng Beixun are 16. So actually the Chinese team is overall older than the Japanese team.

The matches were all close so it figures. Sone did a fantastic job vs Liu. I guess part of the reason the Chinese team seemed younger in my head was that they had a younger #2 while Japan puts its youth at #3. I also tend to forget how old Liu is.

ttpshot
11-27-2019, 12:21 AM
Surprised at how well Uda and Togami performed. Maybe I don't have to wait for Matsushima for the next big thing.

Janard
11-27-2019, 02:42 AM
Surprised at how well Uda and Togami performed. Maybe I don't have to wait for Matsushima for the next big thing.

Generally I feel that they have slightly better serves and receives than their Chinese opponent, which could partially be due to their involvement in Doubles.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
11-27-2019, 10:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0i3ZVYbrw

NextLevel
11-27-2019, 10:56 AM
Is Idesawa using pips on both sides? Anyone know her equipment?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
11-27-2019, 11:01 AM
bookmark this site

https://yarilog.com/equipment-japan-women/#toc10

you have equipment for all other pros also on the same site (other pages)

Idesawa plays with a Goriki Blade, VO 102 (2mm) FH and Curl P-H 0x on BH

NextLevel
11-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Japan was clearly relying on Nagasaki to win 2 and Kihara to win the 3rd match. Not sure why they went with Idesa was a over Haruna. Did they think that Xunyao Shi would have fixed her issues vs Haruna by this match?

Takkyu_wa_inochi
11-27-2019, 11:45 AM
not sure why Nagasaki decided to lose a game she was leading 2-0

NextLevel
11-27-2019, 12:05 PM
not sure why Nagasaki decided to lose a game she was leading 2-0

I get that part but I don't see why the coach prioritized winning the first match over putting his best player in the power slot. You want your best player to play at least two matches if it goes beyond 3 and he has failed that.

Takkyu_wa_inochi
11-27-2019, 12:40 PM
IDESAWA lost 2 matches that she could have won. But I think she fought well with her awkward style.

I don't understand why the JNT coach made IDESAWA the #2 player ? When was the last time a Chinese player lost against a Long Pips player ? KIHARA as #3 won rather comfortably her match. She should have been #2

Of course NAGASAKI the #1 is the one who really disappointed. She was 2-0 up but lost to SHI. She had some good results in the ITTF tours, but this defeat hurts. Didn't see the whole match but I'm pretty sure she choked a bit, its not just the Chinese player playing better.

NextLevel
11-27-2019, 12:45 PM
Looks like the China Japan semi was the real final. I like Feng a lot, but his serve and return game is not matching up and he is Taipei's best player.

mrk
11-27-2019, 03:16 PM
I don't understand why the JNT coach made IDESAWA the #2 player ? When was the last time a Chinese player lost against a Long Pips player ? KIHARA as #3 won rather comfortably her match. She should have been #2


This is not understandable. Kihara should have played 2 matches.

zeio
11-27-2019, 03:42 PM
Same thing a year later.


This new Japanese generation plays better when trailing behind. They have to work on closing it out when having the lead.


Uh-huh.
https://i.imgur.com/7PlSrbAh.png

At this rate, Nagazaki will drop off the radar. She's only less than 2 years younger than Ito and the likes. If CNT's experience applies as well for JNT, she will live under their shadows and fade away. Kihara has it a little better given those 2 extra years, but it will still be difficult for her.

https://i.imgur.com/iAOhFO3h.png

Takkyu_wa_inochi
11-27-2019, 05:39 PM
Maybe we will see Nagasaki going to Austria following Hamamoto ?

They are both cuties

Hijink Advocaten
11-28-2019, 01:33 PM
Nagaskai is always welcome too come play for the Netherlands.

NextLevel
11-30-2019, 10:01 PM
I just saw that Haruna beat Xunyao 4-0. The JNT junior coaches cost the girls the title.

mart1nandersson
11-30-2019, 10:15 PM
Truls is through to the semis in the singles. I really hope that he can pull it through this time as it would mean a lot to Swedish TT. Especially for the younger kids who will see that it's possible to make it if they put enough energy and dedication into it.

zeio
12-01-2019, 04:09 AM
First time ever China drops the girls' singles title since the inception of WJTTC in 2003.

Also, first time ever we have an all-Japan final.

NextLevel
12-01-2019, 04:32 AM
First time ever China drops the girls' singles title since the inception of WJTTC in 2003.

Also, first time ever we have an all-Japan final.

If they had played Haruna next to Nagasaki and Kihara, they would have won tthe teams as well.

zeio
12-01-2019, 06:04 AM
If they had played Haruna next to Nagasaki and Kihara, they would have won tthe teams as well.

You gotta wonder what they were thinking. The JNT is still behind the KNT when it comes to grit.

zeio
12-01-2019, 06:06 AM
The Great Wall has been breached in GS, BD, and WD.

Add XD to the list.

BlipBlop575
12-01-2019, 08:12 AM
Japan slowly but surely catching up