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Shyam Prabhu
11-08-2021, 02:43 PM
Hello Folks,

I'm in Houston, TX and really excited about the Championships coming to the USA. What are your predictions for the Men and Women singles for the championships.
I'm also bumped that Ma Long, Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen wont be participating!

Theo21
11-08-2021, 03:07 PM
i think the taiwan guy, lin, will win gold and sun ying sha will win the women gold. i was chocked when i read ma long and xu xin do not play. xu xin is my favoruite player and ma long is a gold machine :)

Dominikk85
11-08-2021, 03:27 PM
I think FZD will win, lin yun ju doesn't seem to have the same level he had at the Olympics and dima is out with an injury. With that and ma long out FZD should have a rather easy road to the title, it really is his title to lose now.The Chinese second row looks pretty beatable, wang chuqin and lin gaoyuan lost at the lasko contender tournament as did Zhou qihao. Liang jingkun looks pretty good though, maybe he can win silver medal

vipt2000
11-08-2021, 06:00 PM
why are they not playing? injury? retirement? or didn't qualify?

Shabnam
11-08-2021, 07:31 PM
I heard that, like doubles, singles also will be best 3 of 5 games and not best 4 of 7 at Houston Championships.

Is this true ?

If yes, that really opens up the field for upsets & that is the intent I assume. And by that I mean more intended upsets against Chinese LOL

pongfugrasshopper
11-08-2021, 08:17 PM
I heard that, like doubles, singles also will be best 3 of 5 games and not best 4 of 7 at Houston Championships.

Is this true ?

If yes, that really opens up the field for upsets & that is the intent I assume. And by that I mean more intended upsets against Chinese LOL
According to the ITTF website, singles at the 2021 WTTC will be best of 7:

https://www.ittf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Playing-system_WTTC2021.pdf (See item 1.6)

Dominikk85
11-09-2021, 12:05 AM
why are they not playing? injury? retirement? or didn't qualify?
Dima has torn his ankle ligament and ma long and xu xin have not been nominated most likely because they would be to old at the next Olympics and the "second row" of young Chinese players behind FZD has been slacking a little and CNT wants to put more pressure on them to evolve faster and close the gap to FZD.

Theo21
11-09-2021, 08:06 AM
Dima has torn his ankle ligament and ma long and xu xin have not been nominated most likely because they would be to old at the next Olympics and the "second row" of young Chinese players behind FZD has been slacking a little and CNT wants to put more pressure on them to evolve faster and close the gap to FZD.
i think china will play with ma long and xu xin at next olympics. its just less then 3 years to it.

ininam
11-09-2021, 01:14 PM
Hi !

I am sad ML, the gold machine, and XX, my favorite players, will not attend the championship.

I am a fan of Liang Jingkun, who is the only able to beat FZD.

Chen Meng looks unbeatable !

Go China !

ShakeHold PenHand
11-09-2021, 09:48 PM
I think FZD will win, lin yun ju doesn't seem to have the same level he had at the Olympics and dima is out with an injury. With that and ma long out FZD should have a rather easy road to the title, it really is his title to lose now.The Chinese second row looks pretty beatable, wang chuqin and lin gaoyuan lost at the lasko contender tournament as did Zhou qihao. Liang jingkun looks pretty good though, maybe he can win silver medal
Exactly my thoughts - FZD for gold and Liang Jingkun looking very strong to take silver

hleett
11-10-2021, 02:57 AM
Was planning on going to the event but canceled after knowing ML and XX not playing. I like FZD winning ms gold and SYS ws gold.

SFF_lib
11-10-2021, 09:15 AM
LJK heavily relies on Bh attack. That’s why he struggles with FZD, ML or leftist who can outsmart or overpowered his fh side.

If LJK meets Lin Yun Ju he might have 50/50 chance of losing.

If LJK meets FZD he might have 70/30 chance of losing.

Will be interesting to see

Dominikk85
11-10-2021, 01:13 PM
Exactly my thoughts - FZD for gold and Liang Jingkun looking very strong to take silver
Depends on the draw of course, LJK could make finals but also meet FZD in the semi or even quarter as he is only ranked like 10th or so

NextLevel
11-12-2021, 11:17 AM
LJK heavily relies on Bh attack. That’s why he struggles with FZD, ML or leftist who can outsmart or overpowered his fh side.

If LJK meets Lin Yun Ju he might have 50/50 chance of losing.

If LJK meets FZD he might have 70/30 chance of losing.

Will be interesting to see
The same Liang who beat FZD at the last WTTC and usually gives FZD a tough match? Who you visibly see ML and FZD show massive relief after beating him? In fact one could very well argue that strong forehand players don't do that much better against FZD and ML and the bottom line is that LJK is a damn good player.

Dream2K
11-21-2021, 09:54 PM
Breaking News!
"WTT Championships: Harimoto Screams with Joy as He Brings Home Silver."

Dream2K
11-25-2021, 02:36 AM
Breaking News!
"WTT Championships: Harimoto Screams with Joy as He Brings Home Silver."
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