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    • Dimitrij Ovtcharov

      130 48.69%
    • Marcos Freitas

      32 11.99%
    • Vladimir Samsonov

      71 26.59%
    • Andrej Gacina

      3 1.12%
    • Stefan Fegerl

      7 2.62%
    • Robert Gardos

      0 0%
    • Gionis Panagiotis

      5 1.87%
    • Tiago Apolonia

      3 1.12%
    • Par Gerell

      1 0.37%
    • Other (Post Below)

      15 5.62%
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      Hi!

      Just got home from the games! It's 4km from my house!

      I saw great games today and some strange ones too.

      Monteiro was amazing all day. He defeated Dima thas was play very well in the previous games. Against Monteiro he looked very tired and slow.

      Tiago Apolónia was playing the best i saw from him but Marco Freitas wasn't. I don't know if he was nervous of playing in Portugal or if he is in bad shape.

      But the player that impressed me more today was Fegerl.

      It's the third time i see pros playing and god..... it's soooo different from us mortals...

      Tomorrow i'm working and i can't go to the maches...

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      Quarter Finals Draw

      Men

      Joao MonteiroPOR vs Vladimir Samsonov
      Alexander Shibaev vs Bastian Steger
      Dimitrij Ovtcharov vs Tiago Apolonia
      Kristian Karlsson vs Stefan Fegerl

      Women

      Elizabeta Samara vs Tetyang Bilenko
      Sabine Winter vs Yanfei Shen
      Liu Jia vs Sofia Polcanova
      Georgina Pota vs Hu Melek

      Matches will be live today from 10am GMT!

      Table 1 stream: http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/livestre...16-cup-table-1
      Table 2 stream: http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/livestre...16-cup-table-2

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      Anyone saw Shibaev vs Steger ?? at the end of the match steger was complaining about something, and someones racket was taken away and put in a brown paper bag... boosting allegations or you always give your racket to the referrees?

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      João Monteiro is on fire!!!!! 4-0 to Sansonov.

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      Quote Originally Posted by necax007 View Post
      João Monteiro is on fire!!!!! 4-0 to Sansonov.
      That's true, but there was something wrong with Vladi in that game. From the first point you could tell he was a beaten man. No credit taken from Monteiro tough, he played exceptionally. His style reminded me of Chuang there...

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      Damn, Dima looks incredible!
      Apolonia tried, and I feel rea'ly bad for him.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rayeez View Post
      Damn, Dima looks incredible!
      Apolonia tried, and I feel rea'ly bad for him.
      That's right!

      Yesterday Dima was playing very well too. But in the last game against Monteiro he looked tired. But today he came as strong as before!

      If he plays again that way he is in the final.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
      Anyone saw Shibaev vs Steger ?? at the end of the match steger was complaining about something, and someones racket was taken away and put in a brown paper bag... boosting allegations or you always give your racket to the referrees?
      Steger was complaining about wrong services during the whole match. The female referee actually did a quite good job counting off a lot of Shibaev's services, in the third set alone I counted four for example. No idea why the male referee put someones racket in that paper bag though.

      Although Monteiro played well, Samsonov played very weak, something wasn't right with him. Any information?

      Ovtcharov very strong

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xylit View Post

      Although Monteiro played well, Samsonov played very weak, something wasn't right with him. Any information?
      Exactly my thoughts, he didn't look physically tired though. I think something personal happened; this is the first time I've seen him look so depressed and uninterested. It was a shame to see him like that especially after his incredible performance last week.

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      I just saw the ITTF results and match "branch"; I can't make heads or tails of how the system works. Vladi already lost to Monteiro, so why does he still have another match tomorrow??

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      Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPaco View Post
      I just saw the ITTF results and match "branch"; I can't make heads or tails of how the system works. Vladi already lost to Monteiro, so why does he still have another match tomorrow??
      Vladi will play against Fegerl for position 5 and 6.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JeffM View Post
      Vladi will play against Fegerl for position 5 and 6.
      What will the position determine?
      Will it be 1vs8, 2vs7 etc?
      Train Fierce. Play Beautiful.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DoctorPaco View Post
      I just saw the ITTF results and match "branch"; I can't make heads or tails of how the system works. Vladi already lost to Monteiro, so why does he still have another match tomorrow??
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      What will the position determine?
      Will it be 1vs8, 2vs7 etc?
      Playing system

      The tournament shall consist of 2 stages. Round-robin group matches in the firststage, followed by a progressive knockout draw to decide the first 8 positions.Group stage will be played best of 5 games. From quarter-finals on all matchesand all position matches will be played best of 7 games.
      Losers of the quarter-finals will play for positions 5-8, respectively for positions 5-6 and for positions 7-8.
      Losers of the semi-finals shall play each other for 3
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      Positions 9-12 will not be played and players finishing 3
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      Positions 13-16 will not be played and players finishing 4th in each group will havethe same final position (13th – 16th place).
      First 3 players in both events will be qualified for 2016 ITTF World Cups with limitof 2 players per association.

      The tournament shall be played in accordance with the Laws of Table Tennis andthe Regulations for International Competitions.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Reaper View Post
      Anyone saw Shibaev vs Steger ?? at the end of the match steger was complaining about something, and someones racket was taken away and put in a brown paper bag... boosting allegations or you always give your racket to the referrees?
      Steger was complaining about something during the match against Apolonia again. Maybe about wrong services, I don't know. Apolonia's service is close to be similar to Shibaev's one in my opinion, however, not that bad yet (slightly better trajectory).

      As for the paper bag mystery: Steger just had to give his racket to the referee who put it in such a brown paper bag. I think it is for normal control issues, maybe they take random samples after some matches.

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      How important is this competition? Just seen a bit of Ovtcharov match and it looks like about 20 people watching. It's a total waste of time and you've got to feel sorry for these pros. Whoever's in charge of promoting it...

      Over in Belgium, the legends are playing to a packed house and a great atmosphere. Something is clearly not right.

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      Wow ovtcharov has in the last weeks a big downphase. His technique seems to be off and he is as in the german open not moving so well
      Last edited by TT_Rogue; 02-07-2016 at 10:58 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MJB View Post
      How important is this competition? Just seen a bit of Ovtcharov match and it looks like about 20 people watching. It's a total waste of time and you've got to feel sorry for these pros. Whoever's in charge of promoting it...

      Over in Belgium, the legends are playing to a packed house and a great atmosphere. Something is clearly not right.
      I also think this competition seems to have no importance. For spectators it should be still interesting to watch top Euro players but it looks that there just some. Table tennis is not popular in Portugal?...
      The funny part for me was when i watched the prize money for this:
      Winner € 2.000
      Runner – up € 1.000
      3rd and 4th place (2 x) € 500
      5th to 8th place (4 x) € 250

      But wait!
      You know what is even more funny?
      Hospitality:
      Single room: EUR 220 per person per night
      Double room: EUR 180 per person per night

      So poor guys who have to fight till end for 3-8 places because still they will be in big minus

      Seriuosly, it is very sad

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      offering someone 250 euros is pathetic and embarrasing. I cant imagine ANY other pro sport that would offer that as prize money. Imagine offering that to a tennis player (I wont mention football, as that is a different world altogether) 250 euros is not even enough to pay for Andy Murrays aperitif prior to a meal ....
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      It's amazing and embarrasing. A typical running race in small towns in my country pays from 2.000 to 500€ to winners. I cannot believe you can handle Samsonov a 250€ check and not die of shame.

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      I agree, the prize money is rubbish, but for the players the tournament is not at all a waste of time or unimportant. It has great importance as the top 3 gets to play in the World Cup. That's a prize well worth playing for.

      Speaking of a place at the World Cup: Dima and Monteiro are already guaranteed spots so the last spot is decided between Kristian Karlsson and Alexander Shibaev in the match for 3rd place.

      The match started a few minutes ago. Let's hope it'll be a great one. Go, go Kristian!

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